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21 Dec 2014 11:26PM
Hi everyone, I have just bought a Fuji XT-1 with 18-135 mm lens to use when I don't want to carry my Canon eos 5D mkii around with me. My question is as follows....on my Canon I use L series lenses, the L denoting the high quality. On a Fuji lens what actually denotes their high quality lenses?
Sooty_1 11 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2014 12:04AM
They don't really differentiate. Price is probably as good an indicator of higher build quality, but they don't have a separate "pro" range.

Unless you use Leica M mount lenses via an adapter.

RobboB Plus
14 133 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2014 6:54AM
Nick is right. There is no separate designation but in my experience the quality is superb across the range and very well made. The EPZ reviews on here bear that out.
Andysnapper 13 109 25 England
22 Dec 2014 9:01AM
Nominally the XC lenses are a step down from the XF ones but to be honest apart from a little bit more (very robust) plastic the difference is negligable. I have just bought the XC 50-230mm and it is a really sharp and well built lens, I also have the 18-55mm 'kit' lens which is built like a tank and is optically stunning and in my opinion has a slightly better IQ than the prime 18mm.
I bought mine for the same reason as you but so far the quality is so good that the Nikon D7100 may be on the way to fund more Fuji lenses.

Snapper 16 4.5k 3 United States Outlying Islands
22 Dec 2014 10:04AM
The more expensive XF are supposedly better than the cheaper XC lenses. Checking out the tests at Photozone seems to confirm the superioroty of the XF lenses, especially at the edges and corners. Whether this is apparent in real life shooting, I'm afraid I don't know.
23 Dec 2014 1:03AM
Thanks everyone 👍
karl Plus
17 655 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2014 8:03PM
XF27mm is noticeably better than the XC18-55 and 50-230 (lens was free as part of the Fuji promo) I have for my XM-1. XF also tend to be faster lenses.
Sooty_1 11 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2014 8:41PM
I think you may be confusing the XF18-55 With the XC16-50.

The 27 is a good lens, but not any better than the 18-55, by personal experience, and by popular consensus on other forums. It is better than the 16-50, and it's faster.

The 23 is pretty good too, but the lens in this range that is supposed to be much better (though I haven't tried it) is the 35 f/1.4.


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