Summary: Wanted to like it so badly, but it just didn't do it for me. I did side by side comparison shots, same camera body (XE-1)@, tripod, subject, lighting, and selected focus point, and both my lowly XC kit lens from the XM-1( at the approximate 35mm setting) and the XF 55 - 200 (at the 55mm setting)...
They don't call this the "magical lens" for nothing.
B. Tran, Amazon
30 March 2015
Summary: This truly is an amazing lens. This lens has almost entirely replaced my kit lens (18-55mm). The extra speed, low light capabilities, lightweight, sharpness, and bokeh all outweigh the added flexibility of my kit lens. I only pull out my kit for "wide angle" shots.
Summary: The Fuji 35/1.4 lens. The perfect lens from Fuji. It makes beautiful pictures. If you get one lens, this is it. Must have. Just go out, get one and start taking pictures.
Pros: Low light, beautiful bokeh, sharp, sharp, sharp lens wide open, perfect angle for just about everything..., right size and weight to walk around on your camera on a daily basis. The perfect lens.
Summary: This lens is magic. The perfect companion to my X-Pro 1. Image Quality: It's tack sharp at f/1.4 and only gets sharper stopping down. Very minimal chromatic aberration in really high contrast scenes and non-existent in pretty much everything else. Out of focus areas have a very pleasing smoothness.
Summary: I love the Lens. It fast, sharp, lightweight, well built and fun to use. I use it on my Fujifilm X-Pro 1 camera. I hate to take it off. It's a great indoor/ existing light lens The lens is noisy though as other reviewers have stated. There are plenty reviews on this lens such as DP camera review.
Summary: After doing a lot of research on this lens (and the XT-1 Graphite Edition) I decided to finally pull the trigger. Being primarily a wedding and family portrait photographer, my primary concern after reading and watching tons of reviews was that the focusing was going to be an issue.
Summary: This lens is really good. If you have been reading the reviews, you have probably read that the lens is crazy sharp at all apertures (it is), and that it doesn't focus as fast as the newer lenses (it doesn't). That being said, it's a great lens and a crazy choice NOT to have in your bag.
Good images, slow focusing motor and poor focus by wire performance
4 December 2014
Summary: This lens is effectively useless when taking pictures of moving subjects at large apertures due to the lag when adjusting focus and the slow focusing motor. It also takes several full twists to move from distant to close up focal planes.