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| p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Fujifilm launches the XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR |
I'd really of preffered something like a weather sealed 18-55 or ideally higher grade 16-50, at a lower price, with somewhat reduced size.
Weather sealing is great, but I just never really find the "long" end of this type of zoom really that useful, because for one things its a bit slow, and two, I usually want more reach.
I'd sooner have a weather sealed 55-200 I could put on when I'm doing tele shooting, and a bit nicer sized, and ideally slighly wider 18-55 alternative.
Obviously there is some sense in having a zoom range that doesn't require changing lenses out in the rain etc, so that makes sense, but otherwise these type of lens are kind of jack of all trades, master of none.
I just think it makes a bit of a bigger/heavier lens than I'd care to walk around with for general shooting, and still wouldn't replace a 55-200 either.
Basically its spending an extra $900 (maybe cheaper with kit ?) on top of current lenses for those situations where I might need weather proofing...
Given how little I actually shoot in rain, and how far I live from the ocean etc, not sure it really would give me much bang for my $900 buck aside from a handful of times a year.
Again, weather sealing makes sense, but I rather prefer it just as an added feature on an already useful lens.
Perfect example is the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8...... Its fast enough that your not always wanting to put a prime on, and its a very useful range for everyday shooting needs.
Just a great all around lens, and the fact its also weather sealed just is an added bonus.