Fujifilm has announced an addition to its X-mount line of lenses for the APS-C format X series mirrorless cameras. The Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R lens is a fast prime with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 and a 35mm equivalent focal length of 35mm. It is the ninth lens created for the X series cameras and falls into place with the others as one of the brightest and most versatile. With its wide-angle perspective and fast maximum aperture, it is ideal for a range of applications, and is certainly perfect as an everyday lens. Its maximum aperture and rounded seven-blade diaphragm contribute to effective portraiture, enabling shallow depth of field with pleasing out-of-focus areas. Fast enough for clear low-light imaging and wide enough for landscapes, street photography and group shots, it truly is a multi-purpose prime lens.
An internal focusing system with a built-in high-torque DC coreless motor provides fast autofocus and its optical construction, consisting of three cemented lens elements and one aspheric element, keep the weight of the lens low, adding to its everyday usefulness. Its aspheric element reduces aberrations and provides sharp, high-contrast imaging that maximizes the resolving power of the X-Trans CMOS sensor on X-series cameras. Each optical element is treated with Fujifilm’s multilayer High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating (HT-EBC) which minimizes flare and ghosting with an even distribution of light across the sensor.
The XF 23mm f/1.4 R features a distance indicator in feet and meters and a depth-of-field scale on the lens barrel. Both are useful when manually pre-focusing to capture a fast-moving subject. The minimum focus distance for the XF 23mm f/1.4 is 23.6” in normal mode and 11” in macro mode. Its mount is metal and the metal focus and aperture rings provide a smooth, rotating action with just the right amount of tension.
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|XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens|
|Focal Length||23mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 35mm)|
|Camera Mount Type||Fujifilm X mount|
|Angle of View||63.4°|
|Focus Range||Macro: 11" (28 cm) - infinity
Normal: 2' (60 cm) - infinity
|Lens Construction||11 elements in 8 groups (with 1 aspherical element)|
|Diaphragm Blades||7 round-edged blades|
|Dimensions (DxL)||2.83 x 2.48" (72 x 63mm)|