A Lens Test at a Familiar Venue
The Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 lens was eagerly anticipated by many Fujifilm X-Camera users. Fuji has paid more attention than is typical in developing a line of prime (non-zoom) lenses for this line of mirrorless cameras. With a wide aperture of f/1.4 photographers will have more options with regard to depth of field — which is a good thing. This is a very nice lens.
(Notes: (1) Click on the images to see them more clearly — it makes a big difference. The pictures in the blog body were automatically downsampled to lower resolution to fit the column width. (2) All the larger images you see after the “click” were down-sampled in PhotoShop to 50% of original cropped size in order to save loading time. (3) All the photos were shot with the fujinon 23mm f/1.4 lens on a Fujifilm X-Pro1 at the ISO values given in the picture information.)
Post Processing (PP): Raw conversion by PictureCode’s Photo Ninja running inside Adobe Photoshop CS6 — includes Noise Ninja and some adjustment for detail and highlights. Continued PP in Photoshop including conversion to a PSD file, curves (for a black point and, if available, a white point), cropping, color balance, etc. A final pass with NIK Viveza 2, which gives you a last chance to see how the image looks and adjust lightness, color, saturation, shadows, etc. Then saving for Web JPEG in PhotoShop.