Anyone else not like the XF35mm f2?

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matt lit
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Re: Anyone else not like the XF35mm f2?

harryhaller wrote:

SpeedyNeo wrote:

Focal lengths are a pure matter of taste. However, one might grow to like a specific FL with practice. If you shot enough with it and still don't like it, then get the 23.

That's it. The first 2 years of my 42 years in photography I had nothing but a 1.9/50mm lens.
Ever since then I hate 50mm eq. focal length. I never had a 50mm in my time with Nikon and now with Fuji I have 2/23mm plus 2/50mm and no intent to get a 35mm any time soon.


F1.9 50mm lens...Curious if that was a Yashica 50...I had the FR2 and it had a 50 1.9. I'm with you that during my working career as a photojournalist I never owned a 50 and was creatively against that length (whatever the hell that means!).
I shot a 24, 105, 180 or 300 and never had a problem! My only zoom was a compact Vivitar 70-150 (a truly beautiful and overlooked little zoom).
When I bought my used Pro-2 a few months ago to upgrade my Pro-1 it came with a 35 f2. I had plans to immediately sell it...and...months later I think I've fallen for the field of view. Still...I find myself gazing longingly at that 23.

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