Fujifilm's first weather-sealed X-mount zoom slated for July

The company's new XF18-135mm lens will have beefed up image stabilization and sealing to complement the X-T1.


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
(27-206mm equivalent)
Aperture range f3.5-f22
Minimum focus distance 17.7 in/45 cm
Angle of view 76.5 - 12 degrees
Aperture blades 7
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
MSRP $900/£750/AU$1,199
Availability July 2014
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Lori Grunin is a senior editor for CNET Reviews, covering cameras, camcorders, and related accessories. She's been writing about and reviewing consumer technology and software since 1988.


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