Just like its predecessor, sharpness at the extreme four corners (not the borders) of the image, becomes noticeable softer at wide open apertures (left image above). The effect might be slightly stronger than on the original 35mm but I wasn't able to compare it as I presently don't own a 35mm. Both visible in RAW and in-camera jpegs files, around f5.6 the softness in the corners is largely gone.
Because the lens is close to what the human eye sees, it makes it perfect to shoot panoramas. As an example, the image below is a handheld vertical panorama, consisting of 4 images shot at 1/20s at f2 and ISO 3200.
WILL I BUY THE LENS?
I can already see myself going out for a full day of street photography using an X-T10, the tiny 27mm pancake lens and the new 35mm. No need for a camera bag, just put the second lens in your pocket!
|ISO 200, f2.0, 1/1000s|
|ISO 200, f2.0, 1/800s|
My review of the brand-new XF 1.4x TC (Teleconverter), can be found here.
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