FUJINON XF14mm F2.8 R First Day

I finally jumped the gun and bought the FUJINON XF14mm F2.8 R yesterday. I am used to shooting with ultrawide angle lenses like the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L on full frame DSLR like the 5D Mark III, so the initial prime lenses XF prime lens like the 18mm (28mm equivalent FOV on a full frame camera) was really not wide enough. Ideally, I would like to get the XF 10-24mm, but although on the Fujinon lens roadmap, but it is unlikely that it will be available until at least 3rd or 4th quarter this year. So I finally bought the 14mm.

I have only briefly used it for a day, but I quite like it so far. So just some initial impression about this lens.

  • The construction of the lens is first rate like any other Fujinon XF lens
  • f2.8 aperture is good for indoor and night shots
  • There is very little distortion
  • Image quality seemed good
  • Although it is certainly not a macro lens, but with a closest focusing distance of 18cm, the macro ability is not bad in emergency use

Here are just a few photos of the packaging, the lens itself and some test shots. All are jpeg straight out from the X-Pro1.

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4 thoughts on “FUJINON XF14mm F2.8 R First Day

  1. Looks cool,and the results great. Glad to see you have some free time again. Missed all the activity you would normally put out but you did say you were very busy.Regards to all from down under.

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