PetaPixel Farewell Fujinon XF 18-55mm, the Kit Lens Nobody Else Dared to Make


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Close-up shot of a Fujinon camera lens against a black background. The lens has reflections visible on its glass, with the text Fujinon Aspherical Super EBC and the specifications 18-55mm 1:2.8-4 R LM OIS around the outer edge.

While photographers can still get their hands on the Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens, it will no longer be the kit lens of choice for Fujifilm cameras, including for the new Fujifilm X-T50 camera. Supplanted by the new XF 16-50mm f/2.8-4.8 R LM WR, the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 proved challenging for competitors to match -- not for a lack of ability, but a lack of desire.

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