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Registered: May 2013
Posts: 1
Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R review by exploring
Review Date: 5/17/2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $900.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: modern implementation of the "old school" design, brilliant optics
Cons: aperture ring a bit too easy to move

Two SLR Gear REVIEW ERRORS: this is not as much my review of the lens, I just wanted to indicate two errors in the review, possibly a result of copy/paste (once fixed, this note can be deleted by admin):
1) "manual focusing system is engaged by sliding back the focusing ring to reveal a distance scale etched in feet and meters. While there is no depth-of-field information on the lens" - ? this is a proper DOF scale,
2) "the 18mm [Fujinon XF 18mm] might be a hair sharper" - unless SLR Gear tested two very unusual samples it is actually the other way around?

Registered: January 2013
Posts: 4
Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R review by spochana
Review Date: 5/5/2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $900.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: Sharp Image from center to edges, low distortion
Cons: A bit slow auto-focus compared to 18-55, loud mechanism

Finally I bought this lens after using Fuji X-E1 for a few months and felt that 18 mm was not enough for the wide end. I intended to wait for their 10-24 mm zoom but it shall be a while before they release it (perhaps at the end of 2013). Overall I am quite pleased with the JPG quality that need no correction. The only thing I don't understand is why a fixed lens has a slower auto-focus and louder mechanism than their 18-55 zoom kit. If the focusing system is the same as their 18-55, I will rate all 10.


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