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| p.1 #14 · Review of Fuji XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 |
But this lens is anything but boring if you consider the aperture range: 2/3 to 1 stop brighter than any kit zoom from any of the other manufacturers. That in itself makes it unique and interesting.
Not actually faster than any other kit zoom given that Oly has kitted their 14-54 II f2.8-3.5 and 12-60 f2.8-4, and Panasonic the Leica D 14-50 f2.8-3.5 , all of which are as fast or faster, as is the Sony 16-50/2.8 (kitted with the A77 and A65). Given the cost of the lens, the speed is not unusual and in fact is a little slow for its cost, the comparable slower lenses are either far cheaper (everybody else's 18-55's) or have a much wider focal length range (the 15/16-80/85's) or are faster (the 14-54's and 16/17-50/55 f2.8's).
That said, the 18-55 does look like a rather good lens and a good pairing with the X mount bodies.