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FujifilmXF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens
 
4.9

(based on 108 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (51)
  • Durable (36)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Strong construction (21)
  • Consistent output (19)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape photography (32)
  • Landscape/scenery (27)
  • Travel (27)
  • Everyday (12)
  • Night photography (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (12), Professional (11), Semi-professional (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (74)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Plenty fast, great bokeh

For those of you trying to decide between the 14mm f/2.8 and the new 16mm f/1.4 I say this: When I reach for an Ultra-Wide, I'm not going for super buttery background...Read complete review

For those of you trying to decide between the 14mm f/2.8 and the new 16mm f/1.4 I say this: When I reach for an Ultra-Wide, I'm not going for super buttery background blur. I'm also not particularly interested in shooting Ultra-Wide portraits. This lens balances minimal distortion with with lots of great DRAMA, if positioned carefully. f/2.8 is plenty fast for most applications, and again, when I'm shooting wide I'm generally shooting at f/5.6 - f/16 anyway to get as much in focus as possible.

This little guy is a gem; distance markings, push-pull focus ring, and 58mm filter ring. After dark, I reach for Fujifilm's 23mm or 35mm primes. I'm a manual shooter, and paired with an X-T1, this lens is a manual shooter's dream. See attached samples.

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i held off from purchasing this otherwise fine lens because of all the reviews commenting on the loose aperture ring. I decided against the Zeiss lens because of the rubber aperture ring and the...Read complete review

i held off from purchasing this otherwise fine lens because of all the reviews commenting on the loose aperture ring. I decided against the Zeiss lens because of the rubber aperture ring and the climate in Thailand would not be kind to it.

Right from the get go I missed a few shots because the aperture ring slipped from 'A' to f/22. Best advice I can give is constantly check the aperture and hold it there!
If you are not a stickler for detail, then this might not matter, however it annoys me. The lens was purchased from B&H and is now in Thailand, so I won't be returning it.

Hopefully if enough people complain, Fugi will eventually fix the aperture ring so it does not move so easily.

For the above stated reason I gave it three stars and will not recommend it.

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5.0

Awesome Lens

By Old Mike

from Virginia Beach, VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

Bought this lens based on online recommendations by other photographers. It is a great lens; well made and produces wonderful images.

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5.0

Really an outstanding lens

By Birdshot

from Louisiana

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

Before digital, I frequently used Leica rangefinders in addition to Nikon, then Canon, SLRs. While I used the 35mm and 50mm Summicrons extensively, the 21mm was the other lens I used most often. This 3-lens outfit served me well for years and I only sold that equipment when the ease and quality of digital photography prevailed--along with being able to sell the Leica equipment for considerably more than I had paid for it.

Fast forward to today and I am now using Fuji X-Pro1 cameras instead of Leica M6 cameras and Fuji XF lenses have replaced the Leica optics. The 14mm Fujinon is the most recent addition to my bag. It is an outstanding addition too. Being an equivalent 21mm lens, it's not my most used lens. But it is a lens capable of stunning results. I've always liked the expansive view of wide angle lenses over the compressed view of long lenses. The 14mm is very wide--not stupid wide, but wide enough to encompass a lot of subject matter. Something this wide may not be essential to everyone's photography but nothing can replace it when needed. Image quality is superb, distortion is minimal and build is confidence-inspiring.

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(0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Retro

By Ex Nikon

from Dallas, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

I have just bought this and haven't tried it yet, but I love the classic retro look.

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5.0

Awesome lens

By Jray

from Boulder, Colorado

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

One of the best original Fuji lenses, and still one of the most technically perfect. Beautiful colors and clarity for landscapes. Love the manual focus operation and appreciate the small size on an X-T1

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5.0

Great wide angle

By Ermest

from New York City

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

Great wide angle, with minimal distortion. Lightweight as well!

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5.0

VERY happy with this lens

By Steve C.

from Minneapolis, MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

Fabulous deal at the promotional price, but besides that I love the lens' build quality, image quality capability and the totally retro design. Makes a great companion to my X-E2 & the 18-55mm when I need to get a wider shot. A small bonus is that both lenses use the same hood.
I love Fuji's vision. IMO they build cameras & lenses for real photography enthusiasts. Their equipment is a joy to use and this lens is no exception.

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5.0

Exactly what I wanted

By Hollyg

from Indianapolis

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

I love this little lens. It's smaller than I expected, and takes beautiful photos. The 21mm (35 mm equivalent) is a great focal length for getting more in the shot. I am even enjoying using it for portraiture (as long as the people are in the middle third to avoid the edge distortion.)

As with all of my Fuji lenses, the build is solid and everything works just as I'm used to. The push-lock on the focus ring is a first for me, and I love it! For those who haven't used it - after achieving the manual focus you want, you pull the focus ring away from the body, and it snaps into a locked position and will not change until unlocked. (This mechanism does not lock auto focus.)

The lens focuses super close, and its a great lens for taking mirrorless selfies!

Bokeh is great - sharpness is wonderful. It's an all around great addition to my lens line up.

I considered the 10-24 f/4 for the added range, but I'm not a bit sorry I chose the 14mm. I like the faster lens and the fixed focal length is working out well for me. I've been enjoying shooting everything with it the last couple of weeks - even nature, macro(ish) and people in addition to landscapes and buildings.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really happy with my decision

By Jeremy

from New York, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • No Weather Sealing

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

Was considering the 14mm, 16mm f/1.4, and the 10-24mm f/4.

Went to B&H store and tried them all and found this to be a lot smaller than the 16mm and 10-24mm. I really wanted to 1.4 aperture of the 16mm, but given its larger physical size and double the weight (as well as the 10-24mm), I ended up choosing the 14mm based on portability. That is mostly why I switched to Fuji system in the first place!

The 14mm has a slightly wider field of view than the 16mm, which is actually noticeable when shooting landscapes. The autofocus seemed snappier and quicker than the 16mm in store. I found the 16mm to be slow when focusing from infinity to closeup objects at about 8 inches. The 14mm was almost instant in focus speed and did not hunt like the 16mm. Although, the 16mm was quieter than the 14mm when focusing.

Would have loved to get the extra shallow depth of field with the 16mm, but for landscapes and most of what I'm shooting I guess I don't really need an f/1.4 ultra wide angle lens.

Love the snap manual focus as well - just like the 23mm 1.4.

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5.0

Great lens with big lens hood

By Jim

from Minneapolis

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Big lens hood for a 14mm lens.

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Street

Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

I thought the lens hood was too big (for street photography), so I bought a cheap vented aluminum lens hood and used a Dremel tool to cut four spots to eliminate the vignetting that occurs. Big improvement for about $10. Great piece of glass.

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5.0

Amazing Lens. I'd would recommend it to any Fujifilm lovers

By Oasis38

from Toronto, Canada

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

      Got the lens on sales for $400. I couldn't wait to put it on my X-T1. I was not disappointed. I just love the focal length for street and landscape photography. Thanks Fujifilm for your exceptional products.

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      5.0

      Another great lens

      By Jason Houston

      from Boulder, CO

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

          Continuously impressed with the quality of these Fuji X lenses. They're well made, functionally designed, and produce great images

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          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Small, fast focus, lightweight

          By Jeremy

          from New York, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

            Was considering the 14mm, 16mm f/1.4, and the 10-24mm f/4.

            Went to B&H store and tried them all and found this to be a lot smaller than the 16mm and 10-24mm. I really wanted to 1.4 aperture of the 16mm, but given its larger physical size and double the weight (as well as the 10-24mm), I ended up choosing the 14mm based on portability. That is mostly why I switched to Fuji system in the first place!

            The 14mm has a slightly wider field of view than the 16mm, which is actually noticeable when shooting landscapes. The autofocus seemed snappier and quicker than the 16mm in store. I found the 16mm to be slow when focusing from infinity to closeup objects at about 8 inches. The 14mm was almost instant in focus speed and did not hunt like the 16mm. Although, the 16mm was quieter than the 14mm when focusing.

            Would have loved to get the extra shallow depth of field with the 16mm, but for landscapes and most of what I'm shooting I guess I don't really need an f/1.4 ultra wide angle lens.

            Love the snap manual focus as well - just like the 23mm 1.4.

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            • No

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Extraordinary Lens!

            By lrusr

            from Roseville, California

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Architecture
              • Cityscapes
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Real Estate

              Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

              This is the third copy of this lens I have owned...
              It seems that in each iteration the aperture ring is slightly better, with the third time being the charm. I use the lens primarily for cityscapes/architecture. This is my got lens for walking around San Francisco and it's beautiful beaches. After having sold the original to fund the 10-24 I realized I coveted this lens. It will be a permanent fixture on my XE-2,

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              (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Crisp and clear

              By Mary Lee Dereske

              from Placitas, NM

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

                This is an initial review; hope to be able to edit in the future.
                First impression - very clear and crisp pictures. I've never used a wide angle before, so I'm getting used to composition. I've included 2 images I took the first time out with this lens. I did not use the hood. I use it with the X-E1. So far I'm happy. For these images I shot in RAW, used Aperture to export as JPEG, only did minor adjustment to the images. One image I shot into the sun, the other I have a patch of snow just so I could see how it handled dynamic range.
                One thing that threw me for a loop is that to see the distance markings for manual focus, you have to PULL the focus ring towards you. I have never seen something like this on a prime lens before (not that I've had a whole lot of lenses, maybe it's becoming the current type of design).
                I've only taken still images with this, so unsure of speed of focus.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Optics

                By Fuji Fan

                from NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

                  Sharp out of the gate from 2.8. Exceptional when stopped down. Well handled distortion. Nice contrast. Highly recommended.

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                  (20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Exceptional lens

                  By Mike

                  from Israel

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

                      This lens alone is a good enough reason to shoot with the Fuji X system! It should be a required kitbag item for item for lanscape shooters.

                      I recently returned from a photo trip to Scotland and 13 out of 14 of my favorite images where shot with this lens! There is almost zero distortion - beautiful beautiful glass and a joy to use.

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great wide angle lens

                      By Photographer from Colorado

                      from Denver

                      Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

                      Bought this lens to use with my Fuji X-t1 and have been very pleased. Tack sharp images. Well built.

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                      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very top notch ultra wide angle lens

                      By TomJ

                      from north Texas

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Fine craftsmanship
                      • Lightweight
                      • Optically excellent
                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Architecture
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Photography
                        • Urban Landscapes

                        Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

                        I have used the 14mm primarily for landscape work. Compared to full frame lenses, this 21mm equivalent focal length is smaller lighter, and beautifully made as are all the Fuji XF primes and zooms. I have used it thus far on my X-Pro 1, but beware, you will want to use the electronic viewfinder as attempting to use the optical viewfinder results in seeing a lot of the lens in the frame. I look forward to using this lens with my X-Pro 1 since the lens seems to be very well corrected for distortion and should make for a great architecture lens as well.

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                        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Into the Great Wide Open

                        By Phantom Photog

                        from Southern California

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

                          This is my second lens for my X-Pro1, The first being the 18-55. It's also the first prime I've bought since going digital. The 18-55 is a magnificent piece of glass and so far I'd say the 14mm is going to be the same. Maybe even better. It is different enough that it will take some getting used to. The sliding manual focus on/off for instance. The auto focus seems much faster than the zoom and at 2.8 it has pretty good bokeh if focused at about three feet or less. More than 5 or 6 feet and and 5.6 and the world is in focus. It's also nice that it uses the same hood as the 18-55. As this is only my second Fuji lens I'm becoming acquainted with the awkwardness of changing lenses on the X-Pro1, the release button being on the right of the lens mount. I like it so much that I'm considering shelving my 18-55 zoom and filling my bag with prime lenses only. Also, it does not vignette with a polarizing filter, even at f22 (UV and polarizer together, I have not tried). With this added to my bag I'm ready to leave my DSLR and variety of lenses at home on my next overseas trip.

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                          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Espectacular!

                          By Francisco

                          from Santiago, Chile

                          Comments about Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens:

                          Este lente es una maravilla. Es liviano y tiene una resolución y claridad a las fotos que saca inigualable. Aunque 14mm pudiera parecer una distancia focal poco flexible y que se remite a paisajes y arquitectura, uso mucho este lente, en especial en fotografía callejera, en street photography, dando imágenes espectaculares de personas y situaciones. Solo hay que no tener miedo y acercarse más a los sujetos a ser fotografiados. Es tan wide que las personas piensan que estas apuntando a otro lado con la cámara xD. Tengo tb el 27mm y el 35mm, muy buenos ambos, pero este es el regalón.

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