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Fujinon XF16mmF1.4 R WR
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- 24mm in 35mm format equivalent
- Minimum working distance of less than 6 inches, Max. magnification : 0.21x
- Weather-resistant design with 9 sealing points in 8 areas
- Nano-GI coating alters the refractive index between glass and air to reduce ghosting and flare
- FUJIFILM X-Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM interchangeable system cameras
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|Aperture Control Design||Includes aperture ring|
|Compatible Mountings||Fujifilm X|
|Item Dimensions||2.87 x 2.87 x 2.87 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.726 Kilograms|
|Item Weight||0.83 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.4|
|Maximum Focal Length||16 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||16 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||13|
|Number of Groups||11|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||67 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||83.2 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1.4 pounds|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Fujifilm X||Fujifilm X||Fujifilm X||Fujifilm X||Fujifilm X||Fujifilm X|
|Focus Type||manual-focus||Micromotor||Micromotor||Stepper motor||Micromotor||auto-focus|
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The new FUJINON XF16mmF1.4 R WR is a weather-resistant, fixed focal length lens (24mm in 35mm format equivalent) that delivers a dramatic wide field of view and stunning image performance. The F1.4 maximum aperture in the XF16mm gives users extraordinary image quality in low-light conditions, and pleasing bokeh-rich macro photography with a minimum working distance of less than 6” for numerous creative photographic possibilities. The XF16mmF1.4 R WR features a high-speed autofocus of 0.11 seconds, a weather- and dust-resistant structure that can work in temperatures as low as 14 Degree, and great portability thanks to its compact size. The XF16mmF1.4 R WR includes a depth-of-field scale on the focus ring that is perfect for landscape, travel and street photographers who want to calculate the distance, adjust the aperture setting, and shoot spontaneously.
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I also own the Fuji 10-24 f/4, 14mm 2.8, 18mm f/2, 23mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, 56mm f/1.2, and 50-140mm 2.8, as well as two X-T1 bodies and an X-Pro 1. I rely on my Fuji gear for my livelihood as a freelance photographer, and it's great lenses like the 16mm f/1.4 that have given me the confidence to leave Canon behind after more than a decade as a professional FF Canon user.
The 16mm has relatively little distortion, is quiet, quick to focus, and accurate. I'm noticing that it seems to hunt/struggle to get focus lock on my X-T1 in dimmer, low-contrast situations more than it's 23mm and 14mm siblings do, especially in the middle 1-4 meter range, where I've found myself using it wide open most often and where critical AF accuracy would matter most. Making your AF point larger seems to help a little, but this kind of issue seems like it should be fixable via firmware update in the long run. And really I'm nitpicking a bit, just because it's a little slower to focus than the 23mm does not mean it's actually slow at all.
IQ is good to great, but at f/1.4 the 16mm isn't quite as tack sharp as the 23mm or 14mm seem to be when used wide-open. Now don't get me wrong, it's still an excellent lens. It just happens to have very impressive siblings. :) I've just used it to shoot a full two-page magazine spread and from what I've seen of the print proofs I have no hesitation in saying that this lens will give you excellent results, although at a wide aperture there are sharper lenses in the Fuji X family. By F/2.8 or f/4 this lens keeps up with anything else in Fuji's lineup, as well as most every other manufacturer out there.
So should you buy it? Currently, Fuji offers a variety of options comparable to the 16mm f/1.4. The 10-24mm zoom, 16-55mm zoom, 14mm f/2.8, and 18mm f/2 all either overlap or get extremely close to the 16mm's 24mm-equivalent FOV. All of these options have their own strengths and weaknesses, it just depends on your needs. My intended use of the 16mm is for close-focused shots of people or food/product with plenty of background detail blurred beautifully, and for medium distances wide-open, so I can capture a full-length portrait in the frame with plenty of context around it that's nicely blurred. It's a wonderful tool that gives me new creative options. I'm also guessing this lens will be a great "travel with just one lens" candidate, and street photographers will love it. If you're a landscape shooter or do not intend to use the shallow DOF, buy the 10-24 or the EXCELLENT 14mm and save a few bucks. For only $160 more, the 16-55mm f/2.8 is a weather-sealed constant zoom that gives you great IQ with the versatility of a zoom. So yeah, this lens isn't for everyone, but if you know you need what the 16mm f/1.4 is capable of, buy with confidence. It won't disappoint.
Update: many months and 10,000 photos later (maybe not that much) this lens is still truly a favorite, while shooting in the northwest I really took this through its paces, I accidentally dropped my camera (16mm and xpro 2) in a tide pool, well the camera and lens did just fine and are still in perfect working order. Gorgeous lens and it produces gorgeous photos
Enter the 16mm.
I've been anticipating this lens since I first heard about it. It has far exceeded my expectations, and has now become my go-to lens. In addition to being a perfect lens for street photography and interiors, it's particularly suited for darker situations. The F 1.4 aperture is indeed shallow, but for these situations, it will not limit you - The angle is wide enough that you have plenty of depth, even wide open.
At this point, I either own or have owned every prime in the Fuji catalog. I have become accustomed to spectacular quality all around - from the overall IQ, to the handling, to the finish. As expected, it's crazy sharp. This lens manages to exceed my already high expectations. The manual focus is spot on, autofocus is lightning fast (to be expected, it's a wide angle). The weight is perfectly matched to the X-T1. While I haven't tested the WR capabilities yet, I suspect it will do well.
What has truly won me over has been the close focus COMBINED with the wide angle, and large aperture - It has allowed me creative possibilities I have never had before, that I am just now starting to explore. These qualities allow you to create wide angle images that go well beyond just getting more in a frame or distorting angles and true unique works of art. The 18mm focused close- I believe this focuses closer.
This is the heaviest one of the three (the 14mm, 16mm, 18mm) - While I believe I'd appreciate the weight savings and size of the 18mm still, I feel that it's not as significant when compared to the 14mm.
Really, most of this will come down to personal preference -- I personally find 16mm to be my personal sweet spot. If you do as well, then ORDER THIS NOW. You will not be let down. If you already have the 14mm and it works for you, this may be a bit redundant unless you want/need the close focusing or weather resistance. Same if you already have the 18mm and are perfectly content with it, unless you are reserving that for extra light travel - While it has arguably the lowest IQ of the bunch, all three are really good, and you are splitting pixels at a certain point. Personally, I only see the need for one of them -- and if I had all three now, I'd personally still only use this one. Only you can decide, but if you are interested in this - know that there's nothing else like it in the APS-C world.
This may not be the most detailed review you will read -- I've spent more time using my equipment and less obsessing over specs - I suspect that's because I've been so happy with the results, and having so much fun with the fuji system. I can certainly tell you from a purely subjective basis that this is quite possibly the nicest prime I've ever used in 20 years of photography - and will likely be the one living on the camera body the most.