The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR and the Fujifilm 23mm F2 WR for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR is the longer of the two lenses at 78mm. The Fujifilm 23mm F2 WR with a length of 52mm, is 26mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR also has a larger diameter of 67mm compared to the Fujifilm 23mm F2 WR's 60mm diameter.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR and Fujifilm 23mm F2 WR to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Fujifilm 23mm F2 WR weighs 180g, 52% (195g) lighter than the Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR's weight of 375g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Prime Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for Size Comparison
The Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR has a filter size of 58mm whereas the Fujifilm 23mm F2 WR has a 43mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 58mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR:
And these are the 43mm filters that we recommend for the Fujifilm 23mm F2 WR:
Both the Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR and the 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-S20, Fujifilm X-T5 and Fujifilm X-H2.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 23mm
but while Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR has the fastest aperture of F1.4
, the Fujifilm 23mm F2 WR's widest aperture value is F2