07 Jan Fujinon XF 23mm F2, another lens with gorgeous flare

Source: Charlene Winfred

It’s been 4 years.

I’ve wanted a compact 23mm lens since I first held the X-Pro1, back in mid 2012. I’ve been around the world for the last 4 years with the XF 35mm F1.4 (53mm full frame field of few on Fujifilm X series cameras), and have wanted something wider – that classic 35mm f.o.v.

Botanic Gardens, Singapore. 1/200, f2, ISO 200. X-Pro2, XF 23mm F2.

At the end of September last year, I bounced into the Fujifilm Nordic room at Photokina, where our long suffering Product Manager Karl was doing three million things around the new medium format beast they’d just announced at the fair, that every man and his dog wanted a piece of.

“Do you have a lens for me?”

It was the same question I may or may not have been asking him daily for the past fortnight (ok, month). He fished around in his big bag of secret goodies and handed over a little lens bag. “Enjoy.” There might have been a smile, but I don’t remember. There’s not honestly a lot I remember about the fair after I got the 23 in hand.

Santa Fe Plaza, New Mexico. 1/200 sec, f/11, ISO 400. X-Pro2, XF 23mm F2.

The wait’s been long, but utterly worth it. I love this lens.

It’s barely left my camera since I got it, and it is everything I would want from a 23mm. So having used this thing continuously for 3 months, I figured it was about time I said…

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