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I have a brand new Fuji X-E1 with the 18-55 zoom. The lens has the barest amount of play once mounted, rotating back and forth less than a half millimeter if I twist it firmly. I've had old Nikon film SLR/lens combinations that did this - is it common with Fuji X-mount, or do I need to return the camera for warranty repair?

It's otherwise functional. The lens is locked to the body securely, and it takes fantastic photos (tho the zoom ring is a bit stiff. I may just not be used to it.)

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Mine did not have this issue but given a sample of exactly one, I cannot tell you that it is common. Why don't you just go to a store and check yourself? –  Itai Mar 23 '13 at 14:08
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It's often hard to find Fujifilm in brick and mortar stores. –  mattdm Mar 24 '13 at 14:01

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An issue you encounter is a normal thing - happens in nearly every bayonet. There are several reasons for that, most notably: manufacturing tolerances.

You can see this question for related answers: How loose can the lens mount be?

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My X-1 has gone back to Fuji, there was so much play even moving the appature ring made the screen go off and I got a message saying "lens fault" It was the same with all 3 of the lenses.

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My x-e1 has the same issue. Nothing to worry about.

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Jorge, could you elaborate a bit? Are you just saying you haven't had any problems with yours, or you know for a fact that all of these Fuji lenses are loose? –  MikeW Apr 2 '13 at 4:29

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