new fuji 15-45?
Old 02-16-2018   #1
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new fuji 15-45?

any fuji users thinking about the new 15-45 fuji zoom?
it is tiny and has i.s. and almost macro focusing...
it's part of the xc line with the plastic mount but the other 2 lenses in that line are pretty good.
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Old 02-16-2018   #2
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Not sure if I'd like the power zoom... tend to like the manual zoom types.
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i tend to set the zoom at a preferred focal length and then start shooting.
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Old 02-16-2018   #4
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i tend to set the zoom at a preferred focal length and then start shooting.
Me too... but powerzooms tend to always start at the widest setting. I hate that.
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Old 02-16-2018   #5
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Me too... but powerzooms tend to always start at the widest setting. I hate that.
bummer...i'll play with it or maybe just get it and learn to live with it.
it's advertised here for 379 cdn.
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Old 02-16-2018   #6
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bummer...i'll play with it or maybe just get it and learn to live with it.
it's advertised here for 379 cdn.
I would imagine if you wait awhile, it´ll show up at about half that once sold on the used market.
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B&H has preorder for $299 - the cheapest Fuji lens, if that price holds. If it's as good as the other XC lenses, the wide setting alone makes it a no-brainer. Yes, I know it won't be in the same league as the 14 and the 16 - still, as a walk-around lens on a light-weight body? I'm in. I may get an A5 to go with it just for kicks.
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Old 02-16-2018   #8
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i'm thinking it's a great fit on the xe3...
been looking for a shot of the lens extended but no luck so far.

$299 usd is $375 cdn.
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It sounds interesting, but have to agree with the manual (my preference) or power zoom.

It makes me feel a bit strange as I was so anti Nikon Series E glass, and the EM, FG family. Many were fine, and dang lots of lasted a lot longer than I ever expected.

Might be the best lens for my wife so she can barrow my XE-2. Manual legacy glass is so not her style.

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Length and Focal Length Memory Info
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Length and Focal Length Memory Info

Here's what FUJIFILM published about the lens' length.

External dimensions: Diameter x Length (approx.)(distance from camera lens mount flange)
Φ62.6mm x 44.2mm (Collapsed position)
Φ62.6mm x 65.2mm (Wide)
Φ62.6mm x 62.1mm (Telephoto)

There is only a ~3 mm charge in length going from wide to telephoto.


But the length increases by ~18 to ~21 mm when awaked from sleep mode.

The article also states:

"The funciton of interval timer shooting can be used only at the 23mm wide end on a 35mm format when the lens is combined with cameras other than FUJIFILM X-A5. It is because the lens collapses at SLEEP and returns to the initial wide angle position at ON."

I guess something was lost in translation (on a 35mm format?). However it seems the lens has some ability to remember the last used focal-length setting. I wonder if this applies as well when the camera was powered off?
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so i just signed up for the first one to hit edmonton...at least i'm first on the list and there is no delivery date for when the store gets their stock.
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dumb question...
a power zoom runs off camera battery?
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dumb question...
a power zoom runs off camera battery?
Of course. That's how come there is a stand-by mode.
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thanks willie...it's what i figured but i could not find the answer anywhere.

btw, i have been looking at your website and discovered some really nice images...good work!
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I like the idea of a 15-45. It's wider than the 18-55 which is a plus. Unfortunately, it's an XC lens, which means it doesn't have an aperture ring, which like the 27, is a non-starter for me. Crazy as it seems, the aperture ring is one of the reasons I selected Fuji; it handles like a film camera. Otherwise, I would have gone with the Sony.
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Nah, not enough pluses to outweigh the negatives. Lack of manual zoom as well as aperture control kills it for me. When do we get an updated 18/f2???? That's my next purchase.
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Close focus, electronic control... Fuji has created a selfie lens for the New Xa5.
It's great Fuji is trying to catch some otherwise phone users.
The electronic zoom/control is cool for phone app use.

Joe, I'm not sure why you would want this lens.... 15mm vs 16mm will barely be a noticeable difference.
I would even guess the 15mm after Distortion correction will not appear as wide as you f1.4/16mm.
It's Difficult to imagine this zoom displacing other lenses in your kit.
Are you planing a Selfie Phase ?
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i don't care much for selfies...
i think it will be a small, lightweight, sharp kick around lens...i use the 27 in that way and i hope to use this tiny zoom in the same manner.
xc does not bother me at all...the glass is good and i don't need a steel mount for such a lightweight lens. and should i crack some delinquent across the head for trying to steal it i won't be out much money.
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thanks willie...it's what i figured but i could not find the answer anywhere.

btw, i have been looking at your website and discovered some really nice images...good work!
Joe, thanks for visiting.
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However it seems the lens has some ability to remember the last used focal-length setting. I wonder if this applies as well when the camera was powered off?
Hmmm, that would be great! Any new info?
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delivery starts mid march...
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picked up my lens on the way home from work today.
i like it so far...small and comfy to hold and use.
took a few quick shots in the store but no way to tell about sharpness till i get it in hand for a while.

[IMG]03.15.18.xe3.15-45.sm.fingers_edited-1 by joe, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Is it smaller than the 18-55? If it's significantly so that might tempt me.
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Is it smaller than the 18-55? If it's significantly so that might tempt me.
much smaller than 18-55...it's a pancake zoom and the barrel hardly extends at all.
the zoom is power but very smooth...though it will take me a few outings till i get the turn/twist/speed down.


[IMG]03.16.18.xe3.15-45.sm.hallway_edited-1 by joe, on Flickr[/IMG]
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[IMG]03.16.18.xe3.15-45.sm.carwash_edited-1 by joe, on Flickr[/IMG]
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