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Fujifilm-xf18-55mmf2-8-4-r.33615938
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Fujifilm XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R

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Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R

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Overall 8
8.0

Not a "Kit Lens"

Phantom Photog, B&H Photo
2 September 2014
  • Excerpt: 18-55mm is the lens many cameras come bundled with and it's usually not their best effort. Not the case here.This is a great lens. In fact I believe every lens Fujinon makes is a winner. They simply don't make 'budget' lenses. They may appear pricey compared to other manufacturers but if you compare them to lenses of the same quality, they are quite reasonable.I got this with an X-Pro1 just before leaving for three weeks in Asia.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Wonderful

Holly, B&H Photo
6 August 2014
  • Excerpt: This "kit" lens for the Fuji line of X mount cameras is anything but a kit lens. The quality of images it produces on my XE1 are amazing. I rarely have to do much in post on these shots. Contrast is great. Sharpness is great. Colors are usually right on the money. I can handhold this camera with the optical image stabilization (OIS) turned on and get tack sharp images at 1/27th of a second!
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, TACK SHARP
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp Lens in a Small Package

OldBiker, B&H Photo
24 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this lens on the X-E1 for general photography. The whole package is much lighter than my Canon 7D and produces results that are equal or better.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

I was avoiding zoom lenses

Adorama
10 June 2014
  • Excerpt: ...but...I kept looking at the 18 to 55 focal length for an all-around lens... the f/2.8 -4 aperture is a little faster than many other-brand kit lenses. This is a solid performer... Feels good to handle.. Images are great. I use this with the x-T1 and keep the setup on auto ISO. There is almost always enough light to get good images.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Great glass for a zoom

Dan at Vigorotaku, Adorama
3 June 2014
  • Excerpt: It is best used in decent light. When the light gets lower I would go with the 56 1.2 or another prime.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Good General-purpose lens

rjuna18tr, Ebay
10 May 2014
  • Summary: I'm more of a prime lens shooter but this is great for when traveling with one lens to cover slightly wide to normal views; well made,responsive, solid design works fine on X-E1. Would like to see Fuji come out with a wider range ie: 14 -85+ and with click stops.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not your garden variety kit lens

Jazzyag, Adorama
22 April 2014
  • Excerpt: The Fujifilm xf 18-55mm is an excellent all purpose lens. This lens covers the range from medium wideangle to short telephoto. With a maximum apeture of f2.8 it is bright, very sharp, and exhibits excellent build quality. I use the lens on my Fufi X Pro 1 and X T1 with outstanding results. The autofocus with this lens is fast and accurate on both cameras, but extremely fast on the X T 1.
  • Pros: Exellent Build Quality, Sharp
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Overall 8
8.0

Better than expected

Dave R, B&H Photo
21 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this lens for most of my photography, I also have the 18, 35 and 60mm lenses. I use those lens when I want faster speed or the best resolution I can get but the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Zoom is sharper than I thought it would be. Solid build, smooth action, small and light weight. This lens is as good as my Canon zoom lenses. Wish it had f. stops on the lens like the others but I do understand being a non fixed aperture lens prevents this feature.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Useful

LeicaMike, B&H Photo
17 September 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens is used on an X-pro 1 body as the single, carry along lens for photojournalism, technical, and scenic photography. It works seamlessly with the camera and has good definition and is well made. Using the manual f-stop and focus requires more turns, and thus more effort, than a lens for a Leica rangefinder.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp Lens, Good OIS

Lance M, B&H Photo
9 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Good sharp lens, max aperture beats most kit zooms, OIS works fine. Not as good as the fuji primes, and it is just about as big as an SLR lens, so no real size improvement for going mirrorless. AF adequate, certainly not excellent, but that is the deal with the fuji x camera's, at least for now.
  • Pros: Easy To Use
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