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#1 Klaus

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 08:44 AM

Quite nice although personally I'd probably still prefer the 35mm f/1.4

 

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#2 Sahib7

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 09:21 AM

Quite nice although personally I'd probably still prefer the 35mm f/1.4


Thank you for this - once again - nice review!

I've just bought this lens in addition to my 35mm f1.4 (prices are going up beginning September 1st in Europe and currently there is a cash back offer available).

I'm currently evaluating which lens to keep. My camera is the X-E2 FW 4.01.
Using this combination the AF of the new lens is clearly superior - which was my only gripe with the 1.4.
Other than that this lens is really sharper for the usual focal distances than the 1.4. I do not have a WR body, yet, but that might come handy at some point in the future.
But as you said - 1.4 is still a full stop faster than 2.0 which is a very important asset...
So I'm not sure which one to keep...

P.S.: Are you planning to upgrade to the new X-Trans III platform (X-Pro 2, X-T2) anytime soon?

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 09:36 AM

Eventually we'll upgrade to the X-T2 but not this year.  I reckon Fuji's lens announcement rush will slow down now anyway and retests are out-of-question.


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#4 JoJu

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 09:39 AM

With the current US-rebates, the lens is equally priced to it's f/1.4 companion if I choose to put the better lens hood in the basket as well. I don't regret to have bought this lens but it's corner weaknesses might come from the lens correction. 4% distortion is massive. So far I have nothing to com plain about - maybe the cheaper lenshood, but it's not very sensitive to frontlight.



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Posted 20 August 2016 - 10:25 AM

I think the lens is fugly, especially in black (YMMV). Not that it matters of course. :)



#6 JoJu

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 10:47 PM

In  terms of beauty, IMO no Fujinon runs for Gold medal  :rolleyes: but they are fine tools.

 

This and the 16/1.4 lens test made it to Fuji rumors: http://www.fujirumor...-161-4-reviews/

 

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