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Fujifilm launches XF18-55mm F2.8-4.0 OIS and XF14mm F2.8

By dpreview staff on Sep 6, 2012 at 05:00 GMT

Photokina 2012: Alongside the X-E1, Fujifilm has announced two additional lenses for its XF-mount - the promised 18-55mm F2.8-4 standard zoom and a 21mm-equivalent 14mm F2.8 prime lens. The 18-55mm will be offered on its own or as a kit lens with the X-E1 and adds a semi-fast image-stabilized standard zoom with a linear motor for fast focusing. Meanwhile, the 14mm offers an optically-corrected 21mm equivalent field-of-view and a push-pull focus ring to engage manual focus, revealing a distance scale.


Press Release:

Expanding the FUJINON XF lens lineup: New XF14mm (21mm) F2.8 single focal length lens and XF18mm-55mm (27-84mm) F2.8-4 lens

Fujinon XF14mm F2.8

The FUJIFILM X-E1 pairs perfectly with the XF18mm-55mm (27-84mm) F2.8-4 lens to deliver super-fast focusing speeds that will capture even the fastest action. The highly responsive linear motor in the XF18-55mm lens combines with the high-speed signal readout of the X-Trans CMOS sensor and the EXR Processor Pro, to achieve a huge leap in AF speed and precision performance. Contrast Detection in the X-E1 brings your subject into sharp focus in as little as 0.1 seconds.

A true masterpiece of optical technology, the high quality all-glass lens structure consists of 14 elements in 10 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses and 1 extra low dispersion element, as well as a seven-blade rounded diaphragm. This zoom lens covers a broad range of frequently-used focal lengths from 18mm in wide angle to 55mm mid telephoto(1)to capture everything from landscapes to street photography.

Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 OIS LM

At F2.8-4 wide open, this fast lens is perfect for low-light photography or scenes beckoning a beautiful bokeh effect. Advanced optical and mechanical designs are optimized to keep the lens compact, while maintaining a physical aperture ring so that users can make fluid adjustments. The lens also features OIS to provide image stabilization equivalent to 4 stops, controlling the effect of camera shake and allowing users to seize perfect photo opportunities.

The new FUJINON XF14mm (21mm) F2.8 single focal length lens offers a stunning, ultra wide angle that delivers exceptional resolution from edge to edge. The new lens consists of 10 elements in 7 groups, including 2 aspheric and 3 extra low dispersion elements, and a seven-blade rounded diaphragm.

With its distance and depth of field scales on the barrel, the FUJINON XF14mm (21mm) F2.8 lens is ideally suited for a range of shooting techniques. And with its bright, F2.8 aperture, the lens performs beautifully in low-light shooting.

FUJINON XF14mm key features list:

  • 21mm equivalent bright F2.8 lens  
  • Consists of 10 elements in 7 groups, including 2 aspheric and 3 extra low dispersion elements and a seven-blade rounded diaphragm
  • 58mm lens filter size

FUJINON XF18mm-55mm key features list:

  • 27-84mm equivalent F2.8-4 lens
  • Highly responsive linear motor
  • Contrast Detection brings subject into sharp focus in as little as 0.1 seconds(2)
  • High quality all-glass lens structure consists of 14 elements in 10 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses and 1 extra low dispersion element, as well as a seven-blade rounded diaphragm
  • OIS to provide image stabilization equivalent to 4 stops
  • 58mm lens filter size
  1. Equivalent 35mm format: 27mm to 84mm
  2. When paired with the X-E1
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Total comments: 74
Macadoo54
By Macadoo54 (Dec 31, 2012)

For those who have used this lens for a while, what do you think of the bokeh relative to say Nikon or Canon glass?

0 upvotes
sorinx
By sorinx (Sep 11, 2012)

All camera manufacturers are like sheep: 28-85mm F3.5 lens. Fuji did something different by changing aperture.
I am still waiting for 24-120 or even 24-170mm all around lens.

0 upvotes
forpetessake
By forpetessake (Sep 8, 2012)

Let's see. I bought Kiron 28-85/2.8-3.8 full frame lens, reasonable quality, size, weight. Porting this lens to APS-C image circle would produce 18-55/1.8-2.5, and porting it to micro4/3 would produce 14-42/1.4-1.9 lens. I paid $15 for Kiron, I'm sure many people would be willing to pay 100x more for a modern lens, so why are the manufacturers still producing ridiculously slow lenses for ridiculously high prices? Has the industry degraded so much since 80-s?

2 upvotes
ppastoris
By ppastoris (Sep 8, 2012)

That lens did not cost $15 new, and so neither do modern lenses.

Comment edited 12 seconds after posting
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milwman
By milwman (Sep 8, 2012)

That lens is a 42-127 on an APS-C camera. X1.5=, X2= on an M4/3's.

1 upvote
jhinkey
By jhinkey (Sep 9, 2012)

Yes, you've got your numbers all backwards

1 upvote
JEROME NOLAS
By JEROME NOLAS (Sep 10, 2012)

You got all numbers wrong...

1 upvote
Sad Joe
By Sad Joe (11 months ago)

Great point well made. Kiron glass was pretty good ( I used to work for the importer into the UK Lotus Instructions at one time) well made none of that nasty plastic stuff that we all put up with today. I have a series of very old Canon FD lenses (1st gen) and they are ALL built like BSH's even compared to my new Canon L lenses... go figure !

0 upvotes
pictureAngst
By pictureAngst (Sep 7, 2012)

I love that the X Pro-1 OVF framelines zoom when using this lens - this will provide a whole new framing experience for users, and will much better convey the 'use zoom to crop, feet to change perspective' creative workflow zoom lenses provide.

1 upvote
milwman
By milwman (Sep 7, 2012)

What no lens shade with Zooms? Not in the package at B&H

1 upvote
nawknai
By nawknai (Sep 7, 2012)

I don't mind a few zooms being introduced, as long as Fuji continue making those sweet, sweet primes!

I'm looking to get into this system with a 35 mm, then 18 mm, and then possibly the 27 mm pancake because it's tiny and a good focal length.

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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milwman
By milwman (Sep 7, 2012)

They will have 3 zooms the rest are primes!

0 upvotes
Pixel Judge
By Pixel Judge (Sep 7, 2012)

Yaah, F2.8-4! I would love to put this zoom lens on my new E-M5.
F2.8-4 should be new startard. Oly & Psonic, did you ever hear me??

5 upvotes
jadgl968
By jadgl968 (Sep 7, 2012)

to do that camera makers would have to make their kit lenses much more expensive, defeating the point of having a "cheap" starting kit option. Also if you want to be really literal, the standard is 50mm...

0 upvotes
ppastoris
By ppastoris (Sep 7, 2012)

Pixel Judge:
Also for Panasonic/Olympus to make an equivalent lens they'd have to go ~ 12-42 F2-2.8 (since their sensor is smaller), which would be pretty pricey I'd guess

Comment edited 13 seconds after posting
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Gary BREYSSEM
By Gary BREYSSEM (Sep 7, 2012)

I have a Lumix 12-35 f2.8 on my Olympus 0M-D... not cheap but wondeful lens

1 upvote
ppastoris
By ppastoris (Sep 7, 2012)

exactly. Imagine how much more expensive 12-42 F2.0-2.8 lens would be (the m4/3 equivalent of this Fuji 18-55 F2.8-4.0).

1 upvote
peevee1
By peevee1 (Sep 7, 2012)

You are wrong, in terms of exposure (keeping the same ISO) it should be 14-42/2.8-4. Beats 14-42/3.5-5.6. And should be much lighter and smaller (and cheaper) than this Fuji, as it covers much smaller image circle and real focal lengths are smaller too. If the Fuji is $400 in the kit, the Oly (without OIS) should be $200 in a kit. Who could refuse such a lens?
As it stands now, all APS-C and especially m43 kits are beat by RX100.

0 upvotes
ppastoris
By ppastoris (Sep 7, 2012)

peevee1:

neither of us is wrong, you just misunderstood what equivalence means :). Since the smaller sensor of m4/3 delivers one stop more depth of field at the same F-number compared to APS-C, and generally one stop worse image noise you need a one stop brighter lens on m4/3 to compensate for both DoF and noise compared to APS-C. Sure the ISO will be one stop higher at the same shutter speed on APS-C b/c of the one stop slower equivalent lens, but it will be very similar in terms of noise.

All in all 14-42 F2.0-2.8 + m4/3 sensor is the equivalent of 18-55 F2.8-4.0 + APS-C (and of 28-84 F4.0-5.6 on a 135-format sensor).

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
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ppastoris
By ppastoris (Sep 8, 2012)

As to RX100, in terms of image noise and depth of field its lens/sensor combination is similar to APS-C kits on their respective sensors (a little brighter on wide angle and worse on the tele-end, being equivalent to roughly 19-67 f/3.2-8.8 + APS-C sensor), and one stop better than your typical kit zoom on m4/3 on the wide end, though still not having any noticeable advantage at the tele end (being equivalent to ~ 14-50 f/2.4-6.6 + m4/3). It really shows that RX100 is a compact camera when you consider that in terms of noise/DOF it's an equivalent of 28-100 f/3.6-13.2 + 135 format sensor.

Having said that, RX100 is a great little camera with a great sensor (e.g. with excellent maximum dynamic range, rivaling even some full-frame cameras like D700 and 5DMkI and II). Still it's useful to know its limitations in terms of high-ISO image noise and depth of field control .

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forpetessake
By forpetessake (Sep 6, 2012)

It's still too slow for a midrange zoom, where are the zooms with constant F/2.8 or F/2? Even in film days good 3x zooms in that range were readily available, I'm still using an excellent Canon FD 35-105 F3.5. Now with much smaller APS-C image circle and shorter flange distance I would expect them to make a const F/2 or at the very least F/2.8 zooms of approximately the same size, and instead we are fed with these slow lenses.

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ppastoris
By ppastoris (Sep 7, 2012)

Brighter lenses, one would guess, are disproportionally more expensive because of the cost of adding extra elements to fix all the additional aberrations that you get with lower f-numbers . So in the end you pair a bright expensive lens with a small inexpensive sensor, or vice versa to get the same image. As large sensors become cheaper we may eventually see a small full-frame compact with a dark-ish kit lens a la F4-5.6 and a bunch of small f/2.8 primes.

1 upvote
milwman
By milwman (Sep 8, 2012)

I too have the same zoom you do, I hadn't had it out in a long time and boy is that BIG! I planed with a Novaflex adapter to make it my zoom on the X-E1 but rethinking that with the 18-55 so small, Faster, and is IS on top of that. F2.8-4 is slow if you have an F1.4 to F2 primes. My self I will keep the small LIGHT zoom and slap on a prime if needed.

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Uaru
By Uaru (Sep 6, 2012)

Seeing how those lenses are designed, I am kind of glad 23mm was not released in the initial phase. It is possible to get something like this 14mm, and not like 35mm...

They should make 35mm Mark II with mechanical coupling and replace it for free for the current owners;-)

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elgee
By elgee (Sep 6, 2012)

I should add that I now run a Lumix GX-1 + 14mm (and standard zoom when I need it) as a pocketable street camera which produces excellent photos. Plus, an NEX 7 which I use with a number of old Contax CZ & Canon primes via an adapter (when a slightly more bulky kit is no problem) which produces photos that are easily a match for my old EOS setup.
Back to my original point - if you are looking for a good quality camera with standard zoom which offers versatile shooting options, wouldn't a DSLR make more sense than a rangefinder which is equally bulky but has fewer options and numerous flaws (ie. the X-Pro1 & zoom)?
The whole point of the original Leica rangefinders, in comparison, was to go smaller which is what made them perfect for street photography!

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Uaru
By Uaru (Sep 6, 2012)

Depends on your photography style. If what you do usually more fits rangefinder style, then it is better to have a "rangefinder" camera, and maybe in addition some bulky lenses for exception situations. If what you do normally better fits DSLR, then it is better to have this DSLR, and smaller camera for exception situations...

I recently switched D700 for X-Pro, and it more or less more convenient - I wrote a post on it. And actually more people complimented my camera, then when I used D700;-)

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elgee
By elgee (Sep 6, 2012)

Having handled the X-Pro1 with its 3 prime lenses when I was looking for a lighter, more compact alternative to my heavyweight EOS 5D + 24-105, I don't see where this zoom fits in on what is essentially a rangefinder system.
The X-Pro1 is already big and heavy compared to the latest DSLR offerings from Canon and Nikon and is around twice the price of their excellent multi-faceted midrange cameras! So, what is the point in adding a zoom lens that makes the kit even bigger and bulkier?

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Sam Carriere
By Sam Carriere (Sep 6, 2012)

The X-PRO1 is big and heavy? Yours must be a lot different than mine!

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Uaru
By Uaru (Sep 6, 2012)

Comparing to Pentax K-x

I tried those small DSLRs in shop, and I find they are not very ergonomic to hold and to use... X-Pro fits my hands much better, not mentioning flexible ways of using viewfinder and LCD.... Given a choice between something like X-Pro, and low and mid range DSLRs - I will choose X-Pro. Hgh level DSLRs are different story.

This is of course just my own personal view and choice, nobody has to agree with it.

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WellyNZ
By WellyNZ (Sep 7, 2012)

I find it amazing that I keep reading comments claiming the XPro1 is "big" or "bulky". That is hilarious. I think DPReview must be habited by midgets. My main cameras, a 4x5 field camera and a 8x10 monorail camera are BIG. The XPro1 is absolutely compact without being ergonomically weak. It's the perfect size.

You people have got far too used to iPhones and mobile phone cameras.

2 upvotes
AP7
By AP7 (Sep 6, 2012)

Excellent built quality, Fast aperture, Small size....

Well done Fujifilm ! You did it what other leading manufacturers (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, etc) could not able to do!

2 upvotes
Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Sep 6, 2012)

How do you know it has a "good build quality?"

Where is it made?

How much will it cost?

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Vladik
By Vladik (Sep 6, 2012)

Probably Bollywood!

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tojkr
By tojkr (Sep 6, 2012)

Fracis,
It is made in japan.

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bcalkins
By bcalkins (Sep 6, 2012)

Finally, a kit zoom that is a stop faster than your average ! Wish MFT would add such a lens...

3 upvotes
AV Janus
By AV Janus (Sep 6, 2012)

Is it metal?

1 upvote
Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (Sep 6, 2012)

The barrel is metal, the lens mount is metal. The stuff down the middle isn't, though.

1 upvote
foocando
By foocando (Sep 6, 2012)

Andy,

Is it made in Japan???

0 upvotes
meland
By meland (Sep 7, 2012)

"The stuff down the middle isn't, though."

Ha!

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foocando
By foocando (Sep 6, 2012)

Could Dpreview confirm if the Fuji 18-55mm lens is also made in japan?? I could not see any where said it is made in japan. Thank you.

2 upvotes
JackM
By JackM (Sep 6, 2012)

HA. I said Canon needs to do something special with a faster kit 18-55, so as to distinguish the Rebel line against Nikon and all the Mirrorless competition. Everyone said oh it can't be done. Fools!

3 upvotes
blakedotfr
By blakedotfr (Sep 6, 2012)

This is a very different animal than a traditional DSLR lens.

The registration distance on the XF mount is 18mm, so any lens 18mm or longer doesn't need to be a retrofocus wide-angle, which makes the lens smaller, lighter, & cheaper. This is also the reason that Fuji's 18 & 35mm primes are so small, inexpensive, and sharp.

Pretty much any mirrorless or rangefinder mount has this advantage though, so hopefully more mfrs will follow Fuji's lead in releasing lots of nice small fast primes.

Comment edited 3 minutes after posting
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Peiasdf
By Peiasdf (Sep 6, 2012)

I love how the zoom is 2/3 to 1 stop faster than standard zooms on other formats but it obviates the 18 f/2.0 a bit.

Also, the 14 f/2.8 actually sounds more complicated than the zoom with 3 LD elements.

1 upvote
Uaru
By Uaru (Sep 6, 2012)

14mm has to be retrofocus. But it looks like cool lens. I would like to buy it.

0 upvotes
Van Boxtel
By Van Boxtel (Sep 6, 2012)

I'm very pleased with this Fuji news. I've been thinking of buying the NEX7 but due to the lack of a suitable lens range, I kept on waiting.
Knowing the Fuji lens quality from the past and their intention for the future, this will be a great camera system. And hopefully in my hands soon!
Well done Fuji, looks like a camera for photographers, who know what they want.

4 upvotes
ChrisKramer1
By ChrisKramer1 (Sep 6, 2012)

Considering the not inconsiderable flaws of the X100, X10 and X-1 Pro, I think congratulations are a little premature.

1 upvote
troutisme
By troutisme (Oct 14, 2012)

your comment are spot on. i await xe1 and 18-55mm lens for walk around in hikes in Montana where i from. found a blog that shows how to adjust sharpenss in lightroom 4 of the raw fotos and i am off and running now in raw only with xpro1 and 18mm and 35mm lens.this xe1 and xpro1 hold their own against canon 5d3 easily

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peevee1
By peevee1 (Sep 6, 2012)

Good kit zoom. That is what all APC-S and m43 makers must do to retain their "kit-zoom-only" part of market from RX100 and it's future copycats. Nikon1... probably nothing will help it, short of f/0.95-f/2 kit.

5 upvotes
iudex
By iudex (Sep 6, 2012)

Totally agree. If Fuji can make an f2,8-4 zoom lens for APS-C, why Nikon cannot make anything better than f3,5-5,6 for small 1" sensor? But as you wrote, even fast zoom would not help Nikon 1 to be taken seriously; not in this competition.

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Sep 6, 2012)

The death bells are tolling for the Canikon Group. What have they got that is in any way modern and competitive vis-a-vis just about every other camera manufacturer's present day offering?

Once there were king of the heap -- but no more.

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Uaru
By Uaru (Sep 6, 2012)

Well, Canon M actually looks good. But lack of something like that from Nikon is one of the reasons I have Fuji now.

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rjx
By rjx (Sep 6, 2012)

I'm enjoying the new announcements that Fuji made. But I really wish Fuji wouldn't make us wait for the 23mm F1.4 and 10-24 F4 lenses. These would be the two most important lenses I'd use with an x mount crop sensor camera and we have to wait until 2013 for these two lenses to be released.

I am / was pretty close to buying an X100. But I don't think I can justify the price since the X-E1 Will be $999, or $1198 for the X-E1 + Leica M Adapter and the ability to use whichever Leica, Zeiss, Voigtlander M mount lens I want.

And the X-PRO1 is even better with the new firmware update
http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n120906_03.html

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Uaru
By Uaru (Sep 6, 2012)

I think It is good they made us wait. They have the chance to make the most important lens, 23mm, perfect.

Apparently they figured out too late they need something like mechanical coupling and DOF scale - and we have 35mm which would be SO MUCH BETTER, if it had DOF scale and mechanical coupling...

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RussellInCincinnati
By RussellInCincinnati (Sep 6, 2012)

"bradleyg5: How is it Sony hasn't been able to make a lens like this for the NEX system. This is basically a perfect mirrorless lens."

You've tested it already? And it's silent focusing like the Nex kit zoom? It has the same or better flare resistance? It costs no more than $100 dollars when you buy it bundled with a body, just like the Nex kit zoom?

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sglewis
By sglewis (Sep 6, 2012)

"It costs no more than $100 dollars when you buy it bundled with a body, just like the Nex kit zoom?"

Is that REALLY a top consideration when people are shopping for an NEX-7 ($1200 body), an X-Pro1 ($1700 body), or XE-1 ($1000 body).

To the rest of your concerns, it would seem given Fuji's previous offerings, and the relative high end specs (fast glass!), that yes, it's likely to be a terrific "kit" lens.

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iudex
By iudex (Sep 6, 2012)

Every other producer should have a look at how a kit lens should look like. Significantly faster than standard f3,5-5,6, equalling to fast zooms at the wide end and although loosing 1 EV at the tele end, still has 1 EV advantage comared to kit lenses. And what is important, it is equally big as usual slow kit lenses.

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Esa Tuunanen
By Esa Tuunanen (Sep 6, 2012)

"it is equally big as usual slow kit lenses."
We have to make sure we're comparing apple to apple before doing size comparisons.
It's easy to shrink size if you allow sharpness to drop outside center... And regardless of marketing BS 18mm f/2 and 35mm f/1.4 are no different from average APS-C/35mm lenses in that area.

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iudex
By iudex (Sep 6, 2012)

@ Esa: I was talking about the zoom only (the primes are no different from average, just as you wrote). But looking at the side-by-side picture with NEX7 and OM-D it looks to me the Fuji zoom lens is not bigger (and I know the Sony kit zoom is not big at all). With such a zoom lens there´s no need to buy a faster zoom (what is a necessity for most ILCs, where you usually have a choice between f3,5-5,6 kit lens and expensive f2,8 zoom).

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peevee1
By peevee1 (Sep 6, 2012)

"But looking at the side-by-side picture with NEX7 and OM-D it looks to me the Fuji zoom lens is not bigger"

Compared to Olympus and Panasonic zoom of the same FoV range, the Fuji and Sony are MUCH bigger. This Fuji zoom weighs 330g, Oly 14-42 II R weighs 113 g, Pana 14-42 PZ weighs 95 g.

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Anfernee Cheang
By Anfernee Cheang (Sep 7, 2012)

The reason Fujifilm makes F2.8-4 is because this series camera is for enthusiastic level or up. This group of people are ready to spend more for better performance. Other manufacturers are focus not only on enthusiastic but also entry levels. They have to provide cheaper options for entry level users.

From the entry level users' points of view, $1399 X-E1 with F2.8-4 VS $748 NEX-5R with F3.5-5.6? Who cares the F number. Give me something cheap and can shoot photos.

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bradleyg5
By bradleyg5 (Sep 6, 2012)

How is it Sony hasn't been able to make a lens like this for the NEX system. This is basically a perfect mirrorless lens. great aperture and focal range, but not so overboard in pro-ness that it's unaffordable. Fuji is really making some smart decisions lately.

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ChrisKramer1
By ChrisKramer1 (Sep 6, 2012)

Considering that Fuji's other X-series cameras fall way short of "perfect", it might be prudent to wait for a review before parting with your cash.

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troutisme
By troutisme (Oct 14, 2012)

the more this silly debate goes on the more i wonder what people are really doing with cameras. i purchased the xpro1 and 18mm and 35mm lens for outdooor landscape where i live in rocky mountains. the xe1 and 18-55mm will be great for hiking etc and using light tripods. and the fotos will hold up against canon 5d3. if that is the kind of shooter you are - part with the cash immediately and never look back at all this fuss

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Cheezr
By Cheezr (Sep 6, 2012)

pricing?

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rjx
By rjx (Sep 6, 2012)

Pre-order links for both Adorama and BH

http://photorumors.com/2012/09/06/fuji-x-e1-and-new-xf-lenses-pre-order-options/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotoRumors+%28PhotoRumors.com%29

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plasnu
By plasnu (Sep 6, 2012)

Fuji has extremely sophisticated lens design skill comparable to Leica and they make lens for Hasselbrad and the other high end brand.

Sony doesn't.

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Dave Oddie
By Dave Oddie (Sep 6, 2012)

plasnu, Sony has the Carl Zeiss link or had you forgotten about that?

Sony has access to comparable lens design skills.

This link recently delivered the CZ 24mm F1.8 prime for Nex

I do admire Fuji for bringing out lenses like the 14mm. All aps-c / m43 makers should take note and I that includes in the d-slr market as well as mirror-less.

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nawknai
By nawknai (Sep 7, 2012)

And Sony bought Konica-Minolta, so it's not like the employees in Sony's TV Division were suddenly forced to design lenses.

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ashwinrao1
By ashwinrao1 (Sep 6, 2012)

personally, at the sacrifice of size, this lens can effectively replace both the 18 mm f/2 and the 90 mm f/2.8 for typical use (with loss of macro and some speed). It's not much bigger than the 90 so wouldn't take up that much space. For fast AF (wonder if it's as fast on the XPro-1, which doesn't have contrast detect AF), I'd snag it....

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RusVolley
By RusVolley (Sep 6, 2012)

Ehmmm.... Are you mean XF 27mm f/2 (*35)__ XF 90mm f/2.4 (*35 )(macro) lens?

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Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (Sep 6, 2012)

The X-Pro1 does have contrast detection AF (neither of these cameras have phase detection AF). In principle, with the firmware update, the X-Pro1 with 18-55mm will be as fast as the X-E1.

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peevee1
By peevee1 (Sep 6, 2012)

Does X-Pro1 have the same processor?

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miniTO
By miniTO (Sep 6, 2012)

yes... it has the same processor

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samhain
By samhain (Sep 6, 2012)

Can't imagine many people shooting these rangefinder cams desire a slow(ish) zoom lens, but I guess every camera company with an interchangeable lens camera is required to offer one.
Now bring on that fast portrait lens already so I can buy into this system!

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