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Flickr bravely chose Friday the 13th for a major maintenance downtime, but they were back online with a delay of just one hour. Hoping for the best, I got things started with this column, but then Flickr was forced shut down again (well, what did they expect?), causing more delays. And yet, here we finally are, discussing Fuji’s latest XF prime, the fast and quite substantial XF23mmF1.4 R, a much sought-after “35mm equivalent” lens.
If you are interested in this lens, you might also want to have a look at my previous article about using the XF14mmF2.8 R wide-angle lens. Conceptually, both lenses are quite similar:
- they offer premium optics and build quality at a premium price
- they feature a dedicated manual focus mode with analog (engraved) scales indicating distance and depth-of-field
- distortion is fully optically corrected (no additional digital distortion correction necessary)