Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR Review

December 8, 2015

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Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR



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Michael Topham pairs the Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR with Fujifilm’s X-T10 to find out how it shapes up against the older XF 35mm f/1.4R

Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR Review – Autofocus

The focusing performance on this lens is far superior to the XF 35mm f/1.4 R. Internal focusing prevents the front of the barrel protruding like it does on the older lens and, unlike the XF 35mm f/1.4 R, which is renowned for making some rather loud whirring noises as it focuses, this newer lens is much, much quieter.

Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R

The new Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R mounted to the X-T10 and the older XF 35mm f/1.4 R alongside

It’s not just quieter – it’s faster, too. Switching back and forth between old and new revealed the focusing speed on this lens is in an entirely different league. When partnered with the X-T10, it latched onto subjects accurately and responsively in a fraction of the time that it took to find focus using the XF 35mm f/1.4 R. Fujifilm has rated the autofocus acquisition speed at 0.08secs and it feels just as rapid as this in use.

  • Price: £299
  • Filter diameter: 43mm
  • Lens elements: 9
  • Groups: 6
  • Diaphragm blades: 9
  • Aperture range: f/2-f/16
  • Minimum focus: 35cm
  • Length: 60mm
  • Diameter: 45.9mm
  • Weight: 170g
  • Mount: Fujifilm X-Mount
  • Included accessories: Lens cap, lens rear cap, lens hood, wrapping cloth

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