14mm or wait for the 16mm?

Started Feb 26, 2015 | Questions thread
Rod McD Veteran Member • Posts: 7,159
Re: 14mm or wait for the 16mm?

Hi,

I used to use the 24mm FL a lot for landscape in FF film and would have bought a 16mm if one had been available from Fuji - it's not quite as extreme in it's perspective as the 14mm.  As it is, I bought the 14mm and have adapted and like it.  As others have said, you have to be careful of your foreground content and verticals with the 14mm.  (You will in fact have to do that for both, but more so with the 14mm.)  It really is a very good lens.

The real asset to the 16mm will be its f1.4 maximum aperture if that's your thing.   This will allow more subject separation than say an f2.8 lens (though it still won't be all that much) and it will allow higher shutter speeds in low light (if the subject works with shallow DOF).  The price of all that will be size, weight and cost. Many fast WA lenses are also prone to flare..... which the slower 14mm handles well.  We'll see when the 16mm is available.

Cheers, Rod

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