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Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR APS-C Lens (2021)

Neoscore 80%NEX score 80%

Product Overview

Fujifilm XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR is wide-angle prime lens for Fuji's APS-C X-mount system. If offers a 27mm full-frame equivalent focal length that is popular for general photography, providing a field of view similar to that of most smartphones.
Fujifilm boasts the f/1.4 maximum aperture in a package that weighs just 370g. To achieve this, the XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR is rather complex, consisting of 15 elements in 9 groups.
Another important feature is the 20cm minimum focusing distance, giving the photographer 11cm of minimum working distance. With the bright f/1.4 aperture, the XF18mmF1.4 is a good option for indoor closeups such as tabletop photography that smartphone users love.
Last but not least, Fujifilm promises autofocus as fast as 0.04s, allowing the XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR to catch up with the company's latest cameras in burst mode.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Bright maximum aperture
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with physical aperture ring
  • Fast autofocus
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    NEX score: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Decent image quality
    • Compact build
    • Compact design
    • Bright F1.4 maximum aperture
    • Flexible 27mm field of view
    Cons
    • Breathing can be distracting
    • Lateral chromatic aberration
    • Short focus throw
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    Specifications

    Construction

    Aperture Blades
    9 blades
    Colors
    Black
    Form Factor
    Wide-Angle Prime Lens
    Image Size
    APS-C
    Lens Barrel
    Physical aperture ring
    Lens Mount
    Fujifilm X-mount
    Motor
    Linear Motor
    Optical Formula | Elements
    15 elements
    Optical Formula | Groups
    9 groups
    Optical Formula | Special Glass
    1 ED + 3 aspherical elements groups

    Dimensions

    Filter Diameter
    62 mm / 2.44 in
    Size | Diameter
    69 mm / 2.72 in
    Size | Length
    76 mm / 2.99 in
    Weight
    370 g / 13.07 oz

    Function

    Angle Of View
    77.4° Diagonal | 67.4° Horizontal | 47.9° Vertical
    Aperture
    f/1.4 ~ f/16
    Autofocus
    Yes
    Crop Factor
    1.5
    Focal Length
    18 mm
    Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
    27.0 mm
    Focus Type
    Internal
    Image Stabilization
    No
    Weather Resistance
    Yes

    Performance

    Max Magnification
    0.15x
    Min Focus Distance
    200 mm / 7.87 in

    Production

    Accessory
    Lens hood included
    Debut
    2021-04-15

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    3rd-Party Review Videos

    External Reviews

    cameralabs[1]

    Sentiment Score 84%
    Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
    The XF 18mm f1.4 is a high-performance wide-angle lens for X-series mirrorless cameras. It has a flexible 27mm field of view and a bright aperture that allows attractive shallow depth of field effects. Between infinity and around 1m, the 18 1.4 exhibits minimal breathing with only the mildest magnification. Between 1m and the closest distance the breathing accelerates, becoming much more noticeable.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Flexible 27mm field of view
    • Bright aperture
    • Compact design
    Cons
    • Breathing can be distracting

    dpreview[2]

    Sentiment Score 76%
    Reviewers from dpreview have found the following***:
    Center sharpness is very good even at F1.4, and the corners are pretty good too. Stopping down to F4 yields only minimal improvement in the center along with a more noticeable boost in corner sharpness. Some minimal cat's eye is noticeable in the corners when shooting wide-open, but it's well controlled and goes away by F2.8.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Bright F1.4 maximum aperture
    • Compact build
    • Decent image quality
    Cons
    • Short focus throw
    • Lateral chromatic aberration

    User Reviews

    References

    1. ^ Fujifilm XF 18mm f1.4 review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/fujifilm-xf-18mm-f1-4-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-27.
    2. ^ Field review: Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR. [dpreview]. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/field-review-fujifilm-xf-18mm-f1-4-r-lm-wr. 2021-05-20. Retrieved 2022-01-27.

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