Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 WR Review | FUJI LOVE

By | April 15, 2015

I spent the last weekend with the newest available lens on Fujifilm’s X mount lens roadmap: the long-awaited wide angle XF 16mm f/1.4 WR. Thanks to Fujifilm Switzerland I was able to walk around with a sample copy of this new lens mounted on my X-T1. Even though 16mm will be considered a wide angle lens, it is effectively a 24mm lens, when mounted on an APS-C sensor X body. It will be for sure an attractive option for landscape shooters, but I decided to give it a go on the street. Let’s have a look at how it performed. First things first: when I review a piece of equipment (a lens, a camera, a tripod), I really, honestly don’t care so much about all the technical specifications. Naturally, I know what I am using, I know which aperture I need and what angle of view the lens is giving me. But I don’t analyse distortion and aberration differences at various apertures and I don’t zoom my photographs 200% to see if the edge of the wall or the eyebrows are tack sharp. If you are expecting this kind of review, please look for it somewhere else. What counts for me is what character of a photograph this particular lens is giving me and how easy and intuitive it is to use…….

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