Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Here's our review of the Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens

With Fuji making waves with its stream of new mirrorless releases, its lenses are equally renowned. The 18-135mm offers a huge 27-206mm 35mm equivalent, with a widest aperture of f/3.5. The 490g weight and 9.8cm length (extending to 16cm) make this a relatively big lens, though the range from landscape to portrait means it has a lot to offer. 

The Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens for mirrorless cameras

The Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens for mirrorless cameras

Fuji's 18-135mm lens features 5-stop image stabilisation 

The weather-resistant body holds 16 elements in 12 groups, including 4 aspherical and 2 anomalous dispersion lenses to combat distortion, while the 7 rounded diaphragm blades offer great bokeh in out-of-focus areas. The internal focusing motor creates AF speeds of 0.1sec and the 5-stop image stabilisation ensures great results handheld.  

Sharpness is good either end of the zoom, but corner fall-off is noticeable. Mid-range image quality is great, with respectable sharpness corner to corner. At wider angles there is minimal barrel-distortion, though Fuji attempts to correct this in-camera. 

Pros 

Zoom range
Image stabilisation
Fast AF 

Cons 

Size
Weight
Price

Specification 

  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Elements: 16/12
  • Filter size: 67mm
  • Minimum focus distance: 45cm
  • DxL: 76x98mm
  • Weight: 490g
  • Find out more on Fujifilm's website