FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES THE FIRST WEATHER-RESISTANT
XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR LENS
New XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is the perfect match for the FUJIFILM X-T1 and delivers extraordinary performance and image quality in challenging weather conditions
Valhalla, N.Y., June 16, 2014 – As a proponent of professional photographers worldwide, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, a weather-resistant zoom lens with a 27-206mm equivalent that has the world’s most advanced 5.0-stop image stabilization system*1. With more than 20 sealing points for a dust-proof and weather-resistant design, the new lens is a perfect companion for the newly-released weather-resistant FUJIFILM X-T1 that gives photographers a wide range of outdoor shooting capabilities.
The award-winning FUJIFILM X-T1 is a weather-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) that delivers a near-instant image preview. It has the latest generation 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor, and the segment’s fastest autofocus of 0.10 seconds that allows photographers to capture amazing, high resolution images anywhere.
Whisper quiet speed
With the XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, users get lightning-fast autofocus speeds as quick as 0.10 seconds*2 and smooth performance when combined with an X-Series camera body*3 that has phase detection AF, and nearly silent operation thanks to its linear motor technology, high-precision gyro sensors and lightweight focusing lens*4. The XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR’s advanced 5.0-stop image stabilization system improves its ability to detect movement in the low-frequency band and uses an advanced algorithm to accurately sense blur from the detected signal. Additionally, its OIS performance is maximized in the slow-shutter speed range to support a lightly-equipped shooting style without the use of a tripod.
The XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR uses more than 20 sealing points for a durable, weather-resistant and dust-proof design that make it the perfect choice for photographers who want an uncompromising shooting experience in even the most challenging weather conditions. And when paired with the FUJIFILM X-T1, the XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is the perfect lens for a wide range of focal lengths and photographic possibilities.
FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 (27-206mm) R LM OIS WR key features:
The FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6R LM OIS WR lens will be available in July 2014 for $899.95 and fits all FUJIFILM X-Series interchangeable lens cameras.
The current Fujifilm lens family includes the following FUJINON XF and XC lenses:
*1 Complies with CIPA standards
*2 Complies with CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) guidelines, internal measurement,
during high performance mode, according to Fujifilm as of May 2012
*3 As of May 2014, FUJIFILM X-T1 and FUJIFILM X-E2
*4 Focusing method that moves relatively smaller lenses in the middle or rear of the lens without moving the front elements which are composed of larger lens elements.
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