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