Fujinon XF 18mm f/2.0 R
Fujinon XF 18mm f2 R
This Fuji 18mm f/2 is an aspherical 28mm-equivalant lens for use on the Fuji X-Pro1. I'll be making constant comparisons to 28mm lenses, because 28mm lenses on full-frame and 35mm cameras do the same thing as this lens does on the X-Pro1.
While this fast all-metal lens isn't quite as optically spectacular as the extraordinary Fuji 35mm f/1.4, it's very sharp, has far less distortion than SLR lenses, focuses super-close, and has no visible light falloff.
This Fuji lens is an attempt to copy the LEICA SUMMICRON-M 28mm f/2 for the Fuji X-Pro1 system. The LEICA lens is a bit better, but costs almost ten times as much — and the LEICA lens is never in stock.
This Fujinon 18/2 has all engraved markings and electronic focus driven by the camera. The manual-focus ring works poorly, but who cares: the camera provides immediate manual focus, complete with magnification, with one tap of a button, as well as complete autofocus.
It also has an electronic diaphragm, set with the 1/3-stop clicks of the real aperture ring.
|Focal Length||18mm When used on the X-Pro1 with its 1.52x sensor, it sees the same angle of view as a 28mm lens sees when used on a 35mm camera.|
|Angle of View||76.5°|
|Diaphragm Blades||7 blades.|
|Dimensions (DxL)||64.5 mm diameter x 40.6 mm long|