23mm vs 16mm f1.4

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holashobby Regular Member • Posts: 303
Re: 23mm vs 16mm f1.4

gordonkim wrote:

So I have the 23 1.4 and have been happy with it. However, after my recent vacation, I found myself regretting not getting the the 16mm. It also doesn't help when I read articles saying how great the 16 is.

Question - does it make sense to get the 16 if one already owns the 23? Will I get more utility with the 16 vs. the 23? I'm finding that I'm doing a lot more street and family outings given the smaller size of the X-T3. However, I look a lot of landscape pics on vacation (which is where I wished I had a wider lens).


Yes, it does, I found the 23 not wide enough for many indoor shots, in the end I swapped it for the 16  and I am much happier.I find it a bit frustrating, too wide for portraits, the 35 f1.4 is much better and too narrow for indoor and architecture shots,  18 and 16 are better for those. Therefore If you can afford to get both go ahead.

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Panasonic LX10 Fujifilm X-H1 Fujifilm X-T3 Fujifilm XF 18mm F2 R Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R +5 more
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