|XF||The lens is designed for Fujifilm digital mirrorless cameras.|
|R||The lens is equipped with aperture ring.|
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|Diagonal angle of view:||44.2° (Fujifilm X)
|Lens construction:||8 elements in 6 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||7|
|Closest focusing distance:||80 cm|
|Macro: 28 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Micromotor (Fujifilm X)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Determined by camera|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø65 x 55 mm|
|Filter size:||52 mm|
Design and Features
One of the oldest lenses in the Fujifilm X system along with the 18/2.8 and 60/2.4 Macro models.
The lens barrel is compact, of moderate weight, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic. The focusing ring is reasonably wide and finely ribbed in order to provide a good grip and prevent slippage of fingers. It is well damped and rotates smoothly in manual focus mode.
The focusing ring is not physically coupled with the focusing mechanism and works electronically (focus-by-wire) - turning of the ring actuates an electric motor that moves the focusing group of the lens to the proper position to achieve sharp focus.
The lens lacks focusing mode switch, therefore you have to set the automatic or manual focus mode from the camera.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 52 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
The lens is equipped with micromotor, the autofocus is moderately noisy and not especially fast.
From the interview of senior executives of Fujifilm with dpreview website (July 2016):
Lenses like the 35mm F1.4 and 60mm F1.4 use DC coil motors, and the focusing elements are very heavy. For example the weight of the focusing group in the XF 35mm F1.4 is more than 100g. It’s almost unbelievable compared to most current autofocus lenses. On the other hand, in the XF 18-55mm zoom lens, the weight of the focusing group is only around ten grams.
Because of the weight of these groups in this fast prime lenses, we cannot make them focus faster. But that’s why we’re making new F2 lenses. Our 35mm F1.4 is designed for the best image quality, whereas our 35mm F2 - while we also care about image quality - is designed for fast autofocus and lighter overall weight.
Most autofocus lenses have only one focusing element, but our 35mm F1.4 for example, all of the elements in that lens move [to achieve focus].
Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA, XGM) minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
The sharpness at the center of the frame is very good wide open and excellent at subsequent apertures. The edges are mediocre wide open, good at F/2-4 and very good at subsequent apertures. The background blur is smooth and pleasant at large apertures, especially at close distances. The subjects look almost three dimensional at large apertures due to high micro contrast and smooth transition between in-focus and out-of-focus areas of the image.
|Sensor size:||23.6×15.6 mm|
|Vignetting at F/1.4:||-1.74 EV|
|Sensor size:||23.6×15.6 mm|
|Vignetting at F/1.4:||-0.9 EV|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 3 MB|
Alternatives (AF, 30..40 mm)
|Carl Zeiss Touit Planar T* 32mm F/1.8||2013||⊗|
|Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 R WR||2015||⊗|