Fuji 35mm f/1.4 close focus and sharpness

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nonicks Contributing Member • Posts: 793
Re: Fuji 35mm f/1.4 close focus and sharpness

HDRI wrote:

As per this review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4ay-t8UMOQ the 35mm f/1.4 isn't good at 28cm wide open

To those who have it, do they have the same experience.

From what distance onwards it has its usual sharpness ?

My current copy which is a recent (newer)  production copy performs well wide open. A little softer image at f/1.4 is expected but it is still quite sharp to my eyes. The weakness of this lens is the close focus ( including focus at the minimum distance) wide open f/1.4.

Ghosting ( hence an impression of softness)  is very observable when wide open at close distance especially in high contrast scenes such as white letters on dark background. However, once I dialed down the EC, the ghosting and softness improved effectively.

 nonicks's gear list:nonicks's gear list
Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm XF 18mm F2 R Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R +1 more
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