Selling my 23mm f2 for a 16mm f1.4, good or bad choice?

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Selling my 23mm f2 for a 16mm f1.4, good or bad choice?

I am enjoying the XF 23mm f2 since Christmas 2016 on my ex-x-t10 and now x-t20.

I got very nice and sharp photos with it, be it for landscape, street or even bokeh.

Though I have found it a bit limited for Milky Way as only a small part will be captured and in portrait mode,  I also could use a bit more wideness for my landscape photos specially that now with the 24mp I can crop more.

All the XF 16mm f1.4 are extremely positive and even is selected as the best ever fuji lens and I always kept an eye on it, but the 1000$ price tag was too high, now that there is an offer on it (800$ in my country) and I can sell my xf 23mm for 400ish $, should I get it?

-Will I find it much bigger and heavy?

-Will the IQ be better given the microcontrast is supposedly much better?

-Is it having onion rings with bokeh balls just like the 23mm f2?

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Fujifilm X-T10 Fujifilm 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 II Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 R WR Fujifilm X-T20
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