The first press photo of the Fujiflm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R OIS WR lens has been leaked on the web ahead of its launch along with some details about its price tag.
The Canon 7D Mark II (or whatever the EOS 7D replacement will be called) is definitely the most rumored camera of recent times. However, there are lots of rumors about future lenses as well. In this area, the title of the most rumored product goes to an optic which was formally announced earlier in 2014: the Fujiflm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R OIS WR.
Inside sources have revealed that the lens’ proper announcement event is bound to take place on June 16, meaning that we do not have to wait much longer. Meanwhile, a source has leaked some details about its price along with the first Fujifilm 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens press photo.
First Fujifilm 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens press photo leaked
The photo does not tell us so many things as its quality is not among the best. Nevertheless, it has definitely been taken from the official press kit of the Fujiflm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R OIS WR lens.
Fujifilm has not publicly acknowledged the exact announcement date of its first weathersealed X-mount lens, but there are little doubts that it is not coming on June 16.
Multiple sources have confirmed that the the company will take the wraps off of its new optic on this date, so we can expect to see it in action at the beginning of next week.
Meanwhile, we can take a look at the photo and see that it is not different from the prototype models that have been on-display at various digital imaging events that took place all over the globe in recent months.
Fujifilm 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens price to be around $1,000
The source, who has leaked the photo, is claiming that the Fujifilm 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens price will stand at 108,000 yen in Japan, which accounts for about $1,060.
This means that the optic will go on sale for about $1,000 in the US. It is a reasonable price for a versatile zoom lens that will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 27-202.5mm.
The high-price fears go away when you take into consideration the fact that this is a weathersealed lens. Photographers will be able to use it in harsh weather conditions without worrying about water droplets, dust, dirt, and other factors.
Fujiflm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R OIS WR lens will have a filter thread of 67mm. Needless to say, stay tuned and we will reveal you the lens on June 16!