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– Fujinon 18-135mm First Impressions at flixelpix: “The focus is quick and accurate and I was able to quick pick off shots as I walked casually around the city. I opted to shoot at the largest aperture which obviously changes according to focal length. The lens offers an aperture of 1/3.5 at 18mm through to f/5.6 at 135mm and is image stabilised to 5 stops!! […] Will I be adding Fujifilm’s first weather sealed lens to my own kitbag? Definitely, although the versatility of such a focal range means the lens offers more than just outdoor landscape photography. It is a remarkable, versatile lens with fantastic focal range and performance…. the technology is simply stunning.”
– XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R OIS WR Initial Impressions at bencherryphotos: “With this lens attached to a X-T1 I was able to capture a variety of photographs that wouldn’t be possible with any one lens currently in the Fujifilm line up. The other bonus of this lens is that it’s the first weather sealed lens, which came in handy during one extreme downpour. Overall this is a fantastic lens if you’re looking for an extremely versatile lens to always have on your Fuji camera.”
– On the test bench: The New Fuji 18-135mm at lovetheimage: “The OIS (image stabilisation to you and I) does seem to be very effective when shooting handheld – giving you a little extra room for manoeuvre on shutter speed and aperture. This has been really useful lately as even some of the outdoor shoots have been in very low light and dark sky conditions. It hailed so hard at the polo, they all charged off the pitch to take shelter!! You can see the rain drops in the final image (better on the high res file). And of course, being the first ‘Weather Sealed’ lens in the Fuji range – perfect for my outdoor, muddy playground!”
Video: the X-T1 with the 18-135mm WR lens under the rain (youtube video)