17 Oct Fuji 18mm F1.4 – Real World Review

Source: Mostly Photos

I have been using the new Fuji 18mm f1.4 for a few weeks now and felt that is was worth sharing some early thoughts. I used to own the excellent Fuji 16mm f1.4 and I’ve included some example photographs from that lens also for comparison. The 16mm f1.4 lens certainly felt like it has some ‘character’ and the new 18mm f1.4 also manages this trick.

The image below was snapped in my backyard. A simple shot of some Cookies and coffee but the Acros Film Simulation and the good looking bokeh have rendered a pleasing image.

Simple Still Life – Fuji 18mm f1.4 @ f1.4

Fuji 16mm f1.4 Examples

The Fuji 16mm f1.4 is a fabulous lens and has some real character.. here are some shots that I captured with this lens as a comparison to the 18mm. The shallow DOF facilitated by this fast lens can really help separate subjects from the background which is useful for street photography

Fuji 16mm f1.4
The Fuji 16mm and 18mm are great lenses for walk-around street photography

18mm f1.4 Sharpness

The 18mm f1.4 is pretty sharp even at wide open. This 100% crop of a JPG shows some crisp detail.

Fuji 18mm f1.4 – 100% crop example

Fuji 18mm f1.4 – Real World Examples

Here are some shots taken with the 18mm f1.4 – I’m really enjoying using this lens as a general walk-around. It has fast, silent focus and it’s close focusing allows for some creativity with depth of field. I

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