FUJIFILM XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens

FUJIFILM XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens

FUJIFILM XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens

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Product Highlights

  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-4 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Super EBC Coating
  • Linear Autofocus Motor
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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FUJIFILM XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Overview

  • 1Description

Mixing versatility, speed, and a sleek design, the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS from FUJIFILM is a flexible 27-84mm-equivalent standard zoom for X-mount mirrorless cameras. Its bright f/2.8-4 maximum aperture range suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also helps to keep the overall and size and weight of the lens down. In regard to optics, this zoom features three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element, which help to control spherical and chromatic aberrations in order to improve sharpness and clarity. A Super EBC coating also improves contrast and color neutrality by reducing flare and ghosting when working in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, benefitting use in a variety of situations, a linear motor delivers quick and quiet autofocus performance and a five stop-effective image stabilization system minimizes the appearance of camera shake.

Standard zoom is designed for APS-C-format Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras and offers a 27-84mm equivalent focal length range.
One extra-low dispersion element is used to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce high clarity and color fidelity throughout the zoom range.
Three aspherical elements control distortion and spherical aberrations, which helps to improve sharpness and realize more 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.
A linear motor autofocus system, coupled with an internal focusing design, delivers smooth, near-silent performance that is especially beneficial to video applications and when working in noise-sensitive areas.
Complemented by an enhanced gyro sensor and unique series of algorithms, the optical stabilization system minimizes the appearance of camera shake by up to four stops to enable sharper imaging when working with longer focal lengths or slower shutter speeds.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality to benefit the use of selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.
UPC: 074101017342
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FUJIFILM XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens
  • 58mm Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap for FUJIFILM X-Mount Lenses
  • Lens Hood
  • Cloth Wrap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    FUJIFILM XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Specs

    Focal Length 18 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 84mm)
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8 to 4
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount FUJIFILM X
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 79.1 to 28.4
    Maximum Magnification 0.08 to 0.15x
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" / 30 cm
    Optical Design 14 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Size 58 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.56 x 2.77" / 65 x 70.4 mm
    Weight 10.9 oz / 310 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 5.6 x 4.3"

    FUJIFILM XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Reviews

    XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 82.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing standard zoom! This lens is outstanding! Far better than the standard zooms from the bigger names in the camera game. Fujifilm may not have a lot of lens options (yet) for their X series but what they do have is very good. Distortion is very well controled. No light fall off to speak off. Sharp as a tack. IS and an f-stop range of f2.8-f4. all in a small, light yet well made package. Focusing is very accurate and more than fast enough for 99% of all shooters. Fujifilm seems to really listen and give shooters what they want. And everything in the X series from bodies to lenses is very well crafted. All in all, a great everyday lens!
    Date published: 2013-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best General Purpose Zoom Lens Ive Ever Owned I purchased this lens along with my Fuji X-T1 and used it for a photographic trip to NYC a couple of weeks later.  Ive been a photographer for over 50 years and this is the sharpest zoom lens Ive ever used, even surpassing some primes.  Image quality is excellent.  The metal construction,  aperture ring and smoothly damped zoom ring all add a pro feeling to this lens.  The aperture range exceeds a standard kit zoom and is very usable.  I dont think it is fair to call this a kit lens as it is far superior in all respects to any kit lens Ive ever used before and produces significantly higher image quality.  Highly recommended and very usable lens.  Fits the X-T bodies perfectly.
    Date published: 2018-12-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful 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! (See sunflower image below) My only complaint is probably a camera issue - the auto focus hunts too much in dim light. It also occasionally misses focus in bright light (though a quick refocus half-press usually gets it right). Overall - I am really impressed with this lens. For the full price, it's great. As a kit lens add on, it's a no brainer!
    Date published: 2014-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lens with OIS disabled I got this lens with a Fujifilm X-T1 body. I love the overall construction of the lens; it's solidly built. I also liked the aperture range, which is about a stop faster than most kit lenses. Just for fun, I compared this lens against my 24-70mm Nikkor. My first tests were disappointing; fine details were slightly mushy. However, I then disabled OIS, and got blown away. This lens rivals the 24-70mm for sharpness on a 16MP body. OIS is very good at low shutter speeds (think 1/100s or slower), but at least for me I see OIS degrading image quality when shutter speeds are faster than 1/125s. I understand why this lens has no aperture ring markings (variable aperture), but it would be nice to have some kind of reference marks. This lens is a tremendous performer for me so far.
    Date published: 2014-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY SHARP! This lens is VERY SHARP. One of the sharpest that I have ever used. The contrast is also very good. Reminds me of the Leica lenses that I have owned. It is Asperical but the bokeh is is still very nice but bear in mind that this is not he kind of lens where bokeh comes into play very often. It does take a nice portrait, but I prefer to use my fast Nikon's and Canon FD's with an adapter for that job. As a travl or event lens, you would be hard pressed to find one that is better. Also the OS or optical stabilization works AWESOME. Combined with this cameras high ISO capabilities I can get razor sharp pictures in just about any light. Also it is worth mentioning that distortions with this lens are EXTREMELY well controlled!
    Date published: 2013-03-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than expected 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.
    Date published: 2013-09-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile perfection I photograph the things in my life - my dogs, my garden, my friends and the rural countryside where I live. I have owned Nikons since the late 70's, and belonged to camera clubs, and even exhibited my work in shows. I have 3 Nikon DSLR's and many lenses, but they are heavy, and I am not getting any younger, so I bought The Fujifilm XT-1 with the 18-55f/2.8-4. I was seriously blown away by this lens! Faster than any other zoom I have had, as sharp as any prime lens I own, and on this body, the most spontaneous combo imaginable. Small, light, beautiful color rendition, beautiful bokeh wide open at 2.8, a macro perfect for the garden flowers and bugs, frogs and other small and beautiful critters. It could only be improved by a bit more range on both ends, but that would involve some compromises on size, weight, and aperture - compromizes I don't think I would be willing to make.
    Date published: 2014-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This lens is the reason I bought a Fuji I bought into the Fuji system because of this lens. I looked at Oly and didn't like their 16-50 lens too much as the manual zoom was 'chunky' since it was really built for video. With the Sony there was soooo much distortion. This lens is very sharp across the frame and the distortion is well controlled. For a walk-about kit with the X-E1, where you want to keep weight/size under control and are focused on stills & not video, this is truly excellent IMO. My only quibbles with this lens are in the specifications: I wish it went to 16mm on the wide end. Although it would be nice to go longer too, I don't think I would want the trade-offs in performance/size, but just a little wider would make this lens almost perfect. I shot nearly 2k pictures on vacation with this over 3 weeks and the pictures are everything I hoped for. Great sharpness & low distortion, plus quality construction is a big plus too. Shot this in light rain with no ill effects.
    Date published: 2013-09-04
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    Does anyone know which way the focus works on the ...

    Does anyone know which way the focus works on the XF lenses? Does it pull closer to the right like canon lenses or is it the opposite like Nikon, and some Sony lenses?
    Asked by: Patrick
    You rotate the lens' focusing ring to the left to reduce the focus distance, and rotate the focusing ring to the right to increase the focus distance out to infinity. However, you may go into the menu and go to BUTTON/DIAL SETTING > FOCUS RING to reverse the direction of rotation of the focus ring.
    Answered by: Manzell
    Date published: 2018-12-04


    Is this lens inner focus?
    Asked by: Weihong D.
    Yes. Lens remains same lenth, filter and hood do not spin when lens focuses. It does get longer when zoomed of course. Dandy lens by the way. Best kit lens ever.
    Answered by: Robert B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Has anyone used this lens with the LEE Seven5 Filter System? Any vignetting or reflection issues?
    Asked by: Timothy B.
    I have not used the LEE Seven5 Filter System but I have researched the LEE system. The Seven5 should work fine on the 18-55. Vignetting would only become a problem utilizing the 10-24mm F4 at the 10mm.
    Answered by: Robert M.
    Date published: 2018-12-13


    How to disable OIS
    Asked by: Anonymous
    There is a switch on the side of the lens that will let you turn the OIS on or off.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    What does the LM stand for?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    LM will stand for Linear Motor: The Linear Motor technology, which directly moves lens elements in the non-contact state, enables silent operation and excellent response.XF18-55mmF2.8-4R LM OIS and XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8R LM OIS incorporates the Linear Motor technology into the focusing unit and image stabilization unit to achieve high-speed and high-precision focusing as well as advanced image stabilization.With excellent energy efficiency, the technology demonstrates its strong benefit in video recording and other shooting conditions that involve constant lens movements. http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/xf_lens/about/linear_motor/
    Answered by: Chris L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Has anyone use this lens for portraits?
    Asked by: Barbara E.
    It works fine for portraits of people and of dogs.
    Answered by: Linda R.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does this lens have a distance scale so that setting hyperfocal distances is possible?
    Asked by: Edward M.
    No, typically only fixed focal length lenses show distance + aperture for setting hyper focal distance. You can get a rough approximation on rear display.
    Answered by: C K.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    This lense is much cheaper everywhere else. Whats ...

    This lense is much cheaper everywhere else. Whats the story?
    Asked by: David
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