Review: FujiFilm XF35mm F2 R WR

By Beau Johnston

In September 2015, I rented the FujiFilm X-T1 and the XF35mm F1.4 R lens to take to my sister's wedding. I rented this setup because I had grown tired of dragging my pro-body Nikon cameras and associated lenses on family trips. The setup was just becoming too bulky and too much of a hassle to travel with. The images the FujiFilm setup produced were beautiful, and I loved how compact everything was.

Flash forward to fall 2016 when I found myself gearing up for a series of trips for the magazine and vacation. I debated dragging my D700, 24-70mm, and 70-200mm lenses on trips to Hawaii, Las Vegas, and Oregon. I found myself looking back to the little FujiFilm X-T1, looking for used copies online. I eventually pulled the trigger and contacted FujiFilm to see about borrowing the new XF35mm F2 R WR to take along on these trips.

Specifications:

  • 35mm Equivalent: 53mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2
  • Minimum Aperture: f/16
  • Angle of View: 44.2°
  • Lens Elements: 9
  • Lens Groups: 6
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Min Focus Distance: 35cm
  • Filter Size: 43mm
  • Approx. Dimensions DxL: 60mm x 45.9mm
  • Approx. Weight: 170 g
  • Price: $399.95