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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR

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Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR vs Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
66
points
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR
67
points
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D

Why is Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR better than Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D?

  • 50% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/1.40 vs2.8f
  • 1.4f wider aperture at maximum focal length
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    1.4fvs2.8f
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • 2 more aperture blades
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    9vs7
  • 7mm longer maximum focal length
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    16mmvs9mm
  • 0.08x Better magnification factor
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    0.21xvs0.13x
  • 29.8° narrower minimum angle of view
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    83.2°vs113°

Why is Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D better than Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR?

  • 160g lighter
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    215gvs375g
  • 7mm shorter minimum focal length
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    9mmvs16mm
  • 0.03m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.12mvs0.15m
  • 6f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
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    22fvs16f
  • 29.8° wider maximum angle of view
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    113°vs83.2°
  • Includes lens hood
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  • Front element doesn't rotate
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  • 6f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs16f

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General info

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.weight

375g

215g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.minimum focal length

16mm

9mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
4.maximum focal length

16mm

9mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
5.Includes lens hood
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
6.Front element doesn't rotate
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
2.maximum angle of view

83.2°

113°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
3.optical zoom

1x

1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
4.magnification

0.21x

0.13x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
5.minimum angle of view

83.2°

113°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)

f/1.40

f/2.80

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

1.4f

2.8f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.Has rounded aperture blades
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
4.aperture blades

9

7

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
5.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

16f

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
6.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

16f

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Focus

1.Has focus motor
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
2.Can focus to infinity
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
4.Has full-time manual focus
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR
Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
5.minimum focus distance

0.15m

0.12m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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