DPRTV: Fujinon 18-55mm f/2.8-4 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS vs Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN

The Fujinon 18-55mm f/2.8-4 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS is still the best kit lens on the market as DPRTV has confirmed in their comparison with the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN, but sometimes the Sigma might be a better fit. Below are the details of DPRTV’s comparison for you to look over or you can watch the full comparison above:

  • Sigma 18-50mm is affordable, compact, and sharp which is why DPR considers it the best APS-C lens money can buy
  • Fujinon 18-55mm is the best kit lens money can buy
  • Both are being tested on the X-T3
  • Sigma 55mm filter
  • Fujinon 58mm filter
  • Sigma no OIS
  • Fujinon has OIS
  • Sigma has a sloppy MF ring and no aperture ring
  • Fujinon MF ring is good and has an aperture ring
  • Fujinon weighs 310g
  • Sigma weighs 285g
  • Both have similar Loca
  • AF speed is very fast for both lenses
  • Both lenses have a little focus breathing
  • Fujinon 18mm very sharp at f/2.8 with little improvement to f/5.6
  • Sigma 18mm very sharp at f/2.8 with little improvement at f/5.6, but corners are a little less sharp than the Fujinon
  • Fujinon at 55mm very sharp at f/4 with little improvement to f/5.6 except in the corners, but they improve as you stop down
  • Sigma at 50mm very sharp at f/2.8 with little improvement to f/5.6 and better in the corners than the Fujinon
  • Both lenses are similar optically
  • If you do not have IBIS the Fujinon 18-55mm is probably the way to go
  • If you do have IBIS then the Sigma 18-50mm might be a better option due to the constant f/2.8 aperture especially if you shoot at the long range
  • The Sigma is a little less expensive than the Fujinon lens unless you are buying the Fujinon with the camera body
  • It isn’t worth replacing the Fujinon 18-55mm unless you want the constant f/2.8 aperture of the Sigma 18-50mm
  • It’s amazing that one of Fujifilm’s oldest lenses can go head-to-head with a new Sigma lens

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujinon 18-55mm f/2.8-4 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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