14mm or wait for the 16mm?

Started Feb 26, 2015 | Questions thread
Rod McD Veteran Member • Posts: 7,156
Re: 14mm or wait for the 16mm?

Hi,

You may be right, but as I understand it, manufacturers who use in-camera correction to reduce distortion sometimes make the FL shorter in order to offset the loss of image caused by correction.

Obviously at this stage, I've no idea of any details about the Fuji 16/1.4. OTOH, my guess would be that Fuji will bend over backwards to make sure that its images looks like a true 16mm FOV. If they don't, and it actually looks like an 17-18mm, it will lose sales to the 18mm or either of the 18-XX zooms, both of which appear to be strong in the WA range.  A good many people already have one of the three and won't want yet another one.

Rod

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