Andy Westlake tries out this weather-sealed wideangle in our Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4R WR review

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR

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Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR review

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£729.00

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Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR Review: Conclusion

XF16mm f/1.4R WR on X-T1

The Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4R W is weather sealed to match the X-T1

Fujifilm’s X system cameras have been gaining a lot of plaudits over the past couple of years for their combination of excellent image quality and photographer-friendly handling.

However, there’s little point in having stellar cameras without a lens line to support them. Fujifilm seems to understand this better than most other manufacturers, with the result that its Fujinon lens range is arguably the most impressive of all those currently available for compact system cameras. The XF16mm f/1.4 R WR only serves to reinforce this.

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With its fast maximum aperture, the 16mm is ideal for shooting indoors and in low light

Indeed, this is one of those rare lenses with which it’s really quite difficult to find fault. Optically it’s excellent, autofocus is fast, quiet and accurate, and build quality is superb, with weatherproofing a very welcome addition. It’s not a particularly small lens, but still a perfectly reasonable size given its specification.

With nothing else quite like it on the market, it’s yet another compelling reason for serious photographers to consider the X system.

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Details

Filter diameter:67mm
Lens elements:13
Groups:11
Diaphragm blades:9
Aperture:f/1.4 - f/16
Minimum focus:15cm
Length:73mm
Diameter:73.4mm
Weight:375g
Lens Mount:Fujifilm X
  1. 1. Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR Review: Introduction
  2. 2. Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR Review: Build and handling
  3. 3. Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR Review: Image quality
  4. 4. Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR Review: Test results
  5. 5. Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR Review: Conclusion
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