09 Mar Fujinon XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR – Review / Test Report

Source: Fujifilm Insider

I reckon the Fujinon XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR has been sitting on my desk for almost two years now. Every time I sneaked into the office, it almost stared at me asking “when?”. I have to admit that I always tried to find an excuse but … eventually … yes, I finally bowed to the inevitable and did the lab work. As of the time of this review, it is the only “universal” zoom lens in Fujifilm’s lineup. Its focal length is equivalent to about “27-206mm” on full format cameras thus it covers everything from moderate wide angle views to medium tele settings. If you do the math, you should come up with a 7.5x zoom ratio. That’s quite a bit although the most extreme of these lenses has a whopping 18.75x factor (the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 VC, a DSLR lens). So there’s hope that the “comparatively” moderate zoom range translates to higher quality. And it better should deliver because it’s far from being a cheap lens at around 900US$/800EUR. Just as a reference – the Pentax SMC DA 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 ED AL (IF) DC WR (what a name …) costs almost HALF that amount! …

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