29 Mar Fujifilm 23mm f/2 Review Time

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Following the original lens line up, Fujifilm have been working hard over the past couple of years or so releasing quite an arsenal of optics that are spot on for their range of interchangeable lens camera bodies.

This has culminated somewhat in the release of their range of smaller sized f/2 lenses with the emphasis on smaller, faster and weather resistant. Fuji now have a new trinity of lenses released the 23mm f/2, the 35mm f/2 and the newest to market the 50mm f/2.

I’ve purposely held off buying any of the f/2 range previously believing the lens setup I have is more than good enough, but a short while ago I thought what the hell, let’s jump in and see what all the fuss is about!

None of the newer f/2 lenses specifically replace their f/1.4 counterparts. Indeed many would say they compliment them, and with only losing a stop of light unless you’re shooting in really low light the faster speed of the autofocus makes up for that loss of light and as someone explained recently, it simply means shooting at 800ISO instead of 400ISO which in the case of Fujifilm, really isn’t that painful in terms of noise issues.


I recently decided to change my 23mm f1.4 to the new f/2. So, some Fuji aficionados may think I’m a little crazy for selling my 1.4 but having looked carefully at the photographs I shoot many of them weren’t wide open or indeed below f/2 so…

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