XF18-55mm photozone review


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photozone published his technical review of the XF18-55 zoom lens (read it here).

The Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS may be the hottest reason to enter the Fuji system. It is amazingly sharp throughout the zoom and relevant aperture range. The amount of lateral CAs is generally quite low with the exception of 55mm @ f/4. The Fujinon is not without flaws, of course. Technically it suffers from a high barrel distortion at 18mm and the vignetting is a bit too high at max. aperture. However, these aspects are taken care of either by the camera itself or external RAW converters so you don’t need to worry from a user perspective. The quality of the bokeh (out-of-focus) blur is pretty good for a standard zoom lens but it cannot rival the best prime lenses, of courseIn a nutshell – you can’t go wrong with the Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS

This was just a part of photozone’s verdict about the 18-55 zoom lens. Click here to read the whole review.


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  • autoy

    That’s actually very good considering that Photozone reviews tend to be very conservative. Resolution and sharpness are stellar for this kind of lens.

  • http://andreinicoara.com Andrei

    This is great news. I just received my copy of the lens, and it is nice to have “official” confirmation that it was a smart buy. Indeed the feeling of the lens is top grade, and subjectively the optical quality is very very good.
    However, knowing Photozone and their dislike for software corrected lenses brings a nice stamp of approval for the Fujinon 18-55.

  • http://www.piter.ch/lomonossow2012/lomonossow2012.htm Matthias

    I’m a little bit concerned about the problems about the centering of the lens. I mean, that can happen, but if it’s the second of 5 tested Fuji lenses at Photozone then it makes me really a little bit concerned…..