|Posted by Adrian Ainsworth on March 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM|
When we went for the Fuji X-E1 we opted for the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS lens. This renders a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27.4-83.8mm, which essentially encompasses the lengths of the first three lens offerings that Fuji have brought out. The wide end of this lens has a wide maximum aperture of f/2.8, meaning it can be an attractive alternative to the 18mm f/2 prime lens. This lens also features built in optical image stabilization for lessening camera shake and image blur, which become more apparent when working at the longer end of the zoom range. The XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS is composed of 14 elements in 10 groups and includes three aspherical elements and one abnormal dispersion element. That then is the technical bit done.
What this lens gives us over our ancient Canon kit lens which came with our old faithful Canon 400d, is the wide bokeh loving f2.8 aperture and image stabilisation. Ally this to the high iso capabilities of the X-E1 and we have a camera capable of the lovely indoor shots that we showed yesterday. Today then we are showcasing two straight out of camera shots rendered in the Velvia mode. The first image is f2.8 1/800 ISO400 18mm, while the second image is f7.1 1/125 ISO400 18mm.
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