The Fujinon XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
is now in stock at Japanese stores and it will not be many more days before it reaches the showcase real or virtual of our favorite stores begins to be put for sale at various European stores. Meanwhile, on the web we begin to see the first gallery samples with high resolution and articles in English commenting on experiences with the lens.
In first place we have the Fujifilm official gallery, where we see a good series of photo samples taken at a maximum size with the Fuji X-T1 and the Fujinon XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM, OIS WR. Which cover the total range of the lens and various alternative apertures of the diaphragm.
In Photographyblog they have also published a good bunch of high resolution photos. Also, they have realized an in depth analysis of the lens and spotlight the absence of chromatic aberrations, a soft bokeh thanks to the diaphragm with rounded blades, vignetting control and that of the distortions, and a very good sharpness in the center of the image. The least negative point has the least sharpness at the corner at the angular extreme (18mm), although things get better in the rest of the focal points.
Another who has been able to play with the lens is Don Craig, who speaks with us about the ideal tourist’s lens, an all-terrain lens perfect for travel and exterior photography shots. In his opinion, the quality of the image of the 18-135mm is as good as or better than other Fujinon with zoom. Although it’s limited maximum aperture makes it less adequate when taking photos in interiors or in situations with low light. However the effective optical stabilizer has allowed him to avoid jitters in photographs taken at very slow shutter speed.
Equally amazed by the high-performance optical stabilizer XF Fujinon 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OIS WR R LM is Namour Filho, a Brazilian X-Photographer who accepts the OIS mechanism as "magnificent". Here you can view your photos of World Cup Brazil taken with the Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-135mm combo.