Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 R WR
(From Fujifilm lens literature) FUJIFILM Corporation has announced the new FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR, a compact, weather and dust-resistant wide-angle lens weighing just 180g. The new lens joins the lineup of X Series digital camera lenses known for their outstanding image quality. The XF23mmF2 R WR has a highly versatile focal length (35mm in 35mm format equivalent), covering a range of subjects from snapshots to landscapes and portraits. Its compact, lightweight design and high-speed autofocus (AF) capability allow users to enjoy taking pictures quickly and easily.
The XF23mmF2 R WR gives users advanced image resolution, capable of drawing out the full performance of the proprietary Fujifilm X-TRANS CMOS sensor. It has a similar size and design to the existing XF35mmF2, adding to a stylish collection of compact lenses. The inner-focus AF system uses a stepping motor to drive lightweight focusing elements for silent and fast autofocus. When combined with the phase detection AF system of the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 and X-T2, the lens can focus in an astonishing 0.05 seconds.
The metal exterior gives users a feeling of premium quality and robustness, and the aperture ring and focus ring have been designed with just the right amount of clicking and torque for optimum feedback and operability. The lens is weather and dust resistant and operates at temperatures as low as 14°F / -10°C, making it an ideal choice for outdoor photography.
FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR Key Features:
- FUJIFILM X-Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM X Series interchangeable system cameras
- Weather-resistant design capable of operating at temperatures as low as 14°F / -10°C
- 10 elements in 6 groups with 2 aspherical elements
- Super EBC (Super Electron Beam Coating) ensures high performance by reducing both flare and ghosting
- 9 blade aperture creates smooth and circular bokeh
- Minimum working distance of less than 9 inches
- Fast and silent autofocus of 0.05 seconds
- Compatible with the vented metal hood "LH-XF35-2" (also compatible with the XF35mmF2 R WR).
The FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR will be available in September 2016 for USD $449.95. It will initially be available in Black only.
Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 R WR
Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 R WR User Reviews
7 out of 10 points and recommended by Prime Minister (46 reviews)Nice design Compact and lightweight Sharp at smaller aperturesHazy image at wide apertures
I tried this lens, but I returned it. I don't think it's as good as the 35mm f/2 and the 50mm f/2. Wide open the image quality was not good enough for me. The image is too hazy and this makes the image look noticeably less crisp. If you don't use the widest aperture, this can be a great lens for you. It does sharpen up nicely if you stop down a bit. If I buy a prime, I wan't to be able use the widest aperture, so this is not a lens for me.reviewed July 1st, 2019