Fujinon XF18-135mm f3.5-5.6 WR LM R OIS review

The Fujinon XF18-135mm f3.5-5.6 WR LM R OIS is a versatile travel and walkabout lens

Fujinon XF18-135mm f3.5-5.6 WR LM R OIS
(Image: © Fujifilm)

Digital Camera World Verdict

This Fujifilm X-mount superzoom has excellent build quality and refined handling characteristics. It makes an ideal travel lens for X-mount mirrorless cameras, being fairly compact and lightweight yet offering a sizeable zoom range. However, it’s pretty pricey to buy, has a relatively limited zoom range compared with many recent ‘superzoom’ lenses and certainly isn’t the sharpest tool in the Fujinon box.


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    Tough weather-sealed build

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    Optical image stabilizer

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    Good handling characteristics


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    Sharpness could be better

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    Modest zoom range for a superzoom

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    Pretty pricey

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The Fujinon XF18-135mm f3.5-5.6 WR LM R OIS is eminently suitable as a travel lens. It’s compact and lightweight but sturdily built with a comprehensive set of weather-seals. Build quality feels excellent in all respects and, as an ‘R’ lens, it features a physical aperture ring. The 7.5x zoom range is modest for a superzoom lens, equating to 27-206mm in full-frame terms. Suffice it to say that wide-angle coverage and telephoto reach aren’t overly generous.


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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

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