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Fujinon XF18mmF2 R
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- 18mm F2.0 Lens (27mm Equivalent)
- 8 Elements in 7 Groups (Inc. 2 Asph. Elements)
- Angle of view - 76.5 Degrees
- Filter Size 52mm
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|Aperture Control Design||Includes aperture ring|
|Compatible Mountings||Fujifilm X|
|Item Dimensions||2.56 x 2.56 x 1.61 inches|
|Item Display Weight||118 grams|
|Item Weight||0.26 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.18 m|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||18 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||18 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||8|
|Number of Groups||7|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 mm|
|Shipping Weight||2.15 pounds|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Fujifilm X||—||Fujifilm X||Fujifilm X||Fujifilm X||Fujifilm X|
|Item Dimensions||2.56 x 1.61 x 2.56 in||6.3 x 4.1 x 3.8 in||2.4 x 0.91 x 2.4 in||2.87 x 2.87 x 2.87 in||2.56 x 2.28 x 2.56 in||2.83 x 2.48 x 2.83 in|
|Item Weight||4.09 ounces||0.9 lb||2.75 ounces||0.83 lb||0.52 lb||0.66 lb|
|Lens Type||Prime lens||standard-prime||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||18 millimeters||35||27 millimeters||16 millimeters||14 millimeters||23 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||18 millimeters||35||27 millimeters||16 millimeters||14 millimeters||23 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 millimeters||—||39 millimeters||67 millimeters||58 millimeters||62 millimeters|
X-Pro1 18mm F2.0 Lens
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To confirm what other reviewers have said -- this is better that what some of the negative reviews on the web say. Yes, if you photograph a brick wall you can see some softness in the corners when not stopped down. You are less likely to see this with other subject matter. Actually I haven't seen anything so far that would concern me. Back in the film days I had an entry level Nikon with an E-series 28mm that I carried all over. ( That's the same angle of view as 18mm on an APS-C digital camera). Its a really nice combination for landscape as well as city streets.
I think that if you have Fuji's 14mm and /or 35mm you may be disappointed in comparison. Perhaps Fuji will eventually offer an 19mm F/1.4 that is twice the size and weight for 8-10 Benjamins. That would take care of those who feel neglected with the current product!
The only mild gripe is the effective but weird lens hood arrangement. You can use a lens cap of the hood but not both at the same time. (This is a little hard to describe why.) Fuji solves this with a rubbery lens hood cap. It works but its dorky.
For those who are old enough to have had a 35mm film SLR, 18mm in APS-C fills the same slot as 28mm did back in the day.
For those who are younger, once there were few if any zooms available and they were expensive. Instead one had a number og fixed focal length prime lenses. A standard and not atypical compliment would be 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 135mm. 50mm was "normal" while anything shorter was wide and anything longer telephoto. There were both longer and shorter focal lengths available but the got expensive pretty fast.
Now to the point back then I found 28mm difficult to utilize. It was wide enough to make people too small unless you got close enough to give them Jimmy Druante noses but not wide enough to get a truly dramatic wide angle perspective. I wasn't happy until I got enough scratch together for va 24mm. This 18mm presents to me the same difficulty as the old 28mm - but now I can look at the result right away in the LCD screen so I'm finding it easier to get the hang of composing with it. If you have similar trouble using it at first, I suggest you put it on your camera and not take if off for a week and 300-400 images (which ever takes longer) -- it will start to make sense with some experience.
Tack sharp in a wide central sweet spot wide open, excellent macro and microcontrast, fantastic color reproduction, small and light, with a wonderful manner of drawing... Every bit as good as some of the Leicas I own. What's the negative? Reviews are right about one thing--the corners are never as superlative as the center. The lens is clearly optimized for shooting people, not landscape. I imagine the forthcoming 14mm will suffice for the latter, and have edge to edge sharpness and a perfectly flat field.
Flatness of field, really, is the bugaboo of this lens. If you use center point AF and shoot wide open using a focus-and-recompose technique, I guarantee you will be disappointed. The XF 18/2 exhibits fairly pronounced field curvature, so much so that your subject will now be well out of focus. It's critical when shooting the 18 wide open to choose the focus point manually or use the "multi AF" mode which chooses the focus point for you.
With that in mind, get close to your subjects, open the aperture, mind the focus point, and enjoy the wonderful manner of drawing this lens provides. A real winner in capable hands!
Overall, the lens is sharp, though sharpest at the center with a definite falloff towards the edges. Most people won't notice this and I only do if I'm pixel peeping up close. I tend to shoot wide open and place my subject at the center so the fall off in sharpness often works with me. Again, at the edges, you'll see chromatic aberration (little purple halos) if the scene is backlit. There's some distortion with this lens however that's easily corrected in Lightroom using the Lens Correction panel (I use the setting for the Nikon 28mm).
The lens focuses consistently and fast. It's held up well the abuse that I give it. I don't baby camera or lens. The metal lens hood does a good job protecting the front lens element (though I use a filter to avoid scratches).
This lens isn't the best of the Fuji bunch, but that doesn't mean that it's not a capable performer. t've exhibited printed work from my Nikon D810 with the latest Nikon 28mm side by side with the XT1 with 18mm and I can't tell the difference. If you're looking for a super sharp, technically perfect wide angle lens, this isn't the lens. For that, I'd go with the 14mm. Of course, it's a stop slower and double the money. (If you're a landscape photographer, the 14mm is a better choice all the way around.)
Bottom line: Good lens for the money. Will work great for most people. If you're a pixel peeping snob, probably best to move on.