Fujinon 14mm f/2.8 Close Focus at f/16

Discussion in 'Fuji X Forum' started by entropic remnants, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    One of the things I like to do in urbex is get real close with an ultrawide but some don't focus very close. So, you end up stopping down a lot and ending up with diffraction limited sharpness that is often visible. Also, when you're close the DOF on even an ultrawide can seem surprisingly shallow making it difficult to get the shot you want.

    I struggled with this on micro four thirds because even though they had deeper DOF, they got into diffraction limited blurs faster.

    Here's a test shot today with the 14mm f/2.8 and a 100% crop (should be viewed 1025 pixels across). I think this lens focuses plenty close, and is pretty sharp even at f/16.

    The shot is in Fuji Velvia mode in mixed lighting, hence the wild color. From JPG with minimal processing and sharpening at ISO 400.

    Full Shot:

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    Fujinon 14mm Close Focus Test: One Good Turn by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

    100% crop near center:

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    Fujinon 14mm Close Focus Test: One Good Turn (100% crop) by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
     
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Very interesting John. At f16, I suppose you use a tripod?
     
  3. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Oh, yeah. The majority of the urbex stuff is. I usually declare when it isn't because it's rather unusual, lol. Light is typically dim and my style is to shoot by available light whenever at all possible.

    I've done a lot of this kind of shooting and this lens is unusually good at it. Now if it were only wider, lol.
     
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