Stare down the barrel of the new weather-defiant XF lens from Fujifilm

Come rain or shine, the Fujinon XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 lens will brave the elements for your travel photography needs
Stare down the barrel of the new weather-defiant XF lens from Fujifilm

Stare down the barrel of the new weather-defiant XF lens from Fujifilm

What’s the point of having a weather-resistant camera body like the X-T1 when the lens is still vulnerable to potential damage by the elements?

Guess Fujifilm realised that and decided to make that a non-issue with its new hardy lens.

Designed to be paired with the equally durable X-T1, the XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 lens is weather-sealed in 20 parts of its lens barrel. That means you could be traipsing through monsoon-soaked Taipei right now and not worry about your precious camera set-up falling prey to the sudden downpour.

READ MORE: Fujifilm X-T1 review

Stare down the barrel of the new weather-defiant XF lens from Fujifilm

Stare down the barrel of the new weather-defiant XF lens from Fujifilm

Aside from its ability to rough the toughest of shooting situations, the lens is a combination of four aspherical glass lenses (two more than class-equivalent lenses out there) and two ED lenses. Take stealth shots by making the most of its speedy and ninja-silent autofocus of 0.1 secs, and cure the shakes with its 5.0-stop image stabilisation feature.

Considering its great range and shooting finesse, the lens are perfect to take along on holiday to cover all your bases for family album fodder.

The Fujinon XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 will be available come July for RM3588.

READ MORE: Stuff Tripping: See New York through the Fujifilm X-T1's eyes 

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Stare down the barrel of the new weather-defiant XF lens from Fujifilm

Stare down the barrel of the new weather-defiant XF lens from Fujifilm

Stare down the barrel of the new weather-defiant XF lens from Fujifilm

Stare down the barrel of the new weather-defiant XF lens from Fujifilm

Stare down the barrel of the new weather-defiant XF lens from Fujifilm

Stare down the barrel of the new weather-defiant XF lens from Fujifilm

Stare down the barrel of the new weather-defiant XF lens from Fujifilm

Stare down the barrel of the new weather-defiant XF lens from Fujifilm

We slipped the X-T1 our SD card for a glimpse of what the new lens can do. Do note though that these were taken with a pre-production unit and our rather unprofessional hands.