20 May Field review: Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR

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Introduction

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The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR is a bright, fast walkaround prime lens that’s particularly well-suited to landscape and street photography. It also makes a good video lens thanks to its small size, light weight and confident, silent autofocus.

Available only for Fuji X-mount cameras, all of which share an APS-C sensor size, it offers a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 27mm.

The Fuji XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR has a list price of $999.

Key specifications: Focal length: 18mm (27mm with APS-C crop) Aperture range: F1.4 – F16 Stabilization: No Filter thread: 62mm Close focus: 0.2m (7.9″) Maximum magnification: 0.15x Diaphragm blades: 9 Hood: Included plastic bayonet hood, optional LH-XF18 bayonet hood Weight: 370g (0.82 lb) Optical construction: 15 elements in 9 groups (3 aspherical, 1 ED) ISO 160 | 1/320 sec | F1.4 | 27mm equiv. | Fujifilm X-T4
Photo by Chris Niccolls

The XF 18mm F1.4 is an X-mount lens with no direct competitors, either from Fujifilm itself or from third parties. In Fuji’s own lineup, the nearest alternative is the less-bright XF 18mm F2 R, but that’s a much lighter and more compact pancake-style lens aimed at consumer use.

If you’re looking for a bright, wide

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