why is the XF 14 so expensive? (in comparison)

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reach0775 Forum Member • Posts: 55
why is the XF 14 so expensive? (in comparison)

Hi there,

I'm reading reviews about wide Fuji primes and I'm wondering: while reviews cover of course all relevant aspects, including price, none seems to mention that the XF 14 is incredibly expensive compared to "similar" Fuji primes.

What I mean: looking at the XF 16 f2 and the XF 23 f2.8 the XF 14 should cost under 500EUR. But it does cost around 1.000EUR which is in the area of the f1.4 versions of these peers.

Also when I read in forums, people discussing whether they should get the 16 or 14, I never see this point being discussed. Do I oversee something? Does the XF 14 have some fancy features (like for example the coating of the XF 56 APD)?

While my question is more theretical - I don't have huge demand for any of these, apart from heavy GAS - I would indeed tend to think that 2 f-stops at a wide angle lens are a great thing. Thinking of available light street photography or so.

Can anybody help me with my confusion? Thx!

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