The Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 R is a standard lens for APS-C, manufactured from 2012. The focus is done by Lens AF motor (non-ultrasonic), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 584 €;
117 users have given it an average vote of 9.6 out of 10.
This lens is available with the following mounts:
Fujifilm X-mount: this lens is compatible with mirrorless APS-C Fuji.
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Pros: Compact design. Decent materials. Good balance on some bodies (e.g. X-T series). Good looks. APERTURE STOPS ARE LABELLED (unlike some stupid Fuji lenses like 18-55 which have aperture rings ... without stops labelled ... ???)
Cons: Aperture ring too easy to move and lacks a clean sharp 'A' click. Very slow, next to useless "manual" focus. Extremely ugly hood that looks like a Messerschmitt design. It is made of metal so if you hit anything, you can damage the lens, the mount or the body. The hood should be light plastic or hard rubber.
Opinion: The lens is shamelessly expensive. Comparative Canon lens (50 1.8 STM) costs EUR 100 - only 20%, or less, of Fuji lens. It is only a bit justified by Fuji better materials. Sharpness is OK but nothing outstanding (compared to other makes). Colour is +good and distortion seems low (I say seems because Fuji bodies correct distortion on the fly. Blur is OK but not spectacular as the lens is equivalent of FF f 2.1 only. If you want good strong blur, you buy a Sigma 50 ART and a FF body. To sum up - a decent lens, just ridiculously expensive. The 'noises' on my bodies with updated firmwares are still there but they are of no importance - they will not wake up a sleeping child nor disturb a stupid cat. I do not know what the noises are like on old bodies with old firmware but with my bodies they are zero problem. I bought it at EUR 550 only because I could not get it s/h. I think if you can get it s/h at about 200-300 EUR, then it is a good buy.
Six months later: my sample is extremely soft - VERY VERY soft - at f 1.4. I am not sure why Fuji made this softness. It may be creative ??? for maybe ??? portraits but otherwise it limits the usable apertures to 2.0 and smaller. Really shame.
Still, a recommended lens - if you get it second hand at a good price, maybe EUR 200 or so.
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Pros:Small, all metal, diaphragm diaphragms, sharp even at 1.4, fairytale bokeh
Opinion:For me it is one of the most successful goals of the house. You mount it and you don't detach it anymore, fairytale bokeh and a fearsome sharpness. They say the AF is slow, but I've never had a problem with it... Certainly in low light conditions it won't hold up the newer Nikons, but I doubt you'll come home empty-handed.
Opinion:I've been using it for a few months and I have to say That I really like it! it's really nice to see, the dials work well, it's small and light, the images returned are great, it's my first lens for Fuji so I can't make comparisons in terms of noise and focus, which however have never given me any problems If that's noise guys forget the reflexes with their CIAK, obviously for videos the talk might change, but I don't deal with it. The price could have been a lower hair but they're not fools.
Pros:Bokeh, detachment of the planes due to the 1.4, contrast and colors, autofocus rather fast on X-T3, small and light
Cons:It is not tropicalized, opening dial a little soft and is not stabilized (this defect can be fixed with the IBIS)
Opinion:I bought it second-hand a month ago, I took two trips and I never disassembled it... it will be the 1.4, it will be that it is "soft" at the right point but what I noticed is that shooting with this lens makes each shot "magical", especially in conditions of little light. The bokeh is very pleasant and the focal (52.5mm in 35mm format) I really like for both the street and for great portraits set. I have an X-T3 and the AF is quite fast, certainly not as fast as the 50-140 which is a splinter but I did not find the slowness that many talk about, it seems to me almost as fast as the 18-55. It's definitely a lens to have in your kit, especially for the value for money. The defects I found for me are 3, while this lens will never give it away because I completely fell in love with it: the opening dial is a little soft and sometimes I happened to move it without realizing it, it is not stabilized (solvable problem in the future with the IBIS on the X-T series) but above all it is not tropicalized and this is a real shame because in two trips that I did I always bumped into the rain and I missed many shots (I tried at Fuji Days the 35mm f2 which is WR but did not transmit any emozi one). Finally very nice the metal lampshade, however it is a little laborious to re-insert the cap with the lampshade mounted (you need to tilt it slightly to get it in and struggle to hold it in place).
Opinion:Wonderful Objective and Dreamy Light In Portraits I think it gives its best thanks to a wonderful creamy blur a soft wire at 1.4 especially at the edges but it goes and gives a touch more to the photo from f2 becomes very sharp On the Xt2 was a little slow in autofoc us On the T3 is a splinter. for what it costs between new used and import market to be stinged
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