Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R Lens

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83% Gold Award
The 14mm is a pretty expensive optic, so needs to perform well to justify its price. Thankfully, it does just that - in fact it turns out to be an exceptionally good lens.”

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Key Features

  • 14mm focal length
  • 21mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras
  • F2.8 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
  • Micromotor-type AF motor
  • 58mm filters
  • 0.18m/7.09" minimum focus
  • Fujifilm X mount for X series interchangeable lens cameras

Product Description

The XF14mm F2.8 is a prime lens for the Fujifilm X-series mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The fourth prime in Fujifilm's XF range, the 14mm offers a 21mm equivalent wideangle field-of-view and a push-pull focus ring to engage manual focus, revealing a distance and depth of field scale. Optical construction consists of 10 elements in 7 groups, including 2 aspheric and 3 extra low dispersion elements, and the lens is optically-corrected to mininize distortion. It also features a seven-blade rounded aperture diaphragm for attractive out of focus areas.

Specs

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 14 mm
Lens mount Fujifilm X
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22.0
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Aperture notes rounded
Optics
Elements 10
Groups 7
Special elements / coatings 2 aspherical element, 3 extra low dispersion elements
Focus
Minimum focus 0.18 m (7.09)
Maximum magnification 0.12×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Micromotor
Full time manual No
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale Yes
Physical
Weight 235 g (0.52 lb)
Diameter 65 mm (2.56)
Length 58 mm (2.28)
Materials Metal barrel, metal mount
Filter thread 58 mm
Filter notes Does not rotate on focusing
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code 14 / 18-55

Reviews

DPReview Conclusion

Scoring is relative only to the other lenses in the same category at the time of review.

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83 %
Overall Score

The XF 14mm F2.8 R is a solid, well-made lens that sports traditional aperture and manual focus rings. It's not bad at F2.8 and offers excellent image quality stopped down, where superb cross-frame sharpness and minimal distortion make it ideal for architectural and landscape work.

Good For

Fujifilm X system owners looking for a high-quality wide angle prime for architecture, landscapes etc.

Not So Good For

Users who require cross-frame sharpness at F2.8

User Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
  • km25, Feb 28, 2013 GMT:
    14mm looks great

    It is a sharp from center to edge. I love it's MF and DOF scale. Like the 18-55 zoom, correction is made by software. I have no real idea what the true pinchusion/barreling looks like. But if it is corected... well. It looks as sharp as my 60mm F2.4. Problems: Taking on, offf and rev. the lens shade is a learing curve. But not long.

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  • Tomasz Rolski, Feb 17, 2013 GMT:
    Why not the other lenses?

    This lens is superb. It does, however, cast a shadow on the other lenses in the XF family. Why don't the 18mm, 35mm and the 60mm have a similar sliding focus ring and a d-o-f scale? The 35, in particular, would benefit from that. After having used the 14, I suddenly feel there is something missing in the handling of the other ones. The 35 is such an outstanding lens that even if adding this feature meant adding to its price, Fuji should still do it. Perhaps there is a technological reason ...

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  • km25, Feb 13, 2013 GMT:
    Fuji Fujinon 14MM F/2.8 XF Lens

    Just got it a few days ago. I has a fast focus, even in low light. No focus failures. The pictures from it are as sharp as my 60MM f/2.4 Fujinon. I maybe the software, but the correction is excellent. This one of best wides I have ever own. Rught up there with my Hassi SWC. Lens lens has a great MF setup. You pull back on the focusing ring, you can match your DOF with your focusing distance. The lens easy to uses and takes top level pics. It will soon become a reason to by into the Fuji "X" ...

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  • km25, Nov 8, 2013 GMT:
    Fujion XF 14mm F2.8 R

    Excellent lens, very little distortion,as seen in raw-no correction. Super sharp. It center is outstanding and only a little soft toward the edges. It has a pull back to the lens in MF, with DOF scale. It handles fast and focus fast. Only a Leica lens feels better. Love this lens.

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Questions & Answers

QUESTION

14mm for the street

Is 14mm good for street shooting? I assume the perspective will distort the faces of people when the camera is tilted up or down, even a bit. Anyone have examples?

Cagri asked
4 months ago

ANSWERS

http://www.littlebigtravelingcamera.com/?cat=159 most shot with the 14mm. Continue Reading

Joachim Gerstl answered
4 months ago

Warranty Information

"Your Fujifilm equipment has been manufactured to precise standards, and with rigid quality control through every process of manufacturing. It is warranted by Fujifilm U.S.A. against defective workmanship or materials for one full year from date of purchase. Fujifilm U.S.A. will, at its option, either repair or replace (with a reconditioned unit of like condition) free of charge equipment which is returned either in person or postpaid and insured to one of the Fujifilm U.S.A. Repair Centers listed on the reverse side. The product must be accompanied by some proof of date of purchase, such as the original sales slip. This warranty does not cover batteries or flash equipment and accessories not manufactured by Fujifilm Holdings Corp. This warranty does not apply if the equipment has been damaged by accident, abuse (including, but not limited to, sand, dirt, water, liquid, impact battery corrosion, etc.), failure to follow operating or maintenance instructions or if the equipment has been modified or serviced by anyone other than a Fujifilm U.S.A. Repair Center. This warranty cannot be resold or transferred."

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