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Fujinon XF 23mm F2 R WR Review

Dustin Abbott

September 15th, 2020

There is an ongoing debate as to whether Fujifilm’s choice to focus on APS-C is the right one.  I’ve engaged in that debate myself, but I think that lenses like the Fujinon XF 23mm F2 R WR represent the most compelling argument for their choice.  Their F2 (and F2.8 options like the 16mm) are compact, not overly expensive, well-made, and are typically strong optical performers.  You can put together a very compact kit that is still capable of producing excellent images.  The XF 23mm covers the classic 35mm focal length (23mm must be multiplied by the 1.5x crop factor of Fujifilm APS-C cameras) and as such is a very versatile lens that you can make beautiful images with (as hopefully evidenced by the images below).  This lens isn’t perfect, however, and so I recommend watching either my definitive (long form) or standard (shorter length) video reviews to get a sense of whether or not the lens is for you.  I’ve done this review on the Fujifilm X-T200 body.

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Photos of the Fujinon XF 23mm F2 R WR

Photos taken with the Fujinon XF 23mm F2

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