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Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
Top 82%146 points
Top 82%
Top 81%156 points
Top 81%
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR vs Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*: 27 facts in comparison

1. Has full-time manual focus

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.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
62% have it

2. Can focus to infinity

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.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
63% have it

3. smallest aperture at maximum focal length

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.
16f
Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW: 45f
22f

4. widest aperture at maximum focal length

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.
2f
Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2: 1.2f
1.4f

5. Front element doesn't rotate

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.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
62% have it

6. has built-in optical image stabilization

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.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
39% have it

7. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
30% have it

8. widest aperture

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.
f/2
Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2: f/1.2
f/1.4

9. minimum focus distance

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.
0.22m
Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye: 0.09m
0.8m

10. Is a wide angle lens

A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
27% have it

11. has or is a prime lens

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
49% have it

12. Has rounded aperture blades

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.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
75% have it

13. aperture blades

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.
9
Lensbaby Velvet 85: 12
9

14. Is a telephoto lens

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
37% have it

15. maximum angle of view

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).
63.4°
Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH: 318°
29°

16. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
1x
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD: 22.2x
1x

17. magnification

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.
0.13x
Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH: 14x
0.1x

18. minimum focal length

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.
23mm
Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM: 0.24mm
85mm

19. maximum focal length

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.
23mm
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM: 800mm
85mm

20. smallest aperture at minimum focal length

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.
16f
Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW: 45f
22f

21. Has a metal mount

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
94% have it

22. has a silent focus motor built into the lens

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.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
40% have it

23. Has focus motor

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
91% have it

24. weight

380g lighter.
180g
Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM: 2.1g
560g

25. Lens hood is reversible

The lens hood can screw onto the lens in reverse so that you can keep it on your camera at all times, ready to use.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
23% have it

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