differences

Reasons to consider the Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM O.I.S.

More zoom 3.1x vs 1x
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More than 3x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better telephoto 55 mm vs 16 mm
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Around 3.5x more reach, less perspective distortion
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM O.I.S. Learn more about
the Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM O.I.S.

Reasons to consider the Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR

Is a prime lens Yes vs No
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Prime lenses have a single focal length, they are typically sharper and have wider apertures
Significantly narrower aperture f/16 vs f/4
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At its narrowest, the XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR goes 4 f-stops narrower
Significantly wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR captures much more light (2 f-stops)
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the Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM O.I.S.f/4
XF 16mm f/1.4 R WRf/16

competitors

Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR Competitors

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Lens

$999

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR

Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR

Portrait lens

Zoom range More zoom
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Low light lens

$254

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Weight Slightly lighter
Auto focus Auto focus

Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM O.I.S. Competitors

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Portrait lens

$360

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Diameter Larger diameter
Panasonic Lumix G Vario  12-32mm f/3.5-5.6

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6

Wide angle lens

$180

Length Shorter
Diameter Smaller diameter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 O.I.S.

Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 O.I.S.

Portrait lens

Wide minimum Slightly narrower aperture
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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