Here is a full in-depth Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Review. The Fujinon lens is a must upgrade and had very good reviews upon its launch.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR Lens Highlights
- 15 elements in 10 groups (2 aspherical lenses, 3 ED lenses)
- minimum 19cm,
- maximum 0.2x,
- filter 58mm
- size φ67×77.8mm
Lenstips published its full Fujinon XF 23m f/1.4 R LM WR review. Look at the Pros and Cons that Lenstip identified for the new Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR:
- solid, weather-sealed casing, mostly made of metal,
- sensational image quality in the frame centre,
- very good image quality on the edge of the frame,
- negligible longitudinal chromatic aberration,
- excellent correction of lateral chromatic aberration,
- sensible coma correction,
- blur areas pleasing to the eye,
- efficient, silent, and accurate autofocus.
- a bit too high vignetting,
- performance against bright light should have been better.
From their conclusion:
The results of our test show clearly that refreshing the 1.4/23 model was a very good idea. The new lens provides an excellent image quality across the frame, no matter what aperture you employ. Taking into account the fact that you deal here with a fast, wide-angle lens such an achievement is especially praiseworthy. The price of the Fujinon XF 23 mm f/1.4 R LM WR is not low, reaching $900, but complaining here would be justified only if the lens had some serious slip-ups. Our test showed that it performs exceedingly well in almost all categories so you can only shrug and say that high quality doesn’t come cheap.
You can read the full review at lenstip here.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR Lens
The XF23mmF1.4 R LM WR is a large-diameter wide-angle prime lens that consists of 15 lens elements, including two aspherical elements and three ED elements, in 10 groups, achieving enhanced resolution capabilities over the previous model. The maximum aperture of F1.4 produces shallow depth-of-field. The newly-adopted nine aperture blades also contributes to natural and creamy bokeh. The highly versatile focal length of 23mm makes it an ideal choice for landscape photography and snapshots. The minimum working distance of about 19cm provides close-up capability and enables a dynamic framing, capturing the main subject in close-up while keeping vast background into the frame. The lens also uses the Inner Focus system, driven by a newly-adopted linear motor, to deliver fast and highly accurate AF, attaining focus in as fast as 0.04 seconds*1 to seize a decisive photo opportunity. It also boasts advanced usability with its dust and weather resistant construction and the capability to operate at temperatures as low as -10°C.
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