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Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS zoom

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R (Overview)

The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R OIS zoom is a high performance mid-range zoom for Fuji X mount (X-Pro1, X-E1). It is equivalent to a ~27mm - ~84mm lens in its field of view and about f/4.2 - f/6 in terms of its depth of field (as compared to a 35mm DSLR).

The 18-55 is bundled with the X-E1 for an effective price of about $399, or is available a separately for about $699.

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