Fujifilm XF35 mm F1.4 R Lens
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Mitakon is an interesting brand that’s gained some popularity with Fuji hobbyists in the past year. They offer affordable ultra-fast primes for the Fuji mount with some unique focal lengths. The catch? A sometimes-shoddy build quality and no auto-focus whatsoever — which ends up mattering a lot when you’re shooting wide open at f/.95. But it also has some downsides which, depending on the type of photography you intend to use it for, may impact your decision. Here’s a brief overview of the pros and cons of the Fuji 35mm f/1.4 lens. Fuji XF 35mm 1.4 Technical Specs The optics are impressively good, and photos can be shot wide open at 1.4 without sacrificing sharpness. It does decline a little around the edges when it’s fully open like that, but the difference is so minimal you’re not likely to see it.
I also think that you have a really bad copy of the 35 / 1.4. The corner sharpness I get from mine is far, far, far better than what I am seeing here – even at f1.4 or f2.f1.4 Advantages– Full stop brighter, shallower depth (somewhere between 1/2 and 3/4 of a stop), overall better performance with sharpness, beautiful focus falloff, vignetting and distortion. Are on a mid-level budget, and you want excellent autofocus performance, don’t need a ton of bokeh, and you want something wide-angle and versatile? Get the 23mm f2. Bokeh is the quality of out-of-focus parts of any image. It’s the way the lens renders the light in these parts.
However, image quality is not entirely on par with the 35mm f/1.4 lens (she is the superior of the two lenses, and I am not basis at all). It doesn’t shoot as well in low light, and if you prefer to shoot at a shallow depth of field, the f/1.4 is definitely the better option. If not, though, the 35mm f/2 is definitely worth considering.Most of the differences with the art and character of the lens happen at f1.4. The XF 35mm f1.4 can just do things and create a look the 35mm f2 cannot. It’s not a huge jump though, not as big as you would think, but there is a little magical quality to it that’s difficult to explain. As you can see, the “layered” highlights are clearly visible in the middle portion of the frame where the highlights are fairly strong. However, if you look at the left side of the image where the highlights are not as strong, the onion shape is much less pronounced. I would not be too concerned with this, since you would not encounter such strong highlights very often in everyday photography. Plus, I would not expect a standard lens to create flawless bokeh – that’s more in the court of specialized portrait lenses. X-Pro1 + XF35mmF1.4 R @ 35mm, ISO 200, 1/1200, f/2.0
The Fujifilm XF 35mm 1.4 lens is extremely light, weighing in at only 187g. This makes it a great choice for travel and street photography when you may be carrying your camera around all day. Update: this article has been updated to reflect the Fuji 35 1.4’s relevancy in a landscape with competitors like the Mitakon 35 .95 and more. Thank you that’s a great summary too! I’ve just been to a forest nearby at the weekend and managed to get some unreal shots, I can’t wait to use this constantly now!More important than sharpness, autofocus speed, or build quality is something a bit more ineffable: the 'character' of the lens.