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jhorse Veteran Member • Posts: 3,581
Re: undder rated...

Over rated compared to what? Over rated is relative rather than an absolute term.

IMHO, it is a fine lens for is purpose, price point and versatility.  Given that it is often viewed as a having better IQ and build quality than many manufacturers' standard kit lens, and that it has been around since 2012 (I believe) it is probably a commercial success and thus from Fuji's perspective and that of many contented users it is not over rated.

Does it equal the IQ of the 16-55, which I also have, not quite, but at f5.6+ many people would struggle to say which image was shot with which lens. On my last Summer's hiking trip in the Alps, the 18-55 performed well (on a XT3), was easy and light to carry, benefitted from OIS, and survived inclement weather.

At its price point, I think it is under rated.

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