The Resolution King Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR in Stock at BHphoto and Amazon

The Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 recently got Gold Award.

It is optically close to perfect, with sharpness being definitely its super-power. In fact, Fujifilm itself said that with this lens they did focus on resolution to make it fit for “future higher resolution cameras” (aka Fujifilm X-H2).

I know, some might say that lenses are more than just sharpness. And I get the point. I mean, I totally love my XF35mmF1.4, which probably isn’t the sharpest Fujinon X mount lens out there, but has an overall vibe in the images that some describe as “magical”, and indeed, it took some of my favorite images ever.

But if what you need is the ultimate sharpness, then look no further, as the Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 might just be what you were looking for.

Hold on a second… there was one thing I wanted to say.

Oh, right, the lens itself is now in stock at BHphoto here and AmazonUS here. Still backordered at Adorama here and Focuscamera here.

DPR Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 Review: Gold Award!

DPReview published their full field review of the brand new Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR lens.

It gets the Gold Award with a long list of Pros and a very short Cons list.

Fujifilm itself explained the lens itself is designed for higher resolutions than currently offered by Fujifilm, and the Fujifilm X-H2 comes to mind here.

You can read more down below.

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Fujifilm Manager: XF18mmF1.4 Resolution Beast (Ready for Fujifilm X-H2?), Why No Focus Clutch, Better than XF16/1.4 and More

Fujifilm manager Ueno, who was in charge of the development of the brand new Fujinon XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR, gave an interview in Japanese, where he talks about the development process of this lens, the difference from existing lenses, and how to use it properly.

Once again the challenge is represented by the automatic google translation tool on youtube. I went through this pain for you guys and you can find the summary down below.

I find it particularly interesting how the managers stressed the fact that one of the main goals of the XF18mmF1.4 focus was “resolution”, hinting that there would be higher megapixel cameras in future.

Now, FujiRumors told you exclusively that the Fujifilm X-H2 will come in 2022. I know, it’s only FujiRumors to tell you this, but it’s 100% accurate, trust me. Fujifilm itself has hinted several times that more megapixel will come in future, and may it have the 43 megapixel Sony sensor or something different, the Fujinon XF18mmf f/1.4 seems to be ready for that kind of resolution.

Another interesting aspect is why Fujifilm did not put the focus clutch on the XF18mm f/1.4 and what makes it better than the Fujinon XF16mmF1.4.

This and more you can find in the summary down below.


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Fujinon XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR Available for Pre-Order at Amazon US

One day after its official announcement, the Fujifilm Fujinon XF18mm f/!.4 R LM WR is finally available for pre-order at AmazonUS here.

Same goes for the optional accessory, the LH-XF18 metal square lens hood.

Interestingly Amazon gives April 30 as shipping date. However, both, BHphoto here and Adorama here expect shipping on May 27, which is in line with Fujifilm’s official XF18mmF1.4 press release, which mentions “late May” as shipping date.

If I know Fujifilm well enough, this means we will get it shipped sometimes in October 2021! :D

Fujinon XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR Announced: Reviews, Samples, Pre-orders and More

Fujinon XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera

XF18mmF1.4 LIVE BLOG – Refresh This Page

Pre-order Options

Fujinon XF18mm f/1.4: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera
LH-XF18 Lens Hood: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera

Press Release, First Looks, Samples etc.

Official Fujifilm pages

Reviews, First Looks and Samples

  • B&H Explora – Fast and Wide: Announcing the FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens
  • jonasraskphotography – When waiting is worth it! – The Fujinon XF 18mm f1.4 R WR FIRST LOOK
  • ivanjoshualoh – Sweet Eighteen. (XF18mm WR)
  • keithwee – Review of the Fujinon XF18mm f1.4 – A Love Renewed
  • fujilove – The Perfect Everyday Lens? The New Fujifilm XF18mm F1.4 R LM WR
  • dpreview – Hands-on with the Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR
  • dpreview – Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R WR pre-production sample gallery
  • fujixpassion – XF18mm F1.4 – Welcome to the F1.4 Family
  • thepixelconnection – A First Glance At The Fuji XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR
  • fujifilm-x – LENS STORIES: Stefan Finger x XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR
  • williamchua – THE NEW FUJINON xf 18 mm f1.4 lens
  • photographyblog – Fujifilm XF 18mm F2 R Review
  • – Fujifilm 18mm F1.4 Review
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