Fujinon XF 35/1.4 barrel

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Fujinon XF 35/1.4 barrel

Hi everyone,

Im about to grab fast 50mm prime lens, so obvious choice goes to Fuji XF 35/1.4 or new XF 33/1.4

Overall image quality from XF 35/1.4 is good for my taste, and Im not looking for fast AF, or wheather sealing.

Only thing what is worry me is durability of AF mechanism in old XF 35/1.4 (and of course extending tube)

Some years ago I was Canon FF shooter and had EF 50/1.4. I had to send this lens to the service twice, to fix/replace AF mechanism after it failed twice! science about 2 years of intensive usage. Looks like Fuiji XF 35/1.4 has quite similar build of internals like Canon EF 50/1.4 (but im not sure of course), thats why im not fully decided to pick up XF 35/1.4, because - as I wrote - I got very bad experience with lenses where barrel tube is extending.

Thats why Im looking towards XF 33/1.4 to never have to worry about AF durability, but is the price diffirence and size/weight worth it? Does someone can confirm is that XF 35/1.4 internals build is sturdy enought to last for many years? How is Your experience with XF 35/1.4 for years of intensive usage?

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