Fujinon X Lens: Primes – Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR (Tested) | SLRgear

The Fujinon XF 16mm ƒ/1.4 R WR was released in May 2015, offering a 24mm-equivalent field of view with a very fast aperture. The lens also boasts weather resistance with 9 seals in 8 areas of the lens. The lens uses the XF mount and works with Fuji’s X-series of digital cameras. The lens ships with a petal-shaped hood, accepts 67mm filters, and is available now for around $1,000.

The Fujinon 16mm produces very sharp images, though its sharpest performance is only obtained when the lens is stopped down to ƒ/2.8. Used at its widest aperture of ƒ/1.4, the resulting image has a central area of sharpness in the middle of the frame, with moderate but not severe corner softness out at the edges. Stopping down reduces the impact of corner softness; stopping down to ƒ/4 produces results which are almost tack-sharp, and these results are essentially the same with the lens stopped to subsequently smaller apertures. Diffraction limiting begins to set in at ƒ/8, but overall sharpness isn’t really impacted until ƒ/11, where edge-to-edge sharpness is just slightly soft. Fully stopped-down at ƒ/16, the lens produces images that are somewhat soft, but not exceptionally so.

Chromatic Aberration
Results for chromatic aberration were excellent; looking at the sample images, I’m hard-pressed to see any color shifts at all………

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4

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