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Review | Fuji's XF 23mm f/1.4. With A 35mm Full Frame FOV, Is It A Rival For The X100S? | SLR Lounge

Review |  Fuji's XF 23mm f/1.4. With A 35mm Full Frame FOV, Is It A Rival For The X100S? | SLR Lounge | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

One of the things you’ve got to love about Fuji is the company’s ambition, and the gamble it’s been taking on the X-Series. Not only have they been putting out a veritable full bar of lenses compared to say, Sony’s appertif for its A7, but the quality of said lenses is so high. Management could’ve taken guidance solely from the perspective of a P&L sheet and decided they wanted to provide many options on the cheap, by creating cheap lenses, but instead have gone for the throat of quality. You can almost tell just by looking at them, but once you pick them up, you know. The XF 23mm f/1.4 fits this mold, and is already a staple in their growing list of gorgeous primes......

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Review | Fuji's XF 23mm f/1.4. With A 35mm Full Frame FOV, Is It A Rival For The X100S? | SLR Lounge

Review |  Fuji's XF 23mm f/1.4. With A 35mm Full Frame FOV, Is It A Rival For The X100S? | SLR Lounge | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

One of the things you’ve got to love about Fuji is the company’s ambition, and the gamble it’s been taking on the X-Series. Not only have they been putting out a veritable full bar of lenses compared to say, Sony’s appertif for its A7, but the quality of said lenses is so high. Management could’ve taken guidance solely from the perspective of a P&L sheet and decided they wanted to provide many options on the cheap, by creating cheap lenses, but instead have gone for the throat of quality. You can almost tell just by looking at them, but once you pick them up, you know. The XF 23mm f/1.4 fits this mold, and is already a staple in their growing list of gorgeous primes.......

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Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R (Fujifilm) - Review | PhotoZone

Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R (Fujifilm) - Review | PhotoZone | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Verdict

The Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R is a highly attractive addition to the Fujifilm lens lineup. It combines an ultra-large aperture with high quality results. At large aperture settings the center quality is already pretty high whereas the borders/corners are at least on a good level. The resolution is much more snappy at f/2.8 and images are tack sharp between f/4 and f/5.6. The low amount of lateral CAs also contributes to the high sharpness perception. Image distortions are nothing to worry about whereas vignetting can be an issue in RAW images at f/1.4 and f/2. However, Fujifilm is relying on image auto-correction so this is usually a lesser issue from a user perspective. Wide-angle lenses tend to produce a quite harsh bokeh (out-of-focus rendition) but the quality of the Fujinon is really good especially around f/2. The build quality of the XF 23mm f/1.4 R is very high and as such in line with most Fujifilm offerings. The lens is mostly made of metal and precisely assembled. Due to its surprisingly low weight of just 300g it may not feel quite as substantial as -say- a Leica lens. However, objectively there's little to complain about except for the lack of weather sealing. The AF isn't overly fast but probably good enough for such a wide-angle lens. If you prefer to focus manually (by wire) every once in a while, the focus clutch mechanism may come handy. We would have preferred a full-time manual focusing mechanism though. Ultra-large aperture lenses tend to be very pricey and in absolute terms this also applies to the Fujinon. However, at less that 1000US$/EUR, it is relatively affordable in our opinion and certainly worth a deeper look. Therefore highly recommended!......

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One day in powridise | Francois Marclay

One day in powridise | Francois Marclay | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


A foggy and snowy day spent with my homies shredding together and snapping a couple pictures along the way with my pocket camera. Once again the Fuji X-E1 and XF 23mm f/1.4R proved to be a great combo despite the dumping snow and cold conditions. Check the whole series here......

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24 Hours with The Fuji X-E2 and 23 1.4. A quick review | Steve Huff

24 Hours with The Fuji X-E2 and 23 1.4. A quick review | Steve Huff | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

This is not really a “review” of the X-E2 and 23 1.4 but more of a report on using the camera for 24 hours. The X-E2 is VERY similar to the X-E1 and there is not much more to say about the X-E2 besides talk about the AF speed improvement and the overall response time. Has it improved from the X-E1? Read on to find out as I write about my 24 hours with the X-E2 and 23 14! Here we are in 2014 and Fuji is still continuing to pump out X body after X body with another new one supposedly on the way at the end of Jan 2014. For now I will be talking a bit about the Fuji X-E2 which is the replacement and update to the X-E1, which I found to be a good camera but a little slow to focus.. With that said, the X-E1 had the IQ behind it even if I have not been a fan of the X-Trans sensor for various reasons (I am in the minority here, I admit). Nope, I have always preferred the X100 sensor above all of the Fuji cameras as it just a had a tad of magic behind it that I preferred. The X-E2 continues with the X-Trans sensor but these days the support for processing these X-Trans files has finally grown and one can now use Adobe products to process the RAW files without any issues......

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Fujinon XF 23mm 1.4R :: premières impressions | K-pture

Fujinon XF 23mm 1.4R :: premières impressions | K-pture | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Première constatation après déballage, la bête est massive et magnifique. Ce Fujinon XF 23mm 1.4 R est l’équivalent d’un objectif 35mm sur un capteur plein format (24×36). Autant dire qu’il risque d’être extrêmement polyvalent. Depuis quelques mois, le Nikkor 35mm 1.4G est devenu l’objectif que j’utilise pour 70% de mes photos avec le D4. Assez compact, passe partout et d’une excellente qualité optique. Bref, le bonheur… Voyons ce que ce Fujinon XF 23mm 1.4 R a dans le ventre…

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The World’s Quickest Lens Review – Fuji XF 23mm 1.4R | Fstoppers

The World’s Quickest Lens Review – Fuji XF 23mm 1.4R | Fstoppers | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


So here is probably the shortest review on a lens in the history of photography. Ready? Do you own a Fuji interchangeable X series camera? Yes? Go buy this lens. That’s it. Not sure what else you need from me. The new XF 23mm F1.4 from Fuji is a BEAST. This thing renders stunning images and just gets out of the way. If you grab one lens before you go out to shoot all day, this is the one you’ll want. If you really want more detail, read on, otherwise, just go buy this thing and have fun. Can a lens make you a better photographer? Of course not. But – a lens that is built beautifully, performs near flawlessly and produces great image.....

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Street - Fuji 23mm f1.4 - Colour or B&W? | Derek Clark

Street - Fuji 23mm f1.4 - Colour or B&W? | Derek Clark | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


This is a cross post with my blog at Derek Clark Photography for the following reason. When it comes to street photography I’ve always had my feet planted in the black and white side of the fence as it just looks more interesting to me. It strips away the distraction of colour and narrows the photograph down to composition and content. It also gives street shots a timeless quality. This blog has had only three colour pictures (I think), which were on the earliest posts. Since then it’s been B&W all the way and even the post processing has been the exact same home made recipe that I cooked up in Silver Efex Pro way back. But lately I’ve noticed that some colour street photography has been catching my eye and that’s unusual for me. I tend to think colour street shots look a little too bland, but never say never!.....

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X100S vs. 23mm ƒ/1.4 | Fuji vs. Fuji

X100S vs. 23mm ƒ/1.4 | Fuji vs. Fuji | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


This comparison is between the Fuji X100S, which is a fixed 23mm ƒ/2 lens, and the newly released FUJINON XF 23mm ƒ/1.4.

Test specs
All images aside from the light spheres were made using a tripod, and mechanical shutter release. They are Fine quality JPEGs shot at ISO 200, straight from camera. Dynamic Range set to 100. Film Simulation is Provia. White Balance set manually to 5000K. All other settings were set to default.

Sharpness and Bokeh
First up, an outdoor close-focus sharpness and bokeh comparison. The items of interest here how the X100S’s ƒ/2 lens stacks up against the 23/1.4 at ƒ/2, and how much of a difference ƒ/1.4 on the 23mm makes in out of focus rendering. I’ve chosen a rather bland subject matter, but I hope it illustrates the characteristics of the bokeh of each lens in a situation that pushes the dynamic range to the limit.....