This beautemous thing, as you can see with your own two peepers, is the Fuji Super EBC XF 23mm ƒ/1.4, the [drumroll] long-promised fast lens for the Fuji X cameras that has a 35mm-equivalent angle of view. Super tasty. Finally. To call this "long-awaited" is an understatement.
Some samples here (all the blown highlights appear to be the photographer's style, not evidence of some technical problem). Funny how much of a Fujinon this is; looks just like film Fujinons of yore.
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Stephen Scharf: "Count me as one those who have been waiting a looonnng time for this baby. And it's bloody weil time, too. The 23mm has a design that is very similar to the absolutely fabulous XF 14mm ƒ/2.8, which I recently used to shoot Pro NHRA Drag Racing, of all things. With fully optical correction for distortion (the 14mm's design is the same, and has no, and I mean NO, barrel or pincushion distortion), so I have high expectations for this. Yowza!"