A Review of the Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR Lens

A wide angle lens with a wide maximum aperture is one of the most versatile optics a photographer or filmmaker can have in their bag. If you are a Fujifilm shooter and looking to add one to your collection, the XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR is an intriguing option, and this excellent video review takes a look at 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 Fuji XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR lens. The 16mm f/1.4 features a 24mm-equivalent focal length, making it useful for a range of applications like weddings and events or environmental portraiture. It comes with a nice gamut of features, including:

  • Two extra-low dispersion elements for less color fringing and chromatic aberrations and better clarity
  • Two aspherical elements for lower levels of distortion and improved sharpness
  • HT-EBC coating and Nano-GI (Gradient Index) coatings for less flares and ghosting and increased contrast
  • Two-group floating autofocus system for quick and quiet focusing 
  • Weather-resistant design featuring nine separate seals for dust- and moisture-resistance

Certainly, the XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR is not the sharpest lens in the X Series lineup, but it still offers some nice images at a very useful focal length. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts. 

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