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: 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! The colors are gorgeous and the detail is ALL there. It's SO sharp I can't believe it sometimes.
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.
Excerpt: If you have a Fuji X-Trans camera body, this lens is a must! I recently bought an X-T1 and purchased this lens along with it...it is a razor-sharp, fantastic lens!!! I bought a few other lenses as well, but find myself using the 35MM the most!