DPRTV Compares Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 vs Fujinon XC 35mm f/2

Along with the Fujifilm X-T200, Fujifilm just announced the affordable Fujinon XC35mm f/2.

We did compare both lenses already by the specs sheets, and we saw that they are basically the same, except for the fact that the Fujinon XC 35mm f/2 has no aperture ring, no weather sealing and is made mainly out of plastic.

The good news: it should optically perform like the best selling lens in 2019, the Fujinon XF 35mm f/2.

Really?

Well, DPReview TV tested them both, and here is what they say:

  • XC35mm is lighter and more affordable
  • autofocus motor is the same. Both lenses focus fast
  • sharpness is identical in center and in corners. Very good performing lenses
  • bokeh identical
  • fringing identical
  • flare and stunstars are identical
  • skin tones identical
  • XC lens is a bit lighter, but not a difference that is worth to go for XC lens
  • XF lens has a classier look, weather sealing, metal, and aperture ring
  • XC lens comes without lens hood
  • XC lens costs half the money
  • with the extra $200 for the XF 35mmF2 you get quite a lot

Fuji’s best seller now got even more affordable, but personally I’d spend those extra 200 bucks all day long, for having a more solid, weather resistant lens with aperture ring.

But I get the point of it: now and entry level kit with a fixed prime lens got even more affordable.

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Fujinon XF 35mmF2 vs XC 35mmF2 Size and Specs Comparison – Same Same, But Different

Fujifilm 35mm Battle

Which was the best selling gear among the FujiRumors community in the entire year 2019?

Give it a look… you might find some surpises.

When it comes to best selling overall in 2019, the throne went to the much loved Fujinon XF 35mm f/2.

Well, in just a few hours a new 35 prime will join the Fujinon lineup, the Fujinon XC 35mm f/2.

I decided to take my time during this long sleepless night (don’t ask me in which conditions I’ll go teaching tomorrow :D ), to compare the specs and size.

As you can see below, the optical formula seems to be the same, so I guess we can expect great result also from the Fujinon XC 35mm f/2.

However, the Fujifilm XC 35mm f/2 lacks of the much loved aperture ring.

Also, the Fujinon XC 35mm f/2 is lighter, since it’s made mostly out of plastic (even the lens mount). But that’s the case also in other Fujinon XC lenses.

So same same, but definitely different.

And I have the feeling, that the Fujinon XF35mmf/2 will reign undisturbed also in 2020 among your favorite lenses.

Don’t forget to:

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Sony A6600, Low Light X-T3 vs A7III Wedding Photography, X-T3 Water Resistance and More – X-T3 Roundup

The inevitable will happen: the Fujifilm X-T4 will ship within March, and this means that the time of dedicated Fujifilm X-T3 roundups will soon be over, and the X-T3 content will be moved to the general camera roundups.

But we are not yet there.

The Fujifilm X-T3 is still today the DPReview most recommended camera below $1,500 and at the same time the DPR camera popularity winner.

So, it’s still a beast of a camera, that will soon get even better, thanks to this firmware update.

Hence, here we have one more glorious Fujifilm X-T3 roundup for you.

The Fujifilm X-T4 will have a serious challenge: improve what is already very, very good. Let’s see if it will stand up to this task.

Don’t forget also…

X-T3 Roundup

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The Era of Fujifilm X100V is Coming and the Fujifilm X100F Gets its Last Glorious Roundup!

Match Technical EP-2F Thumbs Up Grip for Fujifilm X100F

Here on FujiRumors we have always reserved a special place to what you guys voted the by far most sexy camera in the entire Fujifilm world, the Fujifilm X100 line.

In fact, the Fujifilm X100 lives in a world of its own… a world where specs do not really seem to mean a lot.

Just see our massive Fujifilm X100 group, which, among all our Fujifilm X/GFX groups, is the one with less gear talk of all.

This is a natural consequence of the philosophy behind this camera: keep it simple, focus on creating images.

One camera, one lens. Now go out and shoot.

And yet…

there is a rare time, when even X100 shooters focus a tiny bit more on gear. And that’s when a successor is about to come out. And that’s fully understandable.

FujiRumors already shared a couple of X100V rumors, but that’s not what we talk about today.

Today, just before the X100V hits the market, we dedicated an own article to the beautiful Fujifilm X100F, an extremely successful camera that sold far more than X100/S/T.

X100F (save $200): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera

Let’s start:

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Cure Your Bokeh Addiction… or When Too Much Background Blur Removes the Story and Creates Distraction

The Bokeh

We recently posted this story, about a Canon shooter, who tried Fujifilm for the first time, and there was so much she loved about it (starting from the fun using Fuji and the inspiration that comes with it), but one thing she missed: the bokeh she had with her Canon f/1.2 lenses.

So I thought to dedicate an own article to the “bokeh-discussion”, starting from two youtube videos below, that I have summed up for you.

And to give it all are more light and fun touch, I’ll share also the recent Camera Conspiracies video :).

I just remind you, that for the ultimate bokeh Fujifilm is going to release the Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0.

  • fujirumors.com  – Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 Accurate Size Comparison with XF 56mm f/1.2 and XF 50mm f/2

Camera Conspiracies

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