XF18-120mm "designed for videography". What does that mean exactly?

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OP jonikon Veteran Member • Posts: 7,353
Re: XF18-120mm "designed for videography". What does that mean exactly?

Dennis wrote:

jonikon wrote:

After reading many disappointing reviews of the XF16-80mm (soft edges at 16mm, soft at 80mm), the future XF 18-120mm appeals to me more with a greater useful range. However, I rarely shoot video and was wondering if the 18-120mm would be suitable for shooting stills as well. In short, How does a lens designed for video differ from one designed for stills?

It means it's too big to want to carry

And might have power zoom. (Thinking of the Sony 18-105/4).

- Dennis
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Darn it! That's a deal killer for me! Very frustrating that the xf16-80mm is such a dud lens. Oh well. Hopefully Tamron or Sigma will offer a lens to fit my needs for a standard zoom lens in the future.

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