I have recently purchased the XT-3 and it came with the 18-55 lens. I had read very good reviews about how this is not just a kit lens and that it's pretty sharp for a basic zoom. However, I have not found this to be my experience. I don't think that my copy has an issue necessarily, but that it maybe I'm doing something wrong or maybe the lens is just more sensitive in general. I took some good pictures with it, but a lot of the times they come out blurry or hazy. I took them hand-held, but I didn't move my hands nor the camera. The subject was not moving either. OIS was on, though I tried with it off as well. They come out like my hand was shaking terribly, which was not. Also, this issue is prevalent in lower light conditions, indoors or when shooting elements that are slightly in motion- such as the sea. I know this lens is not supposed to be very good in low light, but it feels kind of disappointing that it's so sensitive and it doesn't make me want to take photos. Is it just not suitable for me? I wanted the flexibility of a zoom, but now I am rethinking everything and maybe I'll just get a prime, like the 23 mm f2. I am not really into post-processing very much and I prefer a crisper photo out of the camera. Could you please share your insights and maybe some settings tips, like, aperture, shutter speed or ISO? I usually set the camera to "aperture priority" and automatic ISO and shutter speed. "Maybe I am missing something. I should mention that I come from an old Nikon DSLR system and I'm not familiar with Fuji. I am just learning as a kind of "upper beginner" in photography. I mainly like to shoot landscape and street. Thanks!
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