Today, I’m pitting the original lens for the X-Series, the venerable XF 35mm f/1.4 R against the new normal prime, the XF 35mm f/2 R WR, a slightly more compact and weather resistant lens that has just been released for the X-Series of interchangeable lens cameras. The lenses carry the same field of view and have a one stop difference in aperture. Which should you get? Is the new lens better than the relatively good 35mm f/1.4? Let’s find out. The two lenses share a lot in common, but differ in several key ways. Both lenses are constructed with a solid metal shell and are roughly the same overall size. The new XF 35mm f/2 tapers towards the end of the lens and is very slightly shorter, so it looks smaller than it really is. The 35mm f/2 is a bit more solidly constructed than its f/1.4 brother, and has some weather resistance as well, but both are well-built………..