FUJIFILM launches its first dustproof & water resistant XF interchangeable zoom lens
FUJINON XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR - a wide shooting range of 27mm wide- angle to 206mm telephoto¹ and the world’s most advanced 5.0-stop image stabilisation technology²
FUJIFILM’s first weather resistant interchangeable zoom lens – the dustproof and water resistant Fujinon XF18-135 F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR - will be introduced in early July 2014 as the latest addition to its X Series interchangeable camera lens range.
While this new lightweight and compact lens is compatible with all FUJIFILM X Mount compact system cameras, the Fujinon XF18-135 F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR was designed as the ideal complement for FUJIFILM’s premium X-T1 interchangeable lens camera, released in March 2014.
Expansive wide-angle to telephoto zoom lens¹
Ideal for a variety of scene types from landscape and architecture shots to sporting and portrait images, the new Fujinon XF18-135 F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR can accommodate an expansive zoom range that allows extensive composition freedom and angle selection, including:
- Wide-angle shooting with an intuitive sense of perspective (27mm equivalent)
- Normal view angles that naturally capture the image as it is (35mm, 40mm 50mm equivalent)
- 7.5x zoom telephoto zoom for capturing portrait and sport images (85mm, 135mm 200mm equivalent).
FUJIFILM has incorporated high performance glass including four aspherical glass lenses and two ED (extra-low dispersion) glass lenses to ensure sharpness and rich contrasts, regardless of whether you are shooting wide-angle or telephoto images.
Ghosting and flare is minimised by FUJIFILM’s unique HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating), a multilayer coating with high permeability (99.8%) and low reflectance (0.2%) that is applied to all sides of Fujinon lenses.
World’s most advanced 5.0-stop image stabilisation function²
FUJIFILM has developed an algorithm to accurately sense blur and improve the ability to detect movement in the low frequency band. By being able to double its correction performance in the
low-speed shutter range, the XF18-135 F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR can support a lightly equipped shooting style without the need for a tripod.
The newly adopted high precision gyro sensor is equipped with quartz oscillators that have the ability to detect movement from high frequency to low frequency bandwidths.
Rapid autofocus speeds and silent operation
The XF18-135 F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR zoom lens is equipped with fast autofocus speeds of up to 0.10 seconds³ thanks to the installation of a linear motor, and engineering that has made the focus lens lighter.
When the lens is combined with an X Series camera body that is compatible with phase detection AF - such as a FUJIFILM X-T1 or FUJIFILM X-E2 – it can capture smooth images with faster autofocus.
Dustproof and water resistant
The XF18-135 F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a tough, dust and water resistant zoom lens with weather sealing applied to 20 different areas of the lens barrel to provide plenty of protection from dirt and moisture, including sudden rain and splashes of water.
For added protection and smoother operation, a ventilator has been placed on the inside of the lens barrel base to help prevent dust particles and moisture accessing the lens.
Lightweight and compact for convenient portability
When combined with a FUJIFILM X-T1 the camera and XF18-135 F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens weighs just 930 grams, providing photographers with a convenient and portable weather resistant kit, complete with a wide range of photo capture opportunities.
The four aspherical lenses have been used to achieve the extremely short optical length of the XF18-135 F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens. Easy manoeuvrability and good holding balance enables a comfortable shooting style for photographers.
FUJIFILM Australia Product Manager – Consumer Products, Melissa Butcher, said the compact XF18-135 F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR zoom lens offers a wide shooting range, advanced image stabilisation, as well as its impressive tough dustproof and water resistance capability.
The recommended retail price for the new Fujinon XF18-135 F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is $1,199. It is expected to be available in early July 2014.
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¹ 35mm equivalent.
² Complies with CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards.
³ Complies with CIPA guidelines, internal measurement during high performance mode, according to FUJIFILM as of June 2014.