Summary: I would say that this is one of the best Fuji lenses for night photography. It is very sharp and produces great tones and a silky bokeh. The construction is solid, and the optics are just different from other brands. You have to try it to see it.
Excerpt: I've just switched to Fuji -- coming mainly from Canon L zooms, but with a mix of their primes. Picked up an X100s and a X-T1 with the lens.<br /><br />To be honest, the 35mm (53mm) was chosen as much for availability as anything else. I know some people love shooting at 50mm but it has never held much allure for me. This lens may have just changed all that, especially for my walking around travel shots.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, High resolution, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I enjoyed using this lens for several days until it suffered "sticky aperture" syndrome. Became unusuable and am waiting a warranty replacement.<br /><br />Given my limited use, I will say it is very, very sharp and a great "normal" lens. Focus speed could be a bit faster (even on X-T1 body) but is acceptable.
Excerpt: I use this lens on my XE1 for night shooting. It is keenly sharp and does not require a flash. Some folks don't like the square hood but I like it just fine. It stays on and does it's job. The lens is light but very solid.
Summary: I choose the 35 mm F 1.4 lens to complement my 18mm - 50 mm kit lens. I planned to get a prime lens that allows me to shoot in critical light condition as well as creating shots with nice bokehs to isolate the subject. What can I say ? My expectations have been fully met. Razor sharp images and beautiful bokehs - I love this lens !
Great fast lens for a bit overpriced price (relative to other brands).
11 April 2014
Summary: "+" Very fast lens, great sharpness, great color, great bokeh, comprehensible dimensions, focusing speed is satisfactory. ----- "-" Overprice (like all lenses from Fuji), or external focus (Moving the outer parts when focusing), sound noisy focusing, rubber cover on a regular blend jumps at every touch to the clothes (3 times almost lost it), simple poor sharpness at full aperture
Summary: Great optics, very sharp. But autofocus it's slow and useless in continuous mode (with X-T1 at least), since it never locks and always keeps searching near the focus point, but without locking as it does on single focus, or as any lens do on continuous focus on any DSLR.