Great for getting that wide-angle, low light shots – Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 R Wide Lens

Note: I’m not a professional photographer.


The Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 R Wide Lens is a great prime lens for getting that low light shots with the F1.4 aperture, landscape, group photos of a big group (which we may have missed thanks to the pandemic), or in my daily case, for that product packaging contents shot.

It has a minimum focal distance of 15cm, which is also great for taking those close, macro shots.

Unfortunately, I was stuck in Melbourne with hard lockdowns, so I couldn’t really bring it out to take some cool landscape shots with the Fujifilm X-Pro3. But if you notice how my product review shots look sexier for the past few weeks, you know why.

The lens itself is pretty compact (it’s a prime lens) with 375 grams of weight. It’s a lens that you’d want to carry when you are on a trip overseas or even to take your daily, casual shots. Without the zoom, it may not be the perfect lens where you can’t be too close to your subjects though.

It’s weather-sealed, dust-proof, and can be used even in -10 degrees temperature. If you are going for a snow trip, you might be able to take some cool shots with the lens without worrying about the rain or snow.

The autofocus is fast but you can switch to manual instantly with the clutch on the lens body, and of course, adjust the depth of field.

Some unedited shots (apart from being resized) from the lens:

It’s definitely a versatile lens with great image & depth of field.

Make sure to check out the XF16mm F1.4 R WR lens official page to see great photos taken by professional photographers and proper reviews on other photography sites.

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