Fujifilm XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ Review

March 14, 2018 | Tim Coleman | Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star


What we do know about Fujifilm's lenses, even the budget-friendly ones, is that we can expect very good image quality. The Fujinon XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens is no exception. Paired with the Fujifilm X-A5, we have been able to make images with wonderful clarity. 

Fine and complex detail is handled and reproduced very well for such a compact and affordable lens. Usually kit lenses are below par, not so here. 

All in all, the handling of the lens is average. Really, it's to be expected of a lens at this level and price point. With an unmarked electronic zoom, it’s more friendly to filmmakers than photographers. 

What is clearly the champion feature is its diminutive size and weight, and for that reason alone we expect the lens to be very popular. 

Yet, what may get overlooked is how much wider this lens is than many other kit lenses. If you are into landscape photography, then the lens’ 23mm wide setting will be very accommodating. 

Bottom line; the Fujinon XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ could handle better, but it is compact, it is light, it has a wider angle of view than most kit lenses and creates very sharp images indeed. 

3.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 3.5
Features 3
Ease-of-use 3
Image quality 4.5
Value for money 4