Viltrox 23mm 1.4 vs Fuji 23mm f2 - Sample Images and Thoughts

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Rmcp20 Senior Member • Posts: 1,278
Re: Viltrox 23mm 1.4 vs Fuji 23mm f2 - Sample Images and Thoughts

Spazmaster wrote:

Well, I bought a used Fuji 23mm f2 after I was unhappy with the Viltrox 1.4. Results were a bit surprising. Viltrox 23mm is noticeably sharper at f2 in the center but much softer near the edges.

Ive noticed a strange issue with the Viltrox which Ive mentioned in other posts. If I take multiple shots so: Press shutter, keep composition, press shutter again. The last shots are usually MUCH sharper than the first, making me believe there is an issue with AF.

Im torn because I love the size and handling of the Fuji, Viltrox at 1.4 for me isnt super usable but its nice to have, and its sharper at f2 in the center. So a trade off of size and handling for the ability to shoot at 1.4 if needed, nut mainly I would be keeping it at f2.

Let me know your guys thoughts. These aren't scientific by any means, and I still have time to return the Viltrox so I may do more tests.

Not surprising at all. Read my thread on this exact test:

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