08-12-2016, 12:52 PM
Quote:Now the trends to fast, supersharp wide open, but bokehlicious and heavy lenses is through and some "I only shoot in bright light, but need DoF from my nose to the moon"-photogs can ask for slow lenses.
I like the 35/2 as well, it's cute and tiny. And pretty fast to focus. I don't think I'll give up or away the 23/1.4, but if I had to decide between the f/1.4 and the f/2, today I'd take the lightweight, weather-resistant, fast AF with "normal" behaviour for manual override. This clutch is awkward...
I thought the clutch was quite awkward too. Actually it has a purpose. Fuji lenses with the MF clutch behave like normal lenses. They still focus via their focus motor but they strictly follow the distance scale on the lens, where a usual mirrorless lens would try to track depending on how fast you turn the ring.
The bad news is you have to disengage the clutch to focus manuall. Good news is ring will behave just like a conventional, good old lens with predictable focus. You can also do zone focusing without ever looking at the live view.
There is a reason Fuji only uses the clutch on wide angle primes.