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

Started Feb 11, 2014 | Questions thread
Jim Radcliffe
OP Jim Radcliffe Forum Pro • Posts: 11,813

Reybabes wrote:

Jim -

If you are looking to pop one lens on your camera and then head out for a day of shooting, then obviously the 23. It's sharp and the bokeh is wonderful. It gets you to nearly to that zen X100s kind of feeling.

But if you like shooting with the other lenses you mention and want a new perspective, clearly the 14. I love wides and the X 14 is about as good as I've used in terms of edge to edge sharpness. You won't miss a bigger aperture at that focal length. I certainly never do.

As for the 10-24 suggestion, it's going to be a beast (relatively speaking) and to me that defeats the entire point of the X system.

I felt guilty for the redundancy of having the 23 in my kit and so I sold it off. Occasionally I miss it but in reality, not enough to prompt me to go back to it. I will NEVER sell my 14.

Good luck and let us know what you decide.


I have to admit that I have been leaning more towards the 14 just because of the photos I have seen taken with it.. and it would be great for wide-field astro work at night.  Thanks for the input.

-- hide signature --

Jim Radcliffe
The ability to 'see' the shot is more important than the gear used to capture it.

 Jim Radcliffe's gear list:Jim Radcliffe's gear list
Fujifilm X-E2 Fujifilm X-T1 Fujifilm X-H1
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow