The Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR is a recently-released lens. I liked it a lot in the field, and I’d highly recommend it for being so compact and travel/carry friendly. Available in black or silver, the about $399 price is easier on the wallet compared to its about $499 (after rebate) 35/1.4 sibling, but the decision may come down to just how compact the lens is—I just found myself liking that out in the field. Still, the extra stop of f/1.4 is a plus, so it’s a tough call.
A 24-megapixel APS-C sensor is extremely demanding of lens performance, being equivalent to a 56-megapixel sensor in full frame terms (pixel density).
Images at sizes up to 24 megapixels (full-res) along one large crop, all from f/1.4 through f/9.
This series shows just how much stopping down is necessary for peak sharpness.
See also the similar scene with the XF 23mm f/1.4.