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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18 mm f/1.4 R LM WR

22 June 2021
Maciej Latałło

11. Summary

Pros:

  • solid, weather-sealed casing, mostly made of metal,
  • sensational image quality in the frame centre,
  • decent image quality on the edge of the frame,
  • negligible longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • excellent correction of lateral chromatic aberration,
  • lack of problems with spherical aberration,
  • slight distortion,
  • low astigmatism,
  • out-of-focus areas pleasing to the eye for a wide-angle lens,
  • sensible performance against bright light,
  • silent, accurate, and fast autofocus.

Cons:

  • a bit too high vignetting.
After the test the situation is very clear. You get a long list of pros and just one flaw, and, additionally, it's a flaw to be expected. The tested lens broke the latest resolution record and not just barely so but by a very healthy margin. In such a case we have no other choice than recommend the Fujinon XF 18 mm f/1.4 R LM WR wholeheartedly (even though its price, currently almost $1000, is rather high) and also award it our 'Editors' Choice' badge.

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18 mm f/1.4 R LM WR - Summary