The high-magnification zoom lens XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR covers a wide range of shooting scenes, from wide angles equivalent to 27mm*1 to telephoto 206mm*1 equivalent, has the world’s most advanced 5.0-stop image stabilization effect*2 and has weather resistant structure with sealing applied to more than 20 areas.
The lens can be used for many subjects in various shooting scenes as it covers frequently used angles of view. These include wide angle, often used for shooting landscapes and architecture with an excellent sense of perspective (27mm*1), a normal angle of view that naturally captures the image as is (35mm*1, 40mm*1, 50mm*1), and telephoto, which symbolically cuts out portraits and sports scenes (85mm*1, 135mm*1, 200mm*1 with its 7.5x zoom. In order to realize high descriptive performance with sharpness and rich contrast from wide angle to telephoto, high-performance glass materials including 4 aspherical glass lenses and 2 ED glass lenses are used. Multi-layer coating HT-EBC, which has high permeability (99.8%) and low reflectance (0.2%), is applied to the entire lens to effectively reduce lens flare and ghosting, which often occur in backlight conditions. Utilizing the wide zoom range of the lens, there is more freedom in composition and selecting angles.
The XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR utilizes an inner focus mechanism*4 for rapid autofocusing speeds. This was enabled by making the focus lens lighter and installing a linear motor. By combining this lens with the X Series camera body*5 which is compatible with phase detection AF, smooth photography is offered with faster AF. Linear motor technology which directly drives the focus lens creates low noise for silent operation when shooting movies.
In order to realize the world’s most advanced 5.0-stop image stabilization performance, performance to detect movement in the low-frequency band was improved, and an algorithm to accurately sense blur from the detected signal was developed. Correction performance improved by 2 times in the low-speed shutter range. This helps to support a lightly-equipped shooting style without the use of a tripod. The newly adopted high-precision gyro sensor is installed with quartz oscillators which detect movement from high frequency to low frequency bandwidth.
A weather resistant structure with applied sealing on 20 areas on the lens barrel is tough against various changes that occur in a natural environment, such as sudden rain, dust, and splashes of water. Users can focus more on shooting by using the lens together with the premium mirrorless camera FUJIFILM X-T1, which has a weather resistant structure, as well as with the dedicated vertical grip “VG-XT1”. In order to improve the feel when adjusting zoom, a ventilator is placed in the interior of the bottom of the lens barrel. The structure effectively prevents dust particles and moisture from getting into the lens to allow for smooth operation.
A wide shooting range, image stabilization function, and a weather resistant structure are realized in a size that weighs only 490g. When combined with the FUJIFILM X-T1, a light weight of just 930g will expand the area of activities of the photographer to help capture more photo opportunities. 4 “aspherical lenses” have been adopted, each of which deliver the performance of multiple general spherical lenses together, are used to realize extremely short optical length. With an easily maneuverable size and good holding balance with the total lens length, a comfortable shooting style is promised.
*1 35mm format equivalent
*2 Complies with CIPA standards.
*3 Complies with CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) guidelines, internal measurement, during high performance mode, according to Fujifilm as of May 2012
*4 Method that moves relatively smaller lenses in the middle or at the end without moving the front which is composed of relatively larger lenses*5 As of May 2014, “FUJIFILM X-T1” and “FUJIFILM X-E2”