This is a lens I need to use more often. It’s stunningly sharp, with a slightly ridiculous minimum focus distance that means you can have your subject practically within the lens hood for close-up shots. The wide f/1.4 maximum aperture combines to provide a lovely shallow depth of field when needed, or just good light-gathering in dark conditions.
At a full frame equivalent of 24mm, it’s wide rather than super-wide and works as much for street photography as landscape. The overlap with the 16-55/2.8 zoom means I don’t use this as much as I should, but I never regret it when I do mount the lens on one of my X bodies.
Here’s a sample image taken with the Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 R WR:
Jul 2017 – present
- XF 16mm F1.4 R WR
- Frames taken
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- Max. aperture