The XF 35mm F1.4 R is a fast ‘normal’ prime for Fujifilm’s X system that behaves much like the classic 50mm lenses which used to be supplied with 35mm film SLRs. Optically it’s superb – impressively sharp at large apertures, with minimal distortion or chromatic aberration. Autofocus is quiet and reasonably fast, and like Fujifilm’s other ‘R’ lenses there’s an aperture ring on the lens barrel. If we were to buy just one lens for an X-system camera, this would be it.
Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 Lens
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Having tested this classic prime lens many times, I can conclude that the optics is remarkable. Even better than some of leica's 35mm. Ideal and good enough to be used with the high end bodies of fuji x system.
Sharpest lens I've ever had for a digital camera
I bought an X-E1 w/18-55 a few weeks ago and have come to know it well. It was an easy learning curve with all the essential controls so easily accessible and the lens performs admirably for a kit zoom. Yesterday the 35mm arrived, so I took it out for a walk in the area and snapped away. I live in the south, so the daffodils and other spring flowers are up. All my shots were REALLY crisp, whether AF or MF. Shooting flowers at f1.4 was amazing, mostly using MF. The bokeh is the best of any ...
Top Drawer Performer
First rate build and mechanical quality, optics are tack sharp wide open at over 75% of the frame with corners and edge somewhat lagging behind. Sharpness at f/2 is the same as f/1.4 but there is slightly less corner falloff. By f/2.8 edges and corners show visible sharpness improvement and by f/5.6 they are at peak performance. That said, I'd consider f/2.8 the widest aperture for seriously critical landscape work across the frame and f/1.4 ideal for low light reportage, street shooting and ...
A lens that puts no limitations between you and your subject
Bokeh Bokeh Bokeh! I've been shooting with this lens for about 6 months now and it is spectacular. My main point of reference is the Nikkor 35/1.8 on a Nikon D5100. I've since moved to the XE-1 and I'm never going back! This lens produces perfectly sharp images every time, sharp edge to edge, and exceptional center sharpness when shot wide open, with buttery, natural bokeh that creates almost an oil painting effect in the background. Let the lens speak for itself though, all these photos ...
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Choosing between xf35mm and xf23mm?
Hi guys, I'm having trouble deciding between these 2 lenses and would love to hear what you guys have to say. I own the xf18-55 mm and after taking a look at my most used focal lengths (using Exposureplot), I found that I use both almost equally, with 35mm slightly more. That being said I use the 35mm the most among all focal lengths, although the difference isn't far from the 23mm. I feel that I tend to favor the 35mm more, but I really want the new manual focusing ring that they have on the 23mm (here I assume that it would allow for a faster manual focusing). According to a review i've read, the 35mm also tends to make a louder noise when focusing, also something that I take into consideration. Currently, I couldn't find any reviews on the differences between these two lenses optically, at least both in resolution and color rendition, but I expect one to not be too far from the other. Please advise.
I own the 18-55 and if I could have only one of these two primes I would go for the 35mm. The reason is that since it is a longer FL the ability to blur background is significantly enhanced relative to 23mm. Also, the 35mm seems superb for portraits and separating subject from background. So I think the 35mm compliments the 18-55 better. You mentioned that you incline a little more to 35mm vs 23, so there you go. Continue Reading
23mm is more versatile. The 35 has a magic quality though Continue Reading
I really don't think you should let the technicalities decide this. Everything I've read and seen of those two says they are fine lenses. What is much more important is how you see your photographs. It is very sensible to look at which focal lengths you actually use, as you have done. But more than that, which focal length(s) have helped you make your favorite pictures? If you select your best pictures (let's say a portfolio of 20-30) what focal lengths did you use there? I'm sure you won't go wrong with either, as long as it suits your way of seeing. HTH, Antony. Continue Reading
Reputable store in Vancouver area to buy XF 35mm?
Well, I'll be in Vancouver and stay at Sheraton Wall Centre for few days. I saw that Fuji Canada has nice promotion on the lens (400 CAD?). The lens is sale here about 19,000 THB (about 654 CAD) in Thailand. However, I don't know where to buy since it seems to be out of stock every where I look. Please suggest!
Chromatic Aberrations with Fujifilm 35mm
Has anyone else seen major chromatics with their 35mm mounted on an X-T1? This is wide open at 1.4, jpeg, no processing, cropped to 100%, with the Lens Modulation Optimizer On. This is lit by a simple night stand light. I thought the LMO was supposed to correct for this. Any help?
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