FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Lens

FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Lens

FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Lens

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Product Highlights

  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Super EBC Coating
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Overview

  • 1Description

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
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FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap for FUJIFILM X-Mount Lenses
  • Lens Hood For Fujinon XF 18mm F/2 R Lens
  • Lens Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Specs

    Focal Length 18mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27mm)
    Maximum Aperture f/2
    Minimum Aperture f/16
    Lens Mount FUJIFILM X
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 76.5
    Maximum Magnification 0.14x
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.09" / 18 cm
    Optical Design 8 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 52 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.54 x 1.60" / 64.5 x 40.6 mm
    Weight 4.1 oz / 116 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 4.3 x 3.8"

    FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/2 R Reviews

    XF 18mm f/2 R Lens is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 57.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and Wide I want to compare this lens to the 27mm pancake lens, not because of its focal qualities, but because of its size. It's just a little larger than the 27mm, but it's a much, much, nicer lens. The aperture ring is nice and stiff, but I don't care for how the grip of the ring does not extend all the way around the barrel. I suppose Fujifilm had to design it this way to make room for the engraved aperture markings. Focusing is quiet and the focus ring is smooth when in manual mode. There is little to no light fall-off at the edges, and very little distortion, which is really nice for architectural and landscape shots.
    Date published: 2015-11-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Little Lens I'm using this as the normal lens for my Fuji X-E2. It is very small and compact and reliably focuses quickly. I like the fact that I can maintain a low profile while shooting in very public places like street markets, outdoor festivals etc. A great focal length for street photography and it is fast enough at f2.0 to use in artificial light. I really like the engraved f-stop numbers on the aperture ring. Being a long time manual film camera guy, I like the fact that as I'm bringing the camera up to face level to shoot, just a quick glance at the top of the camera gives me the current aperture and shutter speed settings. My only reservation is that it does not have image stabilization. but with this short focal length, I can do without.
    Date published: 2015-07-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Happy Street Shooter I recently aquired the 18 f2 XF R lens from Fujinon. Focus speeds are fast and usually dead on even in lower lighting conditions. JPEG images are very good with very little noticeable image quality decline at the far far edges. I real life, very little to worry about stopped slightly down. Raw conversion with PS CS6 is much better than expected. No visible distortion, PS has done a good job with the software correction of the lens distortion. You should have little or no problems with ACR conversion. If you have the 35 f1.4 and find it is a little too narrow, this is a good lens to have and better than the 17mm Tokina 3.5 Nikon mount I have been using before getting this lens.
    Date published: 2012-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite lens I'd never tried the "28mm" focal length before, even though I've been photographing for over 40 years.? 28mm is the favored focal length for street shooters and I always wondered why.? I've been recently feeling that 35mm is a bit long for me, so wanted something a little wider.? I also own the Fuji 14mm, but that's been a little bit too wide for me.? So I bought the 18mm and it's rarely left my camera (X-Pro2) since I received the lens.? Just yesterday I photographed the local march, and it was the perfect lens for that.
    Date published: 2018-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast, compact and sharp Granted most wide angle lens today are compact, but for the speed and size this one is hard to beat. They could have made this slightly faster but it has a shallow depth of field that is great for my purposes. The images are very rectilinear and nearly sharp corner to corner. The Bokeh is rich looking and the softness for digital is remarkable. The metal construction is nice in this day of plastics and the weight is not as heavy as would be expected. Great portability and the f-stop indent every third stop is very refined. Advice, get a filter to protect the lens; you may ditch the hood as it could get in your way but it does offer a firm hand and will keep your fingers out of view.
    Date published: 2012-05-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than its reputation This has probably been my most used lens over the last year or so. One important reason is the classic wide angle focal length of 18mm (27mm), which is my preference in many situations. For me the compact size and light weight counts as well. The 23mm is no doubt optically superior to this lens, but you pay for it in size and weight. Anyway, if this is the worst Fujifilm could come up with optically in a prime lens, it says a lot about the overall quality of their lineup.
    Date published: 2014-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp with very little distortion Love this lens,but...the design of the hood and lens cap is the worst I have seen. the cap that fits on the hood constantly falls off and you must remove the hood to take the lens cap on or off. Pain in the butt, but the lens quality is so good I will live with it until I find a quality hood/lens cap replacement.
    Date published: 2013-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This should have been the first lens I bought. I just received this lens and I must say that I am very impressed with everything about it. In spite of its all metal construction, it is incredibly light. The fit and finish is nothing less than I have come to expect from Fuji in general; excellent. When I mounted the lens on my XPro 1 and pressed the shutter release button, the lens responded and acquired focus immediately. The images delivered by this lens are tack sharp and the color is spot-on. The booked is smooth and pleasing to the eye. There is also just the right amount of wide angle distortion for close-ups and street photography. This is a lens that forces you to get in a little closer than you might be comfortable but the results are well worth the effort! there is only one improvement that might be considered, it would to change the shape and size of the aperture ring for us photogs who are blessed with big hands. All in all, this is an excellent piece of gear and definitely a keeper.
    Date published: 2015-11-22
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    question

    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

    question

    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

    question

    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 can't answer that question from experience since I don't own an XT-!0, but I do own the lens. It is so short that I'm confident it would not even on closeups.
    Answered by: Jimmy B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    If this lens manual and autofocus?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Both auto and manual
    Answered by: BRENDAN B.
    Date published: 2019-05-21

    question

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

    question

    Would this lens work to take children's indoor sports shots? Would it fit on a Fuji S8500?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This lens fits only on X series cameras from Fuji, so it wouldn't work for the camera you suggest. It's also too wide for sports, it's the equivalent of a 28mm lens. You need to go longer for sports, something around an 85mm equivalent.
    Answered by: david b.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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