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Fujinon XF14mmF2.8 R
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- 14mm focal length
- 21mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras
- F2.8 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
- Micromotor-type AF motor
- 58mm filters
- 0.18m/7.09" minimum focus
- Fujifilm X mount for X series interchangeable lens cameras
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Designed to capture images rich in perspective, this ultra wide-angle lens with its extreme angle of view is the ideal choice. With minimized distortion, and high resolution from the center to the periphery of the image frame, this lens has the versatility to capture not only powerful landscape and architectural photos, but also amazing image quality when shooting indoors in confined spaces. Using the focusing distance and depth-of-field scales on the focus ring, photographers can take intriguing snapshots that accentuate depth of field.
Type: XF14mmF2.8 R
Lens construction: 10 elements in 7 groups (includes 2 aspherical and 3 extra low dispersion elements)
Focal length: f=14mm
35mm format equivalent: 21mm
Angle of view: 89°
Max. aperture: F2.8
Min. aperture: F22
Number of blades : 7(rounded diaphragm opening)
Stop size : 1/3EV (19 stops)
Focus range: Approx. 18cm - ∞
Max. magnification: 0.12x
External dimensions: ø65mm x 58.4mm
Filter size: ø58mm
|Aperture Control Design||Includes aperture ring|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||14 / 18-55|
|Compatible Mountings||Fujifilm X|
|Item Dimensions||2.56 x 2.56 x 2.28 inches|
|Item Display Weight||236 grams|
|Item Weight||0.52 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||14 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||14 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||10|
|Number of Groups||7|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||58 mm|
|Shipping Weight||1.25 pounds|
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|Focus Type||Micromotor||auto-focus||manual-focus||manual-focus||Stepper motor||auto-focus|
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|Photo Filter Thread Size||58 millimeters||—||67 millimeters||67 millimeters||72 millimeters||52 millimeters|
XF 14mm F2.8 lens (21mm equivalent) features 10 elements in 7 groups, 1/3 EV, F22 minimum aperture and 58mm filter size.
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Sharpness: Superb, as a matter of fact at Photozone.de, they broke a new record for MTF resolution on a Fuji lens, 3127, at f/4. Even wide open at f/2.8, 2975, is terrific for a 16mp sensor. Corner sharpness wide open is just a bit soft but find a wide lens that is razor sharp in the corners wide open, and it tightens up well by f/4. Bottom line, this lens is razor sharp. I know of two people that tried their Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, the gold standard, on their Fuji body with adapter and both stated a slight edge with the Fuji - this is incredible since that lens is for full frame and we are measuring the sweet spot on the Nikon.
Distortion: Just about perfect. Let me qualify this statement in that the lack of distortion is about near optical perfection. It is not corrected, as many lenses are, with software/firmware - this is evidenced in the RAW files that are not corrected for distortion. The difference between optical perfection and software correction is that with the later there can be some softening to stretch things back to where they should be
Chromatic Aberration: Negligible
Vignetting: Yes, it is there wide open or close to it. More with uncorrected RAW than Fuji corrected jpeg. In many cases this is not an issue and may even help the picture. Of course it can be corrected if desired in software but I never bothered. If one is taking a series of shots to stitch a panorama then correction might be useful but with a super-wide-lens, panorama shooting may not be necessary.
Hood: Uses the same hood as the Fuji 18-55 which is useful. I still have my original hood in the box and simply carry one hood when carrying both these lenses, my Dynamic Duo Combo. Very convenient.
58mm Filter Ring: same as the 18-55 zoom so then can share the same filter - and as mentioned as the same hood, nice!!! I use a Hoya Pro1 CPL filter and have not noticed the slightest vignetting, including soft vignetting.
Build Quality: Overall Excellent, it is a metal, not plastic body, but not heavy like a Leica lens.
Aperture Ring: It is a bit too loose for my tastes, not terrible but borderline acceptable. Essentially the tension on the ring is the same as the Fuji 18-55 and 55-200 which I own.
Close Focusing: Pretty good at 7 inches. For a wide lens 7" does not make it macro-like as the magnification is about 1:8, but since it is wide you can do some creative perspective distortion.
Manual Focus Clutch: Mixed feelings, some love this, others not so much. Yeah, it seems nice to pull the ring back, expose the DOF scale, and just use manually, especially for close objects. But, unlike my other Fuji lenses. I cannot simply be in Manual mode, hit the AF button to automatically focus and then adjust. It is all or nothing. I personally would prefer the ability to use AF button with manual fine tuning.
Sunstars: Not great. If you like to make sunstars, where stopping down with the sun in the composition creates a beautiful golden rayed star, forget it with this lens. The aperture blades are well rounded for smooth bokeh which makes sunstars, as well as city street lights, more or less blobs. If that is important consider the Voightlander 15mm f/4.5. I owned that lens before replacing with the Fuji 14mm and it was one of the best lenses I ever owned for making sunstars - straight aperture blades.
Hot Spots: None!!!! A hot spot is a bright spot in the center that occurs when doing near IR work, either in a converted camera or with a IR filter. This lens, along with the Fuji 35mm and 55-200 are great for IR work. The Fuji 18-55 f/4 is not good at all. I personally use an old manual Nikon 28mm f/3.5 K lens, about $75 Used, with my Hoya 72 IR screw-on filter for FOV between 14 and 55mm.
Summary: This lens seems expensive but it worth it compared to other lenses in the same class. The lack of distortion makes it ideal, not just for landscape horizons, but also for architectural shooting where barrel distortion is the hallmark of inexpensive glass (do not confuse this with perspective distortion which all lenses will have with near vs far elements). It is small, light, sharp as a tack, and about as good as it gets and what you might expect from a Leica lens for several times the price. Overall, I highly recommend this lens. In early 2014 the Fuji 10-24 f/4 zoom should ship and the price is expected to be a bit more, around $999. If you can't wait and want a sharp, low distortion lens, just get this one. I am sure this lens will hold its value very well.
I previously used Canon equipment, but last year when it came time to upgrade, I noticed some alarming trends in Canon's business model... New lens designs were very expensive for their specifications and bodies had sensors that underperformed relative to the competition. The Fujifilm X system is still relatively new, but if this lens is any indication, it will be a winner.
This lens has been a real moneymaker for me, and is optically EXCELLENT. It's nice and sharp, and has all of the ergonomic advantages that Fuji X primes offer. I love the built-in, labelled aperture ring, and while I rarely find myself using MF, the "push-pull" clicky aperture ring is killer.
A 14mm lens (21mm equivalent on the X system's APS-C sensor) has very little depth of field, but only kooks would be buying this thing for bokeh. The lens is sharp at f/4, excellent at f/8. Yes, the corners get a little soft wide open at 2.8, but this lens is obviously intended for landscape/architecture use, and so there's no reason NOT to stop down to f/8 when you use it anyway.
I've shot three home interiors for standard magazine-sized covers with this lens, and have been delighted with the results.
The biggest question is, why would you choose this lens over several alternatives in Fuji's system? The 18mm f/2, 16mm f/1.4, 16-55 2.8, and 10-24mm f/4 all either overlap or come close to the 14mm. I own the 18mm, 16mm f/1.4, and 10-24mm.
Well, the 18mm is the smallest and lightest of the group, and is slightly faster at f/2. It's also a lot cheaper. It isn't nearly as sharp as the 14mm, and shows a bit more distortion. I'd take the 18mm if I were a street photographer, due to it's compact size and max aperture.
My 16mm f/1.4 has really been taking my 14mm's lunch money recently. The 16mm is far superior if you need a wide prime to shoot for shallow DOF, and for general reportage/low light use. For reportage use the 16mm is also weather-sealed, and the 14mm is not. The 16mm seems to show more barrel distortion than the 14mm, especially in the background when you're focused on an object 1m or closer. The 16mm is also a few hundred bucks more and a LOT bigger/heavier. Both the 14mm and 16mm are pretty close optically, with the slight edge going to the 14mm.
The 10-24mm is slower, but has built-in Image Stabilization. The 10-24mm has great optics, but at 14mm it shows more distortion and is slower than the 14mm. The 10-24mm is also a LOT bigger and heavier, although its comparable in cost. I tend to use the 10-24 at 10mm most often, and its got a lot more distortion. But it's also 10mm (16mm equivalent on the APS-C sensor), and what lens doesn't show some distortion at those kind of crazy wide angles? I prefer the 14mm f/2.8 to the 10-24mm zoomed to 14mm.
Of the three, the 14mm is probably the best if lack of distortion, image quality, smaller size, and value per dollar matters to you. The other lenses have advantages but come with compromises. Unless you need what the alternatives have to offer, I'd suggest you snag the Fuji 14mm 2.8 and enjoy. :)
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