23 Aug What Wide? Fuji XF 14mm vs XF 16mm vs XF 10-24mm
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In most camera systems you would be happy to have one excellent wide angle lens available but Fuji gives us three. Now you have a luxurious problem: Which one should you get?
I own all three of them and shot them extensively so I think I can try to answer that question. Of course all three are very different lenses. One is a zoom lens, one is compact super wide angle and one is a super bright wide angle lens. What all three have in common is to give you a much wider view than the kit lens. As good as the kit lens is the 18mm (27mm in FF terms) simply isn’t wide enough and that’s why for most people to get a wide angle lens to complement the kit lens might be even more important than to get a tele zoom.
1. Size/weight and mechanical quality
Let’s start with the physical properties and the built quality. The only lens of the three that could be considered small and light is the XF 14mm. The XF 10-24mm and the XF 16mm are both a little on the bulky and heavy side. Not compared to the average DSLR lens but compared to the kit lens or to Fuji’s 35mm lenses. This can be significant so I recommend to go to a good camera store for a hands on experience. Since I changed to mirror less to have a
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