My First Weekend with the Fujinon 14mm

I've been wanting an ulrawide lens for a long time and was ready to pull the trigger on the Rokinon 12mm when a confluence of events altered my wide angle destiny: 1) I found myself with a "spare" $300. 2) Fuji started another round of rebates. 3) I found a minty used copy of the 14mm on Amazon for $540. This price put the Fuji closer to the $320 of the Samsung/Rokinon. Decision made. I ordered the Fuji.

While I may have lost 2mm, I gained compatibility with my current filters as the Fuji takes 58mm filters vs the Rokinon's 67mm filter thread. The reviews for this lens support my initial experience in that the 14mm is very sharp with minimal distortion.

This weekend I took my new/used lens for a spin around my neighborhood with walks around Stillhouse Cove, Salters Grove, and Gaspee Point.

Rhode Island Yacht Club Fujifilm X-T1 14mm F2.8

In just the three days I have used it, the 14mm may very well rival to the 35mm as my favorite lens. I already anticipate these two lenses, along with the X-T1, will be the core of my travel kit.


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