81points
79points

Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR

81points
69points

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

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26 facts in comparison

Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR vs Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*

Why is Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR better than Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*?

  • 28.57% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/2.0 vs2.8f
  • 0.13m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.22mvs0.35m
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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  • 0.8f wider aperture at maximum focal length
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    2fvs2.8f
  • 0.01x Better magnification factor
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    0.13xvs0.12x
  • 0.4° wider maximum angle of view
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    63.4°vs63°
  • Lens hood is reversible
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  • 12mm shorter minimum focal length
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    23mmvs35mm

Why is Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* better than Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR?

  • Can focus to infinity
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  • 60g lighter
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    120gvs180g
  • 6f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
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    22fvs16f
  • Includes lens hood
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  • 0.4° narrower minimum angle of view
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    63°vs63.4°
  • 12mm longer maximum focal length
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    35mmvs23mm
  • 6f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs16f

Price comparison

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

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General info

1.Has a metal mount
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

180g

120g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.has or is a prime lens
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
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.Lens hood is reversible
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
The lens hood can screw onto the lens in reverse so that you can keep it on your camera at all times, ready to use.
6.Includes lens hood
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
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.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
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.
9.Front element doesn't rotate
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
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.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
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.magnification

0.13x

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

Aperture

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.
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.
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.
4.Has rounded aperture blades
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
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.
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.
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.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
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.
2.Has focus motor
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
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.
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.
4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
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 full-time manual focus
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
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.

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