Fuji’s Water Resistant Lens Raises Bar in Image Stabilization

Fuji releases it’s first water resistant lens and it raises the bar in image stabilization… literally. As if the water resistant part of it wasn’t enough, the new lens, XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, carries two high-precision gyro sensors, raising 5 stops of image stabilization. For example, if a photo is taken at 1/15s with stabilization on, the image will come out as crisp as the same shot taken at 1/500th. Impressively, Fuji is calling this the world’s most advanced image stabilization system on the market.

And the features don’t stop there, other impressive features include 20 sealing points, “for a durable, weather-resistant and dust-proof design,”, and new air vents integrated into the interior and bottom of the lens barrel to keep dust and moisture away.

For a full listing of it’s new features click here. The 18-135 will join Fuji’s current X-Series lineup in July for $900, and you can pre-order one at B&H by clicking here.

[Via PetaPixel]


Angela E. Mejia

Angela is a photographer/photojournalist/visionary raised in the mean streets of Chicago. Since 2008, she's covered everything from concerts for underground and mainstream artists, to food editorial, to just about every type of photography you can think of. Other interests include traveling, anything artsy, Chicago sports, and eating tacos.

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