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FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens

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FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens
Key Features
  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • 3 Aspherical, 1 ED Optical Glass Elements
The XF 18mm f/1.4 R WR Lens continues FUJIFILM's tradition of compact, portable primes lenses for discerning photographers. This wide-angle lens is well-suited to documentary, travel, landscape, nature, architectural photography, and even astrophotography. Its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture balances size and speed and is suitable for working in available lighting conditions, offers greater control over depth of field, and provides a soft bokeh effect at wider apertures while also limiting the overall size and weight of the lens for everyday use.
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FUJIFILM 18mm f/1.4 XF Overview

Get Up Close and Wide Open
The XF 18mm f/1.4 R WR Lens continues FUJIFILM's tradition of compact, portable primes lenses for discerning photographers. This wide-angle lens is well-suited to documentary, travel, landscape, nature, architectural photography, and even astrophotography. Its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture balances size and speed and is suitable for working in available lighting conditions, offers greater control over depth of field, and provides a soft bokeh effect at wider apertures while also limiting the overall size and weight of the lens for everyday use.
Dynamic Wide-Angle Performance
This 18mm lens has the equivalent perspective of a 27mm lens for full-frame format cameras, offering superior wide-angle performance in tight or intimate shooting situations. It can help to capture both meticulously planned shots and spontaneous moments that fly by.
Weather Resistant
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.
Optical Design with ED and Aspherical Elements
The optical design contains 15 elements in 9 groups, including three aspherical elements and one ED element to limit distortion and spherical aberration for optimal sharpness and accurate rendering. The design produces beautifully sharp images from corner to corner with little-to-no distortion at the frame's edges.
Nine-Bladed Circular Diaphragm
The rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality, making it easy to have the main subject of the image stand out.
Fast, Precise Focus
The linear autofocus motor provides fast and responsive, near-silent AF down to a minimum object distance of just 7.9 inches in as little as 0.04 seconds. The internal focusing design also offers the option of smooth manual focusing control.
EBC Coating for Color Fidelity
All of the optical elements in the lens feature Super EBC coating to reduce lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity.

FUJIFILM 18mm f/1.4 XF Specs

Focal Length18mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountFUJIFILM X
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View76.5°
Minimum Focus Distance7.9" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design15 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.7 x 3" / 68.8 x 75.6 mm
Weight13.1 oz / 370 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.565 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.9 x 5.9 x 5.7"

FUJIFILM 18mm f/1.4 XF Reviews

What a fantastic lens!

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-29

Fast, fast AF, very well built, sharp as a tack across the field of view, portable - what more could you want?

Superb Lens

By Herbert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-14

Sharp to all four corners, no discernable vignetting and fast. Works incredibly well with my X-H2S as well as my other Fuji X cameras.

Good.

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-07

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Sharp, high quality optic

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-18

This lens is very sharp from f1.4 through to f16. It focuses very close allowing for some interesting differential focus effects at f1.4. Reviews about this lens are very very positive....overly effusive I'd say. The lens is excellent, although I'm not sure the perspective (27mm equivalent) is as useful as either a 16mm f1.4 or 23mm f1.4. These latter two are far more useful perspectives for landscapes/architecture and people respectively. Reviewers suggest 27/28mm is more useful for either - I'm not so sure about that. Also, I think the 16mm f1.4 has the same sharpness as the 18mm f1.4 with a far more useful perspective for landscapes. The best way to assess whether this is the right lens for you is to consider that most smart phones have a 27/28mm equivalent perspective - if you like the look of your phone pics, then this lens would be right for you. I'm hoping that this will also turn out to be a good astro lens. It's sharp and useable at f1.4, so might turn in some really good milky way images (I hope). Overall a great lens, but make sure the 27/28mm equivalent perspective suits your brand of photography as it isn't a cheap lens.

Everyday lens

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-01

I love this 27mm equivalent lens for everyday walking around shooting. Very sharp and fast focusing. Balances nicely on either the XT-4 or the X-S10.

One of the best for street photography

By Geoffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-20

If you guys are looking for a good option for street photography, especially night street photography, this is it.

Pure Awesome

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

I dare you to find a better portrait lens.

Best Fuji Video Lens

By Carol
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-23

This lens does it all with video and photos it just gets out of your way and focuses beautifully!

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