DPR: Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR Gets the Gold

DPR posted its review of the Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR and it is no surprise that the lens earned a Gold award. Fujifilm glass is generally great, but this is one of the first lenses in a long time where Fujifilm has been making a big deal about it being designed for resolution and it seems to have paid off. You can read the full review here. I have to say even though I already have an XF16mm I am increasingly considering adding an XF18mm to my bag.

What we like What we don’t
  • Fills a gap in the F1.4 lineup for X-mount
  • Quite compact for a lens of its type
  • Solid build and weather-sealed
  • Swift, silent autofocus
  • Good sharpness, even wide-open in the corners
  • Minimal chromatic aberrations
  • Most potential optical defects are well controlled
  • Nice sunstars when stopped down
  • Short focus throw in linear mode makes precise focus pulls difficult
  • A bit prone to flare and ghosting

Fujinon XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR: B&H Photo / Amazon /Adorama
Fujinon XF16mm f/1.4 WR: B&Hphoto  / Amazon / Adorama

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