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Old 03-04-2016   #1
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the fuji 35/2...have you looked at the images?

when i got my new xe2 i put the 35/2 lens on it and started to play...mostly taking shots from my big chair in the living room...no art, just shots from checking how fast it focused, how the spot metering worked etc.
the other night i put the sd card into my mac to look a bit closer at the pics...and i was struck by some of them, they looked great!

so, today i spent some time looking at the pics on flickr that were made with the 35/2...some of the black & white, evening, higher contrast, group of people shots looked fantastic...almost alive, 3d quality...

has anyone else noticed this?
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Finding it hard to search just for this lens
From what I see, the beautiful Fuji colors are there
Both the 2.0 and 1.4 have a nice look especially when
The subject is reasonably close and the background is blurred
I'm not sure if this is different than similar setups
But I must say the GAS bug is starting to talk to me
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35/2 is just like all the other fujinons. Except it focuses superfast

Pretty much the best lineup of glass for any aps-c system. Across the board excellence
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Finding it hard to search just for this lens
From what I see, the beautiful Fuji colors are there
Both the 2.0 and 1.4 have a nice look especially when
The subject is reasonably close and the background is blurred
I'm not sure if this is different than similar setups
But I must say the GAS bug is starting to talk to me
go to flickr, search for fuji 35/2 under groups...
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It's the only Fuji glass I own... The 35 f2 for Me is all I need with my little XE1
still shooting the fuji digital?
good on ya!
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Old 03-05-2016   #6
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Helen, how does the 35mm 2.0 focus with the X-E1? Is it fast?
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as best I can tell there's 3 groups, lots of unedited postings (10 shots of the same subjects) flickr groups are kind of a swamp
people should edit...

after looking at the images - I'm not sure the lens is magical, it is nice for sure,
fuji colors are great as expected.

the posts I liked the most and that had the 3D feeling , were mostly portraits

here's the groups

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here's some of my favorites:

Cold by Enric Fradera, on Flickr


Look at me, Alice!!! by Fabio Mancini, on Flickr

_DSF3940 by Andrew Lister, on Flickr

This last one, for comparison purposes - is from my X100T ( 23mm/F2.0)
(you can see that drinking coffee is a good way to get photographed )

Coffee - Paris by Marc R, on Flickr
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What Helen said.

The AF is amazing on this lens. really, really quiet and fast.

A shot from the Xpro2.

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Just Stunning W.W. ...
Beautiful in Light, Shadow & Woman !
Thank you for the kind words Helen.

I've been enjoying your photos as well, keep shooting!
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Alright, I just caved and ordered one. I had planned to stick with the 1.4, but the prospect of faster focus on the X-Pro1 got the better of me. I'll try and compare anyway.

Incidentally, I routinely order gear using Amazon Prime, but Amazon just started charging sales tax to IL residents. $27.00. I guess I'm now a B&H customer.

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Sometimes though, Amazon Prime offers free same day delivery and no tax
I think it depends on what they sell and whether it is nominally from Amazon or one of their vendors. I've received same day delivery from them (Chicago) with no sales tax

Actually, about a week ago, I ordered at 12:20 a.m. and received the package at 10:00 a.m.

The future is here.


this thread is making me want a 35/2 and X-Pro2 , trying to be strong, since I currently have approx sufficient cameras to equip each finger



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Alright, I just caved and ordered one. I had planned to stick with the 1.4, but the prospect of faster focus on the X-Pro1 got the better of me. I'll try and compare anyway.

Incidentally, I routinely order gear using Amazon Prime, but Amazon just started charging sales tax to IL residents. $27.00. I guess I'm now a B&H customer.

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It's the only Fuji glass I own... The 35 f2 for Me is all I need with my little XE1
it lives 24/7 on my XT-1.
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Just got mine, I think it's been a good intro back into digital after 100% film for the last few years. Apparently a lot has improved!

A boring photo but...

X-T10 with 35mm f2

Untitled by Gary Harding, on Flickr
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oh Hello 'Shab'

I have No Issues with focusing
i do Both manual & auto

I am more Anazed at nailing it without any real effort
Effortless really...
i put more effort into Focusing my RF~M6
than the Xe1 & 35.... crazy, lol !
Thank you very much Helen!

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Has anyone compared this to SONYs SEL 35/1.8?
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Been using it on the X-Pro2... wow, this is a nice combo.
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Been using it on the X-Pro2... wow, this is a nice combo.
how are you liking the new xpro2?
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how are you liking the new xpro2?
I like it a lot so far. I used it for two solid outings and it felt almost as transparent / comfortable as the Df I've been using for the last year plus. I guess what I want to say is it just works... no complaints so far. Images look really good. Unmistakably Fuji in its IQ (its non-bayer sensor) for better or worse. I like the look and with the 35mm at f/4... I'm getting some results I really like. All apertures are fine, but I think f/4 might be this lens' sweet spot. And don't usually care about that crap with lenses.
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I like it a lot so far. I used it for two solid outings and it felt almost as transparent / comfortable as the Df I've been using for the last year plus. I guess what I want to say is it just works... no complaints so far. Images looks really good. Unmistakably Fuji style in its IQ and its non-bayer sensor for better or worse. I like the look and with the 35mm at f/4... I'm getting some results I really like. All apertures are fine, but I think f/4 might be this lens' sweet spot. And don't usually care about that crap with lenses.
this does not bode well for me...
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Yes, I have noticed 35/3 Fujinon's rendering is excellent.
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Yes, I have noticed 35/3 Fujinon's rendering is excellent.
Shoot it at f3 all you want, Willy - Rocket Man claimed f4 is where it's at.
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Shoot it at f3 all you want, Willy - Rocket Man claimed f4 is where it's at.
F/3 is good too... but f4, damn! My conclusion is based on, well, not much.
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I like it a lot so far. I used it for two solid outings and it felt almost as transparent / comfortable as the Df I've been using for the last year plus. I guess what I want to say is it just works... no complaints so far. Images look really good. Unmistakably Fuji in its IQ (its non-bayer sensor) for better or worse. I like the look and with the 35mm at f/4... I'm getting some results I really like. All apertures are fine, but I think f/4 might be this lens' sweet spot. And don't usually care about that crap with lenses.
Have u tried the xp2 yet w/ other lenses. I'm curious if the newer faster af motor on the 35f2 vs other recent Fuji lenses is that much better... Is the 35f2 the fastest yet in other words. Right now 35f2 is my next purchase. Followed by I hope the future 23f2.

Being as seamless as a the DF is saying a lot about how good the xp2 has become.

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Nope, no other lenses right now. I have a 23mm 1.4 incoming and I am working on getting a 56mm 1.2. I think that's a pretty nice trio of lenses.
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Will be interested to hear what u think when u get the other lenses.

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Nope, no other lenses right now. I have a 23mm 1.4 incoming and I am working on getting a 56mm 1.2. I think that's a pretty nice trio of lenses.
add the 16 and it would be perfect...
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add the 16 and it would be perfect...
I use the X70 for my wides. I don't generally like going past 28mm. I did order the wide adapter for the X70 though.
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I use the X70 for my wides. I don't generally like going past 28mm. I did order the wide adapter for the X70 though.
the x70?
you're turning into a fuji guy again!
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Nope, no other lenses right now. I have a 23mm 1.4 incoming and I am working on getting a 56mm 1.2. I think that's a pretty nice trio of lenses.
These two are excellent lenses. The 56/1.2 is in the same league with the late generation Nikkor 105/2.5 AI I use to own.

While both of those lenses are heavier and larger than the 35/2. The build quality and optical rendering makes this disadvantage easy to swallow.
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While both of those lenses are heavier and larger than the 35/2. The build quality and optical rendering makes this disadvantage easy to swallow.
And I'm used to Nikon G versions of these lenses, so I've gotten over smaller equals better!
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you're turning into a fuji guy again!
Well, being a Ricoh GR fan, I knew I'd have to have a X70. I prefer it to the GR now too. I've always liked Fuji. I just didn't like the AF speed and quirkyness of some of its cameras. Now these work pretty well. Still not getting rid of my Df though.
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Well, being a Ricoh GR fan, I knew I'd have to have a X70. I prefer it to the GR now too. I've always liked Fuji. I just didn't like the AF speed and quirkyness of some of its cameras. Now these work pretty well. Still not getting rid of my Df though.
Interesting.. I would have thought the x70 af speed to be about same as x100t, but I guess they must have updated the af motor on it or the glass their moving is lighter.

How does it compare w/ the GR in terms of af lock speed in dim light? Or for that matter af speed in general?

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Interesting.. I would have thought the x70 af speed to be about same as x100t, but I guess they must have updated the af motor on it or the glass their moving is lighter.
It most likely is similar Gary... I don't like the X100t for other reasons. I think it is too small and the buttons too fiddly.

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It most likely is similar Gary... I don't like the X100t for other reasons. I think it is too small and the button too fiddly.



It is comparable in all ways... even in low light (same issue as GR). Works great in good-great light.
Thanks for update.. Hard to beat the GR . However if I didn't have the GR, I would get the x70 just for the Fuji colors and the control interface.

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I've used my new 2.0 for a couple days now and think I'll keep it. I like the size and design and it seems faster and hunts less than the 1.4 on the X-Pro1. So the 1.4 will go.

I prefer the more certain aperture detents on the 1.4. And I like the old, larger focus ring better as well. But I mostly use the X-Pro as an AF camera, so the extra focus speed wins out.

For now I'm not feeling a pressing need for the X-Pro2, especially given the price.

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Sony's corporate gestalt doesn't inspire me ... just sayin' In the audio sphere they come out with some statement products that are available to virtually no one. What good stuff that leaks through to general distribution is available for a few microseconds of Internet time.

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