Fuji X-F 23mm (35MM) F1.4R Lens
Since when did a wide-angle lens mean you have to limit the quality and crispness of your wide-angle photos? Meet the Fuji X-F 23 MM (35MM) F1.4R Lens, a lens capable of everything from up-close-and-personal shots to working in low light conditions. Here’s how it pulls it off:
When you’ve got a lot to capture with a photograph, you switch to a wide-angle lens. But if you want your wide-angle lens to capture even more, it may be time to switch to the Fuji X-F 23mm.
Learn about the Fuji X-F 23mm (35MM) F1.4R Lens
If life is all about perspective, then there’s no better example of that than the Fuji X-F 23 MM (35MM) F1.4R Lens. This wide-angle lens provides an equivalent focal length of the aforementioned 35mm, giving you all of the beautiful wide-angle perspective you need to provide truly stunning and original images of everything from common household items to live events.
Life may be all about perspective, but the more you learn about this unique lens, the more you find out that photography echoes that same sentiment. Little details here, such as the 23mm lens, provide plenty of function even in low-light conditions. The shallow field depth allows you to select your focus with more style and panache than you would with any ordinary lens, and the manual focus control allows you to customize a picture to suit your individual artistic taste.
In short, this Fuji X-F 23mm lens is not your ordinary lens. So let’s take a minute to examine all of the features that give this lens its extraordinary capabilities:
Perfect for amateur photographers who love taking landscapes and every day photos, but quality enough for professionals who need to work wide angle lenses in low light, the Fuji X-F 23 MM (35MM) F1.4R Lens is one of the more capable wide-angle lenses you’ll ever encounter. You can also procure, here at Adorama, a Fuji X-T1, delivering the same high quality you expect from a trusted name like Fuji.
From the Manufacturer
The FUJINON XF23mm F1.4 R has a focal length equivalent of a 35mm lens, and is ideal for a wide range of applications including portraits and landscapes, as well as everyday photography. The fast maximum aperture of F/1.4 allows users to shoot hand-held in low light conditions and achieve sharp images, while also delivering beautiful bokeh for artistic images.
The FUJINON XF23mm F1.4 R provides enhanced resolving power with crisp contrast to draw maximum performance out of the highly descriptive X-Trans CMOS sensor. The fast F/1.4 aperture allows the user to reduce blurring in low light conditions and achieve stunning shallow depth to field photography.
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 minimize the shutter lag to capture a fleeting moment.
Lens distortion has been reduced to an 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.
The FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R uses an internal focusing system which incorporates a lens group consisting of three cemented lens elements and one aspheric lens element in order to keep weight down. Additionally, the built-in high-torque DC coreless motor delivers ultra-fast AF performance for the most demanding shooting opportunities.
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.
The FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R weighs 10.6oz and measures just 2.84" in length making it the most compact and lightweight lens in 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.
The Fujifilm 23mm F/1.4 Mirrorless is commonly used for Everyday, Landscape photography, Low light, Travel and more.The Fujifilm 23mm F/1.4 Mirrorless is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Fujifilm 23mm F/1.4 Mirrorless is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Fujifilm 23mm F/1.4 Mirrorless: Consistent output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice bokeh and Strong construction
Most Liked Positive Review
Sharp even wide open, aperture dial has some resistance, best Fujifilm X-series lens yet. Great optics.
Reviewed by 14 customers
When paired with an X-T1, this lens rocks the house. Focus is fast and accurate, even at f1.4. Colors look great. Mainly used for weddings, events, and personal use. It seems a little pricey, but its the best option out there for this focal length and speed.
I'm not a professional photographer so as far as anything technical, I can't give a great critique but I am an artist/designer and I know what looks good. This lens makes all my photos look good. I also own a Nikon dSLR with some pretty decent lenses but after shooting with this one on my X-E2, the Nikon has been sitting in the closet. The quality of the pictures are really remarkable.
Although often labeled as a street photography lens, I've been equipping my X-E2 with this lens for hiking day trips and very pleased with the prime. The size/weight is just at the border of heavy, but the trade off is tack sharp captures partnered with a creamy bright bokeh at F/1.4 (and everything in between). Especially appreciate the option to go into manual focus mode with a turn of a dial and a pull of the lens back for more precise focusing. This lens is basically staying on my camera 90% of the time now.
This is peerfect for street and candid photography. With the X Pro 1 it is fantastic because the sensor is outstanding in low light. It took some adjustments getting used to the push/pull function to turn on /off AF. But once I fully adjust to it will be worth a 5 star rating. I have discovered using the eye piece with macro mode turned on make the experience more like a DSLR especially for critical focusing in low light.
This is a really nicely designed lens. No complaints, other than a little pricey.
Superb "Street " pjhotography lens as well as an excellent low light lens as well.
Sharp, light, great image quality. Can't really ask for more, except maybe lower price (but this lens is unique, so I do think that it is priced fairly). For me, the 35mm equivalent works much better than the 50mm equivalent because it is wider, but not too wide, and more versatile.
The price on this Fujinon XF 23mm 1.4 lens is a bit high but competitive with the other alternatives out on the market such as the Zeiss Touit 35mm 1.8. This however gives you the equivalent of 35mm on full frame sensor. This is ideal for my portraiture shots as it gives a creamy bokeh to the background making the subject pop out!! Very sharp on the edges at widest aperture. This very fast lens is ideal for low light condition. The 35mm equivalent makes this very ideal for street photography as well, taking in all the elements/details when you press the shutter. The weight and feel gives the lens a high quality feel. I love the pull/push focus ring which allows you to transition from manual to auto focusing in a snap. Great all around lens for me.
I have taken a couple of hundred frames with this lens and so far I can find very little that I don't like. It is very sharp corner to corner, responsive in focus and and bokeh is excellent. Love the 35mm equivalent focal length and the aperture ring. It feels like an old AIS Nikkor lens in my hands and that is the reason I purchased the Xe2 and the lens to begin with.
Fujinon XF lens in 23mm focal length was overdue for a long time. I just wish Fujifilm introduced it earlier. It is a very good lens. The build quality is much better than with other Fujinon XF lenses. However, it is also bigger and heavier than similar lenses and it makes the X mount cameras look very big. Even though I am not a huge fan of Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R, I started appreciating that lens even more after I had a chance to use the 23mm lens. The lens hood that came with it is huge and the lens cap is a joke (it keeps popping off and it's easy to lose it). Given the size of hte lens, the new filter diameter is 62 mm so all filters you have to other Fujinon XF mount lenses will not work on this one. So it creates an added expense. Finally, it's also very expensive. i think that the size and the price are the biggest drawbacks. Optical quality and build are very good.