Anyone experienced with both TTArtisan 35/1.4 & Fuji XF35/2?

Started Apr 18, 2021 | Discussions thread
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Schleiermacher Senior Member • Posts: 2,571
Anyone experienced with both TTArtisan 35/1.4 & Fuji XF35/2?

I have the XF 35/2 and am very happy with its over all performance. But occasionally, I like to work with a manual focus lens (not focus by wire).

Given the low cost of the TTArtisan 35/1.4, I’m thinking of picking up a copy to use when I don’t want to use autofocus and when I want a different rendering signature.

So, I’m curious if anyone on the forum has used these two lenses and can comment on significant optical/rendering differences between them. I’ve read many reviews of the lens, but I’m curious as to how it compares in terms of optics and rendering to the XF35/2.

I also do a great deal of b&w work and wonder if the simpler design with fewer elements/groups might make the b&w a bit punchy.

Thanks for any input.


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