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

Sharpness at 45mm

For this test, the Fujinon XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens was attached to a Fuji X-A5 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay mode was activated and focus is set to the middle of the frame. Tonal and colour variances across the crops are due to changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 45mmThe full frame at 45mm

At the telephoto setting the widest aperture is f/5.6, while minimum aperture remains at f/22. Centre sharpness is again very good at all apertures. 

Looking really closely we would say f/11 has the edge over the other apertures, but there is little to choose between them all, save for the slightly softer f/22 aperture. Corner detail at 45mm is largely maintained from the centre.  

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f22.jpg f22.jpg