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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23 mm f/1.4 R

Manufacturer Fujifilm
Model Fujinon XF 23 mm f/1.4 R
Lens style Wide angle
Focal length 23 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.4
Angle of view 63.4 o
Closest focusing distance 0.28 m
Maximum magnification 1:10
Minimum aperture 16
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 11 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 62 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Fujifilm X
Dimensions 72 x 63 mm
Weight 300 g
Additional information includes 1 aspherical element
Average rating (4 owners reviews)
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3.42 Average
Owners reviews (4)
  1. Geoff
    Geoff 18 May 2019, 23:57
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    IP 73.93.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 649
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: soft, slow focusing, aperture ring easy to bump, expensive

    Pros: f/1.4

    Summary: It\'s the only fast 23mm Fuji lens, so there is no other choice. I found the lens soft at the center and very soft at the edges wide open, which is where you want to shoot it, otherwise you would have had 23/2. I compared it to my new RF 35/1.8 (23/1.2 APS-C equivalent) and Fuji is significantly softer and lower in contrast despite being significantly more expensive. This is probably the most overpriced Fuji lens even at $650 on sale. It\'s also an old design with a slow AF.

  2. Atalay
    Atalay 17 May 2019, 08:15
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    IP 176.240.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 750
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: I can\'t get any %100 focus image with this lens. How people can say sharp for this lens don\'t understand. I sent back 2 copies of 23xf 1.4 this week. I will try my chance in 3. copy hopefully.

    Pros: I hope it will be fine when I find a non-soft and non-out of focus copy...

    Summary: Lens could be a great lens if it could focus around %100... Worst 35mm I have ever seen...

  3. Roger
    Roger 19 April 2019, 17:20
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    IP 93.36.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Slightly big when compared to the whole Fuji X system, but it is worth the extra weight and size.

    Pros: Extremely sharp, robust, recommended for street photography and documentary. I like the depth of field scale and the clutch AF/MF.

    Summary: A great lens, along with the 35mm 1,4 and the 14 mm 2,8. Strongly recommended.

  4. MacC
    MacC 19 February 2018, 22:34
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    IP 95.145.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 700.00
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Price. Size is okay, but a little on the large side

    Pros: IQ, the image quality is brilliant, bokeh is excellent, it’s sharp, very versatile field of view, excellent build quality, clutch change from AF to MF is a great feature.

    Summary: I really like everything about this lens, and ultimately the image quality. It’s a great all rounder and I use it alongside the Fuji XF 56mm, between these two lenses nearly all my photographic needs are covered.

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