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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23 mm f/1.4 R

19 March 2014
Szymon Starczewski

6. Distortion


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The Fuji company isn’t consistent in their distortion correction policy. In some lenses they give up the correction of that aberration completely, leaving that task to software of a camera – it was the case of the Fujinon 18-55 mm f/2.8-4.0 and the Fujinon XF 18 mm f/2 R. What’s interesting, in the case of the newer Fujinon XF 14 mm f/2.8 R the distortion level for JPEG and RAW files was comparable which means optics specialists have done a good job. The same can be said about the Fujinon 1.4/23. The RAW files distortion level (developed without any corrections by the neutral dcraw program) is slight, amounting to –0.75%. For JPEG files it decreases to –0.60%; that drop might be explained not by activating any correction but by slight cropping of the field of view and/or measurement errors.

To sum up you should definitely praise the tested lens in this category. No full frame device with a focal length of 35 mm tested by us so far has been able to provide such a good result.

JPEG
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23 mm f/1.4 R - Distortion
RAW
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23 mm f/1.4 R - Distortion