Fuji New pancake zoom

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I'm quite taken with it on paper. Given that I am primarily a prime user a small, good quality "travel zoom" with a decent wide end that won't see a huge amount of use but is there when I need it is really appealing to the extent that I'd seriously consider bed-and-breakfasting my venerable, larger, heavier 18-55 for one...
 
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When I use a zoom I move the FOL around a lot so Im wondering what that will do to battery life.
 

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If it is small and light, and capable of decent quality in good conditions it will have a place in my travel bag. For the relatively light use it would get alongside my other lenses I can forgive it a compromise or two, like slower apertures and non- WR. It's just the power-zoomyness that slightly concerns me...
 

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Will be interesting to see it compared to the 16-50mm kit zoom. It doesn't look that much smaller, but that might mean that it's not as compromized optically as for instance the Sony 16-50mm pancake.
 

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Bear in mind that it's hard to judge from the limited images we have seen thus far. However the filter size is an encouraging 52mm so I think it will be significantly shorter and more squat than the 16-50
 
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