Fujifilm XF 14mm f2.8 R Lens Review by Mark Goldstein at Photography Blog

Fujifilm XF 14mm f2.8 R Lens Review by Mark Goldstein at Photography Blog

"The Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R's auto-focus system is its minor weak-point, with a slight delay before locking focus and a rather loud mechanism. On the plus side it offers a generously wide focusing ring, a very welcome aperture ring which makes it quick, easy and precise to set this key element of exposure, and an innovative focus collar for quickly switching between auto an manual focus, the latter coming complete with a focusing distance scale with depth-of-field markings that makes it easier to zone-focus. The lens mount is made of metal and, thanks to an internal focusing (IF) system, the front element and filter thread do not rotate on focus, which is very good news for those using polarisers and ND grads on a regular basis.

 Perhaps the only real fly in the ointment is the price - at around £769.99 / $899.95 this isn't exactly a cheap lens, especially as 21mm is something of a niche focal length. Compared to a similarly specced DSLR lens with an equally fast aperture, however, it could be viewed as something of a bargain, obviously even more so if you regularly shoot ultra-wide-angle photos. The Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R is another very high-quality optic in the XF lens range and definitely worthy of our Highly Recommended award."

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