Fujifilm Fujinon XF18-120mm F4 LM PZ WR review

Fujifilm's first X-mount hybrid lens uses an electric zoom mechanism for super-smooth focal length transitions

Fujifilm Fujinon XF18-120mm F4 LM PZ WR
(Image: © Lauren Scott)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Fujinon XF18-120mm F4 LM PZ WR is a versatile lens across many genres of stills photography, but it's an even more tempting prospect for videographers thanks to the constant internal zoom mechanism and ability to record remotely. Zooming is smooth and steady throughout the range, and the lens' compact sizing makes it a true go-anywhere companion. It's not the sharpest Fujinon optic, but that's a necessary compromise you'll need to make to get such excellent versatility.


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    Smooth video zoom action

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    Reasonable price

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    Compact design


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    Fixed maximum aperture

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    Sharpness isn't great

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    No built-in stabilization

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Fujifilm extended it's X-mount roadmap last year with four new optics, however the Fujinon XF 18-120mm F4 LM PZ WR lens wasn't truly announced until the May 2022 X-Summit event.

This new portable zoom has been designed as a true hybrid companion, meaning that the manufacturer has given weight to both stills and video when coming up with its design. Covering the equivalent focal lengths of 27mm – 183mm in the 35mm film format, it's a versatile range that allows photographers to capture landscapes, portraits and detail shots all with one optic. 

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar, Space.com, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.

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