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Discussion in 'Fuji X-Mount Cameras' started by mrgooch, Nov 1, 2017.
It was difficult getting close enough for a decent shot.
Focus was difficult, you're saying? If so, I'd be interested to know your settings. Might be of some help.
It wasn't the focus it was trying to get close enough to get a decent picture. The bird kept flying away. I did shoot with zone focus in continuous mode. A fast shutter speed to prevent blur and a small enough lens setting F8 to insure range of focus.
Forgive my ignorance, but when you say "kit lens" do you mean the 18-55? That was the lens I bought with my X-E1 back in the day but I don't know if the bundles have changed.
Yes.It's the 18-55mm.
I don’t agree that the 18-55 is a “kit” lens!
55's a little short if you're trying BIF (Birds In Flight). A good companion to your lens is the 55-200 OIS. That will definitely get you close enough to most birds in non-safari conditions.
It is a kit lens by virtue of being a bundle item, but what a fabulous piece of kit.
Don’t agree with the first part but agree with the second part.
I believe the term kit lens implies it can only be bought with a body, which the does not apply to the 18-55, but it is a super little lens!
IIRC, when the first X's came out, the XCs (16-50, 50-230) were not yet made, so your only choice for a wide-to-short tele zoom kit bundle at the time was the 18-55.
Back to the point, we may have our latest potential victim of "XC50-230-itis"... Several of us have scored that lens (used at less than $200 usually, or new for whatever it goes for these days) and found the reach and weight to be excellent, the optical performance to be a solid B+ / A-, and the bang-for-buck to be off the charts.
Only this week my local store had a bundle deal with an X-E3, 18-55 and for $100 more, a "55-230" which didn't make sense, as there's either a 55-200 or a 50-230. Obviously I rang up the store to clarify, only to be met by a laughing salesman - "no, we made a mistake there" he said, "it's the 50-230 that's included in the deal, not the 55-200. You're not the first person that's called about that". That 50-230 is almost being given away these days.
After seeing all these awesome images of the XC50-230, I came down with the same "..-ites"....
That 50-230 lens is criminally under-respected.
Bought the 50-230 this week. Excellent.