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.
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.
- 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