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  1. Albert
    February 18, 2020 @ 3:31 pm

    You could say that I had (have) FOMO about the Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4, as I read testimonials to its greatness. As it is, I opted for the f/2 version when starting to build up a set of new lenses for a Fujifilm system after decades with Nikon.

    After using this lens for almost two years now. I keep wondering, how much better could the f/1.4 lens be? The f/2 lens is tiny, fast to focus and optically terrific. It is often my one and only lens on an outing and never disappoints.

    Thanks for reinforcing my love of this lens with your fine images.

    P.S. I just clicked on your London with 16mm f/2.8 link… if I didn’t already have this lens, your images (most shot wide open) would have me ordering one. Again, very nice!


    • Trevor Sherwin
      February 18, 2020 @ 8:20 pm

      Thank you, Albert. I think we all look at other kit and wonder “should I get that lens?” but I have to say, I have always been happy with the small compact F/2 family of lenses. If I took portraits I might think different but for my own work the WR and weight of this range of lenses wins out every time. If from what I hear the XT4 has IBIS, then that will add a few stops to the F/2 range and make it even less of a reason for me to look at the 1.4 etc. Thanks for your message. 🙂


  2. Khürt L. Williams
    February 18, 2020 @ 5:23 pm

    Hello Trevor, I enjoyed the article and the shots of London. Several years ago, I too have changed from the “all the gear all the time” philosophy and FOMO to the “less gear and more intentional” philosophy. I dint regret it.


    • Trevor Sherwin
      February 18, 2020 @ 8:20 pm

      Hi Khürt, thanks very much. It’s great to mix it up and it travel light whenever possible. It feels rather liberating 🙂


  3. Paul Dwyer
    February 1, 2021 @ 6:09 pm

    Lovely images very thought provoking article. My aching back and knees are screaming told you so!

    Totally different perspective ( no pun intended) but it becomes much more about there is a pleasing image, why shouldn’t I be able to capture it with a lens that has roughly the same angle of view as my eye.

    Of course Henri Cartier-Bresson mostly used just the one prime. Thank you for the insperation.


  4. Steve
    February 13, 2023 @ 10:52 am

    Catching up on articles, and found this one. Very VERY nice. There is a definite part in my brain giving me FOMO and grief about always wanting the next best thing. I sold all my Canon kit after decades of using it, and now have XPro2/XT3 with 23 and 35mm F2 lenses and feel amazed that I carried all that kit over the years for no other reason than having the next best thing.

    I am finding that the F2 WR lenses are enough for most of the needs I have out with work.

    Love the article, and love London.


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