53mm & A Muse.

53mm & A Muse.

The 53mm or Fujinon 35mm f/1.4

Let’s call it magic, magic is what this old Fujifilm objective can produce, I have had this glass on and off since its release in 2011.

This nifty fifty glass was my first Fujinon glass in combination with the X-Pro1 when it was released in late September 2011, it was love at first sight, even thought this combo was so slow, and I really men slow!
After a period on and off with Fujifilm I got back into it in 2019 I had only been away n and of for a good year trying out Sony A7 series with the Sigma ART glass, but after turning to Fujifilm with the X100F and then the release of the X100V, I knew where I wanted to stay and what worked for me picture wise.

After the purchase of the X100V cam the X-T3 and the 35mm f/2 but hell, I missed the contrast, bokeh and soul of the 35mm 1.4, a deal was made fast and here we are. X-T3 paired with the Fujinon 35mm f/1.4, a stellar 53mm performer.
This has been my go-to on the X-T3 when shooting portrait and lifestyle and with the X100V there is not much to say, it’s a combo that can do it all.

This muse, yes, she is a muse, her name is Adea, and she is one fine girl, this portrait session was done exclusive on the X-T3 with the 35mm f/1.4 and processed in Capture One and Photoshop. Just love the result, only thing that is bugging me still after all these years is the Purple Fringe, at some points its crazy, but else this glass can do it all.

I have wondered if I should get the 16mm f/1.4 just to for fill the last glass for environmental portraits and for landscape’s but that’s another story.

Thanks for reading and more will come over time.

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