When Fujifilm announced a smaller and lighter alternative to its XF 35mm f/1.4 R in the shape of the XF 35mm f/2 WR, everyone suspected it might be the first lens in a new series of primes. It didn’t take long for Fujifilm to announce its second example.
Fujifilm 23mm f1.4R XF Lens
- New Or Secondhand: New
- Lens is suitable for: Fujifilm X-Series Body
- Fitting: Fujifilm X
- Standard PRIME
- Filter Size: 62mm
Product code: 179851 (4547410261417)
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- X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
- 35mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
- One Aspherical Element
- Super EBC Coating
- Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
With a focal length equivalent to 35mm in 35mm format, the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R is suitable for a wide range of applications including portraits and landscapes as well as more general photography. The fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 allows you to shoot hand-held in low light conditions, where zoom lenses would introduce camera shake, plus it creates beautiful bokeh for artistic images
Dedicated lens design for use with Fujifilm X-Trans CMOS sensors
The lens design provides enhanced resolving power with high contrast to draw the maximum performance out of the highly descriptive X-Trans CMOS sensor.
The fast f/1.4 aperture allows the user to create images with beautiful bokeh and helps reduce blurring in low light conditions.
Lens distortion has been reduced to the absolute minimum using only optical rather than digital correction, thereby delivering the highest possible picture quality.
The rounded seven-blade diaphragm ensures smooth bokeh even when shooting portraits or product shots at a medium aperture to maintain reasonable depth-of-field.
All lens elements are treated with Fujifilm’s multilayer HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating) which delivers enhanced durability and ensures an even spread of light across the sensor.
Ideal focal length for day to day shooting
The versatile focal length equivalent to 35mm in 35mm format means you can enjoy both a wide-angle and telephoto approach by using your own feet to adjust the distance or angle with the subject matter.
Distance indicator suitable for quick shots
The FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R features a camera-to-subject distance indicator and a depth-of-field scale on the barrel. Both are useful when manually pre-focusing to capture a fast moving subject, or minimise the shutter lag to capture a fleeting moment.
The minimum working distance of around 28cm also makes this lens ideal for close-up shots.
High speed autofocus
The lens uses an internal focusing system for high speed autofocus. The focusing lens group consists of three cemented lens elements and one aspheric lens element to keep weight down while the built-in high-torque DC coreless motor delivers ultra-fast AF performance.
Compact size and premium design
The FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R weighs 300g and measures just 63mm in length making it the most compact and lightweight lens of its class.
Metal parts are used for the focus and aperture rings, which are designed to give just the right amount of torque and feel in use.
The large front element gives the premium look of a fast lens, reminiscent of classic lenses from the past.
When it comes to image quality, the Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR lens is capable of delivering some beautiful images when paired with something like the Fuji X-Pro2. Sharpness is great throughout the aperture range, and you’re likely to be pleased with what it can deliver.
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With a very even and impressive performance, weather resistance, great handling and high-quality finish it would be hard not to like this Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR lens. The Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR is an ideal standard lens for the range of Fujifilm cameras.
The Fujinon XF 23 mm f/1.4 R, tested here by us, must get a really positive assessment. Still the situation is hardly so rosy if you start comparing the price of that lens to the prices of its rivals.
The Fujifilm XF 35mm F2 R WR offers a classic standard focal length, fast maximum aperture and weather-proofing in a small, discrete package, making it well-suited to street, reportage and low-light photography in any conditions when paired with a similarly weather-proof body.
Sporting the same field of view as a 35mm lens does on a 35mm camera, this lens should be a popular choice for the wish list of many Fuji X-series camera owners, especially with that fast f/1.4 maximum aperture.
The Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R offers a classic focal length and an ultra-fast aperture, making it well-suited to street and reportage photography. Optically it's also a great lens in its own right, with virtually nothing to complain about apart from the price.
Because it covers a ‘normal’ visual perspective and is relatively affordable for a medium format lens, the GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR is likely to be one of the first lenses chosen when photographers buy into Fujifilm’s medium format system.
The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50mm F2 R WR lens is the third entry in the compact F2 prime series for the X mirrorless system and boasts excellent image quality.
While most people gush over the Fuji 35, I have to say, this is the real gem of the Fuji lineup as it is superior in every way, when compared to the Fuji 35. Overall, I love the rendering and the sharpness of the lens wide open, and the character is top notch for all the lenses that I’ve used.
This is a great go anywhere lens, extremely suitable for the weather in the UK at the moment due to it's weatherproofing. Compact, lightweight and quick to focus it gives me a 35mm (well 34.5 actually) equivalent view on my X-Pro3
This was the first lens I purchased for my X-Pro 2. The quality is outstanding and as a result I sold all of my other 'Pro' gear and fully invested in the Fuji family. The earlier f1.4 lens gets a lot of favourable reviews for its majic image quality, however with the f2 while you lose one stop of...
Perfect lens for street photography as well as landscape. 35mm in full frame, perfect for in-door shooting as it can catch enough space without distorting too much of the surrounding. Sharp at f/2 and weather resistant which is very important for a lens to travel with.
Agonised between this and the f1.4 and finally bought the f2. Had the f1.4 been a little less expensive and weather resistant I think I would have gone for that. Just that tiny bit sharper with better bokeh. Very similar rendering but I'm never quite there with these f2 series.
The Fuji 50mm f2 WR lens is compact and lightweight. Its perfect for street, and portrait photography, and gives effective focal length of 75mm. Image quality is superb, and renders nicely. with great character and smooth bokeh.
Optically l I am very pleased with the lens, but there are certain aspects to the functionality which, when compared with either the 18m or 27mm lenses (which I also have) I miss. First, with the other lenses I can switch the body to Manual Focus and the AF-L button functions, i.e. it autofocuses.
A joy to use which adds very little weight to the camera body. Pin sharp from f2 up and super fast autofocus though manual focus is also excellent. Colour rendition and contrast what one would expect from Fuji.
My purchase of the Fujifilm XT2 a couple of years ago - reinvigorated my photography to an enormous degree. I had become rather stale & predictable - but the retro kind of look of the XT2 - the beautiful array of dials - meant that the actual act of photographing suddenly felt very physical again.
Great all round little lens, if like me you are a zoom lens user this little gem will feel like a real feather weight. Take the battery grip off and then this camera lens combination is almost pocket size, ok large pocket.
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