Fuji 18-135mm WR Lens Review: A very good all-in-one, weather-sealed option for the X-T1


posted Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 3:35 PM EST


When Fuji announced the X-T1, the first weather-sealed X-mount camera, this was all well and good but there just weren't any weather-sealed Fuji lenses at the time. At last, the Fuji 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 WR OIS lens answers the call as the first weather-sealed X-mount lens, and we've just now completed our in-depth testing of this new all-in-one Fujinon zoom lens.

Indeed, the Fuji 18-135 f/3.5-5.6, which was released in 2014, is the first lens in the X-mount system that one might consider to be an "all-in-one" style lens. With the APS-C sensor present in Fuji's X-series of camera, the lens provides an effective field of view of around 28-200mm, which is a more versatile range of focal lengths than the shorter 16-50mm and 16-55mm zooms previously offered by Fuji.

Based on our tests, the Fuji 18-135mm is a good lens with nice image quality, though not as impressive as Fuji's top-notch primes. But for the photographer needing weather-sealing or who want an all-in-one, versatile lens, the Fuji 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 is a great choice. For all the results and details, head over to SLRgear to read our full Fuji 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 WR OIS review, complete with our in-depth report, final conclusion as well as our full range of test results and sample images.

The Fuji 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 WR OIS lens is currently available for purchase with an MSRP of around $900, and includes a petal-shaped lens hood. Check out Amazon, Adorama or B&H for more info on purchasing. Buying this lens, or any other item, at one of these trusted affiliates helps support this site and keeps the reviews coming!

In the meantime, check out some sample photos shot by our lens technician Rob Murray using the Fuji X-E1. You can view more sample photos, plus download the full-resolution files, over at our Flickr page.

X-E1: 19.5mm, f/9, 1/420s, ISO 200
X-E1: 36.6mm, f/10, 1/420s, ISO 200
X-E1: 66.2mm, f/5.6, 1/350s, ISO 200