Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens review by Patrick Leong at Finding Range: Image quality has the same wonderful characteristics as the other XF lenses.

The Lens was tested on the X-Pro1 and X-E1 bodes.

"Like I said in the beginning of this review: I’m stubborn, and stuck in my old ways.  I only like OVF’s.  I only like prime lenses.  But something about this zoom just made me go for it, and I’m really glad I did.  It retains all of the main attributes we all love about the the XF Series lenses, such as, beautiful contrast, color rendition, sharpness, and three-dimensional appeal but in a way that greatly expands the capability, and versatility of the X-Series mirrorless cameras.  Yeah, I can take a stand by saying that it’s a zoom, and I’m only a fixed focal length kind of guy but bottom line is that

this zoom is one awesome lens.  If you’re new to Fuji, and you’re thinking about purchasing an X-E1, I urge you to consider the kit because for $400 more, you can have one exceptional lens that will probably save you the cost of buying several other primes.  This lens can do it all, which in a way, is the very definition of a great zoom.  in my opinion, buying this lens is a no brainer."

The Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens Pros:
Arguably the best built lens in the XF lineup so far.
Zoom focuses faster than the other XF lenses.
Image quality is excellent.
Image quality has the same wonderful characteristics as the other XF lenses.
Performs better than the XF 18mm.
Extremely versatile lens that for some, can replace many of the other lenses in the XF lineup.
Works very well with the X-Pro1 OVF.
Lens is price reasonably, especially since this lens is good enough that many will buy this lens instead of several primes.
Lens is a steal when bought with the Fuji X-E1 kit.
The Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens Cons:
The lens hood is a bit big.
Some may want a faster lens or value a fixed aperture lens.

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