Now that Fujifilm has delivered its first weather-sealed X-mount camera, the pressure's on to produce a line of lenses to match. Three weather-resistant (WR) lenses were announced in January along with the X-T1 as part of its lens roadmap, but now the Fujinon XF18-135mm f3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a real product with a ship date -- this July -- and a price of $900 in the US, £750 in the UK and AU$1,199 in Australia.
The 27-206mm-equivalent lens incorporates a more advanced image-stabilization system that Fujifilm claims will give you 5 stops of latitude. It also claims 20-plus points of sealing. It uses internal focus and a linear motor (LM) for, presumably, quieter and faster operation. For better operation with the E-series models, it also has a physical aperture ring.
|Fujinon XF18-135mm f3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR|
|Mount||Fujifilm X mount|
|Focal range|| 18-135mm |
|Minimum focus distance||17.7 in/45 cm|
|Angle of view||76.5 - 12 degrees|
|Elements||4 aspherical, 2 AD (anomalous dispersion)|
|Filter diameter||67 mm|
|Minimum length||3.9 in/97.8 mm|
|Maximum length||6.2 in/158 mm|
|Weight||17.3 oz/490 g|