Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR Review

June 9, 2017 | Amy Davies | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

Sharpness at 23mm

For these sharpness tests the Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR lens was attached to a Fujifilm X-Pro2 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 27mmThe full frame at 23mm

Centre sharpness is good from the widest aperture of f/2, but it is sharpest from f/2.8 onwards. Due to diffraction, the lens is a little softer in the middle at f/11 and f/16, but it’s not likely to be too noticeable when viewing at normal printing and web sizes. Sharpness is also very good in the corners, but from f/5.6-f/11 is the optimum sharpness levels.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/2 f2.jpg f2.jpg
f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f2_8.jpg
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg