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The Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 for Sony E is a lightweight cinema zoom for Sony APS-C cameras and Super35 camcorders. Key features include:

  • Fast T2.9 Aperture

  • Parfocal with minimum focus breathing

  • Geared controls for focus, iris and zoom

  • Native Sony E-mount

Featherweight. The first thing you’ll notice when you pick up the Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 for Sony E is that it’s beyond light. Weighing in at just north of 2 pounds means that this lens can be mounted without the need of an additional lens support apparatus when needed. It also makes it a prime candidate for gimbal work.

High Quality Optics. The lens features a fast T2.9 clickless aperture, controlled by nine rounded blades. It is color matched to compliment higher end offerings from Fujinon, and the 28.5mm diameter image circle covers the APS-C / Super35 sensor format.

Cine Style. Unlike many other Sony E-mount “cine” lenses, the MK18-55mm is truly a cinema lens with a full cinema feature set. The focus, iris, and zoom rings all have a industry standard 0.8 gears. The focus ring gives you precise control over pulls and follows with 200° of rotation, while the iris ring is declicked with a smooth action allowing you adjust exposure mid-shot. There’s also back-focus tuning to keep what’s in focus precisely sharp and a macro adjustment to get up close and personal with any subject.

Parfocal This term is thrown around a good bit, but many lenses that claim it are not truly parfocal. Instead, they’re close enough that many won’t notice. Well not this one. The MK18-55mm is a true parfocal lens.

Q & A

Are there any flare issues I should be aware of?

  • When shooting in bright sunlight and stopped down past T11, you may see a colored spot in your footage. That’s the sun reflecting off the sensor and then back off the rear element, causing an unwanted internal reflection. It’s just a part of the design. It’s best to shoot at larger apertures and use an ND filter instead.

Should I use additional support with this lens?

  • We recommend using a rail support system and lens support. We have provided links to our universal baseplates in the “recommended” column. When in doubt, please contact us at 877.578.4777, M-F, 9AM-5PM EST or at

Will this lens cover full frame?

  • This lens is intended only for use with crop sensor or Super35 sized sensor cameras and camcorders. It will not cover a full-frame sensor.
  • If you plan on using this lens with a Sony A7 series camera, like the A7S, A7R II, or A7S II, please be aware that it is only compatible in crop mode.

Does it come equipped with focus gears?

  • Not only does it come equipped with focus gears, but also geared controls for iris and zoom. Each features an industry standard 0.8 pitch.

Mount Type E-Mount
Image Circle 28.5 mm diameter (supports 24.84 x 13.97 mm sensors)
Focal Length 18 - 55 mm
Aperture T 2.9 to T 22 and closed
Iris Blades 9
Gear Mod 0.8
Focus Rotation 200°
Minimum Focus Distance Standard: 2.8' / 0.85 m
Macro: 1.25' / 0.38 m
Object Size at Minimum Focus Distance (16 x 9) 18mm: 36.38 x 20.47" / 924.00 x 520.00 mm
55mm: 7.6 x 4.3" (193 x 109 mm)
Angle of View (16:9) 18 mm: 69.2° x 42.4°
55 mm: 25.5° x 14.5°
Macro Available
Front Diameter Filter Thread: 82 mm
Outside diameter: 85 mm
Length 8.12" / 20.63 cm
Weight 2.16 lb / 0.98 kg

Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 for Sony E

82mm Front Lens Cap

Hood - Fujinon MK18-55mm

Hood - Fujinon MK/ENG Hood Cap

Sony Rear Lens Cap