Packing a bag full of lenses, and losing shots, is not just frustrating. It’s unnecessary. The Fujinon XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Zoom Lens-International Version delivers sharp handheld image, ease, and versatility at just $365.
There are significant reasons why this versatile multi-focal lens is the top choice of pros and amateurs wanting professional quality. The lightweight metal body has a great feel in your hand, and when used on Fuji’s cameras it delivers super sharp images without distortion and light falloff.
This XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS zoom has a range of 27mm wide-angle to 84mm telephoto, quickly providing you the range you need. Its’ quick linear motor-driven autofocus and image stabilization at four stops delivers even in difficult situations. Well damped focusing and zoom rings mean that fine adjustments are easily made.
Thanks to the quality optical image stabilization, handheld images are possible at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than other lenses without it. It matches up for use with polarizing and graduated filters because of its’ internal focusing and non-rotating 58mm filter thread. The plastic petal-shaped hood fits the front of the lens via a bayonet fitting.
The lenses are optimized for sharpness in the center, with softer corners and edges at wide apertures. But there really is no doubt this lens will deliver super-sharp edge-to-edge images at all settings, because its’ in-camera correction is incredible.
Distortion is completely invisible, except for moderate to minor pincushion distortion at 23mm, no lateral color fringes or Light falloff which is probably fixed with software in the camera, and ghosting can be controlled with the hood.
Bokeh is great for a kit lens, though you may encounter some rings in your bokeh balls.
Vignetting is pretty significant when wide open and even closed down one stop, and aberrations exist but are controlled quite well.
Capable of producing decent sunstars (14-pointed) thanks to the rounded 7-blade diaphragm.
- Fast and quiet autofocusing and zooming
- Fits any Fuji x system
- Great edge-to-edge sharpness
- Low distortion
- Effective Optical Stabilizer
- Lightweight – only 310g
- Metal Construction
- International Version may be boxed differently than U.S. version
- No Warranty
- No numbers on Aperture ring
- Not weather-sealed
- Plastic hood
- Not great for extreme up close
Whether travelling, or at a wedding, there’s one quality solution for your Fujifilm interchangeable lens camera. You can confidently take quality photos, and video, in a wide range of conditions with one versatile Fujinon lenses. The practical, superbly built Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS has earned its’ high ratings and reviews because it delivers professional results at a great price.Check Price on Amazon