FUJINON XF14mm f/2.8 R opinions, hand-on, user reviews, and 'oohs and aahs' roundup.

FUJINON XF14mm f/2.8 R lens review

The X-Transians have gotten their first wide angle prime, and the reports keep pouring in. Here are 6 of the most memorable-almost religious experiences, to be found around the Interwebs: 

First, we've got Ray from FujiXspot, who takes the 14mm Fujinon for a full workout on the streets of Philadelphia, and ends up with some decision dilemmas:
"So, there's no doubt in my mind that the 14mm is an excellent lens in any respect that matters. My only hesitance is still based on a combination of price and wondering if I'll use it enough to justify it. The other lenses I have similar costs into are the Olympus 12 and 75. The 12 is probably my most-used lens, so no question there."

Olaf Sztaba has no such qualms, he shouts "just get it" and justifies that with a bombardment of nice pics and some explaining:
"Since I sold my SLR gear and started shooting exclusively with X-series cameras I have started enjoying photography once again. I spend less time playing with menus and settings and focus instead on light and composition. The biggest drawback of the system so far has been the lack of wide-angle lenses – my favourite perspective. But my problem has been solved. This weekend I picked up the latest Fuji lens – XF 14mm F2.8. What a lens it is!"

Chris Gampat at the Phoblographer has no time for beautiful pictures, after all he lives in hectic New York. He takes the lens for a walkabout nonetheless, and has some interesting observations to share:
"In my hands, I felt that this lens isn’t really a finished product. The grooves around the focusing ring are sharp and feel as if they could cut a finger. It’s almost as if Fujifilm is trying to punish me Yakuza style for manually focusing their lens by putting razor sharp grooves to my finger pads."

Mike Kobal may also live in New York, but we all know that East Village is a less hectic, and inspiring place, too:
"Let’s remember the 14mm is a high performance, almost perfectly corrected aspherical super wide and not a low light monster. The sharpness and detail rendition is incredible at 2.8 and it gets better when we stop down a bit, especially the boarders sharpen up nicely. Nonetheless, I expected af speed to be a bit faster."

David Cleland at Flixelpix goes wide with the 14mm down at the beach, taking a couple of long exposure pics and some notes:
"An ultra wide at f/2.8 offers a fantastic level of flexibility. I couldn’t wait to explore a few long exposure photographs at this wider ratio. On a positive note the filter size for the 14mm lens is the same as the 18-55mm Fujinon zoom lens which is great news for long exposure photography as the same ND filters fit both lens systems."An ultra wide at f/2.8 offers a fantastic level of flexibility. I couldn’t wait to explore a few long exposure photographs at this wider ratio. On a positive note the filter size for the 14mm lens is the same as the 18-55mm Fujinon zoom lens which is great news for long exposure photography as the same ND filters fit both lens systems."

Last but not least, Spanish DSLR Magazine has a regular review of the Fujinon XF 14mm ready. According to Google transgorbler, this is their confusion conclusion:

"Fujifilm is marking territory in the area of the cameras and high-end objectives with innovative plannings, they should do think party anchored somewhat successful formulas of the past.  First-in this stage have done recently through its X-Trans sensor, and now, developing a range of optics, that if left as from a very high level, will best.  But we have to note that in the current state of technology of the image is the end key of the processor. Fujifilm And apparently it is certainly unique. And hence the problem to process your RAW files through independent development software.  Especially that much to talk about ... and talk"   Fuji Ole?

 

 

 

 

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