14mm or 23mm... (and I hardly ever do this)

Started Feb 11, 2014 | Questions thread
Jim Radcliffe
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Re: 14mm or 23mm... (and I hardly ever do this)

arcaswissi99 wrote:

Hi Jim,

I´ve bought both a week ago because I return into the Fuji boat

Both lenses are great in my opinion. Unfortunately you can´t compare them.

If sharpness is everything I´d go with the 14mm which is one of the best wide angles I´ve ever tried and believe me these were quite a few. No distortion what fun not to worry about any distortion correction in Lightroom or other progs. Very good against sun for such a wide lens. Color correction! - I hate fringing and this lens is almost free of any longitudinal or lateral chrom. aberration.

If versatility is your thing, go with the 23mm. You have a lens with nice bokeh, with 1,4 perfect for reportage, really nice color rendering - softer than 14mm, also very low distortion. Unfortunately some locas which can be difficult to get rid off and without testing scientific probably a bit less sharp but no slouch - some of my last flickr photos are made with the 23mm - this one with f 2.0


For me I decided to want both plus the 56/1,2 and the 55-200. Looking forward to getting my X-T1.

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Erni, thanks for the input... by the way, I preordered the 56mm the day it was announced.  I have been using a 30 year old Minolta Rokkor PG 58mm f/1.2.. but it is quite soft, weighs a ton and produces a lovely "glow".. but from what I have seen the Fuji 56mm will provide just what I am looking for... and it has autofocus.

The sensible side of me says go with the 14.. but the GAS says that 23 has great bokeh and color and.. it's probably just the devil on my should talking to me.

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Jim Radcliffe
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