I sold four of my Fujifilm lenses (the 12mm f.2.0, my 18mm f/2.0, 23mm f/1.4, and my 50mm f/2.0) to fund what is perhaps the best Fujifilm lens ever made — the 18mm f/1.4.
I’ll come out of the gate to say that this will not be a technical review. There will be no pixel peeping, brick wall distortion tests, or bokeh comparisons. This article will demonstrate my overall shooting experience and initial impressions of the 18mm f/1.4 from a perspective of a wedding, portraits, and family photographer. It is, by far, my absolute favorite Fujifilm lens to date, which completely overhauled any opinion made on the 16mm f/1.4.
Why? Let’s jump in.
Get up close and wide open with Fujifilm’s versatile new prime lens – the high-quality, portable, and weather-resistant 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR. With a focal length equivalent to 27mm, it’s the perfect choice for sprawling landscapes, the sights and sounds of the street, and everything else in between. Be ready for any creative outburst with lightning-fast autofocus, a wide f/1.4 aperture, and weather resistance to allow for continued operation in dusty, moist, and freezing conditions. The 18mm f/1.4 is ready to be a constant companion, wherever your adventures take you, capable of extracting every last bit of detail from any X Series mirrorless camera.
What We Love:
Greater Resolving Power to Offer Best Possible Image Quality
Never sacrifice a good image with cheap alternatives.
Less Chromatic/Comatic Aberration and Beautiful Bokeh
Creamy yet sharp in detail.
Fast, Quiet, and Smooth Focus
The perfect companion on fast paced wedding days.
Product Type: Primary Lens
Best For: The 18mm is better suited for capturing dynamic situations like weddings, street, action, or planning on shooting a healthy amount of video.
What It Has:
- Compact Size F1.4 Lens
- Weather-Resistant Design with A Position Lock on Aperture Ring
- Filter size: 62mm
What It Does:
- Greater Resolving Power to Offer Best Possible Image Quality
- Less Chromatic/Comatic Aberration and Beautiful Bokeh
- Fast, Quiet, and Smooth Focus
Focal Length: 18mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27mm)
Maximum Aperture: f/1.4
Minimum Aperture: f/1.4
Minimum Aperture: f/16
Lens Mount: FUJIFILM X
Format Compatibility: APS-C
Angle of View: 76.5°