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My New Favorite Lens: First Impression of the Fujifilm XF 35 | Keenan Hastings

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.

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