REVIEW: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R Lens Review
3 July 2013
Excerpt: Handling and features Performance Verdict Specification This ultra wide angle prime lens for the Fuji X-Pro1 interchangeable lens camera provides a field of view equivalent to a 21mm lens on a 35mm camera, sports a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and costs around £770.
Summary: The XF 14mm F2.8 R is a solid, well-made lens that sports traditional aperture and manual focus rings. It's not bad at F2.8 and offers excellent image quality stopped down, where superb cross-frame sharpness and minimal distortion make it ideal for architectural and landscape work.
Pros: Extremely sharp across the frame at normal working apertures (F5.6 - F11), Minimal distortion, Minimal chromatic aberration, Well-implemented manual focusing, Quiet autofocus, Solid construction
Cons: Soft corners at F2.8, Moderately strong vignetting at F2.8 (corrected by camera's JPEG processing), Loose click-stops on aperture ring, No way of combining manual focus and autofocus, Slowish autofocus, Expensive
Excerpt: This ultra wide angle prime lens for the Fuji X-Pro1 interchangeable lens camera provides a field of view equivalent to a 21mm lens on a 35mm camera, sports a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and costs around £770.
Pros: Extremely sharp in the centre, Excellent sharpness towards the edges when stopped down, Lightweight, Useful hyperfocal scale, Excellent build, Virtually no distortion, Low CA levels
Cons: Falloff of illumination towards the corners can be quite pronounced