TheXF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle LensfromFujifilmis designed for the X mount on their X-series interchangeable lens digital cameras. This is the fourth prime lens Fujifilm has introduced forthe X-series and its widest focal length to date. Its 35mm focal length equivalency is 21mm and its angle of view is 89. Landscape vistas, architectural shots, interiors and even street photography will benefit from the creative perspective and minimized distortion that this lens offers. Light is evenly distributed from the center to the edge of the frame and it retains excellent contrast and high resolution with little fall-off or distortion toward the edges. Its f/2.8 maximum aperture and wide angle mean fast shutter speedsare possible even in minimal light and fast, smoothautofocus is there when needed.The aperture diaphragm blades onall XF lenses arecurved and the edge of each blade is rounded rather than cut-off creating a more pleasing effect to your image, especially in terms of the background bokeh.Focus distance and depth-of-field scales are printed on the focus ring to aid composition when emphasizing depth of field.
The XF 14mm f/2.8 lensoffers high-qualityoptics and an extreme wide-angle perspective to explore your creativity with the Fujifilm X-series digital cameras.
The Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8 R is the fifth lens for Fujifilm's nascent X system of mirrorless cameras. It's a premium wideangle prime, with a focal length specifically chosen to match the full (21mm equivalent) field of view of the X-Pro1's optical viewfinder at its wider 0.37x setting. This makes it a rather unusual beast, as one of only a few genuinely wide primes purpose-built for APS-C cameras. In terms of design and price point, it's most comparable to thePentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limitedand theOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2for Micro Four Thirds.
The 'R' in the lens name indicates that, like the other XF primes to date, the 14mm has a dedicated ring to control the aperture. This runs from F2.8 to F22, with click stops at 1/3 stop intervals, and has an 'A' position for automatic aperture control from the camera. It also features a manual focus ring with distance and depth-of-field scales, and hard end-stops at each end of its range; this is a welcome contrast to the continuously-rotating focus-by-wire rings used on the other lenses. Manual focus is engaged simply by pulling the ring back towards the camera body. This should (in principle) aid manual focus techniques such as zone focusing, which are commonly used with wideangle lenses.
Fujifilm makes some fairly grand claims about the lens's optics. Specifically, it says the lens is fully optically-corrected for distortion and requires no digital correction, which is often employed by mirrorless cameras (especially with wideangle lenses). It also says that chromatic aberration and vignetting have been minimized - the latter aided by the short backfocus distance of the X mount. But these premium optics come at a premium price, and the XF 14mm will set you back the best part of $900.
- 21mm equivalent focal length range; F2.8 maximum aperture
- Aperture ring: F2.8 - F22 in 1/3 stop steps + 'A' (electronically coupled)
- Manual focus ring with distance and depth of field scales
- 0.18m closest focus; 0.12x magnification
Angle of view
The picture below illustrates the field of view, taken from our standard position.
Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 Rspecifications
|Price|| $899 (US)|
|Date introduced||September 2012|
|Maximum format size||APS-C/DX|
|35mm equivalent focal length||21mm|
|Diagonal Angle of view (APS-C)||91|
|Lens Construction|| 10 elements / 7 groups|
2 aspherical elements
3 extra low dispersion (ED) glass elements
|Number of diaphragm blades||7, rounded|
|AF motor type||Micromotor|
|Focus method||Internal (rear focus)|
|Filter thread|| 58mm|
Does not rotate on focus
|Supplied accessories*|| Front and rear caps|
Petal-type Lens Hood
|Weight||235g (8.3 oz)|
|Dimensions||65 mm diameter x 58 mm length (2.6 x 2.3 in)|
|Lens Mount||Fujifilm X|