Six months ago I bought a used for Fujifilm XE-1 for €60, a bargain, but as it was showing signs of end-of-life. I decided to start searching for an upgrade. So I considered the latest Fujifilm camera releases: Fujifilm XE-4 or Fujifilm X-S10 but quickly came to the conclusion that I was going to buy a used camera. You can see my full episode here
Anyways I normally shoot 35mm lenses on my XE-1 but I realised that I needed a wider field of view and started looking at the following lenses:
- Fujifilm 27mm f/2.8: https://geni.us/JNaA
- Fujifilm 16mm f/1.4: https://geni.us/KJIImy
- Fujifilm 16mm f/2.8: https://geni.us/vPvv2qU
- Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4.0: https://geni.us/Eh3pJO
- but ultimately I ended up getting the
- Fujifilm 23mm f/2.0: https://geni.us/80Z3zB instead of Fujifilm 23mm f/1.4 https://amzn.to/2N4bFQU
The 23mm focal range suits my preference as it is the equivalent of a 35mm on a full frame camera, which gives you a bit more width whilst on the other hand allow more narrow dept of field. I seriously considered the 10-24mm as I am a big fan of the type of lens of the flexibility it offered but price and form factor of the lens made me chose for the 23mm f/2.0 instead of the 10-24mm and 23mm f/1.4. I really don’t need need a max aperture of f/1.4 as I don’t shoot in low light and more importantly I would not use this lens for portrait or product photography.
If you want to see my full review on the lens you can do so in the episode below
So I have put the lens through the test (as you saw in the episode) and it is clear that this lens performs best between f/4.0 and f/11. If you are a pro, or close to it, the lens also suffers from purple fringing, but other than that, it is a great lens. I normally use it for my daily photography walks where ever I am.
So below you will see some of my shots taken with the 23mm. None of these pictures are edited. All of them are JPEG’s straight out of camera with in-camera film simulations applied.