Adam Perfect

Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R

I regretted selling this lens for years but it’s never quite been cheap enough to re-buy on a whim and I always had other priorities. That said, I did finally pick up a well-used copy from Wex at a great price and am looking forward to using it on the X-T5.

With a bright ƒ/1.4 max aperture and 35mm full frame equivalent field of view, when I look back through Lightroom I have actually taken some of my favourite photographs with the Fuji 23mm 1.4.

Image quality and sharpness are excellent and the only real downside this lens has is its size. Like the 16/1.4, it’s a big lens as far as the Fuji X series bodies go and feels a bit unbalanced on the X-Pro cameras, which is a real shame because it’s a fantastic street photography lens.

To be clear, it’s not so big as to be unusable and sits quite nicely on an X-T body, but does feel more conspicuous vs. the much smaller 23mm F2 ‘Fujicron’ lens.

Sample image

Here’s a sample image taken with the Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R:

Sunset surfing in Levanto | FUJIFILM X-T10, 23mm, 1/480s at ƒ/2.8

Jul 2015Oct 2017

Jul 2023present

XF 23mm F1.4 R
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