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Fujifilm 18mm f1.4 - thxbb12 - 04-15-2021

A very welcome addition to the Fuji lineup: https://www.dpreview.com/news/7811891323/fujifilm-announces-ultra-wide-xf-18mm-f1-4-r-lm-wr-prime-lens

I really like its rendering and bokeh, especially given it's a wide-angle lens: https://www.dpreview.com/samples/9098977235/fujifilm-xf-18mm-f1-4-r-wr-pre-production-sample-gallery

RE: Fujifilm 18mm f1.4 - thxbb12 - 04-15-2021

Bokeh wide-open is surprisingly smooth: https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/0645558573/fujifilm-xf-18mm-f1-4-sample-gallery-dpreview-tv/6303498392

RE: Fujifilm 18mm f1.4 - thxbb12 - 04-15-2021

Looks like this lens is creating quite a bit of interest at OL (sarcastic) ;-)

RE: Fujifilm 18mm f1.4 - faint - 04-15-2021

Looks good. I was thinking about getting Sigma Art 28/1.4, but my doctor recommends the Fuji instead.

RE: Fujifilm 18mm f1.4 - Mikeporterinmd - 04-15-2021

I have been thinking about the XF-16 F1.4.... so, this lens? Of course I can get the 16 used and so save $250 or so over the 18mm. And I would sell my XF-18 F2.0 which is worth $150 or perhaps a bit more. Hmmm... I guess I'll wait to see its characteristics.


RE: Fujifilm 18mm f1.4 - Brightcolours - 04-16-2021

(04-15-2021, 08:06 PM)faint Wrote: Looks good. I was thinking about getting Sigma Art 28/1.4, but my doctor recommends the Fuji instead.

The Fuji is almost equivalent to 28mm FF indeed.... 18 * 1.5 = 27mm. But.... that is focal length. The f-number? Equivalent to 1.4 * 1.5 = f2.1 FF wise. 

So if you were thinking about the Sigma Art 28/1.4 for its big aperture, you should ask for a 2nd opinion .

RE: Fujifilm 18mm f1.4 - Rover - 04-16-2021

I'd probably choose the 16/1.4 over this. If I need a fast wide, then I need a fast WIDE (there's nothing wider at f/1.4, especially not in the Fuji lineup).
Actually I was thinking of selling the Canon gear and going Fuji at one point, and the 16/1.4 would've been probably 2nd highest on my list of lenses to get.

RE: Fujifilm 18mm f1.4 - thxbb12 - 04-16-2021

For landscapes, I like the 14mm f2.8 best. Very sharp and compact and for landscape no need for a fast aperture.
However, for environmental portraits for instance, I notice I use my 18mm f2 quite a bit. Hence, I think I'd appreciate a lot the ability to have more control of DOF with this new 18mm f1.4.
I find 16mm too wide for environmental portraits and 18mm is exactly right.

In practice I noticed that I really like the combo (APS-C): 18mm + 35mm over anything else.
I think as a minimal kit I'd be quite happy with 14, 18, 35.

RE: Fujifilm 18mm f1.4 - Rover - 04-16-2021

To be fair, I wouldn't want a 16mm (APS-C) lens to be the absolute widest in my arsenal, so I would've probably gotten the Touit 12mm to shore it up. Pity there's no AF 10mm~ish prime for the Fuji system. Smile

(or is there?)

RE: Fujifilm 18mm f1.4 - mst - 04-16-2021

No prime, no. But the 10-24 is no slouch.

I personally don't like the Touit primes too much. They're not really superior to the Fuji offerings. And they feature the most dust prone focus rings I've ever seen Wink

My Fuji setup would be 14-23-50. I am not such a big fan of 28 and 50mm (FF equivalent) lenses...