Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with X Mount
What type of photography is the Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Aperture Ring
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Fast Aperture at Wide end
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
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| No Weather Sealing
| Lens Extents while zooming
| Variable Aperture
Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS is compatible with cameras that have a Fujifilm X lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Fujifilm X lenses are Fujifilm X-S20, Fujifilm X-T5 and Fujifilm X-H2.
Fujifilm X-S20 with the Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens
Fujifilm X-T5 with the Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens
Fujifilm X-H2 with the Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS has a maximum diameter of 65mm and total length of 70mm when not extended. It weighs 310g / 10.9 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS and Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR (Fujifilm X mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS has a filter thread of 58mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS:
Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS has a focal range of 18-55mm and 3.1X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 27-82.5mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.15x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.4m. 0.15x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type Fujifilm X mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f2.8 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 18mm, and a max aperture of f4 and minimum aperture of f22 at 55mm .
Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS's optical formula consists of 14 elements in 10 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 3 aspherical elements
- 1 extra low dispersion element
Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
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