should we buy the 35mm 1.4 if we have the kit 18-55 ?

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Daniel Hong
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should we buy the 35mm 1.4 if we have the kit 18-55 ?
Feb 19, 2013

the full review is at
The review compare the kit lens and 35mm on the X-E1and concluded that

“It is striking to see the Fuji prime lens XF 35mm deliver somewhat worse results than the XF zoom 18-55. One can assume that Fuji performs electronic corrections in camera, which also have an effect on RAW data.”

And what about chromatic abberation?

The manual focus of the 35mm is tedious (the behaviour of the focus ring is not intuitive). The 35mm offers,compared to the 18-55, just a slightly increased resolution. He suggests you to buy the XF 18-55mmrather than with the XF 35/1.4, “provided you can do without the larger apertures. In particular since the zoom lens also offers an effective image stabilizer.” And more:

so do you think you will keep your 35mm?
personally i am not buying 35mm for its resolution or other things, but for its bokeh.

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