Who would have thought a lens could make such a difference in the way you see the world?
The focal length of the XF16mmF1.4 R WR is superb for photographing indoors and outdoors and is often overlooked by many photographers wanting something wide. Being a prime lens you will find it is a welcome challenge in your gear arsenal as you navigate the nonexistent zoom with your legs out in the field. It’s this real world experience when composing that will make you feel part of the scene as you live every moment of your surroundings.
Fujifilm X-Pro2 – XF16mmF1.4 R WR – ISO 200 – F2.0 – 1/1600 sec
Combine the small size with a maximum aperture of F1.4 and photographs seem to ‘pop’ whenever they are printed or presented on a screen. The bokeh performance on this lens is stunning and something many photographers will find appealing when photographing the smaller things in life. If you prefer capturing landscape scenes, you will notice a natural look to them as the lens captures the majority of the surrounds at a 24mm (35mm equivalent) focal length.
Fujifilm X-Pro2 – XF16mmF1.4 R WR – ISO 200 – F5.6 – 1/1600 sec
If you find yourself in the wet and wild outdoors, the XF16mmF1.4 R WR lens incorporates 9 seals to counteract the weather and dust in your environment, so it makes sense to marry this lens onto a weather resistant body like the Fujifilm X-T1 or Fujifilm X-Pro2. Its hardy exterior complements any interchangeable X Series body and the large focus ring turns with ease and precision.
Fujifilm X-Pro2 – XF16mmF1.4 R WR – ISO 200 – F4.5 – 1/80sec
It is no wonder many photographers are starting to take notice of this finely crafted Japanese made lens. Superb image quality without the size and weight make this the perfect lens for travelling and keeping your camera small and compact.
Do you own this lens yourself? What’s the best picture you have taken using it?