Fuji Let's Talk 18mm f2.0

Mike G

All-Pro
Oct 7, 2016
124
West London
Mike Gorman
In reality there are no bad Fujinon lenses even the so called Fujicron lenses, they are capable bits of glass, in my inexpert view it’s about nuances of difference and it would seem to be more about the photographer than the glass!

There is an IOS app called Fuji X Mount lenses, which details the viewing angles and sharpness of the lenses, give it a look!
 

Safari

Regular
Dec 26, 2015
18
I'll just add this so you have some samples. Back when I had the Fuji XE1.
Fuji 18mm f/2R
Thanks for the examples.
I guess I haven't learned enough to judge IQ, those look good enough to satisfy me.
Small size is nice in a lens and camera, but IQ and usability are top of my list.
And right now, maybe versatility as I'm trying to decide my next purchase.
I have 10-24, 16-50, 55-200, 23f2, 35f2, and 60f2.4. I'm fairly happy with all except the 16-50 (nice size and not-terrible IQ, but slow). I'm thinking the 16-55 or another couple of primes.
 
Feb 6, 2015
124
Central Ohio, USA
Andrew
Thanks for the examples.
I guess I haven't learned enough to judge IQ, those look good enough to satisfy me.
Small size is nice in a lens and camera, but IQ and usability are top of my list.
And right now, maybe versatility as I'm trying to decide my next purchase.
I have 10-24, 16-50, 55-200, 23f2, 35f2, and 60f2.4. I'm fairly happy with all except the 16-50 (nice size and not-terrible IQ, but slow). I'm thinking the 16-55 or another couple of primes.
At the time I owned the 35/1.4 and 55-200. Compared to those 2, the 18/2 lacks a bit.
In that perspective, it makes sense. On its own merits, it is actually a good lens.
 

alexmilesg3

Regular
Dec 31, 2015
43
Oakland County, Michigan
Alex
Got my 18 mm used from Thailand a couple of days ago (paid roughly $230) and I find it great! Small, very sharp, absolutely a joy to use. And the AF is much much better than what I was expecting after reading all the reviews. Oh, and same for the build quality. I looked for a very recent one -based on the serial number- and cannot be more satisfied. Highly recommended. My X-T2 is pretty small with this or the 27 mm, making it a perfect choice for a casual and inconspicuous shooting.
 
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Andy remember this lens has to please you and if it does whats more important then that? Its a nice compact lens and if I was looking for that FL I sure would give it a try. Good luck.
 

AndyH44

Veteran
Dec 23, 2017
104
Central California Foothills
Andy remember this lens has to please you and if it does whats more important then that? Its a nice compact lens and if I was looking for that FL I sure would give it a try. Good luck.
Decisions.....decisions! I've been considering the 18mm FL for a compact hiking kit which would include my 27mm f2.8. But.....I've been playing with the panorama mode (vertical hold) using my 50mm f2 which gives nice results. I've also been stitching 2 vertical shots with my 27mm using ICE to process and the final image width pretty much duplicates what the 16mm gives.
Maybe I should just use what I already have with some imagination and save my $$ for more IPA!
 
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Pixl10

Regular
Sep 16, 2012
8
I've been using mine on an X-T30, I must say it doesn't hunt that badly compared to the X-E2 I used to have
 

mike3996

Top Veteran
Apr 2, 2018
104
18/2 bad? Heh... it might very well be the most interesting of the Fujicrons. The only one that shows a hint of character via its perceived flaws.
 

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