63points

Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ

71points

Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
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Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ vs Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
63
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71
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Why is Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ better than Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS?

  • 3mm shorter minimum focal length
    15mmvs18mm
  • 0.27m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.13mvs0.4m
  • 175g lighter
    135gvs310g

Why is Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS better than Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ?

  • 20% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/2.8 vs3.5f
  • 1.6f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    4fvs5.6f
  • 10mm longer maximum focal length
    55mmvs45mm
  • Has full-time manual focus
  • Has a metal mount
  • Includes lens hood
  • 6° narrower minimum angle of view
    29°vs35°

Top specs and features

General info

1.minimum focal length

15mm

18mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

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2.maximum focal length

45mm

55mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Best

Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM

800mm

3.Front element doesn't rotate
Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

For example

Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D

4.Has a metal mount
Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

5.Weather sealed
Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 DG OS HSM | S

6.Includes lens hood
Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

2.optical zoom

3x

3x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

3.maximum angle of view

86.9°

76.5°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

4.magnification

0.24x

0.15x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

5.minimum angle of view

35°

29°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

Aperture

1.widest aperture

f/3.5

f/2.8

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

f/1.2

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

5.6f

4f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

1.2f

3.Has rounded aperture blades
Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

4.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

22f

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

5.aperture blades

7

7

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Lensbaby Velvet 85

12

6.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

For example

Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 DG OS HSM | S

3.Has focus motor
Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

4.Can focus to infinity
Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

For example

Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 DG OS HSM | S

5.minimum focus distance

0.13m

0.4m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF

0.02m

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