Fujinon 18-135mm OIS Review | Peecee Studio

By | February 6, 2015

The Fujinon 18-135mm OIS is Fujifilm’s ‘superzoom’ for their X mount system. Love them or hate them, superzooms have a place in many photographers’ bags because of their convenience and affordability. Weighing in at a little under 490g, this is one of the heavier Fujinon lenses, around 190g heavier than the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS kit lens included with their X-E2 and X-T1 and certainly heavier than all of their primes, the heaviest of which is the 56mm f/1.2, weighing in at just under 400g. However, it does weigh less than the 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 OIS telephoto zoom, which comes in at 570g. This lens is optically and mechanically excellent, as all Fujinon lenses are. Its image quality is great for a ‘superzoom’ and is more than sharp enough for day to day use. It’s well built and contains lots of metal, the zoom ring is rubber covered plastic. It’s also one of the few Fujinon lenses that are rated as WR – weather resistant. The only other lenses are the 16-55mm f/2.8 and 50-140mm f/2.8. So if you want to shoot in the rain and you don’t want to pony up for one of those beasts, then this is your only option……..

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