Fujifilm, as the name indicates, had been a much sought after brand when films ruled the industry. With the digital transformation, though many companies crumbled due to the obsolescence of their core technologies, Fujifilm kept themselves busy with their strong optical competence. Digital cameras may have taken a back-seat for the Company except for some innovative sensor designs and the retro styling. Fujifilm is now planning a strong comeback in the world markets, riding on superior optics. The Fujinon Super EBC weather resistant 35mm f/2 R WR lens is a compact prime lens for its APS-C bodies.
Design and Build Quality
The weather resistant 35mm f/2 lens is constructed with an all-metal exterior, similar to most prime lenses from Fujifilm stable. The lens is designated as WR, which translates to a weather resistant design. This is achieved with the help of eight seals on the lens barrel, which protect the lens from rain, dust and splashes of water. It can also tolerate temperatures as low as -10°C. The fine texture on the metal surface enhances the grip even with wet or gloved hands. The refined gloss finish further enhances its appeal. The lens has a metal mount.
The weather resistant 35mm f/2 R WR is constructed with nine elements in six groups including two aspherical elements. Using two aspherical lens elements has allowed the company to design the lens wi