New Fujifilm XC 35mm lens rumored – will it be the perfect entry-level lens?

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In but extra thrilling Fujifilm information, it seems to be as if the following lens we’re set to obtain from the Japanese imaging firm would be the Fujinon XC 35mm lens (as reported by Fuji Rumors). This will probably be equal to a 53mm focal size on a full body sensor.

Fujifilm has two principal ranges of lenses for the X-mount, the XC and the XF. The XF lenses are Fuji’s premium vary of lenses, that are usually fabricated from steel and home options akin to aperture rings and bigger apertures. In the meantime, Fujifilm’s XC vary tends to be geared in the direction of entry-level customers. 

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XC lenses are lighter, extra compact they usually additionally are typically manufactured in China moderately than Japan (though we ponder whether this would possibly quickly change). 

So, why ought to Fujifilm entry-level fans be excited by this lens?

Properly, the XF 35mm f/1.Four is certainly one of Fujifilm’s hottest premium primes. Because the APS-C equal of a 50mm lens,  35mm is a flexible focal size that may be utilized to quite a lot of genres. You possibly can at the moment decide up the XF 35mm f/1.Four for £499 ($599), which, whereas not overly costly, is somewhat pricier than what some could also be keen to speculate. 

New Fujifilm XC 35mm lens rumored - will it be the perfect entry-level lens?

Fujifilm’s present X-mount lens roadmap reveals two 35mm primes – is there room for a 3rd?

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Proving the 35mm focal size’s reputation even additional, Fujifilm even provide a second XF 35mm. This model has a most aperture of f/2 and is on sale for round £369 ($399). Whereas that is cheaper than the f/1.4, it’d nonetheless be fairly an costly prospect for entry-level customers.

A CF model of this lens would probably be made out of plastic moderately than steel and have a narrower most aperture. Nonetheless, these two changes would make the lens each considerably lighter and cheaper. 

Contemplating that Fujifilm’s XC lens line-up at the moment solely consists of two zooms (ranging respectively from 16-50mm to 50-230mm), we might wager that there is positively a marketplace for an Fujifilm 35mm prime.

Our hope can be for a most aperture of f/2.8 (or wider!) and a price ticket of round £200. Nonetheless, we’ll merely have to attend and see what surprises Fujifilm have in retailer!

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