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FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Lens with UV Filter Kit

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FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Lens with UV Filter Kit
Key Features
  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
Complementing the lens itself, the FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the wide-angle prime with a 52mm UV filter.
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FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Overview

Complementing the lens itself, the FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the wide-angle prime with a 52mm UV filter.

FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Lens

Distinguished by its slender form factor, the FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R is a wide-angle 27mm-equivalent prime featuring a bright f/2 maximum aperture. The compact size and general wide field of view make this lens well-suited to everyday shooting, as well as for landscapes and street photography. The optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements, which reduce distortion and spherical aberrations in order to realize greater sharpness and accurate rendering. A Super EBC coating is also featured, which reduces flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy.

Prime wide-angle lens is designed for APS-C-format FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 27mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field.
Pancake form factor measures less than 1.6"-thick for an ultra-portable, versatile design.
Two aspherical elements limit distortion and spherical aberration in order to realize greater sharpness and accurate rendering.
Super EBC coating has been applied to individual elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 074101014051

Sunpak 52mm UV and Circular Polarizer Filter Kit

This Sunpak 52mm Filter Kit includes a 52mm UV Filter and a 52mm Circular Polarizer Filter. Each filter in this kit fits a lens with 52mm front filter threads and can provide one of two enhancements to your imagery. Additionally, these filters are constructed from optical glass within an aluminum-alloy frame, which protect the front element of a lens from scratches, bumps, or impacts. A filter case that can accommodate both filters is included for storage and transport.

The Sunpak 52mm UV Filter is a general use, clear filter designed to absorb ultraviolet light and reduce the bluish cast of daylight. Aside from the reduction of unwanted blue casts, no additional coloration or contrast is created, and adjustments to exposure are not required while using this filter.

This UV filter is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses at all times. Such filters help to reduce dust and moisture from reaching your front lens element and provide additional protection in case of drops or situations where scratching could occur.

The Sunpak 52mm Circular Polarizer Filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. The light from the sun naturally becomes partially polarized due to reflecting off electrons in air molecules, causing the light to scatter into what appears as haze. A polarizing filter arranges, and filters, this directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of this light. This results in a noticeable reduction of glare and reflections from non-metallic surfaces and an increase in the saturation of skies and foliage.

A circular polarizer only differs from a linear polarizer in that it contains a quarter wave plane in addition to the linear polarizing filter. The addition of this quarter wave plane is to circularly polarize the linearly polarized light for the use of auto focus and exposure functions. Due to how the light is broken down and filtered with a linear polarizer, auto focus and exposure accuracy become skewed during use. When the light becomes circularly polarized, it permits the use of these functions.

The Sunpak 52mm UV Filter and Sunpak 52mm Circular Polarizer Filter are both non-coated and are constructed from optical glass for clarity and color fidelity. Additionally, they each feature an aluminum-alloy filter ring for durability while remaining lightweight.

Sunpak 52mm UV Filter

  • Absorbs UV light and reduces bluish cast of daylight
  • Does not require adjustments to exposure while in use
  • Creates no additional coloration or contrast
  • Non-coated
  • General protection filter reduces dust, moisture, and scratches from reaching lens elements

Sunpak 52mm Circular Polarizer Filter

  • Helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface
  • Polarizing filters arrange, and filter, directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of the light
  • Clears up haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors
  • Strongest effect when used at a 90° angle from the sun
  • Circular polarizers are ideal for use with digital cameras and autofocus lenses where a linear polarizer will often disrupt auto exposure and focus features
  • Non-coated
  • 2x filter factor reduces exposure by 1 stop
UPC: 090729609844

FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Lens Specs

Focal Length18mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountFUJIFILM X
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View76.5°
Minimum Focus Distance7.09" / 18 cm
Maximum Magnification0.14x
Optical Design8 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.54 x 1.6" / 64.5 x 40.6 mm
Weight4.09 oz / 116 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.6 x 4.3 x 3.8"

Sunpak 52mm UV and Circular Polarizer Filter Kit Specs

TypeUV Filter: UV/Haze
Circular Polarizing Filter: Circular Polarizer
SizeUV Filter: 52 mm
Circular Polarizing Filter:52 mm
Filter FactorUV Filter: 1 (0 stop)
Circular Polarizing Filter: 2 (1 stop)
Multi-CoatedUV Filter: No
Circular Polarizing Filter: No
EffectUV Filter: Absorbs UV rays and reduces bluish cast from daylight
Circular Polarizing Filter: Eliminates reflections and haze and improves color and tonal saturation
ConstructionOptical glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size52 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.65 x 4.65 x 0.8"

FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Reviews

Not bad, actually...

By Jared
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-23

Far better to shoot than the reviews would lead you to believe. Very usable focal length. Perfect size for an XPro or X-E street rig. Is it soft at f/2? Yes. Does its price exceed its aesthetic qualities? A bit, yeah. Is it fun to take out and shoot? Absolutely. Hey, plus it's the same focal length as the Leica Q family. Good way to see if you really want to upgrade...

I wanted to like this lens.  I really did.

By Matthew
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-28

I could live on only a 28mm equivalent prime and often do, especially on my Ricoh GR and Ricoh GR3 (both of which I still highly recommend). So it seemed to make a lot of sense to pick up this lens up for my Fuji XT2, especially given its size and weight. But it just never delivered the images I was looking for - I found this Fuji 18mm to lack sufficient contrast and sharpness wide open, and when stopping down, things didn't improve enough to make the lens worth holding on to. Autofocus on this lens never quite had the hit rate that I was looking for either. I eventually sold this lens off and wouldn't buy it again. Fuji - if you're listening, this 18mm is overdue for a significant redesign!

You have to have it

By B
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-27

I've been shooting with Fuji for almost 4 years and I can't believe I haven't bought this lens earlier. This thing is super compact, really light and the focal length perfectly suits my style of photography. Two thumbs up!

Very good lens!

By Phil
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-11

I was impressed with Fuji lenses many years ago when doing large format work. I have purchased several of their cameras and a few primes in the last few years and am very pleased! After a period of cogent research I found more than enough positive information to purchase this lens. I am quite pleased with the results so far.

disappointed

By Kathleen
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-05

I wasn't disappointed by the lens' ability. Loved its low profile and how compact it was. Made it easy to bring anywhere. But I only purchased it in oct 2017 and recently started to get lens error, even though I have never dropped or bumped the lens or camera. Tried cleaning the contacts, resetting camera, etc. but to no avail. And since the limited warranty is over, I have to figure if it's worth getting it fixed.

Excellent Wide Angle

By Gerard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-10

Build quality is excellent, my copy is Made in Japan.  produces more of a vintage style look IMO. And for me that is a good thing.  Works especially well in B&W.  Lots of micro-contrast.  Its designed more for character than clinical precision, which could be a turn off for some.

Fujifilm wide angle pancake lens - TERRIFIC!

By Jay
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-14

This is a great lens for street use, travel, or when you do not want to carry a large and heavy lens around your neck. Has focus and aperture rings on lens barrel, which I like.

Favorite Street Photography Lens

By dilven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-20

I love this lens. I have it on my FUJI XT-1 body. It's quite small, light, covers a classic wide field of view, gathers a heck of a lot of light, and focuses close enough for most shots you want to capture with a 28mm equivalent lens. I keep it in my purse for day trips and street photography. It is the first fuji lens I purchased and abs adore it. I highly recommend if you are looking for a small/versatile lens. Many say that this Fuji lens is an attempt to copy the LEICA SUMMICRON-M 28mm f/2 for the Fuji X-Pro1 system. The LEICA lens is a bit better, but costs almost ten times as much — and the LEICA lens is never in stock. The manual-focus ring works poorly, but who cares: the camera provides immediate manual focus, complete with magnification, with one tap of a button, as well as complete autofocus. Be sure to keep the lens firmware updated to improve the functionality and features of your 18mm. It can provide fixes to any performance issues that may occur. With the ever-changing advances in technology, a firmware update also helps a device remain competitive with newer models. Hope my review helps!

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Is this lens still made in Japan? I see both ...

Is this lens still made in Japan? I see both Japan and Korea in earlier responses.
Asked by: Henry
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Date published: 2020-02-04

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Date published: 2021-12-02

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Will this lens fit/work well on the Fuji EX2S camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
I cannot answer -- I use it on an XT-1.
Answered by: Wharton W.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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is it possible to use this lens ( Fujifilm 18mm f/2.0 XF R Lens ) on aps-c based Nikon camera , and if there is adapter for that ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Nope. distance from flange to focal plane already shorter than Nikon, so no adapter is possible. use Nikon's excellent 35/1.8 on their APS-C cameras.
Answered by: Tom B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does this lens (referring to physical length / size) cause any shadows to be cast in the final picture when using the built in flash on the XT-10?
Asked by: Mike Thomas M.
I have a XT-10 and that lens. I haven't noticed any shadow and I have used the camera and the built in flash quite often. Regards.
Answered by: Gabriel P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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If this lens manual and autofocus?
Asked by: Anonymous
This lens allows for both manual and auto focus. It also has an aperture ring with an auto setting as well.
Answered by: david f.
Date published: 2019-05-21

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What country is this lens made in?
Asked by: Tim
My copy was also made in Japan.
Answered by: Paul M.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Would this lens work to take children's indoor sports shots? Would it fit on a Fuji S8500?
Asked by: Anonymous
this lens I believe is designed for ther Fuji XT series so you may want to check first. It is an excellent lens for the money though.
Answered by: JAMIE F.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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