27 Mar Getting The Most Out Of Your Fujifilm 23mm F2 R WR Lens

Source: Fujifilm Insider

Fujifilm’s 23mm F2 is one of their newer lenses, the only newer option being the 50mm F2. It is a lens that offers Fujifilm shooters that classic 35mm field of view in a small package with a fast aperture. So what should a new owner of the Fujifilm 23mm F2 know about this lens in order to get the most out of it? We’ve got a bunch of tips for you here.

Mind Your Focusing Distance

The  XF 23mm F2 R WR is a great lens in most respects, but one aspect of this lens that can be annoying if you aren’t paying attention is a slight haze/softness on subjects close to the camera when shooting wide open. It’s a real shame because you can actually achieve focus with this lens at very close distances (in terms of portraiture, or still life, it is not a macro lens). That said, there are two ways around this.

A. Stop the lens down to F2.8 or F.4. The haze or softness that you can see wide open greatly diminishes when stopped down to F2.8 and is virtually gone if you stop the lens down to F4. Obviously, this is a creative decision, so you will have to decide if you can get the look you want with F2.8 or F4, but if you can, this will eliminate that pesky haze (unless of course, you are wanting that haze effect)….

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