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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R

Wide-angle lens for Fujifilm X-Mount cameras

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Our take on the Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R

by Dave Bar
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A gem of a lens

Fast, tack-sharp, and built like a fine Swiss watch, this 23mm Fujinon lens provides superior picture quality with your compatible Fujifilm cameras. You'll get rich, high-contrast images under all kinds of lighting conditions, even shooting wide-open at f/1.4. Its moderate wide-angle capability makes it ideal for wedding photography and interiors, as well as recording vibrant landscapes or just great all-around shooting. The lens's large maximum aperture lets you capture photos with sharply focused subjects against a meltingly smooth blurred background. That large aperture also allows faster shutter speeds to "freeze" moving subjects — perfect for shooting crystal-clear photos indoors without a flash.

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Highlights:

  • Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4 R lens
  • 35mm equivalent focal length: 35mm
  • compatible with Fujifilm X-Mount cameras like the X-Pro1 and X-T1
  • minimum focus distance: 23.6 inches in Normal (11 inches in Macro)
  • aperture range: f/1.4-16 (in 22 steps of 1/3 EV each)
  • constructed of 11 elements in 8 groups
  • filter size: 62mm
  • lens is 2-3/4" long, 2-7/8" in diameter
  • weight: 10.6 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
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Supplied Accessories:
  • lens hood
  • front and rear lens caps
  • cloth lens pouch

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Features and Specs
General
Brand Compatibility Fujifilm
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 23mm
Maximum Aperture F1.4
Weight 10.6 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • XF 23mm F1.4R wide angle lens
  • 62mm Front lens cap (installed)
  • Rear lens cap (installed)
  • Lens hood
  • Cloth lens pouch
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty Booklet
  • Fujifilm Worldwide Network

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Features

Overview: The Fujinon XF23 F1.4R is a wide angle prime lens. It has a Fujifilm X-mount, and is designed exclusively for Fujifilm X-mount digital cameras, such as the X-E1, X-Pro1, and the new X-T1. Its 23mm focal length is equivalent to 35mm in 35mm photography. The XF23 F1.4R lens can be used for a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, and architectural photos. The lens comes with front and rear lens caps and a soft wrapping cloth.

Optics: The XF23 F1.4R has 11 elements in 8 groups, including 1 aspherical element. The lens has a 62mm filter thread for adding screw-on filters.

Lens Hood: The lens comes with a bayonet-type lens hood to reduce glare and to protect the front element. When attached, the lens hood adds almost 2" to the overall length of the lens.

Focus Mode: The XF23 F1.4 R has a focus ring that slides forward or backward to set the focus mode. When the focus ring is in the forward position, it is in Autofocus mode and cannot be rotated. Sliding the focus ring backward places the lens in Manual focus mode, allowing you to rotate the ring to focus on your subject.

Depth-of-Field Indicator: The lens has a Depth-of-Field Indicator on the barrel. The scale runs from 1' to infinity, indicating the approximate distance in front of and behind the focus point that appears to be in focus. The scale has marks at 1', 2.5', 8', and infinity, as well as 0.28m, 0.5m, 1m, and 5m.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 23mm (35mm)
  • Lens Construction: 11 elements in 8 groups (including 1 aspherical element)
  • Maximum Aperture: F1.4
  • Minimum Aperture: F16
  • Filter Diameter: 62mm
  • Aperture Control: 7 rounded diaphragm blades; Stop Size: 1/3 EV (22 stops)
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.1x
  • Angle of View: 63.4°
  • Focus Range:
    • Normal: 23.6" (0.6 m) to infinity
    • Macro: 11.024" (28 cm) to infinity
  • Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 2.836"
    • Length: 2.754" (3.377" with caps)
    • Weight: 10.6 ounces
 
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Sharp, but not the sharpest.

Written By Doug, New York, NY on Thursday, May 15, 2014
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Having been a Canon user, my go-to lens for this focal length has been the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art series. I loved that lens. Now that I've sold all of my Canon gear to move on to the Fuji X system, I'm regretful, but satisfied, by the fact that there aren't that many options for X-mount yet this lens is a formidable substitute.
Pros:
Sharp (especially at f/4 and f/5.6), but corner performance could be better wide open.
Cons:
As mentioned previously, corner performance could be better and heavy vignetting, although easily correctable in post, is an issue at f/1.4 and f/2.
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