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FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/2 R WR Lens with UV Filter Kit

BH #FU232BFK (B&H Kit)
FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/2 R WR Lens with UV Filter Kit
Key Features
  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • Chiaro Pro 43mm 98-UVATS UV Filter
  • 35mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
This B&H Kit pairs the FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/2 R WR Lens with a Chiaro Pro 43mm 98-UVATS UV Filter.
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FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/2 R WR Overview

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This B&H Kit pairs the FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/2 R WR Lens with a Chiaro Pro 43mm 98-UVATS UV Filter.

FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/2 R WR Lens (Black)

Designed as a compact, walk-around prime, the black XF 23mm f/2 R WR from FUJIFILM is a versatile 35mm-equivalent lens characterized by its f/2 maximum aperture that strikes and ideal balance between portability and speed. The optical design features two aspherical elements to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and accurate rendering. A Super EBC coating is also used to control flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in bright and backlit conditions. Complementing the optics is a stepping motor, along with an internal focusing design, which provides quick and especially quiet focusing performance. Additionally, the lens is weather-sealed to suit working in inclement conditions.

Prime wide-angle lens is designed for APS-C-format FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 35mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers greater control over depth of field.
Two aspherical elements limit distortion and spherical aberration in order to realize greater sharpness and accurate rendering.
Super EBC coating has been applied to individual elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Stepping motor, along with an internal focusing design, affords fast and quiet autofocus performance that benefits both stills and video applications.
The lens body incorporates weather sealing to protect against dust and moisture, and to enable worry-free use in inclement conditions and freezing temperatures as low as 14°F.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 074101030129

Chiaro Pro 43mm 98-UVATS UV Filter

The Pro 43mm 98-UVATS UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for excellent image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 98% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A scratch-resistant coating minimizes scratching of the glass and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. Its hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it is thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. Side knurling helps assure that you’ll have a firm grip when attaching or removing your filter.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

98% Light Transmission

Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro offers a 98% transmission rate, which is an excellent transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.

Resistance Coating

The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allow you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.

Polished Optical Glass

Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures excellent optical clarity.


Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.

UV Protection

The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.

Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction

The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.

Slim Design

Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.

Top and Side Knurling

In addition to top knurling, Chiaro added side knurling to better grip the filter when you're attaching and removing it, or when you're stacking filters.

Secure Attachment

It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.

Front Threads

The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628594425

FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/2 R WR Lens (Black) Specs

Focal Length23mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 35mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View63.4°
Minimum Focus Distance8.66" / 22 cm
Maximum Magnification0.13x
Optical Design10 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size43 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.36 x 2.04" / 60 x 51.9 mm
Weight6.35 oz / 180 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.7 x 5.2 x 4.3"

Chiaro Pro 43mm 98-UVATS UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size43 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet43 mm
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter Thickness0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
KnurlingSide, Top
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.075 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3 x 3 x 0.85"

FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/2 R WR Reviews

Great Lens!

By Theresa
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-05

Very fast and solid. Takes incredibly sharp photos. Great lens for street photography. One of the best lens's I have ever owned!

Don't believe the hate!

By Maarten
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-23

I purchased this lens together with the Fujifilm X-S10, but was debating between this combination and the Fujifilm X100V until the very end. Reviewers and forum-goers would have you believe that this lens is flawed and far inferior when compared with the 23mm attached to the X100V. I have been very pleased with this lens, to say the least! It is very sharp and distortion free and the build quality is excellent. It focuses closer than I thought that it would and is very sharp. In those cases I rarely feel the inclination to shoot at f2, as so little of the image would be in focus, so the supposed softness up close at f2 is not a real-world problem for me. I have used it up close from f2.8 to f4.0 to photograph my newborn daughter and some flowers and a pine cone outside and the results have been plenty sharp. One of the reasons that I can get really good results with this lens and camera combination is because the X-S10 has image stabilisation. I don't care what anyone else says, when photographing anything close up without (and even with) flash, it makes a massive difference. The lens and camera combination delivers perfect ergonomics and very nice image quality. The only downside to this lens that I can see is that there is some crazy flaring when pointing at the sun, which I like to do on occasion. This can be mitigated by changing the angle, though, and I am a fan of the sunstars that it produces, but it takes some experimentation. All in all, I am really satisfied with my purchase. Perhaps the IQ isn't as good as its 1.4 brethren, but if you can't get top notch photographs out of this lens, the fault lies with you. And for the same price and weight. you can acquire two of these f2.0 lenses! Highly recommended!

Best prime lens

By Enrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-15

I've read tons of article about buying your first all around lens for your fuji camera, this does the job. Overall, I have no complain with the pictures unless your on the pro level which notices those minute details which an enthusiasts doesn't. Great entry level lens, all around lens, subtle and compact.


By Philip
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-12

sharp images but exhibits quite a lot of chromatic fringing.The kit lens is fine although not quite as sharp

Excellent lens

By Peyton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-23

A really great focal length (35 equivalent) for most any shooting situation. Small, light, quick auto focus and excellent color rendition!


By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-01

I recently bought a Fujifilm X-Pro 3 along with the XF 23mm f/2 and the XF 35mm f/2. I've only had them for a short time but I really enjoy using them. I have a Canon 1 Ds mk 3 with a wide assortment of lenses. But I wanted a camera a camera I could carry with me whenever I leave home. The X-Pro 3 is perfect for this. It's a delight to use.

Great lens, perfect for hybrid shooting

By Casey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-22

This lens is quiet so it's great for video. Also love the focal range. I found the 35mm to be a bit too tight for selfie-style vlogging, but the 23mm is just enough to be able to capture good portraits while also far enough away for vlogging and capturing big group shots.

Nice, sharp and light weight.

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-07

If you like the 35mm focal length and you have a Fujifilm Camera, this is a lens to consider. Good sharpness, easy to manual focus but also very quick auto focus as well. A very nice walk-around prime lens.

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Does the kit with UV filter come with the lens ...

Does the kit with UV filter come with the lens hood?
Asked by: Pramod
Yes, the lens hood is included. As listed under the "In The Box" section under the Overview tab on our website, the following items are included with the purchase of the FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/2 R WR Lens with UV Filter Kit (Black), B&H # FU232BFK: In the Box XF 23mm f/2 R WR Lens (Black) 43mm Lens Cap Rear Lens Cap for FUJIFILM X-Mount Lenses Lens Hood Cloth Wrap Limited 1-Year Warranty Hoya - 43mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2019-04-25

Where is this lens made (2019) ?

Where is this lens made (2019) ?
Asked by: William
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-20


International warranty
Asked by: Chander M.
Unfortunately no, this includes a Limited 1-Year USA manufacturer warranty from Fujifilm.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Does it work with fuji xt30?

Does it work with fuji xt30?
Asked by: romina
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-06-10

Is the manual focus a "wire focus"? I mean, what ...

Is the manual focus a "wire focus"? I mean, what actually rotates the focusing mechanism: a motor or your hand?
Asked by: Arturo
This lens is focus by wire.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-11-09

Will this work with the XT 200?

Will this work with the XT 200?
Asked by: Lisa
yes. it works with the XT200.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-26

Have any of you chosen this 23mm f2 over the 16 ...

Have any of you chosen this 23mm f2 over the 16 f2.8? or vice versa? What were some of your deciding factors for your decision?
Asked by: Jessica-Mae
23mm on APS-C is equivalent to 35mm perfect for all around use , spatially for street photography
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2020-09-10

what does "23mm (35mm Equivalent)" means?

what does "23mm (35mm Equivalent)" means?
Asked by: el
It means that it is the focal equivalent to a 35mm lens on a DSLR (Full Frame). Very nice lens overall.
Answered by: Thomas
Date published: 2021-12-15
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