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Fujifilm XF23mm WR Lens Owner Manual

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About Fujifilm

Fujifilm, also known as Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, is a Japanese multinational corporation that specializes in imaging and photographic products, as well as various other technologies and services. Fujifilm has a long and storied history dating back to its founding in 1934 as Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. The company’s headquarters are located in Tokyo, Japan.

Here are some key aspects and areas of focus for Fujifilm:

  1. Photography and Imaging: Fujifilm is renowned for its photographic film and cameras, including popular brands like Fujifilm Instax instant cameras and the Fujifilm X-series mirrorless digital cameras. They produce a wide range of photographic products, including film, digital cameras, lenses, and accessories.
  2. Medical Imaging: Fujifilm has a significant presence in the healthcare industry, providing medical imaging equipment and solutions, including digital X-ray systems, medical printers, endoscopy systems, and more. Their healthcare division plays a crucial role in diagnostic imaging and medical informatics.
  3. Graphic Arts: Fujifilm is a major player in the graphic arts and printing industry, offering a range of solutions for commercial printing, packaging, and label printing. This includes digital printing equipment, inkjet technologies, and workflow software.
  4. Document Solutions: Fujifilm provides document solutions, including photocopiers, multifunction devices, and document management software, aimed at improving office productivity and efficiency.
  5. Materials and Chemicals: The company produces a variety of high-performance materials and chemicals used in industries such as semiconductors, display panels, and flat-panel displays.
  6. Digital Cameras and Lenses: Fujifilm’s X-series of mirrorless cameras and Fujinon lenses have gained popularity among both amateur and professional photographers for their image quality and innovative features.
  7. Instant Photography: Fujifilm’s Instax series of instant cameras and film have revived interest in instant photography and are popular among young users for their retro appeal.
  8. Photographic Film: While digital photography has largely replaced film in many areas, Fujifilm still produces a range of film products for photographers who prefer analog photography.
  9. Research and Development: Fujifilm invests heavily in research and development, which has led to innovations in various fields, from photography to healthcare and materials science.

Fujifilm has adapted to the changing technological landscape by diversifying its business interests beyond traditional photography. The company’s commitment to research and innovation has allowed it to remain relevant in the digital age while maintaining a strong presence in photography and imaging.

Before Using This Product

Some lens features are not available with older versions of the camera firmware. Be sure to update the camera firmware to the latest version.

Instructions on viewing the camera firmware version and updating the camera firmware are available from the following website:


If you do not have access to a computer, support is available from the local distributor listed in the “FUJIFILM Worldwide Network” material provided with your camera.

Product Care

  • When using a lens hood, do not pick up or hold the camera using only the hood.
  • Keep the lens signal contacts clean.
  • Use a blower to remove dust and lint from the glass surfaces of the lens or filter. To remove smudges and fingerprints, apply a small amount of lens cleaner to a soft, clean cotton cloth or lens-cleaning tissue and clean from the center outwards using a circular motion, taking care not to leave smears or touch the glass with your fingers.
  • Never use organic solvents such as paint thinner or benzene to clean the lens.
  • Attach the front and rear caps when the lens is not in use.
  • Store the lens and filter in cool, dry locations to prevent mold and rust. Do not store in direct sunlight or with naphtha or camphor moth balls.
  • Keep the lens dry. Rusting can cause irreparable damage. Wipe off rain and water droplets.
  • Leaving the lens in extremely hot locations could cause damage or warping.

Parts of the Lens

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  1. Lens hood (XF35mmF2 R WR)
  2. Lens hood (XF23mmF2 R WR)
  3. Focus ring
  4. Aperture ring
  5. Mounting marks (focal length)
  6. Lens signal contacts
  7. Front lens cap
  8. Rear lens cap

Important! The lens mount includes a rubber ring to ensure that the lens remains dust- and splash-proof. The ring can be replaced for a fee at any FUJIFILM service center.

Supplied Accessories

  • Front lens cap
  • Rear lens cap
  • Lens hood
  • Cloth wrapping

Attaching the Lens

See the camera manual for information on attaching and removing lenses. Note that this product is not compatible with X-mount film cameras.

Removing the Caps

Remove the caps as shown.Fujifilm-XF23mm-WR-Lens-Owner-Manual-2

Aperture ring

At settings other than A, you can adjust the aperture by rotating the lens aperture ring (exposure modes A and M).Fujifilm-XF23mm-WR-Lens-Owner-Manual-3

Attaching the Hood

When attached, lens hoods reduce glare and protect the front lens element.

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The lens cap attaches to the hood when the hood is in place.Fujifilm-XF23mm-WR-Lens-Owner-Manual-4

Important! You may not be able to attach the hood over thick lens filters. Thin filters are recommended.

Warning: If you attach the hood too tightly after attaching a filter to the lens, the filter may remain stuck to the hood when the hood is removed. Do not attempt to forcibly separate the hood and filter, as the filter threads could injure your hands. Cover both the hood and filter with silicone jar openers or the like and unscrew them using the palms of your hands.


Important! Improvements may result in unannounced changes to specifi cations and appearance.

Important! Owing to how this lens is constructed, the “Distance indicator” displayed by the camera may in some cases differ from the actual focus distance. Use the “Distance indicator” as a guide only.

FAQS About Fujifilm XF23mm WR Lens

Is the Fuji 23mm a good portrait lens?

Excellent image quality from a small, light, and durable prime lens that is a must-have for any owner of a Fujifilm camera.

What does WR on a Fujifilm lens mean?

Optical Technology Codes for Fujifilm Lenses

What size filter works with Fujifilm 23mm?

The Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR has a 43mm filter thread size.

What is the Fujifilm 23mm F2’s focus distance?

22 cm or 8.66 inches

Why is a 23 mm lens useful?

when traveling, photographing structures or urban sceneries.

Is a 23mm lens suitable for taking street photos?

ideal for urban photography.

What is the Fujifilm 23mm’s minimum focus distance?


What is 23mm Fujifilm equate to?

equal to 35mm

What does a crop sensor with a 23mm lens mean?

A 35mm “full frame” camera’s equivalent field of view in terms of size.

Is a 23mm lens wide-angle?

XF 23mm F1. 4 R LM WR is a quick, somewhat wide-angle lens from Fujifilm.

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