DPRTV: Sigma X Mount Lenses, Better than Fujifilm Primes?

When Sigma launched their new Fujifilm X mount trinity, we had a huge live blog here on FujiRumors, where we could see that these are very fine lenses.

Down below a summary in case you are in a hurry and can’t watch the video right now (plus a few personal notes).

Video Summary

** CLICK HERE to Read the Rest of the Article **

C. Frost XF 18mmF1.4 Review: “This Lens Must Have Traveled Back in Time from Some Technological Advanced Future”

image courtesy: FujiRumors ;) - background image taken with X-E3 at 18mm (using XF18-55) in Orvieto (Umbria- Italy)
image courtesy: FujiRumors ;) – background image taken with X-E3 at 18mm (using XF18-55) in Orvieto (Umbria- Italy)

Christopher Frost reviews the XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR and he seems to be moderately satisfied with the performance of this lens ;).

In short:

  • gorgeous built quality second to none
  • manual focus turn smoothly but responds jerky
  • fast autofocus and completely silent
  • very small lens for such a well built and fast lens
  • spectacular sharpness all over the frame from center to corner even at f/1.4
  • one of the sharpest APS-C lenses he has ever seen. What an achievement by Fujifilm
  • negligible distortion
  • at f/1.4 strong vignetting
  • close up image quality at f/1.4 is excellent
  • almost no coma smearing
  • bokeh looks lovely and smooth
  • even at f/1.4 no real chromatic aberration, Fuji performed some magic trick
  • he feels this lens fell from a space ship or has been transported back in time from some technological advanced future
  • it is virtually perfect
  • much better IQ than the XF16mmF1.4
  • stellar optic and highly recommended

Get Yours

Fujifilm X Lab “Secret” Development Story of Fujinon f/1.4 lenses and More “Full Power” Lenses Coming in Future (also Zooms)

In episode 22/23 of the Fujifilm X Lab series, Fujifilm managers and engineers gather together to talk about the inside story and what they call the “development secrets” of the new generation fast f/1.4 prime lenses, the “XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR“, “XF23mmF1.4 R LM WR” and “XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR“.

Episode 22 is dedicate to the Fujinon XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR whereas episode 23 focuses on the Fujinon XF23mmF1.4 R LM WR and  Fujinon XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR.

It’s once again in Japanese and we rely on the automatic Google translation tool, which is far from optimal. I went through this pain for you and summed it up below. However, if any Japanese FR-reader has the time and would like to make a better translation for us, feel free to drop it down in the comments or send it over to me at fujirumor@gmail.com.

With that said, down below are the key points of the video as we as the video itself.

** CLICK HERE to Read the Rest of the Article **

Lenstip Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 Review: “It Breaks Resolution Records by a Very Healthy Margin with Only One Expected Flaw”

Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 – Simply Sensational

After getting the Gold Award by DPR, being immensely praised by ePHOTOzine and getting stellar customers reviews at B&H here, at AmazonUS here and at Adorama here, the Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 gets another fantastic review by lenstip.

Here is what they write about the resolution capabilities of this lens:

** CLICK HERE to Read the Rest of the Article **

Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR ePHOTOzine Review: “Outstanding Sharpness and Delightful Lens to Use”

The Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 keeps up its victory parade.

After getting the Gold Award by DPR, it is now also highly recommended by ePHOTOzine with a long list of virtues and just minor negatives (none of them has to do with image quality).

In fact, in their latest review they write:

** CLICK HERE to Read the Rest of the Article **