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Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR

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Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
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Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR vs Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

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

Why is Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR better than Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*?

  • Front element doesn't rotate
  • 0.58m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.22mvs0.8m
  • Is a wide angle lens
  • 62mm shorter minimum focal length
    23mmvs85mm
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
  • Has focus motor
  • 380g lighter
    180gvs560g

Why is Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* better than Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR?

  • Can focus to infinity
  • 6f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
    22fvs16f
  • 0.6f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    1.4fvs2f
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • 30% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/1.4 vs2f
  • Is a telephoto lens
  • 62mm longer maximum focal length
    85mmvs23mm
  • 6f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
    22fvs16f

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1.Front element doesn't rotate
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

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.

2.Is a wide angle lens
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.

3.has or is a prime lens
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

4.Weather sealed
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

5.Is a telephoto lens
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

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.

6.Includes lens hood
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

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.

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Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

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

63.4°

29°

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).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

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.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

4.magnification

0.13x

0.1x

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.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

5.minimum angle of view

63.4°

19°

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).

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Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

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Aperture

1.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.

Best

Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

2f

1.4f

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.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

1.2f

3.widest aperture

f/2

f/1.4

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.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

f/1.2

4.Has rounded aperture blades
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

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.

5.aperture blades

9

9

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.

Best

Lensbaby Velvet 85

12

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.

Best

Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

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Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

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.

2.Can focus to infinity
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

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.minimum focus distance

0.22m

0.8m

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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Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF

0.02m

4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

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.

5.Has focus motor
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

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