A Review of the Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens

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. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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The available 23mm f1.4 lenses for the Fuji is part of why I was so willing to switch away from full frame. Currently using the Viltrox version but have wanted to get the Fujifilm one since performance across the frame is likely better. Can't wait to see more reivew.