Ready for anything | The FUJINON XF 35mm f/2 R WR | Patrick La Roque

The old XF 35mm f/1.4 carries a lot of history for me. It’s the lens that made me switch from Nikon to the X system after taking that leap of faith with the X-Pro1 (and after falling head over heels for the X100). Of course, back then we didn’t really have much choice: it was either the 35, the 60 or the 18, and in terms of ticking all three boxes (IQ, rendering and performance), the 35 was by far the best lens in that initial crop (the 60 was/is fantastic but…slooow). Since then Fuji shooters have been completely spoiled, not just by the sheer number of lenses available but by the quality of the optics and the refinement of the technology behind each successive release. We’ve come a long way baby. But even today, even with all these lenses I now own…That venerable 35 f/1.4 remains a staple of my workflow; I really never stopped shooting it. Until about 10 days ago.


Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm F2.0 R WR

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