Xf 16mm F1.4 vs Xf 18mm F1.4

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Xf 16mm F1.4 vs Xf 18mm F1.4

Hi Everyone!

I intend to buy a wide lens for mostly landscape, cityscape, architecture and astro shots. I didn't use any of them, so I have just some ideas about these lenses from videos and users.

As much as I saw from reviews, xf 18mm has better AF, IQ. Both of them have WR, xf 16mm has less focus distance to subject. I mostly shoot af-s, I don't shoot video, so better AF is not a huge difference for me if AF of 16mm quite enough for my needs. IQ is important for me though. I heard that xf 16mm is softer in the centre than xf 18mm, has blurry corners wide open. But I heard many times that xf 16mm has a character like xf 35mm and many users choose xf 16mm over 18mm because of that. And 2mm offers quite advantage when you shoot landscape. Having Manuel ring makes a different for astrophotography I think. But 18mm has better IQ, I think It will work with new cameras which have 40mp better.

Do you any of you have both of them or used? What do you think? How do they work with new 40mp cameras? does 2mm really differ? as many said, does 16mm have unique character when you compare with 18mm?

Thanks in advance.

Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 R WR Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR
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