I've tried to do it Bobby several times, but I can't seem to make it stick. I like both but the old beater just has my number.The crons are really good. I'd take the 23 f2 over the original 23 1.4 every time.
Thanks Miguel. A dilemma indeed. The Cron shows better saturation with both lenses at F2 but surprisingly a lot of distortion(?). And I have a lot of history with this old beater too.Cool photo, John.
And ane of the all-time great Dilemmas for hard-core Fujiholics.
Both Cron and non-Cron versions tend to be so great that the question becomes even more difficult to answer.
In my case, I used to think my (former) XF 35mm f/1.4 was THE best modern digital nifty-fifty in the universe. But now, after almost a year of using its faster-focusing and WR-rated Cron f/2 sibling, for me it's now become a dead-heat photo-finish: both XF35's are, in a word, superb.
It's funny, I've always thought of the PL 25 1.4 and Fuji 35 1.4R as similar. Both with a wonderful sharpness to OOF transition.I haven’t used the 1.4 XF, but I’d put the 35 f2 right there next to the M43 PL25 1.4. Very satisfying output. I don’t have that 35 f2 anymore, and was trying to decide if I’d like to go a touch wider, or if I should stick to the 50 ffeq. Anyone have opinions on the 23 and 27?