14mm or wait for the 16mm?

Started Feb 26, 2015 | Questions thread
FujLiver Contributing Member • Posts: 867
Re: 14mm or wait for the 16mm?

I'm debating buying the 14mm f2.8, which has gotten very solid reviews and all the pictures I've seen from this lens are gorgeous.  However, I'm hesitating to buy with the new 16mm f1.4 hopefully coming out soon. Does anyone have experience with a focal length similar to the 16mm? Other than the faster aperture, what would be the benefit to a lens like this? The lens would be used for lots of landscapes/architecture/some street photography.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

I expect weight to be a significant factor, the 14mm is pretty light weight

14mm (aka 21mm) is start of what is called the super-wides. What it does is specialist but when you need it there is no other.
For example close architecture, inside buildings and close people groups are fantastic with this lens.

16mm is a slightly duller 24mm equiv. I find myself preferring 14mm or 23mm depending on the subject.

If you have 23mm or even 35mm then 16mm IMHO is too close

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