Damien’s thoughts on the Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 Lens
“The XF35mm f/1.4 lens is the first lens I bought for my Fujifilm X-Pro1. I got to know it straight away and have relied on it ever since. If I’m unsure about a how a creative journey will unfold I nearly always start with the 35mm lens. It is known as the standard lens and to some the word standard has become synonymous with boring, but to me it means ‘to set the standard’. The 35mm is a lens that has never disappointed me and always delivers contrasty, sharp pictures. The original version of this lens is not weather sealed and is slower to focus than its new brother, the XF 35mm f/2, but it does have that all important extra stop of light gathering and legendary optical quality. If you are shooting with the 16mm, 23mm and 56mm lenses, it is worth having the f/1.4 version of the 35mm lens in order to be able to hot swap with the other primes without having to adjust ISO or shutter speed to compensate for the change in maximum aperture. I shoot my primes at f/1.4 a lot of the time.”
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