When Fujifilm introduced their first "X" series interchangeable-lens camera, they took the bold step of introducing it in tandem with three excellent "prime" (fixed focal length) lenses. And while pros and enthusiasts everywhere cheered for such excellent optical quality, many stood by the sidelines waiting for Fujifilm's promised "kit" zoom lens for this popular and growing family of cameras. Now the wait is over.
This 18-55mm, f/2.8-4 3X zoom lens will probably be your everyday go-to choice when you're not sure what your next photo opportunity will bring. With a 35mm equivalent of 27.4-83.8mm, it will take you from the ability to span the entire swimming pool, to a small grouping of playing children by the slide, without the need for a lot of walking. Plus, with an aperture as large as f/2.8 on the wide angle end, you can shoot in less light and get nice isolation on close-up subjects.