What’s The Difference Between The Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 R WR and X100 23mm?

 

 

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The Phoblographer asked Fujifilm what is the difference between the Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 R WR and Fujifilm X100 23mm beyond weather sealing?

“The optical designs for these two lenses is completely different, the only things they share in common are 9 aperture blades, focal length, f-stop and both are produced by FUJINON in Japan.

The design brief for these 2 lenses was completely different. The XF23mm f2.0 was designed to deliver outstanding image quality without interfering with the optical finder of the X-Pro2. The X100T lens was designed to make the camera as small as possible, while delivering the highest image quality. 5 of the 8 lens elements of the X100T lens are within the cameras body and are of increasing diameter, this is possible because it is a fixed lens camera with a leaf shutter”

Sounds like a small difference, but whenever you try to miniaturize a lens you sacrifice some image quality.

Via Phoblographer

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  • Don Leonard

    Great question! I’ve wondered this myself—why we can’t get a pancake 23mm xf lens. Great answer too, though I’m not sure I agree with the conclusion that it is a small difference: “5 of the 8 lens elements of the X100T lens are within the cameras body and are of increasing diameter, this is possible because it is a fixed lens camera with a leaf shutter”