Fujifilm XF 18mm (27mm) F/2.0 Lens
Designed specifically to work with the Fujifilm X series of interchangeable lens cameras with APS-C sensors, this Fujifilm XF 18mm (27mm) F/2.0 Lens is both lightweight, and compact. A wide-angle "pancake" lens, it is equivalent to 27mm in 35mm format. With a fast and bright f/2.0 maximum aperture it makes shooting in very low light possible, and provides pleasing bokeh with its 7-blade aperture design, making it ideal for street photography, landscapes, and interiors. The rear element of the lens is placed as close as possible to the sensor, minimizing back focus distance appreciably. The final lens element is also positioned as close to the sensor as possible, makes the incidence angle of the light reaching the sensor smaller, reducing vignette and color shading, while also helping keep the lens's overall size small. This lens has a maximum magnification of 0.14x, and offers more precise exposures with the 1/3-stop click stops aperture ring. Sold in new condition only, with free shipping, enhance your photography with the Fujifilm XF 18mm (27mm) F/2.0 Lens!
From the Manufacturer
The Fujifilm XF 18mm (27mm) F/2.0 Lens is specifically designed for the Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera with an APS-C sensor, this Fujifilm 18mm f/2.0 XF R Lens is a lightweight, compact wide-angle "pancake" lens equivalent to 27mm in 35mm format. Using glass-mold aspheric lenses at the 5th and 7th elements, is effective to in increasing the maximum aperture (5th element) and reducing the overall thickness of the lens (7th element). The final element, positioned as closely to the sensor as possible, makes the incidence angle of light reaching the sensor smaller and reduces vignetting and color shading, while helping to keep the lens's overall size small.
The very fast, bright f/2.0 maximum aperture makes shooting in very low light possible and provides pleasing bokeh (the out-of-focus portion of a photo) with its 7-blade aperture design. This is a terrific lens for street photography, landscapes and interiors. To take advantage of the X-Pro1's mirrorless design, the rear element of the lens is as close as possible to the sensor, minimizing the back focus distance appreciably.
The lens construction includes a metal barrel, Super EVC coating for improved optical performance and it delivers improved center-to-edge resolution and brightness free from chromatic aberration. The final lens element, positioned as close to the sensor as possible, makes the incidence angle of the light reaching the sensor smaller and thus reduces vignetting and color shading, while helping to keepthe lens's overall size small. This lens has a maximum magnification of 0.14x and the aperture ring has 1/3-stop click stops for more precise exposures.
One reason why the Fujifilm 18mm F/2 Mirrorless is popular is because of its Lightweight
Reviewed by 4 customers
I love this lens. Since I bought the Xe2, I've had experience using several lenses on it (18-55mm, 55-200mm, 27mm and a bunch of lenses from other companies including the voigtlander 15mm). I'm sure that for pro work the 14mm and 23mm are unbeatable. That being said, it's the 18mm that stays on my camera almost all the time. It's almost as small as the pancake 27mm and it works perfectly for every shooting and really shines indoors. I never use flash and this lens is always taking great pictures. You can even get decent bokeh if you stand close to your subject. Because it's so small I end taking my fuji with me everywhere I go. It's not really a wide angle, but at 27mm full frame or film equivalent it's wider than any of the 35mm I had been walking around with for years. To be free from a DLSR and still get such great image quality means a lot to me. All of fuji's lenses are great but this little lens is all a person would have to have for the brunt of enthusiast level work. I don't pixel peep my photos anyway but except for the occasional lens flare I haven't got anything bad to say about it. I don't even use the lens cap (one of the biggest gripe about fuji lenses).
The lens is great. Very sharp and hardly any distortion. The one thing that could be improved is the cap that comes with the lens hood. The cap is supposed to cover the lens hood whenot using the lens. The hood however will not stay on. It keeps falling off even when the lens is in the camera bag. Suggest a re work on that so the protective cap is more secure.
I use this lens on my X-Pro1 when I prefer a wider viewing angle than the 35mm. The 27mm (35mm equivalent) focal length gives enough wide view to be a great walk-around lens. My edition arrived in a timely fashion from Adorama and performs similar to statements in the majority of reviews. Very sharp in a large center area, a hair softer in the corners, especially at wider apertures. Vignetting creates no worries. The f/2 aperture is great to blur backgrounds, even with this short focal length. Autofocus is reasonably fast, but given the 18mm focal length and its subsequent larger DOF, manual focus becomes a fun option with this lens. Stay in aperture priority mode and choose f/8 or f/11. Set focal point to provide a good sharpness range (the camera shows this in the viewfinder). Then just walk around and shoot. Great technique for general shots at events with surprisingly good results (many usable images). The optical viewfinder still provides a bit more coverage than the lens itself, so it still provides a good view of what will be captured by the sensor. This makes the 18mm a bit more useable as a general walk-around lens and reduces the need to use the EVF than, say, the 14mm. While the Fuji X system provides a well executed approach to having full control over basic functions, it requires some acclimating when you have larger hands and are switching from big DSLR cameras. The lenses in particular, and the 18mm is no exception, have thin focus and aperture rings. Nonetheless, I would definitely recommend having this lens in your kit. The 35mm is sharper, but the 18mm gives you a lot of creative freedom.
Decent small lens, but I notice a bit of CA on the edges in bright settings.