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.
Summary: This is my second lens besides my 18-55mm. Both are very sharp, which is due to great glass and the great fuji camera sensor. I'm impressed by Fujinon lenses and can say it clearly beats my Canon 50mm f1.4 in sharpness. The bokeh is great.
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.
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...
Summary: Needless to say, this is the best lens for Fuji camera, except that it focus a bit slower than other comparable lens from other manufactures. the rendering of the image from this lens is beautiful and sharp. I take off one star for its slow in focus ability.
My favorite lens—almost never comes off, but it has its cons.
Jonathan S, Amazon
13 December 2013
Summary: The Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 is a fantastic lens. It's my favorite lens (it almost never comes off), but it has its cons. The pictures are razor sharp and the quality is absolutely fantastic—The bokeh is gorgeous! For just about any casual, portrait shot, this is my go-to lens.
Summary: Lens is very sharp even at 1.4. Has really nice shallow depth of field, similar to using a 50mm f2ish lens on a full frame camera. Only thing i would change is the autofocus could be a little faster and quieter. Plus I prefer the aperture ring on the x100 which positively clicks into full stops.
Pros: Sharp, shallow depth of field, low distortion, reasonably priced given performance
Summary: This lens is sharp! It produces wonderful images. I've only really done portrait type pics so I can't say much about corner sharpness but anything I focused on has come out wonderfully and the bokeh is very pleasing to the eye. It focuses quicker than my only other fuji xf lens - the 18-55mm.
Excerpt: I looked at many charts before purchasing this lens, and I was not impressed. I rather like 35mm on APSC and would have waited for the Zeiss Touit or shot legacy glass but the price was low enough for me to give this a shot. I am glad I did. The packaging is awesome.