Early Quick Take on New 18-55mm Kit Lens from CNET Asia

Started Sep 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Early Quick Take on New 18-55mm Kit Lens from CNET Asia
Sep 20, 2012

It's a pretty limited review, but seems to bode well for the new kit lens. Unless you only like primes, this seems like a good buy at $400 over the price of the body-only X-E1. For X-Pro 1 owners, it's probably a closer call.

http://asia.cnet.com/quick-hands-on-fujifilm-xf18-55mm-f2-8-4-0-r-lm-ois-lens-62218785.htm

Shooting a little with the lens--we were unfortunately stuck with a small pot of artificial flowers, a friendly booth assistant and an SD card as subjects--we found it comparable with most 18-55mm kits lenses in terms of speed. However, images were very sharp, and the F4 aperture at the long end does give a more pleasing background blur than most kit lenses.

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Fujifilm X-E1 Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
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