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Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens

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Product Highlights
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 35mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Focusing and Depth of Field Scales
  • One Aspherical Lens Element
  • Internal Focusing Mechanism
  • High-Torque DC Coreless AF Motor
  • Multi-Layer HT-EBC Lens Coating
  • 7-Blade Rounded Diaphragm

The Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens is a prime wide-angle lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 35mm, making it a suitable lens for everyday shooting. This all-around lens is further benefitted by the fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, which is especially useful in low-light conditions and for creating shallow depth of field and selective focus imagery. Also aiding in manual focus control are engraved camera-to-subject and depth of field scales on the barrel that help with setting the hyperfocal distance and pre-focusing techniques.

In regard to auto focusing performance, an internal focusing mechanism is used and revolves around one group of three cemented elements and one aspherical element that maintains high optical clarity while also minimizing overall weight. This group is driven by a high-torque DC coreless motor for high-speed performance that is equally quiet and smooth to benefit an array of shooting applications.

The one aspherical element also works to minimize chromatic aberrations and produce high image sharpness that is further enhanced by the multi-layer High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating (HT-EBC). This coating works to protect the front lens surface as well as reduce lens flare and ghosting in order to provide more contrast-rich imagery.

Wide-angle 23mm lens provides a 35mm-equivalent field of view of 35mm, making it suitable for everyday applications.
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture is ideally-suited for low-light conditions and for greater control over selective focus and shallow depth of field imagery.
Printed camera-to-subject and depth of field scales benefit manual focus control for setting the hyperfocal distance and for pre-focusing.
Close-up focusing control permits a minimum focusing distance of 11", or when working in normal position, a minimum focusing distance of 2' is possible.
Metal focusing and aperture rings provide an enhanced feel during use and contribute to greater durability.
Internal focusing mechanism employs one group consisting of three cemented elements and one aspherical element to lessen the overall weight and maintain the lens' length.
High-torque DC coreless AF motor provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance.
One aspherical element and an HT-EBC coating contribute to high image quality with reduced flare and ghosting.
Seven-blade rounded diaphragm produces an aesthetic out-of-focus quality.
Performance
Focal Length 23mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 35 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Fujifilm X mount
Format Compatibility APS-C
Angle of View 63.4°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" (28 cm)
Magnification 0.1x
Elements/Groups 11/8
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Autofocus Yes
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.83 x 2.48" (72 x 63 mm)
Weight 10.6 oz (301 g)
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    FujifilmXF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens
     
    4.9

    (based on 89 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (79)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice bokeh (49)
    • Strong construction (46)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (40)
    • Durable (39)
    • Consistent output (36)

    Cons

    • Heavy (11)

    Best Uses

    • Low light (49)
    • Landscape/scenery (38)
    • Night photography (33)
    • Weddings (25)
    • Street photography (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (29), Semi-pro photographer (17), Pro photographer (12), Enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Reviewed by 89 customers

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    5.0

    Basic go-to lens

    By FrankP

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light

      Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

      My photographic comfort zone is in landscapes, but this lens has managed to lure me into new waters. Some complain about its weight, but if you have been used to DSLRs, its weight will be trivial.

      Manual focus is simple and easy. When using it aperture-preferred mode, you will nail your focus and exposure in no time at all. I have two other lenses for the XT-1, and I use them far less often than I had expected.

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      5.0

      Love this lens!

      By Howie

      from Keller,TX

      Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

      Great build quality and love the bokeh. It is permanently attached to my X-T1 since getting it.

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      5.0

      Sharp and fast!

      By Nick L

      from Boulder, CO

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

        I'm a recent Fuji convert and so far I could not be more impressed with the system overall. The 23mm is what I'd expect from a prime and then some! Ridiculously sharp and fast. Love the solid construction and getting used to the aperture ring on the Fuji lenses was a piece of cake. Coming from Nikon primes, I'm beginning to see why Fuji has such a storied history behind their glass.

        I may update later, but so far I'm very impressed.

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        5.0

        sharp and fast

        By Andreas Kröger

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Sharp
        • Solid Feeling

        Cons

        • Large Size

        Best Uses

        • Documentary And Street

        Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

        The lens is pretty sharp wide open. It may look a little big on the camera (X-T1) but it feels nicely balanced on the camera, and feels great in the hand.

        Although the manual clutch mechanism is nice to use, it limits you to focusing using the nikon direction, not canon. With non-clutch lenses you can change this direction, but not with the 14mm or 23mm.

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        5.0

        Outstanding

        By do2

        from Indiana

        Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

        The quality of this lens is outstandinng.

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        5.0

        Excellent lens!

        By Chad

        from Oak Ridge, TN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

              Very fast and sharp lens! Really solid and well built. Very versatile for a wide range of subjects. Low light is no problem!

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              5.0

              Excellent lens...SHARP!

              By Dennis

              from Buffalo, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Night Photography
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

                This lens is incredibly SHARP even wide open. Nice build - seems well constructed. It's really convenient to be able to pull back on the focus ring to switch over to manual focus. I also have the 10-24mm f/4 and the 18-55mm kit lens but purchased this lens because of the wide aperture. This is a perfect low-light lens because of the 1.4 aperture. Also great for landscapes and group portraits. Highly recommended!

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                5.0

                Great Every Day Lens

                By Rafael

                from Curitiba, PR - Brazil

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Lens Hood Is Huge

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Street photography

                Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

                This lens is a joy to use. The focal length is nice for a broad range of situations, it's very fast, great for low light situations, the autofocus is fast and accurate and manual focusing is very smooth. It's heavy but the build quality is very good.The only con: Lens hood is huge and ugly!!!

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                5.0

                Fantastic lens

                By BT

                from nyc

                Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

                fast focus, super sharp, solid build. No complaints.

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                4.0

                A magnificent prime lens!

                By Stuart

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Street photography

                Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

                Now one of my favorite lenses to use on my Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless camera. It's fast, it's sharp and it has the ability to function in manual mode with hyperfocal markings. A great thing for street photographers. Overall, very pleased. Only gripe is that it is rather bulky compared to say the 27mm f2.8 pancake lens, but then again, the fast aperture and resulting image quality is worth the extra weight.

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                4.0

                Great lens, but worth it?

                By Arian Santi

                from brooklyn

                Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

                This lens felt solidly built in my hands and did not weigh down the X-E2 body that I attached it to. It's a fast lens but only one stop faster than the X100 series' lens. One thing I couldn't understand is why the camera can't display the focus distance when it is on manual. It would have been nice to have that even bough there already are markings on the lens itself.Ultimately I exchanged this lens for the old x100 because I'd rather have the one stop slower lens that comes with a camera attached to it and it's portable and quiet. But for those who have the money to spend, there's no reason not to get it.

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                4.0

                Great Lens

                By RW

                from S.E. LA.

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Purpose Lens
                  • Indoors/Low Light

                  Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

                  The lens provides sharp images with good subject isolation. The focus ring moves forward or back to either lock the lens in auto or manual focus. There is a DOF scale and distance measurements are revealed when moving the ring back to engage manual focus. Back button focus vial AF-L is not available in manual focus mode like other XF lenses, but the focus ring has hard stops at either end of the range so the lens allows you to find focus quickly. It's size is between the XF35 and XF56 lenses.I used it most recently at a family gathering and a museum. The lens' focal length is well suited for that. I've not done any "street" photography with it but imagine this FOV would be suitable for that too.

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                  5.0

                  Very sharp lens

                  By ExCzech

                  from Scottsdale, AZ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

                    Very fast lens. Great in low light and for street photography. Little distortion, easy to use. I especially like the shift ring from auto to manual focus. Perfect focal length for all kinds of photography.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent lens

                    By Joe

                    from Canada

                    Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

                    Very sharp. Really like the addition of locking the focus in manual mode... will definitely help with street photography.

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                    5.0

                    Well worth it

                    By RCG

                    from NYC

                    Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

                    A very versatile and fast lens, well worth the price. I chose this over the 56mm to get first since it is good on a lot of situations. When it went for $ less I immediately grabbed the chance to get this. The only downside is the lenshood that came with it but no biggie...

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                    5.0

                    really sharp lens!

                    By lamarphotographer

                    from Montréal

                    Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

                    Best lens For wedding
                    Love it

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                    5.0

                    A great, fast wide-angle lens.

                    By SteveWe

                    from Fallbrook, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography
                    • Night Photography
                    • Partygroup Events

                    Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

                    It's a bit heavy, but it is an f/1.4. It's a bit expensive, but it was made in Japan. I like the lens and use it often.

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                    5.0

                    Lo mejor en lentes fuji

                    By MauroMera

                    from Ecuador Quito

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

                      equivale a un 30mm es muy luminoso e tomado fotos increíbles ideal para fotografía callejera

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                      4.0

                      Sweet

                      By J

                      from CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

                          This was the first lens I bought for an X-T1. Really nice, sharp, fast prime lens. Highly recommended. Fuji could tighten up the tollerences on the apeture ring so minus one star.

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                          5.0

                          Solid lens

                          By Hans

                          from Brussels

                          Comments about Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens:

                          Great lens, little to no distortion, easy in use; like the shift ring from auto to manual focus. Nice contrast performance already at low aperture values. Only one remark, the aperture ring changes position too easy....unnoticed application of f22 is undesirable .

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