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 F2 WR 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 F2 WR with a length of 52mm is 14mm shorter. Besides being longer, the 7artisans 12mm F2.8 also has a larger diameter of 63mm compared to Fujifilm 23mm F2 WR's 60mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of 7artisans 12mm F2.8 and Fujifilm 23mm F2 WR to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
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. Fujifilm 23mm F2 WR weighs 180g, 38% (115g) lighter than the 7artisans 12mm F2.8's weight of 295g.
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 F2 WR 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 F2 WR 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.