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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18–55mm F2.8–4 R LM OIS Lens

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18–55mm F2.8–4 R LM OIS Lens

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changed my mind. I have an event next week. Not going to wait til middle of Nov.
Well now the XT2 and Xpro2 have dropped in price. So its getting ever harder for me to not buy this lens and one of those cameras. The kit price with this lens and a camera is still $50 more than if bought here.
This is actually one of the best kit lenses in any camera. I sold mine years ago and just bought one again recently. lol
This "kit" lens is selling for 599.00 now at other online retailers and, if you plan to get an X-T20 with thua lens, then the combined price is about the same (or less) than buying this lens separately and then buying the X-T20 body separately. It's a wash in those two situations.
townsend
Are you sure? This is the f2.8. comparing kit lens is F3.5. The bundle online is 1049 as I remembered.
Bought this lens with my X-T20 and it does do a decent job. Don't expect to have crazy bokeh for portraiture, because at the 55mm end of the lens you are capped at f/4. At a standard portrait shooting distance of 6~8', this gives you roughly 5-10 inches of focus, with the background being moderately blurry, but not quite as satisfying as just shooting on a prime that can get wide open.
All that being said, it focuses pretty fast, is sharp, and has decent OIS capabilities for shooting on the upper end. If you don't have on in the kit, I'd recommend picking it up just to have something there as a stopgap between your standard sizes.
I assume this is a new round, and the comments from 22 weeks or even a year ago are previous rounds that shipped a long time ago?
Planning on buying an X-Pro2 soon. This is a very good discount for this lens. I generally favor primes, but at this price?
Calaverasgrande
I told myself ‘no zooms, only primes this time’ when I switched to Fuji. So glad all the stellar reviews of this lens convinced me otherwise. It’s great.
I have an X-E3, so my only comment is that it is relatively big for such a compact body (similar to the pro 2).
OMG I can't wait!
Kind of a weird choice for a drop, but an amazing lens. OIS is great for video & at 2.8 it’s still very sharp. Kit lenses are usually meh to ok, but this is dope.
I have this and the 27mm already, so I’m covered - would love to see some primes - maybe the weather sealed 2.0’s in 35 & 50mm? Or the even faster primes (but somehow I suspect that’s unlikely)
I own this lens and it is my daily shooter. I love it and have never had an issue with it. I can attest to the weather sealed nature of it as well. I use this lens to do promo videos for a constructions company and have to get up on near all the sawdust/action and I have never had any flakes issue from it. Used it in the rain (full Washington down pour) no problem at all. Here just a sample image (no edits just right out of the camera with some of the film simulation).
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this image was actually on the xt-1 but I have since upgraded to the xt-2.
jessewestwood
Not to rain on this post (pun intended), but the XF18-55mm is not weather resistant. Weather-resistant lenses from Fuji have the 'WR' denomination. The X-T1 and other high-end bodies (X-T2, X-T3, X-Pro2, etc) are indeed WR on their own. But the full system depends on your lens as well. The list of denominations and their meaning from Fujifilm (shamelessly taken from Alik Griffin's blog): OIS – Optical Image Stabilization XF – Fuji’s X series lens mount. For the X cameras R – Stands for ring. It means the lens is equipped with an aperture ring WR – Weather Resistant LM – Linear Motor, rapid movement and silent focus APD – Stands for Apodization. Will produce even fall-off on your out of focus highlights. Makes better Bokeh
And as you state, most people agree the quality of this lens is far above other brands' kit lenses.
Hello team Massdrop. Do you have some news about the product shipment?
Why would you sell the common kit lens here? Most of the Fuji owners already have one, that came with their camera? A deal on the XF 16-55, or the XF 56 would be very interesting! But also super-unlikely I guess ;)
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True. Which ones do you have / can you recommend? I only have the XF18-55 and the XF35 f2. So I'm planning to get the XF56 for portraits and maybe the XF16 or the XF16-55 for wider stuff.
harryxo
I actually only just got into the Fuji system very recently from Nikon (in fact, I still have all my Nikon stuff [holding out on selling for news on their mirrorless - if it's decent, I might want to stick around]). For now, all I have is the 18-55 and the 23 f2. I've been so impressed with the 18-55, I haven't had a need to really buy more quite yet (just have the 23 for the weather sealing). I have rented a few Fuji lenses on-and-off, though (it's free here in NYC if you swing by the Fuji store).
If I stick with Fuji only, I'll probably pick up the 56 1.2, the 55-200, and maybe the 10-24 if I decide I don't want to adapt my wide angle Nikon lenses. I also may end up grabbing the 35 1.4, since they tend to go pretty cheap on the used market. I doubt I'll go with the 16-55, since it's so big (part of the reason I ended up moving away from Nikon in the first place).
Good price. I would have bought one if I didn't notice 3 dead pixels on my 1.5-yr old XE2.
Still waiting on a deal on a Fuji XF prime lens. Like others have said, this one is the most common kit lens out there.
wsm1
Try open boxes. Onecall and adorama occassionally has them. Onecall's receipt won't reflect that so you can still have full warranty.
This is easily one the best APS-C 18-55 "kit" lenses out there. The F2.8-4 aperture over the typical F3.5-5.6 is noticeable. I'd say it's almost a must have for Fuji-X unless you have the better constant F2.8 lens.
I had one, sold it used for almost this price. I committed to Fuji viewfinder (XPro 2) for the benefits of rangefinder street shooting, the only Fuji zooms I have now are the ultra wide and one of the long zooms. Had an XT-1, didn't care for it much (versus my Nikon D800e or GX-8... the XT-1 was a tweener bettered on each side...) My only gripe about this lens was that the vignetting was high enough that the automatic in-camera fixes meant significantly increased noise in the corners compared to the center. Based on the performance I'm seeing now with the XPro 2 and with an XT-2, that corner vignetting adjustment is probably not an issue until you get to really high ISO.
This lens was superbly sharp, and had that Fuji look. (All my large format lenses are Fuji lenses... they are superbly sharp and give a dimensional look to images that I don't get with other lenses. Fuji's X series lenses continue the tradition.) Thinking I may buy one of these now for my XT-1... Fuji's zooms focus closer at their longest focal length than their equivalent prime. I'm shooting baby pix, and that matters now.
EdinNJ
I think you are right about the vignetting issue being corrected. I have been shooting with this lens for several months with my X-T20 and have not had a problem. This is a great lens at this price and much nicer than your typical "kit" lens. In fact, it seems a little wrong to even describe it as a kit lens even though they have the more expensive (and heavier) constant 2.8 zoom of about the same length.
Anyone knows what "super EBC" written on the lens stands for? I got mine 3 years back as a kit with my XT1 and don't remember seing this written on mine? Is this a newer release with additional features, or just an additional printing?
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Aleskb
I think there was a switch in the 18-55 manufacturing at some point. They were previously made in Japan and later moved to the Philippines. There's some discussion over at DPReview's Fuji forum as to what effect that has on overall IQ, if any, but I don't think there has been any conclusion made (so basically, no significant difference). Not sure if that applies to the Super EBC thing or not!
1771711
Thanks for this info. I don't think I would be interested in flipping mine unless there was a really significant difference in IQ, and even so, would probably rather spend my money on an additional fix lens (so far only have the 50mm F2.0, so plenty others to go!) than on flipping a zoom I'm already truly satisfied with ;) But I'm happy reading you that I don't seem to have to make that choice!
As said below, this is a must have if you have a Fuji mirrorless. the combination of image quality, compact size and weight, OIS and versatile focal range is unbeatable.
Mezz
Yeah had forgotten to mention the great and extremely useful OIS! Dearly missed on my 50 mm 2.0
Awesome zoom lens, in fact the first zoom lens I have ever truly enjoyed and that doesn't make me always want to put my fix lenses back instead. Superb image quality out of the box even in jpeg (the Fuji magic!), feels very sturdy in the hand, lovely ring to adjust the aperture. The 369 price is excellent, would definitely recommend this drop if you didn't get the lens as a kit with your camera body yet, or if you have but broke or lost it. I'll never have enough love for Fuji and its cameras, which made me forget about my previous deary Nikon 3 years ago!
Only problem with this drop is most Fuji camera owners probably already have this lens because it comes with the camera
Unlike most other camera "kit" lenses, Fuji's 18-55 is very good. I actually still use mine on my X-T2 and am content enough with it not to really want more lenses. It is very sharp stopped down a little (wide open is sharp too, but not as sharp as the 16-55 2.8) and bright enough for general use/travel. Not too large, either, although definitely bigger than the F2 lenses. Unlike Nikon/Canon/Sony/etc. kit lenses, this 18-55 is one you'll end up keeping around and using (unless you prefer the much bigger and non-stabilized 16-55: far superior optics, but at the expense of weight and size).
$370 is a good deal for this lens, assuming you prefer buying new and not used. You can find them used on forums at around $250-$300, depending on condition (but they tend to go fast). New are closer to $600, which I think is too much for this lens.
Highly recommended if you want a general purpose zoom lens for Fuji.
Am I right in thinking that this isn't a weather resistant lens?
andy_anguiano
Nope, it's not rain sealed. But a good kit lens, and a decent price as well.
andy_anguiano
It officially isn't but in my experience, it has immunity on trivial water intrusion like rain.
this is great but it's a kit lens that is usually included with the XT2. $369 is a decent price.