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FUJIFILM XF 18-120mm f/4 LM PZ WR Lens

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FUJIFILM XF 18-120mm f/4 LM PZ WR Lens
Key Features
  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27-183mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Control from Camera
  • Stepless Control from Select Cameras
A standard zoom purpose-built for content creators and image-makers with a penchant for motion, the FUJIFILM XF 18-120mm f/4 LM PZ WR covers a versatile focal length range and features an inspired design for intuitive control over zoom, focus, and aperture adjustment from the camera body. This zoom is the first X Series lens built in collaboration with FUJINON cine and broadcast lens designers and is a go-to all-around lens choice for video and motion applications.
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FUJIFILM XF 18-120mm F4 R LM PZ WR Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Versatile Zoom for Content Creators
  • 3Designed for Motion
  • 4Flexible Zoom and Advanced Optics
  • 5Intuitive Handling and Robust Construction
By B&H Photo's
Versatile Zoom for Content Creators
A standard zoom purpose-built for content creators and image-makers with a penchant for motion, the FUJIFILM XF 18-120mm f/4 LM PZ WR covers a versatile focal length range and features an inspired design for intuitive control over zoom, focus, and aperture adjustment from the camera body. This zoom is the first X Series lens built in collaboration with FUJINON cine and broadcast lens designers and is a go-to all-around lens choice for video and motion applications.
Designed for Motion
Featuring variable power zoom and smooth manual focus, and supporting stepless aperture control from select cameras, this 18-120mm enables precise, fine control over focus and exposure. Cameras already confirmed to be able to perform stepless aperture control for this lens include the FUJIFILM X-H2S, X-T4, X-T3, and X-S10.
  • Power zoom can easily and smoothly transition throughout the focal length range. This mechanism can be controlled by a newly designed zoom lever, which offers variable zoom speeds.
  • Conventional focus ring allows direct and intuitive manual focus control and the lens offers seamless switching between continuous autofocus and manual focus. Requiring a camera firmware update, this unique control method opens up the possibilities for making creative focus transitions and control the focal point whenever required.
  • Two custom function buttons can be used to preset a constant zoom speed, focal length, or focus point.
Flexible Zoom and Advanced Optics
  • Spanning a useful wide-angle to mid-telephoto range, this zoom offers a 27-183mm equivalent focal length range to serve as a viable single lens solution for everyday shooting.
  • Constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistent illumination throughout the zoom range, which pairs well with the constant nature of the focusing, AF, and zoom controls.
  • Three aspherical elements control distortions and spherical aberrations in order to produce sharper imagery with more accurate rendering.
  • Three extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the zoom range for a high degree of clarity and color accuracy.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth, circular bokeh quality when using shallow depth of field and selective focus effects.
Intuitive Handling and Robust Construction
  • Benefitting its use on gimbal stabilization devices, this lens's internal zoom and internal focusing design helps to maintain consistent balance and overall lens length during use.
  • Despite the inclusion of a power zoom mechanism and a broad focal length range, this lens still weighs in at just about 1 lb, making for a lightweight design that helps maintain compatibility with a variety of stabilization tools.
  • Weather-resistant design protects against dust and moisture and cold temperatures down to 14°F.
  • Front fluorine coating protects against water, grease, dirt, and smudging, and also makes it easier to clean the front element.

FUJIFILM XF 18-120mm F4 R LM PZ WR Specs

Focal Length18 to 120mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 183mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountFUJIFILM X
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View76.5° to 13.5°
Minimum Focus Distance2' / 60 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design15 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3 x 4.9" / 77.3 x 123.5 mm
Weight1 lb / 470 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.19 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.9 x 6.4 x 5.4"

FUJIFILM XF 18-120mm F4 R LM PZ WR Reviews

Great all-around lens!

By Luis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

This lens has replaced my 18-55 kit lens. The focal length range is incredible and the video centric controls are pretty smooth. I would have liked a faster aperture, but for the price, this lens does its job beautifully. I have mostly used it for video but the photos are of a good quality as well. The weight is a big plus and size is about the same as the 55-200 (not extended).

Awkward power zoom

By John S
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-13

I wrote an earlier more positive review but after trying out the lens I have opted to return it (thank you, BH Photo). I love the size and lightness but the power zoom's two power options I found very difficult to use without a tripod. The manual zoom is smooth but requires a number of turns to reach across its wide range. The 70-300 by comparison has a much shorter travel span. Disappointing.

Looks good so far...

By John S
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-10

I just got mine and it's pretty impressive. I like the dual power/manual zoom system. For video/still options. As yet, I haven't found the motor to be noisy but my hearing is not as good as it once was. The plastic body is lightweight and the zoom is internal. I'll be taking a number of photographs this week and will update this review if I find anything that warrants updating. Super fast delivery from BH Photo.

Respectable zoom with constant f/4

By kamran
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-09

To be honest, I've always felt Fuji lenses were not as sharp as Nikon Z and Canon RF. This is still true with the Fuji 18-120 f/4. Respectable sharpness, very useful zoom range and constant f/4 make it a good lens. Fuji touted this lens for video work but the zoom motor makes noise that you can clearly hear. Decided to keep my purchase even with some of the minor issues. The zoom motor noise may be a dealbreaker for some video production work.

The best lens for video recording!!!!

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

This lens is super smooth, it is my go to for recording. The powered zoom is very nice

Not usable as intended

By Robert
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

First off, I am full Fuji now and really hate to leave this rating on their product, but it suffers from the one thing they promised it fixed, exposure stepping. It has 2 exposure steps. Other than that, for video it is fine. it is a power zoom which is really nice and it does not extend as it zooms so it is ideal for a gimbal, but again, your footage will change exposure. I was going to give it two stars BUT there was nothing to save this lens.. it is not good for photography as it is not sharp at all, especially in the corners.

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