If I could carry only one of my Fuji lenses, it would be the Fujinon 35mm 1.4.
As a published street photographer, this is by far my favourite and most used lens, not only for my street photography but for everything.
And looking at the crazy-positive reviews of the Fuji 35mm 1.4, other photographers tend to agree.
I just finished a commercial shoot for a Fortune 100 company, only using the 35mm 1.4 – and they were really happy with the result, and so was I.
Photos I’ve taken with FujiFilm’s 35mm 1.4
It’s an extremely versatile lens and it’s my favorite focal length in street photography.
I shoot with my Fuji X-T3 with a cropped sensor. This means the focal length of the 35mm 1.4 is equivalent to 53mm.
Watch how I use Fuji’s 35mm 1.4 for street photography
Is 50mm the ideal focal length in street photography?
It depends on who you ask. To me, 50mm is a perfect focal length – also what Henri Cartier Bresson shot with, but other street photographers like it a little bit wider like 28mm or 35mm.
Why I like the 35mm 1.4 over the 2.0
The reason why I like the 35mm 1.4 better than the 35mm 2.0 is because I like to do street photography at night – in low-light situations. It’s also to get a more beautiful bokeh for your street portraits and portrait photography in general.
If you’re into street photography and own a Fuji camera, just pick up this lens on Amazon and go shoot.
The 35mm 1.4 is a prime lens – no zoom – just you, focusing on taking your street photos.
If you’re looking for a new camera, I made a list of my favorite street photography cameras too.
If I had to recommend an alternative street photography lens from Fuji, I’d probably go with something like the Fujinon 23mm 1.4. It’s the same deal here. I want the 1.4 aperture for night photography and for handheld street photography at night.
If portraits are your main-thing, then I’d also consider the Fujinon 56mm 1.2.
I’ll continue to update this review of the 35mm 1.4 lens with more images, tests, and research.