Excerpt: I bought this lens, the 56mm f1.4 and the 35mm f1.4 to go with my Fujifilm X-T1. No regrets for switching from DSLRs! The glass is clear and bright from corner-to-corner and matches beautifully with the X-T1.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Beautiful lens, the all metal construction really makes it ...
Ryan Remus, Amazon
17 October 2014
Summary: Beautiful lens, the all metal construction really makes it feel like a lens worth the money. Distortion is controlled very well, I have yet to notice any at all. Its small and light nature really pairs well with the x series cameras. The Fujinon glass lives up to the name, as expected. If you're looking for a small wide angle for your x camera this is a good choice.
Excerpt: This has probably been my most used lens over the last year or so. One important reason is the classic wide angle focal length of 18mm (27mm), which is my preference in many situations. For me the compact size and light weight counts as well. The 23mm is no doubt optically superior to this lens, but you pay for it in size and weight.
Summary: Nice lens. Not too wide but capable of great landscape and starfield shots. Also works well for street and even certain portraits. Small with external focusing movement (lens telescopes in and out a little at the tip when focusing). Cap on this lens still fits when using a 52 mm B+W UV haze filter. Good metal build quality and decent bokeh for the focal length. Came new in sealed box with a lens hood and lens hood cover.
Excellent image maker with a stubborn aperture ring
Family Man "Image Man", Amazon
16 September 2014
Summary: This is a terrific little lens! The colors , contrast and overall vibrance of the lens are superb. As an image maker it is top tier. My sample is sharp across the frame with straight verticals and horizontals at the edges providing I am mindful of my composition. Now, the very puzzling part of what is an excellent lens; the welcomed aperture ring is quite rough when going from aperture to aperture.
the corners are not sharp but that's fine for portrait photographers
15 September 2014
Summary: the corners are not sharp but that's fine for portrait photographers. this is a great 35mm lens for old schools and people who don't want a 50mm. it focuses fast, it's sharp, and it's small. great pancake lens.
Summary: absolutely brilliant wide angle lens for any interchangeable lens Fuji X-series camera. Great build quality (better than my 35mm f/1.4), aperture ring nicely stiff without being a chore to use. Well dampened focus ring for smooth movement. Low profile and good optics makes this a great choose for the Street photographer who wants to get close to the action without drawing a lot of attention.