I just bought a Fujinon XF35mm f/2 R WR lens and here’s what I think about it.
If you are following my Facebook wall, you probably know by now that I recently acquired a brand new mirrorless camera, the Fujifilm X-T10 Silver Mirrorless Digital Camera. I love its size, weight and of course, its retro design. One of the few reasons why I bought this camera is its weight apart from the influence of my friends who are now using Fuji X series cameras.
Testing My new XF35mm Fujinon Lens
I visited Hong Kong to join a food tour organized by AirAsia and Vikings Buffet Restaurant. And since it was a food trip, I wanted to get a good Fujinon lens which will serve me best for my food photography stint. So, I bought one in Hong Kong just in time for the trip.
My Fujifilm X-T10 with Fujinon XF35mm f/2 R WR lens
Because I’m a traveling foodie, I researched online about some affordable prime lens for the X-series compact mirrorless camera line which includes my Fujifilm X-T10 and one of the most recommended lens I found was the Fujinon XF35mm f/2 R WR.
Fujifilm Fujinon XF35mm f/2 R WR lens
FujinonXF35mm f/2 R WR Technical Details
|Available Color||Black or Silver|
|Item Dimensions||3.8 x 6.3 x 4.1 inches|
|Item Weight||0.9 pounds|
|Lens Design||Fixed Prime|
|Maximum Focal Length||35|
|Minimum Focal Length||35|
|Shipping Weight||0.7 pounds|
Fujinon XF35mm f/2 lens
Fujifilm Fujinon XF35mm f/2 R WR Specs
- Weather-resistant design with 8 sealing points for weather- and dust-resistance and operation as low as 14 Degree.
- Inner focus system with 0.08 seconds autofocus speed and nearly silent operation.
- Nano-GI coating reduces ghosting and flare.
- 9 blade aperture creates smooth and circular bokeh.
- Minimum working distance of approximately 13 inches.
Fujifilm’s Fujinon lens is ideal for any scene and application. It’s a must-have for people like me who like street and food photography. This lens is also ideal for fashion photographers.
Food Photography using Fujinon XF35mm f/2
The Fujinon lens package includes a small lens hood which blocks unnecessary light from entering the lens to maintain the camera’s maximum optical performance. There are two types of lens hoods available for the XF35mmF2 R WR. A lightweight and compact circular lens hood is the default lens in the package, while a classical and stylish metal hood LH-XF35-2 can be purchased optionally. Both lens hoods allow the front lens cap to be used while attached.
Unboxing Fujinon XF35mm f/2 R WR lens
I find the Fujinon XF35mm f/2 R WR lens very sharp. It delivers crisp images with rich bokeh or depth of field. You might just be wondering what R WR is. Well, R WR actually means that the exterior of this superior prime lens is weather and dust resistant and that it can work in temperatures as low as -10 degree Celsius.
Test Shot using Fujinon XF35mm f/2 R WR lens
The lens surely fits perfectly with weather and dust resistant Fujifilm X series cameras just like Fujifilm X-T10. With a quiet and more accurate inner focus system, this new and affordable Fujinon lens produces high quality images at a 0.08-second shutter speed.
Fujifilm’s XF 35mm F2 is a must-have for all Fujifilm X-system users. This lens is perfect for those who live in Southeast Asia where weather is pretty much unpredictable since this lens is sealed against moisture and dust making it a perfect all day weather resistant lens.
Fujifilm XF35mm f/2 R WR lens
What I love most about this lens is that it’s reasonably compact even with its light metal fabrication and it’s affordable unlike other prime lenses.
I bought it last December 4, 2015 at Man Shing Photo Supplies in Tung Choi St, MongKok, Kowloon Hong Kong for only HK$3,100 (approximately $399 or 18,836.00 Php). You can also buy it via Amazon Fujifilm Fujinon XF35mmF2 R WR Silver Camera Lens for only $399.00 plus shipping. The lens’s average price in the Philippines is around 21,000 Php, but you can always drop by at any camera store in Hidalgo Quiapo for a discounted one.
With its metal exterior yet lightweight characteristic, it’s superior image quality, its fast and silent action, its weather resistance, and its affordability, the Fujifilm Fujiinon XF35mm f/2 R WR definitely is a must-have lens for all Fujifilm X series camera users.