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FujifilmXF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens
 
4.9

(based on 67 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice bokeh (39)
  • Strong construction (35)
  • Durable (33)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (30)
  • Consistent output (28)

Cons

  • Heavy (8)

Best Uses

  • Low light (39)
  • Landscape/scenery (31)
  • Night photography (24)
  • Weddings (21)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (21), Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (11), Enthusiast (5)
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5.0

Compact, sharp, well built

By Blake

from Orange County, CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Coming from Canon L lenses I wasn't sure what I was getting into with the Fujifilm X-Series lenses but wow I am impressed! The image quality is amazing: sharp, great colors, nice contrast. And the lens is built very strong. My one gripe is with the aperture ring; while the click is satisfying it does tend to move about just by handling it. Regardless, this might be my favorite lens to date.

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By Techweenie

      from Saint Louis, MO

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        High quality prime which integrates superbly with XT-1. Perfect focal length for all kinds of shooting. I love the f-stop ring and then the ability to set it simply to automatic. Yeah, the ring moves easily, but if you like me shoot in aperture priority mode primarily, you are always paying attention to it anyway.

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        5.0

        Great Lens

        By MS

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery

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

          This lens is an excellent addition to my X-T1 kit. The lens has great image quality and great bokeh. The build quality is very good. You will not be disappointed with this lens.

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          5.0

          great lens

          By Andy

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            haven't taken it off yet!

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            • No

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            5.0

            silky smooth

            By junior

            from san francisco

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            Pros

            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                A tad heavy, but just a tad. Heft and solid build provides nice balance for framing purposes. Silky smooth manual focusing. Experiencing some hunting on auto-focus but that may be my learning curve as we get to know each other.

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                5.0

                Love it

                By Alexandre_MTL

                from Montreal Canada

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

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

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

                This is my focal length. Every photographer have one and my eye see in 23mm. I use a X100 for 3 years and I decide to move to the X-Pro1 unhappy with the X-E1 and take this lens on my move. After 3 shoot I was impress by the build of the lens and it optic. And the week after I realize how heavy this lens is, it's near the size and weigth of the X-Pro1 so I can not be impress but it ergonomy of use. The X100 fit in a pocket, nobody notice you take picture in the street and weigth less than this lens with 4 spare battery.

                But after shooting more with it I felt for this lens. It make such nice picture. I shoot most of the time at f1.4, bokeh are similar between f1.4 and f2 but you have more light. And image are sharp and constrasted. I do not see any chromatic aberation but I shoot in jpeg (yeah I don't like post processing picture) so maybe the jpeg converter remove it.

                I own nikon prime 35mm f2 D, 20mm F2.8 D, 50mm F1.4D and G and 105mm f2.8 D macro. With all this lens I always step down 1+ stop auperture to have better quality image on full frame (it's worst on DX camera) and I don't have this lack of sharpness with this 23mm lens. Is better than the X100 lens. It's contrast/bokeh wide open remember me my Nikon 35-70 F2.8 D at 35mm on my D700 (another great lens).

                Also manuel focusing is smooth. Now with firmware update and the X-Pro1 I do not have problem automatic focusing on moving children. I would like beeing able to focus near.

                So far I'm really impress. This lens is heavy but by far the better prime I ever use. I have hight expectation for the fujifilm 14mm and the 35mm !

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                5.0

                Super sharp!

                By fotoluminate

                from Miami, FL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  Love this lens. Great bokeh and superior edge to edge sharpness. Rarely leaves my X-T1.

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                  4.0

                  Perfect...... Almost

                  By catwalk

                  from Australia

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

                  This lens arrived and I was very pleased with the initial feel of the lens ...and using it is magic ..love the quality of the images .....the only flaw is that the aperture ring floats around on its own which can spoil a shot if your not really on the ball.....How difficult would it have been to do it right in manufacture? So only 4 stars for a 5 star lens.....silly isn't it

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                  5.0

                  Great build quality

                  By Alex

                  from Zurich, Switzerland

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • Large In Size

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Street photography

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

                  My favorite street photography lense now. It was filling my gap between the 18mm and 35mm lenses I own from Fuji. I love the option to set auto/manual focus directly on the lense.

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                  5.0

                  Incredible !

                  By Alex

                  from Huntington Beach

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  Incredible lens. Absolutely zero distortion. Quick focus, great color. Feels solid and the size is relatively compact.
                  May well be the best lens of the Fuji line-up!

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                  5.0

                  Great lens.

                  By Lherrerau

                  from San Diego

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

                  Excellent IQ, beautful bokeh. Suitable for street, indoors with available light and protraits.

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                  5.0

                  nice lens

                  By Justin in New Orleans

                  from New Orleans

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      In trying to decide what prime to buy with my Fuji X-T1, I went through my lightroom to see what focal length I used most on a 16-50 zoom, and 23 fit the bill the best. I am very happy with this lens. Solid build and love the compact x-mount form factor. Not real light, but feels "just right" on the X-T1

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                      5.0

                      good price with $150.00 off

                      By Dienson

                      from Inglewood, CA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        very happy with this len, I took more than 100 pics in 5 days
                        so sharp and clear

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                        5.0

                        Super Sharp 35MM (equivalent) Lens

                        By HDubetz

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        It's rather big and heavy, but that's a small price to pay for this jewel. Speaking of pay, yeah, it is pricey. But, it's worth it. Check out any really sharp, f/1.4 lens for comparison. Like the other Fuji X lenses, it is a beauty. Solidly built, very sharp, and, f/1.4. I hesitated because I have the 35MM (50MM equivalent), but I'm glad I bought it. Great street or general travel lens. The really great innovation is that you pull back on the manual focus ring and you are in manual focus mode, but you also expose the distance scale which you can now line up with the depth-of-field scale. This is the old-fashioned way of checking your depth of field, and also the way you set your hyperfocal distance. Wow. What a great lens.

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                        5.0

                        Beautiful!

                        By Photo Friend

                        from Pittsburgh

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Nice Bokeh

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light

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

                          I bought this lens for my X-T1. It is a very versatile walk around lens and great for indoor shots. The photos it takes are just beautiful. I also love the way you can switch between manual and auto focus by sliding the front ring.

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                          5.0

                          fast, sharp, large

                          By Andreas Kroeger

                          from Los Angeles

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Heavy
                          • Large

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Low Light

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

                          the only thing I don't like about it (other than the size, which I already knew about) is that when you manual focus it has to drag the motor when you turn the ring. This makes sense, as it is focus by wire, but it is feels kind of weird at first.

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                          5.0

                          Sharp and Fast

                          By Darren

                          from New York, NY

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

                          The 23 F1.4 is the best lens for the X series. 35mm equivalent is ideal for street photography. This lens is sharp even wide open at the corners. The focus is quick for a mirrorless. The aperture ring is fast and easy to adjust, which makes street shooting very convenient. A little bit bulky and heavy, which makes even the XP1 body feel dwarfed in size.

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                          5.0

                          Love this lens!

                          By Woody

                          from Fort Madison, IA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Nice Bokeh
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Street

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

                            I absolutely love this lens. Loving the 35mm FOV and it is superb. There is just something about it that makes images just pop.

                            Mainly just been using it taking pictures of my nieces but looking forward to Spring actually getting here and getting out and getting great landscape shots with it.

                            I have to say that it feels great in the hands and balanced perfectly on the X-T1. Feels extremely well made, and I love that they added the Depth of Field scale on the lens. That's a nice addition coming from using m4/3. I can't really think of anything that is bad about the lens.

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Amazing

                            By Joshua Aaron Photography

                            from Columbia, SC

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            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 is a perfect lens. For me, the 23mm is a perfect 'walk-around prime' for it's 35mm field of view. It is quite sharp wide open with minimal distortion. It is not nearly as small as the 27mm, but for quality, it's an easy compromise.

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                                5.0

                                Awesome lens!

                                By Lawson23

                                from Tennessee

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

                                This is a great walk around lens. Paired with an x-t1 it has fast focus speed. Beautiful bokeh. It stays on my camera all the time. Perfect lens for everything.

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