|XF16mmF1.4 R WR||Ver.1.01||
|XF60mmF2.4 R Macro||Ver.3.11||
|XF10-24mmF4 R OIS||Ver.1.11||
|XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR||Ver.1.12||
|XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS||Ver.3.21||
|XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR||Ver.1.11||
|XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II||Ver.1.11||
Source: Fujifilm Lenses Updates
One of the main reasons I like photography is it allows me to explore a subject whilst hiding behind my camera. It’s like a shield, an excuse to go and do things I would not normally do “naked” without it. I wanted to meet some Sadhu, the holy men of India who dedicate their life to the Hindu religion. Giving up their past, to the extent that the person they were before is officially dead to the Indian government. I wanted to know all about them, any regrets, why do it and what’s it like to sleep on a marble floor for the rest of your life? Ever photo assignment delivers its own unique set of issues. After all, good photographers are part creatives, part story tellers and part problem solvers. This trip was to be no different. I had heard of holy city of Pushkar before and had always wanted to visit…….
There’s still some confusion for photographers that are looking to buy one of these 35mm lenses from Fujifilm. On paper, just based on the specs the f1.4 version seems like it would be the clear winner. But specs aren’t everything. I hope this video gives you the kind of information you need to help you decide which lens would be best for you. Here are low res versions of the photos in the video. To download the full res versions click here to download a zip file of all the original JPEG files, straight out of camera. (files are in the same order as the video – f2 version @f2, f1.4 version @f2, f1.4 version @f1.4)………
The Fujifilm XF 35 wasn’t a lens on my „to get list“. It never made sense to own a 35, 50 and 85 (FF eqv.) focal lengths. It was just to close of a gap to me, but when my XF 56 went crashing down I was limited to only two options due to Fujifilm’s limited selection of lenses, grab the XF 35, or pay an absurd amount to get the XF 56 repaired.When the XF 35 arrived, I wasn’t impressed, it was slightly bigger than my XF 18, and it just didn’t seem like a killer portrait lens. I literally let it sit for a few days before I even mounted it. When I went out on my daily photography walks I either took my XF 18, or Helios 44-2 and made those units work for me. The XF 35 just didn’t get me excited, perhaps it was the horrid things I read about the slow AF, or maybe in my head it would never be my XF 56, either way I was bummed out and I started to question my purchase.
6:29. I wake up, even before the phone alarm clock that is scheduled for 6:30. I stood up and quickly dressed my clothes . Before leaving home I still have time to eat an energy bar. I took another put in the pocket in case of the hunger appears. Not long ago I switched to X system Fuji. After some indecision, I ended up selling all Canon equipment that I had: a 5D mkIII, L series lenses and a paraphernalia of other accessories. I bought a Fuji X-T1 with the 18-55mm lens and 55-200mm. I dress the waterproof jacket – there is a possibility of raining during the day – and put the bag with the equipment at the shoulder. It is much lighter now. Much more! It was what I needed. I started to have less courage or patience to load a backpack so heavy on my back…….
Something of a melodramatic title, but these are melodramatic times. In the age of austerity, when local council budgets have been slashed and slashed again, funding for the arts has practically dried up. Like murder victims in some sort of Agatha Christie drama, centres for the local arts have recently been knocked off one by one by some shadowy executioner. We lost the wonderful city centre exhibition space of Abacus a few weeks ago. Very shortly the historic Cardiff University Settlement building in Splott, a beating heart for the district’s community, will cease to exist as it is knocked down to make way for flats. Most of the libraries in the city have been converted into ‚Hubs‘, with the amount of stock available drastically slashed. The main concert venue in Cardiff, St. David’s Hall, sees its future in doubt as cuts begin to find their way deep to the marrow. But hey, so long as the city can brag about Tom Jones and rugby and Charlotte Church (though she does actually have a charged kind of awesome herself – see new footnote*) and make believe that there’s some sort of Cool Cymru thing going on in a capital that’s becoming increasingly void of culture, I guess everything’s cool – right?….
These are my thoughts on the differences between these two lenses. Hopefully this might help you if you’re looking to buy a 35mm lens but not sure which one to get. Of course everybody is different. I’d really recommend that you try out both lenses for yourself. I think that shooting for just a few minutes with each lens will help you decide. I wrote a couple posts on these lenses. This first link goes to a post I put together initially after I bought the XF 35mm f1.4 version (before trying the f2 version)…….
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm F2.0 R WR
What is the point of the 35mm f2? We already have the 35mm f1.4, one of the three original XF lenses that were released alongside the X-Pro1. Not only that, the 1.4 version is one of the best 50mm equivalent lenses produced. Ever! It’s beautifully smooth but super sharp picture quality is truly stunning and even after the long list of first class lenses released over the last few years, the 35mm f1.4 is still one of my favourite Fuji lenses. So what about the new 35mm f2 with it’s tapered front end? Well it’s not quite as good looking or bright as it’s older brother, but this scrawny lad is quicker & less shifty. Lenses that taper in at the front end always look a little strange to me and I actually think this one looks better in silver (more like an old Leica lens). Don’t get me wrong, it’s a cool lens and feels a lot smaller than the f1.4 version. Where that tapper comes in handy is with the optical viewfinder of the X-Pr1 (and hopefully it’s successor)…..
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm F2.0 R WR
To me, the XF 35mm F1.4 is an excellent lens. It’s combination of impressive optics, speed, focal length, versatility, size, and price make it a great workhorse, and one of the most popular lenses in the Fuji X Series system. But now, another lens of this focal length, the XF 35mm F2 R WR lens, has been introduced by Fuji, which is sure to make some who are interested in a 53mm equivalent lens wonder which version of this focal length is best for them. I figured since I had both lenses in my hands, I would write up a comparison between these two optics. Just keep in mind a few things as you read it: These tests are meant to be fun, and while they can tell you about certain traits a lens may have, these tests never tell the whole story……..
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm F2.0 R WR
Oh man. I wasn’t going to get this lens. I have the original 35mm 1.4 and love the image quality of that lens. It’s really something special. (you can read my love for this lens here) I However, I’ve heard so many Fuji photographers give such raving reviews of this lens that I had to check it out. It Got Here a Day Early! I ordered this lens from B&H and expected it to arrive tomorrow, but at around 4pm this afternoon UPS dropped this (not literally) at my front door. Wow, a day early – that has to be a good omen. Did I Mention It’s Quiet! I quickly put the lens on my X-T1 and started taking a few test shots around the living room. Wow, (I’ll try not to use that word too many more times) I could not believe how quiet the focusing is on this lens. Whereas I think the 35mm 1.4 is the noisiest Fuji lens I own…….