We’ve been shooting for a few days with a pre-production copy of Fujifilm’s new XF 18mm F1.4 R WR lens, which offers a 27mm full-frame equivalent field of view, and optically, we’re impressed. It offers excellent sharpness wide open, minimal distortion, and good control of flaring and aberrations; The sunstars at F16 are quite nice, too.

Additionally, this 18mm is fast-to-focus (it uses linear AF motor), weather-sealed, and reasonably compact and lightweight. In short, for $1,000, it’s a tempting little prime lens.

Check out our sample gallery to view its optical performance with your own eyes.

View our Fujifilm’s new XF 18mm F1.4 R WR sample gallery

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