A bright wide-angle prime, the XF 14mm f/2.8 R from FUJIFILM is a 21mm-equivalent lens featuring a broad angle of view well-suited for landscape, interior, and astrophotography applications. Its optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements to control distortion and spherical aberrations, and three extra-low dispersion elements are also featured, which help to reduce color fringing for improved clarity. A Super EBC coating is used, too, to reduce flare and ghosting for improved color accuracy and contrast when working in bright and backlit situations.
- X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
- 21mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- Two Aspherical Elements
FUJIFILM XF 14mm f/2.8 R Overview
FUJIFILM XF 14mm f/2.8 R Specs
|Focal Length||14mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 21mm)|
|Lens Mount||FUJIFILM X|
|Lens Format Coverage||APS-C|
|Angle of View||89°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.09" / 18 cm|
|Optical Design||10 Elements in 7 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||7, Rounded|
|Filter Size||58 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.56 x 2.3" / 65 x 58.4 mm|
|Package Weight||1.3 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||6.1 x 5.6 x 5.2"|
FUJIFILM XF 14mm f/2.8 R Reviews
It's a great Xmas lens
So like many here I've read the reviews of this lens. And like others I've used it for landscape work and images taken in parks. But this past Xmas my wife and I travelled to my son's and family's place for Xmas. And to experience our first Christmas holiday with our new grandchild. I brought along my 50, 35 and 14 lenses. I don't know what I was thinking, the 50 inside just doesn't work. The 35 was still not giving me the views I was after. I pulled out the 14 and it worked like a charm. Why did I only give it four stars? The loose aperture ring which really isn't that big a deal, but to get 5 stars the lens has to be perfect. This lens is just nearly perfect. And this is my way to tell you guys and gals, don't forget to use this lens at Xmas and other holidays inside the home.
Great Rendering Personality...Visually Interesting
From the perspective of owning at least 12 Fuji XF lenses, I can say there are no bad ones in the lineup. I line them up in three categories...lenses that do a great job with no particular weakness(ie, kit lens, 35/2, etc,. Then there are lenses that are tack sharp...80 macro, 60 macro, 90/2, 50/2, etc. Then there are lenses that are visually interesting...35/1.4, 23/1.4, the 16/1.4, and the lens in consideration...the XF14/2.8. People will use the word 'rendering' as well to describe this. The best way I know how to define it is that the lens brings something to the table that is added to the photographer's skill to make the image more appealing. In a sense, a wide angle lens does that inherently anyway, but the 14 seems to go beyond that a bit and create that dimensional feel that raises my curiosity a bit when viewing. It's not that we want that all the time, as there is a place for the sharp, flat, and sterile image. But when the situation calls for it, the might XF14 will answer the call and be standing along side the first generation Fuji XF lenses to make life a bit more interesting. In terms of handling, I find nothing objectionable about this lens at all. The aperture ring is not loose, the manual focus slide is never in the way, and the 14 is in now way 'large' or heavy. The newest Fuji lenses will focus a tad faster...ie, the 16, 23/2, 35/2, and the 50/2. They are also weather resistant. They all have their strong points...and my perspective of shooting a lot of frames with the 14 over the past two weeks, the strength of the XF14 is its visual personality. I simply find it an interesting lens that produces interesting images. And since I own the 16-55 zoom lens, the 14 provides me with a prime that is not replicated in anything else I own.
Wide angle is the way to go
I do mostly landscapes and architecture. For me 35mm and even 28 sometimes are not quite enough when you're indoors. I love the sharpness and contrast of this Fuji 14mm (21mm in 35mm terms). Works great on my Fuji X-T30.
Wow what a lens!
This is one of my favorite lenses in the Fuji lineup. For a decently fast wide it sports an excellent performance with not much to complain about. Good: Very sharp across the frame at most apertures and always sharp in the center. Contrast - while not up to the level of excellence that some of Fujis other primes reach, is still great. AF is quick enough. Build quality is excellent and size is just right. Little-to-no distortion is quite a feature. It has no issues with flaring or ghosting. Not so good: Coma isnt a huge problem but does exist to a moderate extent at f/2.8 and mostly vanishes by f/4 - not the best for astro but with some clever processing and framing you can work around it. At times color temp can render a bit too cool - some would call this rendering clinical but its fixable in lightroom (and even in-camera). Sunstars dont have much definition. IMO this lens makes a great all-around wide angle, its always in my bag when I need a wide.
Great landscape lens.
I have had it two days, and I am in love with it. I debated between this and the 16mm f/1.4. I am sure the 16 is great, but I don't need f/1.4 for landscape work. F/2.8 is plenty fast. This lens is significantly wider (21mm vs. 24mm full frame equivalent). The clarity and color rendition of this lens are truly outstanding. Better than any of my Canon wide angles - and cheaper. Got it while on sale at $100 off.
To shoot with it is to love it!
I ordered the lens and suffered immediate buyer's remorse -- because of the cost. I called for a return authorization even before it was received. The lens arrived. I never sent it back. It's wonderful -- takes very sharp photos from edge to edge using my X-T1, X-T2, or X-T10 bodies. I love ultra wide -- I'm a landscape and cityscape photographer. Easily worth the cost as an ultra wide prime.
Typical well made sturdy Fuji lens
What else to say other than it is made by Fuji. Excellent feel, build quality, and results.
Not good for night photography
Terrible light stars rendering in long exposure shots of streets and bridges. A disaster for astro, especialy compared to Samyang 12mm f/2 (which I already regret selling to get this lens). OK for good light landscspes and cityscapes. Not wide enough for architecture. Definitelly not worth the $900 nominal price. I would've returned it if I hadn't paid 30% in import duties. Unless I've got a bad copy (which would be an even bigger issues by itself) I don't recommend this lens.
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