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

bythom fujifilm 18-55m
  • Fujifilm X lens format (1.5x crop) 
  • 14 elements in 10 groups, 3 aspherical, 1 abnormal dispersion element
  • 28 to 79 degree angle of view (diag)
  • apertures from f/2.8 to f/22 at 18mm , 7-blade rounded diaphragm
  • optical image stabilization
  • 12" (0.30m) minimum focus (wide; 0.45m telephoto), autofocus, internal focus, 1:6.7 maximum magnification
  • 58mm filter size, lens hood supplied
  • 2.8" x 2.6" (70.4 x 65mm) long and diameter (collapsed) 
  • 11.6 ounces (310g)
  • available in black
  • Model number FXF1855, 16276479
  • US$700, includes wrapping cloth
  • Official launch September 6, 2012 (shipped in November 2012)

Notes: The 18-55 is odd in that it doesn't have a traditional aperture ring. It has a switch on the body to move between Aperture automated by the camera (essentially Program and Shutter-priority in the old-style controls with two dials with an A on them), and your controlling it with the ring. But the ring isn't click stopped, it's a continuous fly-by-wire aperture system, not a mechanically linked one (this, by the way, seems to indicate that Fujifilm might be tinkering with video products in the XF mount; the current cameras aren't good enough at video to require an infinite aperture size ability). 

Thom's Review of the 18-55mm

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