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Fujifilm Fujinon XC 35 mm f/2

19 May 2020
Maciej Latałło

11. Summary



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Pros

  • handy barrel,
  • excellent image quality in the frame centre,
  • sensible image quality on the edge of the frame,
  • moderate lateral chromatic aberration,
  • lack of problems with spherical aberration,
  • negligible astigmatism,
  • good performance against bright light,
  • silent, fast, and quite accurate autofocus,
  • favourable price-performance and price-quality ratio.

Cons:

  • plastic barrel,
  • too high level of longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • huge coma,
  • high vignetting,
  • distinct distortion for RAW files.
The Fujinon XC 35 mm f/2 is a very sensible complementation of the line-up of Fujifilm X system lenses. The tested model performed very much like its more expensive brother, the Fujinon XF 35 mm f/2R WR, being almost two times cheaper. Of course you have to pay for it, by accepting a weaker build quality of the barrel, dominated by plastics. Still I think this lens will find a lot of buyers because it is a joy to use.