Here’s our concise review of the Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR wide-angle prime lens…
When it comes to sharpness and optics, Fujifilm’s Fujinon lenses are right up there, and this f/1.4 wide-angle is no exception. At f/1.4 it’s ideal for astro, while the 35mm equivalent 24mm is great for landscapes, but can also be used for interiors or environmental portraits if that’s your thing.
Although you won’t be using f/1.4 in your average landscape, the ultra-wide aperture is great for astro shots, thanks to letting in extra light. This makes it an ideal multi-purpose lens, and helps to justify the price.
The lens itself includes 13 elements in 11 groups, with two aspherical and two ED (extra low-dispersion) elements, which keep distortion and fringing in check. It also boasts Nano GI Coating, which perfectly cuts out ghosting and flare from your shots.
While the centre is pin-sharp throughout the range, the edges can be a tad soft, but quickly catch up by f/2.8, and the 375g weight with weather-sealed body makes this the perfect everyday companion to your X Series camera.
Find out more at the Fujifilm website.
Slight softness in corners
Max aperture: f/1.4
Min aperture: f/16
Min focus: 15cm