Fujinon 18-55 – The ultimate kitlens? REVIEW


In my latest review i´m taking a close look at the small and leightweight Fuji kitlens, the Fujinon 18-55 F 2.8 – F4, which i mainly bought for video because of it´s ois and the zoomrange. You will also see how good this kitlens performs on the Gudsen Moza Aircross Gimbal . Some say this is one of the best kitlenses available or even it is the ultimate kit lens, but how good is it really? Take a look at  my results in this review video! If you haven´t allready make shure to subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiTupTj11iyk_Baxt29EsQQ?view_as=subscriber


Type XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Lens construction 14 elements in 10groups
(includes 3 aspherical and 1 extra low dispersion elements)
Focal length
(35mm format equivalent)
f=18 – 55mm
(27 – 84mm)
Angle of view 76.5° – 29°
Max. aperture F2.8 – F4
Min. aperture F22
Aperture control
Number of blades
7(rounded diaphragm opening)
Stop size
1/3EV (19 stops)
Focus range
Approx. 0.6m – ∞ (whole zoom position)
Wide : 30cm – 10m
Telephoto : 40cm – 10m
Max. magnification 0.15x (Telephoto)
External dimensions : Diameter x Length* (approx.)
*distance from camera lens mount flange
ø65.0mm x 70.4mm(Wide) / 97.9mm(Telephoto)
Weight* (approx.)
*excluding caps and hoods
Filter size ø58mm+



This kitlens is a lot better than i thought and for me it´s definetly a keeper. The small size and weight makes it a perfect travel zoom and since it has very good OIS built in, the variable aperture is not a big deal and you can still keep your ISO setting low. The sharpness  and image quality from 2.8 is not as good as on a Fuji prime lens of course, but the performance is still very good for a kitlens and i would definetly not regret it to only have this lens with me and not my Fuji prime lens.  The video AF-C could be better and hunts from time to time, but it´s still very usable and if you are using a gimbal like the Moza Aircross than just set it to single AF and to F8 or manual and focus set to infinity.




If you want to support this website, you can do so by ordering something with the Amazon links below:

Fujinon 18-55 on: Amazon US

Moza Aircross Gimbal on  Amazon US

Moza Aircross Gimbal auf Amazon Deutschland

Fujinon 16mm 1.4 on: Amazon US

Fuji XH1 on Amazon US

B+W ND 1000x Filter on: Amazon US

B+W ND 1000x Filter auf:  Amazon Deutschland

Cullmann Nano Travel Tripod on: Amazon US

Cullmann Nano Reise Stativ auf: Amazon Deutschland

Fuji XT2 on:  Amazon US

Fuji X-T2 Booster Grip on: Amazon US

Fujinon 56mm 1.2 on: Amazon US

Fujinon 16-55mm 2.8 on: Amazon US

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