26 Dec Something Old, Something New: Using the Fujinon 35mm f/1.4 on the X-T3

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As an early adopter of the X Series in 2012 I purchased the original trio of prime XF lenses to go with the Fujifilm X-Pro1. While the 60mm f2.4 macro was sold in 2015, I still own the XF18mm f2 and the XF35mm f1.4 lenses, and I use them both on a regular basis. Compared to later lenses in the XF line up, the two primes are not the fastest operators in the auto focus department. So when the X-T3 was launched I was keen to see if the new AF system and faster processor would make a noticeable difference to the performance of the older lenses. The 35mm has a special place in my heart as I love using the ‘standard’ 50mm equivalent focal length and the fast 1.4 maximum aperture gives the images a certain look. Now Fujifilm do offer a more modern lens, the 35mm f2, which has faster AF, silent motors, with all the movements internal to the lens. It is also weather resistant. I have tested the f2 version on three occasions over a period of six weeks, and while it is a great performer, I much prefer the look of the final images taken […]

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