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Hi everyone. Being a street photographer I'd like being able to move freely and to capture the 'decisive moment' also in the less favourable conditions. Two days ago I've been to a Fuji presentation and I asked to the Fuji guy if there is a plan for a XF23mmF1.8 R OIS WR I really like this focal length and having a lens able to face a urban humid night using exposures like 1/10 without adding camera shakes is something I'd really love. Yes, 1.4 will be better for sure but I'd like also a smaller and lighter lens and I'm ready to trade a little of luminosity for a more compact design. Using an X-T1 having a WR lens will give me the freedom to focus on the picture instead of worrying about the equipment. The Fuji guy told me this is not a lens that they are thinking about since F1.4 is more than enough to face every challenge in street photography. It looks no one is doing such a lens, so probably I am wrong. Since I continue to like the idea of having such a lens, what am I missing? Mauro, Ravenna, Italy
I've read a lot of articles about the importance of turning off OIS when using a tripod, and I've always been a bit skeptical about this. So I thought I'd carry out some tests, and I'd like to share the results. In summary, I can see no significant difference between having OIS on or off, and I am not going to worry any more about turning it off when I'm using a tripod. Another urban myth exploded, though of course that's just for me - your experience may be different. You can see the annotated images here if you are interested: https://ianpiper.smugmug.com/Test-images/OIS-tests/ Method and materials (yes, I was once a practicing research scientist) I used a Fuji X-T1, firmware v4, with a Fuji 18-55mm XF lens, firmware v3.12. The tripod was a Gitzo Mountaineer Basalt model with a Manfrotto Junior geared head, adapted to have an Arca plate. Each picture was taken using auto-focus on the centre of the image. I used the self-timer to minimise movement. I took two sets of images; one with OIS on and the other with it off. For each set, I took images at f8 and f11 (the sweet spot for this lens, in common with most Fuji lenses in my experience) at 18mm, 23mm, 35mm and 55mm.