35mm battle Nikon Z 35 vs fuji?

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vegetaleb
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Re: Tributes to Sonnar
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tadhoge wrote:

Thank you for comparison.
But I feel a bit strangeness about straight evaluation,
because the Z35/1.8 is one of the most up-to-date lense,
whereas XF23/1.4 is designed as classical type.

Fuji didn't recreate 23mm, but they chose to modify XF35/1.4
by adding wide conversion elements.
This is explaned in Fuji's official ad site.
https://fujifilm-x.com/en-us/stories/one-lens-one-story-2/

And, XF35/1.4 is basically 35mm version of Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5,
which is originally invented 90 years ago.
Although Planar got more popularity at that focal range,
some people have been preferring Sonnar. Even today it is still available.
https://www.zeiss.com/consumer-products/int/photography/zm/c-sonnar-1550-zm.html

As well, XF35/1.4 and XF23/1.4 are tributes to classical Sonnar.
I am not able to explan visual effect precisely, but apparently
they are for those who love the air of Sonnar.
(C Sonnar 50/1.5 example shots are shown in site below.
https://papacame.com/cosina-carl-zeiss-c-sonnar-50-zm )

I appreciate todays in-detail comparison, but I think classical
type lense should be evaluated by some whole picture method.
In that point of view, XF23/1.4 is not as bad as some might think.

One of the main reasons I left fuji is the lenses choices for prime wide lenses.

The 16 f1.4 was nice but a bit too wide for me, the 18 f2 is  a very sexy pancake lens but it's a purple fringe mess, the 23 f2 is sharp only from f4, you can forget bokeh with it as even bokeh balls are full of onion rings...

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