Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

Announced Sep 6, 2012 •
Zoom lens | Fujifilm X | 16276479

This  is best kit lens you can buy, but to call it a kit lens is a form off abuse lol it's a wonderful  glass ! built well with a app ring on barrel , sharp and nice micro contrast  pear  it or any X camera  it produces  fantastic images  with a f2.8 to f4  stop faster than so called kit lenses   Well recommended Buy buy buy ,,,,!!! -- Rjgalpaphotgraphy

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Simply the finest kit lens that I've ever used; and don't really know if a 2.8 lens can be called a kit. Colors and resolution resolving are superb. I've given up on prime lenses with the Fuji XF cameras with this lens and a few other zooms.

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Andrei L
 

Starting with the excellent build quality and tactile feedback, going forward with the silent and instantaneous focus (which was pretty good before X-E2 FW4.0 update, new outstanding), excellent low light capability with the aid of the effective OIS (you can always count on 2 stops, 3 stops is common and 3.5 to 4 if you're lucky and have a steady hand), this is a pure steal when part of a discounted kit. Tack sharp when stopped down to F4-F5.6 between 23-35mm (focals in 18-55 terms), corners ...

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I ended up with a bad copy of this lens. My 18mm f2 and 35mm f.14 are MUCH sharper than anything I can get out of this lens. Tested it on a solid tripod with OS off and it's still soft, even stopped down to f5.6/f8. I'm a professional photographer so I know how to get sharp images (I have no issues like this from any of the dozens of other lenses I own in nikon or fuji mount) and this copy simply won't do it. I'm not being super picky, this lens is just really bad. I did a quick "decentering" ...

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wootpile
 

This is one of the better midrange zooms in the consumer/enthusiast class I have ever used including subjective/usage comparison to Nikon 17-55 2.8, Tamron 28-75, Sigma 17-70, Canon 15-85 and Sony 16-70. The Fuji 18-55 isn't perfect, but the uniform character of sharpness throughout the field of view makes it a lovely lens to use. You will never need to compose so you can crop away space-stretchy edges because this lens doesn't produce any. If corners are important to you, shoot with ...

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This lens was definitely a solid piece of glass before the firmware, but I, like some users, had problems with OIS, either resulting in soft images during fast shutter speeds, or soft images at slower shutter speeds because the OIS didn't work as well as you'd think it should. But even the "soft" images from this lens beat competing kit lenses. When I say "soft" I mean compared to the lens with OIS off, and at appropriate shutter speeds. After firmware 3.12, my OIS issues are gone, and this ...

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Beat Traveller
 

I got this lens for free with the X-E1 and overall I would say it offers excellent value. The build quality is generally very good, the lens is quite solid without being excessively front heavy. The zoom action is very smooth; unfortunately the same can't be said for the manual focus ring which has a dreadful throw. The aperture ring is a bit loose and can be turned by accident: for this reason I always turn the camera off when it goes in my bag. Image quality is fairly consistent across most ...

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OnCam
 

One of the best zooms i've every used, focus is super quick & silent, image stability is second to none. Nice metal & solid feel, aperture ring is awesome to use. This is no "kit lens" its quality plus!! Comes with decent shaped plastic hood, would prefer a nice metal one but cant complain. Does zoom creep a tiny bit when carrying over your shoulder. This has been a work horse already, so nice that its hard to take off even for the stunning fuji primes. Very Versatile!! for landscapes to ...

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I shoot with the big guns for clients, but for my personal projects and street work, I'm now using the Fuji X system. I am very impressed with the 18-55 Fuji zoom. It is generally quite sharp throughout the zoom range for a given aperture.  At 35mm, the 18-55 may not be quite up to the level of the Fuji 35mm prime (which I also have), but overall the 18-55 does very well.  At 23mm, well... keep reading :-O.  This lens is a bargain when you consider the build quality, image stabilization, ...

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Dietr
 

I have owned the Canon 7d and 17-55 2.8 combo twice.  Both times the 17-55 2.8 was stellar and did not disappoint.  But at more then $1000 for just the lens, I would have been very angry if it was anything less.  The Fuji 18-55 lacks the constant aperture of 2.8, but it is less then half the size and close FAR less money.  However, as sharp as the Canon 17-55 was, I think that the Fuji is just a little sharper.  I loved the Bokeh that the Canon lens gives, not as nice as a FF but pretty good ...

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