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Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro

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Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
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Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro vs Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Why is Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro better than Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*?

  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • 37.3° narrower minimum angle of view
    25.7°vs63°
  • Is a macro lens
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
  • Is a telephoto lens
  • Lens hood is reversible

Why is Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* better than Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro?

  • 1.2f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    2.8fvs4f
  • Can focus to infinity
  • 0.1m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.35mvs0.45m
  • 30% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/2.8 vs4f
  • Is a wide angle lens
  • Front element doesn't rotate
  • 37.3° wider maximum angle of view
    63°vs25.7°
  • 85mm shorter minimum focal length
    35mmvs120mm

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General info

1.Weather sealed
Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

2.Is a wide angle lens
Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.

3.Front element doesn't rotate
Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

4.has or is a prime lens
Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

5.Includes lens hood
Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

6.maximum focal length

120mm

35mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

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Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

2.minimum angle of view

25.7°

63°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

4.1°

3.maximum angle of view

25.7°

63°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

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180°

4.magnification

0.5x

0.12x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

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Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

5.optical zoom

1x

1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

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Samsung NX 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS

11x

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Aperture

1.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

32f

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

40f

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

4f

2.8f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH

1.4f

3.widest aperture

f/4

f/2.8

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH

f/1.4

4.aperture blades

9

7

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

11

5.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

32f

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE

40f

6.Has rounded aperture blades
Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

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Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

2.Can focus to infinity
Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

3.minimum focus distance

0.45m

0.35m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye

0.09m

4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

5.Has focus motor
Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

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