A 35mm lens with a wide maximum aperture is, by far, one of the most popular and useful options out there, suitable for a wide range of needs and scenarios ranging from weddings to street photography, astro work, and more. Fujifilm shooters have the XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR, and this excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.
Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR lens. With a full frame equivalent focal length of 35mm, the XF 23mm f/1.4 brings with it a fairly neutral image that allows you to capture a good portion of a scene without highly obvious amounts of distortion. When paired with the f/1.4 aperture, it makes for a great lens for both shallow depth of field and low-light work. In it, Fujifilm has included a range of useful features, including:
- One aspherical element for less distortion and better sharpness
- Super EBC coating for less flares and ghosting and deeper contrast
- Rounded seven-blade diaphragm for more pleasing bokeh
Altogether, the XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR looks like a versatile and competent performer in a wide range of scenarios. Check out the video above for Frost’s full thoughts on the lens.