Covering a wide shooting range, from wide angles equivalent to 27mm* to telephoto 206mm* equivalent
The lens can be used for many subjects in various shooting scenes as it covers frequently used angles of view. These include wide angle, often used for shooting landscapes and architecture with an excellent sense of perspective (27mm*), a normal angle of view that naturally captures the image as is (35mm*, 40mm*, 50mm*), and telephoto, which symbolically cuts out portraits and sports scenes (85mm*, 135mm*, 200mm* with its 7.5x zoom.
In order to realize high descriptive performance with sharpness and rich contrast from wide angle to telephoto, high-performance glass materials including 4 aspherical glass lenses and 2 ED glass lenses are used. Multi-layer coating HT-EBC, which has high permeability (99.8%) and low reflectance (0.2%), is applied to the entire lens to effectively reduce lens flare and ghosting, which often occur in backlight conditions. Utilizing the wide zoom range of the lens, there is more freedom in composition and selecting angles.
Fast autofocus (max. 0.10 sec.)**, silent operation
The XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR utilizes an inner focus mechanism*** for rapid autofocusing speeds. This was enabled by making the focus lens lighter and installing a linear motor. By combining this lens with the X-series camera body*4 which is compatible with phase detection AF, smooth photography is offered with faster AF.
Linear motor technology which directly drives the focus lens creates low noise for silent operation when shooting movies.