Dedicated to an xF35mm Field Of View
Capturing the world with Fuji's 35mm lenses
Primarily this website springs from a love for the 50mm FOV And Of The Two Fuji Lenses That Yield That Particular View.
Fuji's amazing XF35mm lenses create a wonderful world seen in 50mm. To produce this particular view, the Fuji APS-C sensor crop factor enlarges what you see by x1.5 when compared to a full frame DSLR.
A photograph taken with a Fujifilm X-Series camera attached to a XF35mm lens, would in fact render a narrower 53mm view. But does this hinder the photography taken with the XF35mm lenses? Not at all. In fact, it creates a superb and highly versatile field of view, lending more scope for a photographer to employ a multitude of genres with just one lens.
The Fuji XF35mm f/1.4 and f/2 lenses have a special place in the Fujifilm X-Series lens lineup and for good reason. Being the only focal length Fuji have replicated, it translates a FOV that is very close to that of the human eye. Both are fast lenses and have become the starting point for many Fuji photographers' collections and for some the only lens in their collection. Reviews have hailed them as the focal length to start a photographic journey with and their price points encourage this even more, especially with the excellent value of the XF35mm f/2 WR lens. They also produce an image quality that no other lens in the Fuji line up generates. The f/1.4 stands apart from the rest of the Fuji lens field because of this very reason and now with the f/2 lens arrival, the WR version's character and features complement its older sibling's class and vice versa. Not seen as a replacement for the f/1.4 lens, the f/2 WR is simply a stellar companion to tag team with. These two lenses are therefore a tour de force in the Fuji photographic world.
One part of the premise of this website is therefore to celebrate the Fuji XF35mm lenses and explore how versatile they really are by demonstrating what photographs can be taken with them.
Intertwined with the _53mm_ Instagram feed, the second and more fundamental part of the 53mm premise is the hope that inspiration can be drawn from one another, to learn what can be seen with these lenses as well as offer perceivable bench marks to aspire to. We all have our own heroes in photography that I'm sure, whose books laden our book shelves and the framed prints that adorn our walls, but we can also pioneer, motivate and encourage each other in our different and unique photographic journeys. In doing so, practices can be challenged with an end to improving photographic outcomes, all the while, influencing each other in the process. In every creative medium inspiration is required, fed from, needed to start or to guide an art form and 53mm exists for inspiration.
Inspiration is the intention.
I cannot be more thrilled and excited by how 53mm has taken off and by the support given by so many in such a short period of time. Its success bears witness to the popularity of both Fuji XF35mm lenses and continues due to the mass number of photographers dedicated to an XF35mm field of view.
To ALL who have followed, liked, contributed to the 53mm initiative thus far, I sincerely thank you and hope that you'll continue to follow, like and contribute AND spread the word about our movement in this big ol' world of photography.
Ubi concordia, ibi victoria.
Photographs of the Fuji XF35mm lenses are used with kind permission from Jonas Rask