24 Aug Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR (Fujfilm) – Review / Test | Photozone

Over the recent months I received a couple of requests to review the Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR. Honestly I was a little reluctant to put it on the priority list simply because there’s the Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R – a lens that is just marginally more expensive but obviously one stop faster. However, then I checked the (fairly high) sales rank over at Amazon … and I thought … well, who am I to argue … In terms of sheer paper specs, the lens doesn’t seem to be overly exciting. On Fujifilm cameras it behaves like a standard lens and it’s not even an overly fast one. However, there is something special about it – its size. While not being a pancake lens it is darn small and it combines nicely with other small Fujinon lenses such as the XF 18mm f/2, XF 27mm f/2.8 and there’s a XF 23mm f/2 coming later this year. Obviously Fujifilm is now also targeting street photography where it helps having unobtrusive lenses in order to keep a low profile…..