Fujinon XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR Samples

Here are some sample images taken with Fujifilm’s brand new XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR wide angle prime. EXIF data shows once you click on a thumbnail. Raw captures are from a Fujifilm X-Pro2. Images were either processed in Adobe Lightroom Classic (v.10.2), or in Capture One Pro v21, and images were exported as 3000 pixels along their long edge for this gallery. Large JPEGs can be downloaded by clicking on the download link at the bottom right corner of the larger images.

Locations I photographed at for this review include Simon Fraser University, UBC Botanical Gardens (Greenheart Tree Walk), White Rock city, plus night shots by the White Rock Pier and Promenade. I also added some shots from my trip to Vancouver Island to the gallery.

This is a very sharp lens, even wide open. Near the top of the gallery, you can see three of the same night shot, a 16×9 aspect ratio photo showing a walkway angling down to the right to a floating dock, with the city of White Rock in the distance. There are three versions of the photo, shot at f/1.4, f/2 and f/2.8. The shots are basically identically sharp, at the extreme edges as well, even when looking at the larger downloaded versions. Here is a link to the first of the three in the sequence.

Near the bottom of the gallery, there are two shots of a forest, with the top of a deciduous tree sticking up against the sky at the top right corner. The first one is at f/1.4 and the second at f/8. It is truly amazing for a wide angle lens that the extreme upper right corner has virtually no change in sharpness from f/1.4 to f/8! Here is a link to the first of the two. Even looking at the full resolution photos (which these are not), there is essentially no difference in corner sharpness from f/1.4 to f/8.

Here is a link back to the accompanying review: Tested! Fujinon XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR

– Mike Mander   (June 2021)