LensTip.com

Lens review

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

6 September 2013
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary and sample shots

Pros:
  • solid and compact casing, fitting the body of the camera well,
  • very good image quality in the frame centre,
  • good image quality on the edge of the frame at longer focal lengths,
  • sensibly corrected lateral chromatic aberration,
  • slight coma,
  • good control of astigmatism,
  • appropriate work against bright light,
  • fast, silent and accurate autofocus.

Cons:

  • too weak image quality on the edge of the frame at 18 mm focal length,
  • noticeable longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • significant distortion, visible in RAW files,
  • high vignetting in RAW files regardless of the focal length.

The Fujinon XF 18–55 mm f/2.8–4 OIS is a solid lens but, to tell you the truth, I really cannot decide whether it is only so much or that much. On the one hand it features a useful focal range, a sensibly fast aperture and it can generate sharp images in the frame centre. On the other hand in our test it didn’t correct any aberration in a perfect way, having several slip-ups in the meantime; perhaps they weren’t such a big flaws but still.


Please Support Us

The coronavirus crisis has been adversely affecting many businesses and, sad but true, ours is not an exception. Despite that difficult situation we would like to preserve continuity and high quality of publications available on all our websites. Still, we are now aware it might be impossible without additional financial help. That's why we would like to ask all those who visit, read, and care about Optyczne.pl, LensTip.com i Allbinos.com for support - it's enough you send us a small sum of money via PayPal. If a lot people decide to support our websites we think we'll stand a chance and survive next months without any lasting harm. We count on your support and understanding, stay safe and be healthy.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - advertisement - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

I would assess this lens much better if not for the results of the Sigma C 17-70 mm f/2.8-4.0 DC Macro OS HSM. The Sigma is undoubtedly more difficult to produce if only for its focal range, which is wider from both sides. What’s more, it also provides you a macro mode substitute. You also shouldn’t forget that the Sigma optics specialists had to correct both the distortion and the vignetting while their Fujinon counterparts shifted that task on to the software of the camera. Both the Sigma and the Fujinon are made in Japan but the Fujinon costs 1000 PLN more. Taking all these factors into account the Fujinon should have defeated the Sigma in all categories apart from the distortion and vignetting which it doesn’t correct by definition. Meanwhile it is just slightly better in one category: the correction of the lateral chromatic aberration

I don’t doubt that the Fujinon’s price tag of 2800 PLN is exaggerated (that much you have to pay for it if you buy it separately, not in a set with a camera). If that lens cost less than 2000 PLN its purchase would make sense. Currently it is the best if you buy it with a body, as, in that case, the extra charge you have to pay for the lens is 1500 PLN - definitely closer to its real value.


Sample shots

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 18 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/1800 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 6.5 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 55 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/500 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 3.82 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 34 mm, f/3.6, exp. 1/170 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 3.7 MB
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 55 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/150 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.12 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 36 mm, f/3.6, exp. 1/170 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 3.66 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 36 mm, f/5.0, exp. 1/125 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.67 MB
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 18 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/105 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.05 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 55 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/2900 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 3.7 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 36 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/480 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.22 MB
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 18 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/4000 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 5.23 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 18 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/2500 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 5.23 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 18 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/1000 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 5.66 MB
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 30 mm, f/3.6, exp. 1/1900 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 5.63 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 30 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/800 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 6.12 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 30 mm, f/8.0, exp. 1/400 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 6.24 MB
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 55 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/2700 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.73 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 55 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/1400 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.53 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 55 mm, f/8.0, exp. 1/680 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.74 MB
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 24 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/800 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 6.75 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 18 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/750 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 6.43 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 33 mm, f/8.0, exp. 1/550 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.89 MB
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 30 mm, f/11.0, exp. 1/340 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.89 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 30 mm, f/3.6, exp. 1/3300 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.97 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 55 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/2400 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.81 MB
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 18 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/1900 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.65 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 18 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/1000 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.75 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 28 mm, f/5.0, exp. 1/1300 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.91 MB
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 18 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/2000 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.01 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 55 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/320 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 3.24 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 55 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/2900 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 3.65 MB
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 OIS - Summary and sample shots
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 28 mm, f/3.2, exp. 1/3500 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.21 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 18 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/2700 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.29 MB
Camera: Fujifilm X-E1
Parameters: 18 mm, f/2.8, exp. 15 s, ISO 3200
File: JPEG, 4896×3264 pix, 4.37 MB



Next chapter