This is a quick post to host some camera phone snaps for a discussion about the new X-Pro2 and whether it has frame lines for the XF14mm f2.8 – a nifty little lens I like a lot.  It is in response to a nice Ian MacDonald Photography review of the X-Pro2 where he shows the viewfinder frame lines and the 14mm isn’t there!

This is the XF14mm f2.8 on my X-Pro1

This is the XF14mm f2.8 on my X-Pro1

This is the view of the floor through the viewfinder with the 14mm attached.

This is the view of the floor through the viewfinder with the 14mm attached.

The XF14mm was launched more or less at the same time as the X-Pro1. It is an odd focal length (21mm equivalent) and I reckon it was matched to the angle of view of the optical viewfinder (OVF). The X-Pro2 OVF has more-or-less the same magnification as the X-Pro1 if not a little wider (x0.36 vs x0.37) so it should cover the same angle. I reckon they have just left it off the focal length preview screen but they may have dropped it altogether. I’d love to know as I’ve put a pre-order in and had envisaged using this combination.

Update: 17th February 2016. I wrote to Fujifilm UK and they responded with the following:

We can confirm, when the 14mm lens is attached to the X-Pro2 and when using OVF, frame lines are identical to the X-Pro1.

So it looks like thunderbirds are go on this one.