Fuji 14mm f2.8 lens & infrared

fuji x-a1 14mm f2-8 ir720

converted fuji x-a1, fuji 14mm f2.8 with reversible hood, IR720 filter, LB-XM1 grip

The Fuji 14mm f2.8 lens is one of those not so common mirrorless lenses with now visible hot spots.  It’s perfect at f2.8, and good throughout the range.  The after market LM-XM1 grip is a great accessory, fits snugly, you can change battery and cards without removing the grip, and the V plate is very handy.  The lens hood fits over the filter in either forward or reverse orientation, perfect for travelling.  The filter thread is 58mm the front of the lens doesn’t move.

Tao crossing the road i

converted fuji x-a1, fuji 14mm f2.8, IR720 filter

I use the lens mostly on a full spectrum converted X-A1 and an IR720 filter.  The in focus is crisp and the defocus pleasant.  The IR doesn’t interfere with the auto-focus at all.

temple monkey

converted fuji x-a1, fuji 14mm f2.8, UV380 short pass filter

The UV380 short pass filter is great for black and white, high contrast, nice whites, but not good for colour.  It also works fine on the 14mm f2.8 lens, again no hot spots.

tree branch ir

converted fuji x-a1, fuji 14mm f2.8, IR720 filter

The images are crisp with heaps of contrast, the lens never fails to deliver interesting IR images.

heyder centre iii with guard sq

standard fuji x-a1, fuji 14mm f2.8, IR720 filter, tripod

The 14mm f2.8 also works fine on a non converted camera (unconverted X-A1 used above) it’s just your exposure times are obviously a bit longer.

All in all a fantastic wide angle Fuji Infrared lens for landscape and architecture.

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