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

(based on 80 reviews)

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    (8)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (40)
  • Durable (27)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Reliable (19)
  • Sharp (15)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape photography (32)
  • Travel (27)
  • Landscape/scenery (14)
  • Everyday (12)
  • Night photography (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Professional (11), Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-professional (8), Semi-pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

excellent wide angle lens for Fuji X

This lens have three notable features
- excellent built quality, all metal, smooth and precision mechanics
- it is tack sharp at f/2.8 in the center, corner shrapness picks...Read complete review

This lens have three notable features
- excellent built quality, all metal, smooth and precision mechanics
- it is tack sharp at f/2.8 in the center, corner shrapness picks up just at f/4
- almost 0% distortion (not by software correction) makes it ideal for architecture, landscape and indoors.

it is optically and mechnically the best lens Fuji make for X system, and thus the most expensive one as well. but it is 100% worht it.

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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

Absolutely Recommended

By Ken

from Lexington, KY

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Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Aviation
    • Landscape/Scenery

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

    Very sharp and well-built lens. Fantastic color reproduction and a great focal length as well. Really the only complaint would be the aperture ring which has a tendency to be easily changed on accident. Overall this is a fantastic lens!

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    5.0

    Excellent Landscape Lens

    By straight shooter

    from New Haven CT

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography

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

      I purchased this lens as my prime landscape lens for my XT1. Once you start using the mirrorless systems by fujifilm you will give up your DSLR
      The build quality is exceptional and a real value for the money. The ultimate proof is in the photos.
      Clear and sharp without distortion.

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      5.0

      Another excellent lens from Fuji!

      By Steve from NJ

      from NJ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Night Photography

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

        I use this lens for all kinds of scenery. Urban and suburban and countryside. Since I make some money with my other Fuji equipment, this is my least used. But when I do use it, I am very happy with the results.

        I read some reviews where they talked about the aperture ring moving from the Auto setting. Mine has a detent there. I got the lens in November so I don't know if they changed the original design of the ring. In any event, I have never had that problem.

        I keep this lens on my X-E2. That makes for a very light combo capable of giving excellent results. I also keep the lens at f8 and shutter speed at 1/125 outside and slower inside. ISO is on auto.

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        5.0

        I love it

        By Elie

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

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

          I like the quality of the pictures taken with it.

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          5.0

          Another Outstanding Prime from Fuji

          By Jason

          from Southlake, TX

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            Beautiful wide angle prime from Fuji. Pairs nicely in the bag with the XF 23mm. Manual focusing clutch makes it easy to lock in focus before using an ND filter.

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            5.0

            Excellent

            By Nick

            from Sacramento, CA

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            Pros

            • Aesthetically pleasing
            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Sharp
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Not weather-sealed

            Best Uses

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

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

            This is a wonderful lens that I think gets overlooked sometimes in the Fuji lineup. Very small and compact considering the 2.8 speed; it fits in well aesthetically with the 35 1.4. Some of the other Fuji XF lenses stray a little too far from the "smaller is better" mantra, but not this one.
            Apart from that, it's very sharp, has very little distortion, and the focal length equivalent of 21mm gives you (one of) the classic landscape perspectives. The barrel has a nice metal heft to it without being heavy. Overall a great lens, easy to recommend.

            Minimal Cons:
            -- Not weather sealed
            -- AF is not as fast or quiet as Fuji's zooms, but it is quick enough, especially for a lens of this type.
            -- I've had two copies of this lens in which the manual focus ring isn't exactly smooth-operating. Not sure if it's dust particles underneath the ring or if I'm just being picky.

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            5.0

            14mm f2.8 vs 10-24 f4

            By David-eye

            from Texas Hill Country

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              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Some may choose to have both the 14mm and 10-24mm lenses in their X-mount kit, but for me, part of the beauty of the system is the compact size, simplicity, and the relatively light weight. I used both of these lenses for a while and tested them side-by-side and the results are not a big surprise to those who have researched these two lenses. In my experience the 14mm is a little sharper through the f4-8 range. The versatile 10-24mm is still exceptionally good and once again in my point of view and experience, after having used the Nikon 14-24mm lens that covers about the same focal length range in FX bodies, it easily matches the Nikon. I decided to keep the 14mm because the 21mm focal length is the optimum single ultra-wide focal length that can take in a stunning view while keeping at bay the edge distortion that wider angles tend to include. Of course the wonderful compact size and the extra full f-stop that the 14mm provides, makes this lens the "keeper" for me.

                  Another plus is the easy way to engage the manual focus by sliding the focus ring back that reveals the distance marks, making it easy set the lens at a hyper-focal distance and with enough light, at f8, everything from 3-4 ft. to infinity is in focus. I find this to be so useful and downright fun to just shoot away and not even have to consider focus. For landscape or even most street shooting, this technique can be really fun as well as lenghtening the camera's battery life.

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                  4.0

                  Lens Performs Well

                  By Osiyo

                  from Illinois

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events

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

                    I needed a lens for landscape photography. This one performs very well.

                    I did read other reviews before purchasing. I noted the "problem" with the f stop ring not having a detent on auto setting. Yes, that is a small problem but one that has happened to me -- accidently moving the ring off auto on to f 22. This is a minor problem however.

                    Otherwise this lens is a good performer

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                    5.0

                    Better choice than a wide angle zoom

                    By LRM

                    from NYC

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        For travel I settled on four X mount lenes: 18-55 mm for most situations, 35 mm f/1.4 for low light, 55-200 mm for details and compression, and this, 14 mm f/2.8, for architectual and landscape. The ultra wide angle Fuji zoom overlaps the "normal" zoom too much, adds twice the weight and bulk of this lens, and in fifty years of taking pictures, I have never found a need for a field of view below 14 mm necessary.

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                        3.0

                        Read the reviews!

                        By Bkkphotog

                        from Bangkok

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

                        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

                        Excellent Ultra Wide

                        By JCooper

                        from Oregon

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

                        I own two Fuji cameras, an X-E2 and an X-T1. This is the first Fujinon I purchased. My first lens was a Zeiss Touit 32. This lens is so superb that I have purchased the 23 mm also. I just may not go back to Nikon. The 14 is sharp corner to corner even at f 2.8. Fuji glass has me rethinking everything. The manual to auto focus slide ring works wonderfully. It is most intuitive. I bought the 14 to make photos of my interior woodworking projects and yet it produces files that are interesting aside from this. It is the best ultra wide I have owned in my thirty years of photography.

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                        5.0

                        Going wide the the Fujinon 14mm

                        By Tucson Photographer

                        from Tucson, Az.

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Well Balanced On Camera

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          Mostly used for street and landscape photography, I am very pleased with this purchase. Not only does it render the photos beautifuly, it feels perfectly balanced on my Fuji X-E2. It also feels very well made.

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                          5.0

                          Fuji XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Le

                          By None

                          from Indio, CA

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

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

                            Of the four Fuji lenses I have for my X-E2 (XF18-55, XF55-200, XF35, & XF14) this is by far the most outstanding. The autofocus is fastest by far, the colors, saturation & sharpness is the best by far, & the capability as an ultra wide is amazing. It has convinced me that the best lenses Fuji makes are the primes, & I plan to shift to an all prime user. What a great piece of glass!

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                            5.0

                            Super Sharp Wide Angle

                            By Detroit_Dave

                            from Detroit, MI

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

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

                              Nice light wide walking around lens for a walking around camera

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                              5.0

                              Very Happy!

                              By Diane

                              from Lewes, Delaware

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

                              Sharp, fun, love it

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                              5.0

                              Beautiful lens

                              By circusboy

                              from Topanga, CA

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                Being a wide-angle-ophile, this was the first lens I bought to go with my X-E2. I'll eventually get another lens or two, but I am in no way disappointed. What I've found is that, if I need a tighter angle, I just crop! The lens is so sharp, that I hardly notice.I really love the feel and build quality. Metal! Super smooth rings.My only small complaint is that the aperture ring easily slips out of automatic mode, meaning that I've taken quite a few shots at f22 by accident.

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                                5.0

                                A great ultra-wide lens.

                                By SteveWe

                                from Fallbrook, CA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                Pros

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

                                  I use this lens for night prography and landscapes. Also, with the close focus, I can compose nice nature close ups without isolating the subject from the background.

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent Ultra-Wide

                                  By Thadius

                                  from High Desert of Arizona

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                                    I do enjoy my Fuji X-T1 Kit and it made great sense to add this ultra-wide lens to my kit. Excellent clarity, great detail and design and very high craftsmanship. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning to use this camera. it gets better with every outing.

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                                    5.0

                                    Fabulous lens

                                    By Hans

                                    from Brussels

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

                                    Absolutely fabulous lens, never had an ultra wide angle with so little distortion and such great contrast. Easy change from auto to manual focus by means of shift of ring. Only one remark, aperture ring changes position from A to f22 too easily....

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                                    5.0

                                    Little Wonder.

                                    By Riptides

                                    from New York NY

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor in Low Light

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Photography
                                    • Weddings/Events

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

                                    I have been using this 14mm lens with my fuji X-T1 foe landscapes and seascapes.
                                    This lens is sharp corner to corner and its 21mm equevelent is great for what I like to do.
                                    I had a 16-35mm for a different camera system and rarely used it at 16mm.
                                    The lens is light feels about the same as the 35mm, full metal construction and just fell like a well built lens.

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