18-55 f2.8-4 zoom lens

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Mike G, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    This super little lens has disappeared from the Fujifilm website, strange or what!

    And of course I'm wondering why?
     
  2. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Tony
  3. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    It has certainly disappeared from the Fujifilm UK site!

    A screen shot from the UK Fujifilm website!

    Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 13.50.00.

    Note the empty place

    Fujinon X Mount lenses
     
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  4. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    I would love for a weather sealed version 2 to be in the works. With the most current image stabilization. I'd jump on one for those two changes alone.
     
  5. Larry T

    Larry T FujiXspot Rookie

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    Larry Thacker
    The 18-55 was my first X system lens, still a favorite.
     
  6. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Steve
    Yup, the original 18-55 and 55-200 were used mostly on my X-T10 and are now favorites on my X-T20. Fast primes occasionally on the X-T20... but more often on the X-Pro.
     
  7. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Tony
    Interesting. As you said, wonder why?

    I had one of these and sold it last year. I guess I'm still trying out lenses, looking for the best fit for me. Haven't really found one I wanted to keep long-term yet.
     
  8. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg FujiXspot Veteran

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    Ken
    I guess my copy of the 1855 is still my favorite zoom lens ever, all the way from 18 to 55mm. Just compare this "kit lens" to Sony's standard zooms for e-mount, including the blue label glass (build quality, performance, ...) and you get a pretty good idea on who you're dealing with in each case.
     
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  9. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    I sent a query to Fujifilm regarding this and it seems that the reason for it being not shown is a cock up,hey ho.:wtf:
     
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  10. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Steve
    Good news. I don't want to have to chase a Mark II version of that lens... :)
     
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  11. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    I feel like improvments might be nice, but that the Mark I version is still, to this day, more than good enough to not "need" them like the 60 or 18 (and maybe 27... and hell, make the 35 f1.4 internal focus while we have the hood up) primes do. It focuses pretty quickly, it stabilizes pretty well, it's plenty sharp. They kinda nailed it on that lens.
     
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