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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS

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Manufacturer Fujifilm
Model Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 18 - 55 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8 - 4
Angle of view 79.1 - 28.4 o
Closest focusing distance 0.3 m
Maximum magnification 1:6.7
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 14 elements / 10 groups
Filter diameter 58 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Fujifilm X
Dimensions 65 x 70.4 mm
Weight 310 g
Additional information 3 aspherical
1 abnormal dispersion element
Average rating (7 owners reviews)
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4.43 Good
Owners reviews (7)
  1. nick
    nick 21 August 2018, 19:17
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    IP 83.39.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: EUR 250
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Aperture ring is not marked (by-wire A). On lens switches (ois and A) are flimsy. Expensive (new).

    Pros: Good value second hand.

    Summary: It is an OK lens - as long as you stick to jpegs. RAFs show plenty of distortion and vignetting. It is silent, compared to Fuji first series (e.g. 35 1.4 R). It is too dark on the \'long\' end. It is too narrow on the short end. Newer ones are built outside Japan. But newer price is as high as for the older, Japanese lenses. It does not balance well on some kit bodies (e.g. on X-T1 or T2).

  2. alfaholic
    alfaholic 28 December 2017, 23:04
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    IP 89.216.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 300
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Not very sharp. Bokeh is somewhat unpleasant when the subject is not very close.

    Pros: Good build quality. Good OIs. Relatively small and versatile.

    Summary: It is maybe due to expectations, but this lens is not very sharp, at least not sharp as everyone on the internet is shouting. It is nice little lens, but it is still a KIT lens, no matter many people like to say that it is a best kit lens out there. Still, if purchased in a kit for 300 Euro/Dollar it is just at the edge to be a good value for money, while at the same time it is the only one for Fuji system with relatively fast aperture so there is nothing else to compare with. If we look at 16-50 it is too slow and not built this good, on the other hand there is 16-55 which is too expensive, heavy, large, and without OIS, so there is nothing else to compare this lens with in Fuji ecosystem. Compared to some other brands that make lenses for Nikon and Canon, this lens is not as sharp, and not very good value for money. The initial price of $700 is just asinine.

  3. uzunu
    uzunu 21 July 2017, 12:26
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    IP 86.120.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: part of ki
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: - Bokeh is mediocre at best - Too expensive bought by itself

    Pros: - Amazing image quality - Decent OIS - Small and light for the aperture and build quality

    Summary: A very good, underrated lens

  4. TeeN
    TeeN 12 July 2016, 09:01
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    IP 217.255.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: ~300
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: - Bit of wobble when extended to 55mm - Too expensive if you get a new one

    Pros: - Amazing image quality for the price you pay for used ones - Solid build - Super smooth and well dampened zoom and focus ring (better than any of my Nikon lenses including the 17-55 and 70-200 f4)

    Summary: I specifically bought an X-T10 with a 18-55mm lens for my holiday since I didn't want to carry around that much weight when hiking. Now this combination is the reason I fell in love with Fuji. It's amazing how much build and image quality you get out of such a lightweight and (relatively) inexpensive combo.

  5. Adrian Patt
    Adrian Patt 21 June 2016, 16:45
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    IP 95.224.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price:
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Is not perfect in the corners, but maybe is to pretend too much. At 55 mm quality is a little less then in the other focals range, but every zoom at the extreme high focal tipically do that.

    Pros: A lens that give very clear and sharp images (i use RAW), also the OIS work very well. Before i bougth this lens i never thougth to find a similar quality in a zoom.

    Summary: Is another legue lens, quality is not paragonable tot the other brands kit lens, both optically and at building level.

  6. jetronic63
    jetronic63 25 August 2015, 09:11
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    IP 81.108.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Could be considered expensive.

    Pros: Fast 2.8 lens gives more creative control, solid build quality. Easy control over aperture via dedicated ring. Sharp lens across its focal range.

    Summary: Great performance and a pleasure to use and own. Optics perform very well with no significant weak areas leaving you able to concentrate on taking pictures. Initially looks expensive but the performance and build quality are notch above most equivalents from competitors. Well worth the money

  7. Joe Mosher
    Joe Mosher 29 April 2014, 08:05
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    IP 75.32.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: $200
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: OIS can be slightly heard in movies. But who uses the movie mode on a Fuji.

    Pros: Sharp and usable DOF countrol. Aperture ring! Nice, machined aluminum build. Quick to focus.

    Summary: Overall solid performer.