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Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS

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

Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
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Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS vs Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

Why is Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS better than Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS?

  • 115g lighter
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    195gvs310g
  • 6.7° wider maximum angle of view
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    83.2°vs76.5°
  • 2mm shorter minimum focal length
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    16mmvs18mm
  • Front element doesn't rotate
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Why is Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS better than Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS?

  • Has a metal mount
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  • 20% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/2.8 vs3.5f
  • 1.6f wider aperture at maximum focal length
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    4fvs5.6f
  • 2.7° narrower minimum angle of view
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    29°vs31.7°
  • 5mm longer maximum focal length
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    55mmvs50mm

Price comparison

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

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Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS AmazonFujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
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$699.00
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS pricegrabberFuji XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Zoom Le...Fuji XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Zoom Lens
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$339.00

General info

1.Has a metal mount
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
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.
2.weight

195g

310g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
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.
4.Includes lens hood
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
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.
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.
6.Is a normal lens
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
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.
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).
3.magnification

0.15x

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

Aperture

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.
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.
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.
4.Has rounded aperture blades
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
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.
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.
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.

Focus

1.Has focus motor
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
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.
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.
3.Has full-time manual focus
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
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.

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