• […] Review of the new Fuji XF 18-135mm Weather Sealed Lens. It's the first of their lenses to feature weather resistant construction and is a great companion lens  […]

  • […] “Review of the new Fuji XF 18-135mm Weather Sealed Lens. It's the first of their lenses to feature weather resistant construction and is a great companion lens”  […]

  • […] A few weeks ago, I posted a first look review of the new XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS WR lens, which is Fujifilm’s first weather resistant lens. Although it can be used on any X-Series camera body, the 18-135 was designed in conjunction with the rugged, weather sealed X-T1, and it lets you shoot in out in the elements without having to worry about rain, heavy snow, water splashes or the spray from waterfalls getting inside your lens. In addition to the 20 points of weather sealing which have been incorporated into the barrel, the 18-135 also features a special ventilation system that helps prevent dust from being sucked into the lens when you zoom in and out. This is a really nice addition, because if you shoot in dusty conditions long enough, you’ll eventually see some of that dust work it’s way inside your lens. Believe me……..  […]

  • […] For camera gear, I carried my Fuji X-T1 and the new Fuji XF 18-135mm weather sealed lens. I’m blown away by how sharp this lens is, even out at the edges, and at all focal lengths- wide angle to telephoto zoom lenses are not supposed to be this good! You can read my full review of this lens here. […]

  • Jerry R says:

    I am having trouble getting pictures of action coming toward me with the X-T1. I had been using a Nikon D800. I have all of the current XF zooms incl the 18-135. I would be interested in you settings for images like the bike coming toward you. Such as: AF-C or AF-S, CH or CL, focus priority, etc.

  • […] wide angle makes it even less of an issue. That said, I’m very curious to try out the new XF 50-140mm f/2.8 lens that’s just been […]

  • […] During the past couple of weeks, I’ve been using only the new XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 weather sealed lens. I’m so impressed with this lens, and even though it’s somewhat slow with regards to maximum aperture, the linear AF motor is exceptionally fast. (Read my full review of this lens here.) […]

  • […] crazy sharp, even at the edges, and at all apertures and through the entire focal length range. I’ve done quite a bit of testing on this lens and I can’t believe how much detail is preserved across the entire range. In addition, […]

  • […] a good comparison of an X100S and the 23mm f1.4 prime. Ben Cherry has a take on these two as well. Dan Bailey has a full review of the 18-135 OIS WR lens if you’re interested in that lens. Leigh Miller […]

  • […] You can read my review of both of these lenses. Here’s the link for the XF 14mm lens review, and here’s the XF 18-135mm review. […]

  • […] is exactly the tool I’ve been waiting for. As much as I like the slower but more compact XF 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 WR, my style of action and adventure photography depends on a lens that can handle lower light and […]

  • […] Review of the new Fuji XF 18-135mm Weather Sealed Lens. It's the first of their lenses to feature weather resistant construction and is a great companion lens to the Fuji X-T1.  […]

  • […] Edit: Here’s my full review with full resolution examples that were shot with a production version o… […]

  • […] The XF18-135mm WR was Fuji’s first weather sealed lens. It covers a very useful and wide range, and it’s a pretty good performer, given that it’s considered a “kit lens.” I’ve used this one quite a bit and I find it to be very sharp, especially up close. It also has a very fast and quiet autofocus motor, so it’s good for sports and action, although I use it for just about everything. If you’re looking for an all-in-one zoom lens for your X Series camera, you can’t really go wrong with this one. Here’s my full review of the XF18-135mm WR lens. […]

  • Romain Malet says:

    Hello Dan and thanks for you advises ! I m from south of France and I shoot a lot in the pyrenean mountain. Im thinking to change My Nikon + accessories to buy an XT2 with 18 135 for every day and I would like to buy an landscape lens especially for montain landscape (sunrise sunset …) I always go there with a tripod. can you give me your way of thinking about it please thx.

  • Dan says:

    Hi Romain, I think you’d be very happy with an X-T2, and any of the Fuji lenses. You’ll find that it produces excellent image quality, no matter what lens you’re using. The 18-135 is certainly a good choice, what focal lengths do you typically like to shoot?

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