Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R Lens

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Key Features

  • 23mm focal length
  • 35mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras
  • F1.4 maximum aperture; F16 minimum
  • 62mm filter thread
  • 0.28 m / 11.02" minimum focus
  • 7 rounded aperture blades
  • Fujifilm X mount for X series interchangeable lens cameras

Product Description

The Fujinon XF23mm F1.4 R is a fast prime for Fujifilm's X system of mirrorless cameras. It offers a moderate wideangle field of view equivalent to a 35mm lens on full frame (the same as the company's fixed-lens X100S). It has traditional aperture and manual focus rings, and the latter has distance and depth of field scales too. Like the company's XF14mm F2.8R, the 23mm is fully optically-corrected for distortion.


Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 23 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Fujifilm X
Maximum aperture F1.4
Minimum aperture F16.0
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Aperture notes Rounded blades
Elements 11
Groups 8
Special elements / coatings 1 aspherical element, High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating
Minimum focus 0.28 m (11.02)
Maximum magnification 0.1×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Micromotor
Full time manual No
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale Yes
Weight 300 g (0.66 lb)
Diameter 72 mm (2.83)
Length 63 mm (2.48)
Filter thread 62 mm


User Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • avanbeek, Jan 31, 2014 GMT:
    Comparing Fuji Fuji X Lenses with Canon Full Frame Lenses

    This article compares various focal lengths on the cropped Fuji X-E2 with their full frame counter-parts on a Canon 5D Mark II in a studio environment. http://andrewvanbeek.com/fuji-x-lenses-and-full-frame/

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  • km25, Mar 18, 2014 GMT:
    23mm F/1.4 Great Preformance

    I have shoot may pictures with this lens, this to me is avery important focal length. Even wide open the pictures looks great. I have Leica 35mm  F/1.4 on an M7. I can see no difference. The Fujion lens are on the level of CZ and Leica, one may even say CZ and leica are on the level of Fuji.

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Questions & Answers


Choosing between xf35mm and xf23mm?

Hi guys, I'm having trouble deciding between these 2 lenses and would love to hear what you guys have to say. I own the xf18-55 mm and after taking a look at my most used focal lengths (using Exposureplot), I found that I use both almost equally, with 35mm slightly more. That being said I use the 35mm the most among all focal lengths, although the difference isn't far from the 23mm. I feel that I tend to favor the 35mm more, but I really want the new manual focusing ring that they have on the 23mm (here I assume that it would allow for a faster manual focusing). According to a review i've read, the 35mm also tends to make a louder noise when focusing, also something that I take into consideration. Currently, I couldn't find any reviews on the differences between these two lenses optically, at least both in resolution and color rendition, but I expect one to not be too far from the other. Please advise.

adrienaoe asked
4 months ago


I own the 18-55 and if I could have only one of these two primes I would go for the 35mm. The reason is that since it is a longer FL the ability to blur background is significantly enhanced relative to 23mm. Also, the 35mm seems superb for portraits and separating subject from background. So I think the 35mm compliments the 18-55 better. You mentioned that you incline a little more to 35mm vs 23, so there you go. Continue Reading

Al Valentino answered
4 months ago

23mm is more versatile. The 35 has a magic quality though Continue Reading

DonSantos answered
4 months ago

I really don't think you should let the technicalities decide this. Everything I've read and seen of those two says they are fine lenses. What is much more important is how you see your photographs. It is very sensible to look at which focal lengths you actually use, as you have done. But more than that, which focal length(s) have helped you make your favorite pictures?  If you select your best pictures (let's say a portfolio of 20-30) what focal lengths did you use there? I'm sure you won't go wrong with either, as long as it suits your way of seeing. HTH, Antony. Continue Reading

frontal_lobe answered
4 months ago


23mm vs 50mm vs both

Is anyone using both the 23mm f/1.4 and the 35mm f/1.4? If so, why, and do you find yourself sticking to just one lens for the sake of simplicity? I ask because I just received the 23mm, with the intent of selling the 35mm to partially fund the purchase. But the more I think about it, I would like to keep both. I've gone through about 5 years of photos and determined that I don't really have a preference. Well, I do, but it's for 40mm (35mm equiv), but I want fast, so the 27mm is out. But over multiple cameras, mostly using zooms, I can say that I have an almost equal distribution of 35mm and 50mm, depending on the subject and environment. I can afford to keep both, but I hate having unused gear. So while I am intending to just keep both in the bag for the next couple months and see what happens, I'd like some feedback from anyone who, in any system, found a real use for both focal lengths, or who found that they just used one. FYI, I generally dislike the term "zoom with your ...

2 months ago


That's really a personal question and only you can answer it. I have both those lenses (plus the 14 2.8 and 60 2.4) and I wouldn't give any of them up.  I just got this system and used it on a trip to Cuba and loved all of it.  The physical size of the 23 being so large (especially with the hood on) made it less practical for discrete shooting where you don't want to be noticed, but I really like both those focal lengths.  My favorites being equivalent to 35mm, 50mm and about 100mm.  The lens I used the least on this trip was the 14mm. I like the 23mm (35mm equivalent) best for street photography while the 35 (52 equivalent) is better for portraits, etc.  Heck, I wouldn't give up any of my four lenses! And I've just ordered a second X-E2 body and the 56mm f1.2.  I'm also going to grab the 16-55 f2.8 and 50-140 f2.8 lenses when they become available. Check out my post titled, "Holguin Cuba w/X-E2 & 4 Lenses". Cheers! Continue Reading

Zoomer52 answered
2 months ago

I have only the 23mm and 14mm for the Fuji, but have both the equivalent focal lengths (35 and 50)on the 24x36 Nikon.  Keep both. Continue Reading

pluton answered
2 months ago

I see your point. Beeing struck by GAS severely over times I picked up primes with 24, 35, 50, 90 and 150 mm. It didn't work out for me though. Especially when I got a good zoom as well, I soon realized that I didn't use all these lenses to a reasonable degree ( I'm neither a pro nor retired). So i decided to downgrade significantly. When I switched to the X-Train recently, I swore to myself not to make the same mistakes again. I bought into the system because of it's lightness and the iq so it would not make sense to get anything more than will fit into a small messenger bag. In my case that will probably mean the two non constant aperture XF-zooms and two primes with the fl I like using most (35 and 85mm). But that' only me of course. If you already see that you actually use both the 35 and the 50mm lenses, then I cant't see any reason why you should sell one of them. Continue Reading

naftade answered
2 months ago


23mm f/1.4 - "very quiet" AF?

Hi, I've been using the Fujinon 23mm on my X-E2 for about a week now and noticed that dpreview now has a preview of the lens available. The preview says: "Autofocus is pretty fast (especially on the X-E2), very quiet, and unerringly accurate." Autofocus on my copy is not very quiet at all, pretty far from it. It definitely makes a noticeable noise unlike the XF 18-55 lens, it sounds more like some screw-drive lenses I had on my Nikon D700, yet maybe even louder and "chunkier". There's no problem with speed or accuracy though. Any thoughts? Is my copy defective?

crwl asked
4 months ago


I took a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJtL6itfeWY and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW-xgkRKZ28 these sound pretty familiar, definitely not "very quiet"... but at least it seems my copy is OK. Continue Reading

crwl answered
4 months ago

I would say my 23mm is louder than the 18-55 but quieter than the external focusing 18mm and 35mm. The 23mm is internal focusing but it's a hefty piece of glass compared to the others, I guess that's where the noise comes from. Still, not really an issue to me. For me the 23mm is the best fuji lens to date for pure iq, its amazing how well it performs at 1.4 Continue Reading

DJF77 answered
4 months ago

Have a play with the 27 and then go to the 23... :) Continue Reading

57LowRider answered
4 months ago

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