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.)

  • 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
  • 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.
    – Steve
    Apr 18 '13 at 8:19
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    Possible duplicate of How loose can the lens mount be?
    – xiota
    Dec 8 '18 at 17:12

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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