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  1. Albert Smith
    May 5, 2022 @ 9:49 pm

    Thanks for doing this review. If I was using another brand camera then this might be on my list. However the main reason that I chose to go with Fujifilm is the old-school layout of dials and knobs, so the lack of a tactile and marked aperture ring is a deal breaker regardless of the optical performance.

    I’ll keep using my 35mm f/1.4 or f/2 for this range.


    • Alwin
      May 6, 2022 @ 2:23 pm

      Hi Albert,

      Thank you for your time. You’re right, for photographers who already own the XF lenses, this is probably not the choice that worth upgrading. Rather, this could be a good option for newcomers on a tight budget.


  2. Marc Gordon
    May 18, 2022 @ 10:14 pm

    Thank you for your excellent review. I have had my eye on this lens for a while. I own both the 23mm and 35mm Fujifilm automatic lenses and cannot make a case to add it to my collection.

    It looks like a fine lens worth purchasing for someone getting started or needing an automatic focus lens in that range.


    • Alwin Kok
      May 19, 2022 @ 3:56 am

      Hi Marc,

      Thank you for your comment. Yes, because I cannot find myself a reason to buy if I have own the 23mm and 35mm.


  3. Prathyush Raj
    June 13, 2022 @ 5:35 am


    I have Tamaron 18-300mm and XC 35mm F2 lenses for my FUJIFILM X-S 10. XC 35mm f2 or SIGMA 30mm 1.4 which lense produce overall image quality?. is it wothy to replace sigma 30mm 1.4 with XC 35mm F2? also what about viltrox 23mm f1.4?


  4. Alwin Kok
    June 13, 2022 @ 8:17 am

    Hi Prathyush,

    Since you have the 35mm f2 with you, I suggest you to keep it unless you need that extra stop of light. Maybe you should ask yourself is it worthy to upgrade? It is subjective to individual for IQ. If you are comparing to XF33mm f1.4, I will think you can upgrade to this lens.

    For Viltrox 23mm f1.4, I did not have a chance to hands-on. But 23mm focal length is different from 30mm and 35mm. You have a wonder Tamron 18-300mm, which actually covers the focal length you have asked. May I suggest you to find out what is the most common focal length you shoot the most with the Tamron 18-300mm? It should be easy to identify via exif data. Probably you can compile them into data, you can see which is your most commonly used focal length and then you can consider what lens you should get from there.


  5. Hayashi
    June 24, 2022 @ 1:32 am

    Great review.

    I have the 23mm and 50mm f2, which I mostly use 23mm for street, and it’s always on my camera. I like the 23mm wide view, so I can take photos without people noticing while holding it on my side. However, I’m finding that I’ve been cropping images a fair bit when I frame them up in my shot and am thinking of getting the 33mm f1.4 to fill the gap.

    This Sigma is appealing since it’s half the price of the Fujinon, but I’m conflicted as I’ve seen both good and bad reviews of the Sigma 30mm. Any advice if I should just take the plunge and get it?


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