24 Nov Is the Fujinon 35mm f/2 My New Walkaround Lens?

Source: Fujifilm Insider

Short answer: it might very well be. For the long answer, keep reading.

I am a X100 guy. I proudly own a X100T, which I think is still the hottest looking and best designed camera in the market, but for one thing: the non-articulating screen. I didn’t upgrade to the X100F only because of that. But wait, how is the X100T screen related with the 35mm? As with everything in (my) life, roads are all but a straight and direct line. As with my original encounter with the X100T in 2015.

etween 2011 and 2012 my favorite walkaround system was the Sony NEX-7 with a pancake Voigtlander 35mm f2.5 on it, but honestly the 35mm focal length at the time was a forced decision: the 24 MPX APS-C sensor didn’t like very much fast wide angle lenses with the compact retrofocus design, so my options for a 24mm were either the expensive and bulky (but excellent) Zeiss 24mm f2, or the cheaper and smaller (but slow) Voigtlander 24mm f4. Since the form factor is really a priority for a camera-lens system I want to be able to walk around all day long, but the speed of a lens (especially on a sensor that doesn’t perform well above ISO1600) is also crucial in my style of photography, I ended up sticking with the 35mm f2.5. And how do you know, that choice ended up defining my style and bringing me my first major commissions

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