Fujifilm 35mm F/1.4 vs F/2

Started 3 months ago | Polls thread
John Gellings Veteran Member • Posts: 5,316
Re: Fujifilm 35mm F/1.4 vs F/2

skalsa wrote:

Oh Jesus, please stop that nonsense about 35 f2 vs f1.4.

Yet you go on to add to the nonsense...

One is a Zeiss Sonnar design, the second one is a modern-rendering lens (Fuji designed the lens to be a small lens with some drawbacks (distortion)). If you want more bokeh and a bit dreamy look (less contrast, more pop) with a bit classic lens rendering (a bit harsh but interesting classic bokeh), just buy 35 f1.4 (ideal for a wedding). If you do street photography and need WR and faster AF, buy 35mm f2. Maybe even buy 35 f2 and Mitakon 35 f0.95 II. I used both of them and did not find f2 version interesting - a bit clinical - but I love how fast it is with a nice aperture ring etc. I mostly shoot at f1.4 and I need f1.4 to take portraits. Buy whatever you need and dont say one lens is better than other.

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