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Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

75points

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro

Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
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Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS vs Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro

Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro

Why is Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS better than Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro?

  • 72g lighter
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    310gvs382g
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • 1° narrower minimum angle of view
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    29°vs30°
  • 15mm longer maximum focal length
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    55mmvs40mm

Why is Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro better than Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS?

  • Can focus to infinity
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  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • 1.2f wider aperture at maximum focal length
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    2.8fvs4f
  • 0.2m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.2mvs0.4m
  • 7.5° wider maximum angle of view
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    84°vs76.5°
  • 0.15x Better magnification factor
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    0.3xvs0.15x
  • 6mm shorter minimum focal length
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    12mmvs18mm
  • Front element doesn't rotate
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Price comparison

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 ...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Camera Body w/...Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Camera Body w/ Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Interchangeable Lens
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$1,998.00
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras
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$1,292.82
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Black Body wi...Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Black Body with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Lens
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$2,199.00
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M1X Camera Body w/ Olympu...Olympus OM-D E-M1X Camera Body w/ Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO Interchangeable Lens
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro AmazonLens Cap Cover Keeper Protector for Olym...Lens Cap Cover Keeper Protector for Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro AmazonJJC 62mm ND Filter ND1000 Fixed 10-Stop ...JJC 62mm ND Filter ND1000 Fixed 10-Stop Neutral Density Fader for Sony E 10-18mm f4 OSS/Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f1.8 S/Fujifilm XF 23mm f1.4 R/Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens & More
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro AmazonOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14 mm F2.8 ...Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14 mm F2.8 PRO Lens, Wide Angle Zoom, Suitable for All MFT Cameras (Olympus OM-D & Pen Models, Panasonic G Series), Black
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro AmazonUV Ultraviolet Clear Haze Glass Protecti...UV Ultraviolet Clear Haze Glass Protection Protector Cover Filter for Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro AmazonUV Ultra Violet + CPL Circular Polarizer...UV Ultra Violet + CPL Circular Polarizer + FLD Fluorescent Filter Kit for Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens
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$18.95

General info

1.Has a metal mount
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

310g

382g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
5.Includes lens hood
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
4.Has rounded aperture blades
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.Has full-time manual focus
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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