Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR Overview

Announced Apr 15, 2021 •
Wideangle prime lens | Fujifilm X
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Product description
Announced Apr 15, 2021

The Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR is an ultra-fast wide-angle prime, which is equivalent to 27mm when mounted on an X-mount body. The lens has 15 elements, including 1 ED and 3 aspherical elements. The focus group consists of 6 elements and is driven by a linear motor. The minimum focus distance of the 18mm F1.4 is 11cm (4.3"), with a max magnification of 0.15x.

The 18mm F1.4 is surprisingly light given its spec, at 370 grams (13.1 ounces). The lens is sealed in eight places against dust and moisture.

Quick specs
Lens type Prime lens
Focal length 18 mm
Image stab. No
Lens mount Fujifilm X
Max aperture F1.4
Min aperture F16
Min focus 0.20 m (7.87)
Max magnification 0.15×
Weight 370 g (0.82 lb)
Length 76 mm (2.99)

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Our review

The Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 is a great option for a bright, fast walkaround prime for X-mount shooters. Equivalent to 27mm F2.1 on a full-frame camera, it's fast enough to offer a decent separation between foreground and background, despite its wide field-of-view. Optically it's sharp wide open, offers pleasing bokeh, and has minimal chromatic aberrations. Autofocus is fast thanks to the use of linear motors, though video shooters may find the manual focus experience limiting. For X-mount shooters, the XF 18mm F1.4 is worth the price premium over the XF 18mm F2.

Good for: Landscape, street, architecture, environmental portrait and low light photographers looking for decent subject / background separation and top notch image quality.

Not so good for: Video shooters who want more nuanced manual focus control.

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