16/2.8 and 16/1.4 - Comparison image pair - Thoughts?

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OP Rod McD Veteran Member • Posts: 7,156
Re: 16/2.8 and 16/1.4 - Comparison image pair - Thoughts?
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Hi,

I bought the 16/1.4,  23/1.4 and 35/1.4 when they were the only options for those FLs.   Fuji hadn't even announced the f2s.....  I agree that faced with the choice today, the primary distinctions are the aperture v. size and weight.  Of the three, the only FL where the choice doesn't make a lot of difference is 35mm.  Objectively, the 35/1.4 is bigger and heavier, but not by anywhere near as much as the 16mm and 23mm.

I'll also post a comparison pair from the 23mm's when I get around to it.  My experience thus far is that they too are fairly similar at middle apertures -  I'd give an advantage by a whisker to the 23/1.4 when viewed at 200%, but at 100% it would be very hard to tell.

Cheers, Rod

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