Summary: This was my first prime lens and it was difficult to decide where to begin -- the 27mm that is flatter on the camera and gives a bit wider field of view (about 40mm equivalent), this 35mm, or the 60mm which is good for portraits, macro, gives telephoto of about 90mm equivalent.
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)...
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: 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.To be honest, the 35mm (53mm) was chosen as much for availability as anything else.
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.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: If you own an x series body, then it's a no brainer that you should own this lens. I purchased this when I purchased the x-pro1 and a 23mm 1.4 and the 35mm has almost permanantly been glues to the x-pro1. Not only is this my favorite focal length but this lens also renders beautifully!
Summary: This is an amazing lens. It creates very nice bokeh and incredibly sharp images. I couldn't be happier with the purchase. It was originally intended to compliment the 18-55 X-T1 kit lens; however, since I put it on I just cannot take it off the camera. It is a pleasure to use.