The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the 7artisans 12mm F2.8 and the Fujifilm 23mm F1.4 R for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.7artisans 12mm F2.8 is the longer of the two lenses at 66mm. The Fujifilm 23mm F1.4 R with a length of 63mm is 3mm shorter. On the other hand, the Fujifilm 23mm F1.4 R has a larger diameter of 72mm compared to 7artisans 12mm F2.8's 63mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. 7artisans 12mm F2.8 weighs 295g, which means it is 5g (1%) lighter than the Fujifilm 23mm F1.4 R which has a weight of 300g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Prime Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for Size Comparison
Both 7artisans 12mm F2.8 and Fujifilm 23mm F1.4 R has the same Fujifilm X lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Fujifilm X lenses are Fujifilm X-T5, Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm X-H2S.
7artisans 12mm F2.8 is also available in Canon EF-M and Sony E mounts.
7artisans 12mm F2.8 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 12mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 18mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera. Fujifilm 23mm F1.4 R is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 23mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 34.5mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.