Fujifilm X-E1 with the Fujinon XF 18-55 mm 1:2.8-4 OIS lens reviewed at Digital Versus: Impeccable image quality and a fantastic zoom lens, but AF speed and interface needs improvements.

"It's no surprise to see that the X-E1 handles noise just like the X-Pro1, shooting impeccable-quality images up to 3200 ISO. Shots taken at 6400 ISO can still feasibly be used too. At 12800 ISO (only available in Jpeg mode), noise becomes a bit more visible, but an 8" x 12" print (20 x 30 cm) will still hold up well with a good level of detail in the shot. All in all, Fuji has done a great job here.
The good news is that the lens is incredibly good! In fact, for taking wide-angle photos, you're better off using the X-E1

zoom lens than the 18 mm prime lens seen with the X-Pro1! One thing that's unusual and which shows how well this lens performs is that we used images shot at full aperture for our Face-Off (f/2.8 at wide angle, f/4 at telephoto)—closing the lens diaphragm didn't bring any visible improvement!

Pictures shot with this 18-55 mm lens are quite simply excellent at all focal lengths and at all apertures. There's only a slight trace of distortion, chromatic aberration is kept in check perfectly and, in the end, this lens is worth every penny of its high-end price tag. Apart from its sliding aperture, it feels closer to an advanced trans-standard lens (Pentax 17-70 mm f/4, Sony 16-50 mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-50 mm f/2.8, etc.) than other classic kit lenses."

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