Fujifilm XF 23mm – FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens, Let’s jump on the journey of this smart machine with a pocket-light attitude. It is a versatile and high-performance lens with a wide aperture of f/1.4, this lens excels in low-light conditions and offers beautiful background blur, making it ideal for portraits, street photography, and various creative applications.

Fujifilm XF 23mm

The lens features a robust build with weather resistance, making it suitable for various outdoor shooting conditions. Its advanced optical design ensures sharpness, clarity, and rich colours, while the linear motor (LM) provides fast and silent autofocus. For me personally, it’s my go-to lens in my lens kit. As a photographer who has serious avocation for photography this glass offers me an exceptional image quality and creative versatility.

Fujifilm XF 23mm – Introduction

Introducing the FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens, We at AILabPage and VinsLens Lab tag it as the best lens from fuji. It is a masterpiece of clarity and creativity. This lens is designed to bring photography to life with its wide aperture of f/1.4, allowing to capture stunning images even in challenging lighting conditions. Its versatile 23mm focal length is perfect for a wide range of genres, from landscapes to portraits.

  • FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens: A versatile masterpiece.
  • Wide f/1.4 aperture for exceptional low-light performance.
  • 23mm focal length for diverse photography possibilities.
  • Rugged build and weather resistance for reliability.
  • Advanced optics and fast autofocus for sharpness.
  • Unleash creativity with superior image quality.

The lens boasts a rugged build with weather resistance, making it suitable for any adventure. With its advanced optics and fast autofocus, the XF 23mm f/1.4 Lens is a must-have for photographers who demand both exceptional image quality and creative flexibility. Elevate your photography game with this remarkable lens from FUJIFILM.

XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens – Specification

The FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens features a comfortable and intuitive design that enhances its overall usability. The lens has a smooth and precise manual focus ring for precise adjustments, and its compact size and lightweight construction make it easy to handle and carry. Please note that specifications may vary depending on the specific lens model and any firmware updates.

The aperture ring is also well-placed, allowing for quick adjustments to depth of field. Additionally, the weather-resistant construction adds to the lens’s durability and suitability for various shooting conditions.

Image Quality

The FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens offers exceptional image quality with its advanced optical design. It produces sharp and detailed images, even when used at wider apertures. The lens effectively controls chromatic aberrations and distortion, resulting in accurate color reproduction and minimal image distortion. The three musketeers which makes this lens exceptional are

  1. Advanced Optical Design: The XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens features an advanced optical design with 15 elements in 10 groups, including one aspherical element and one ED element. This design minimizes aberrations and distortion, ensuring high image clarity and sharpness.
  2. Fast Aperture: With a maximum aperture of f/1.4, this lens excels in low-light conditions and provides excellent depth-of-field control. The wide aperture allows for beautiful background bokeh and is well-suited for creative photography.
  3. Linear Motor (LM) Autofocus: The lens incorporates a linear motor autofocus system, providing fast and quiet focusing performance. This is particularly beneficial for capturing candid moments and ensuring accurate focus in various shooting scenarios.
  • FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR
  • FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR
  • FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR
  • FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR
  • FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR
  • FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR

Its large maximum aperture of f/1.4 allows for impressive low-light performance and beautiful background blur, adding a creative touch to your photographs. Overall, the lens delivers high-quality images that meet the expectations of both professional and enthusiast photographers.


Conclusion – The FUJIFILM XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens is a remarkable addition to the world of photography and to my lens kit. With its wide aperture, versatile focal length, rugged build, and advanced optics, it offers an exceptional tool to capture moments with creativity and precision. Whether you’re capturing landscapes, portraits, or everyday scenes, this lens delivers outstanding image quality and performance. Its combination of features makes it a reliable choice for both professional photographers and enthusiasts looking to elevate their photography game. Somehow I wish for a wider aperture like f/1.2 or 1.0 for a little more low-light capabilities, but that would come with muscle-building skill training, physics marvel-making capabilities, and lungs-breaking expense. Overall, I would rate the Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR lens a solid 8 to 8.5 out of 10, offering a great option for those seeking a long telephoto reach without breaking the bank or their back.


  1. All images (quality reduced intentionally) and samples here were photographed by me. Please do not use them without written consent.
  2. All images (direct from camera jpeg fine ) were shot with the Fujifilm X-S10 with a manual setting as per my taste. 
  3. To maintain my review, honest, unbiased etc, this review is not sponsored, the lens was not gifted to me, and I have purchased the XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens
  4. I do not do affiliate purchase links to keep myself neutral. I write as a passion and a hobby, and I appreciate that photography brands are kind enough to respect and work with me.
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Points to Note:

Do you want to use your Fuji XF 23mm, f1.4 for portrait photography or for sweeping landscape shots? It’s totally up to you, but you can’t go wrong either way! For me, both options are awesome and I’m totally blown away with what you can create with just one glass. I mean, it’s almost like turning your shots into professional shots – totally mind-blowing!

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