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.
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.
- XF35mmF2 WR: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
- Fujifilm X-T200: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
- XC 35mm f/2: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera