All the eye candy in this post was taken with a Nikon D5000 and Nikon 35mm 1.8 (thanks dad).
• Micnova MQ-DGC White balance cards
• Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18mm F2.0 R
• Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R
• Fujifilm EF-X20 Flash
• Thumbs Up EP-75
• Fujifilm X-Pro1
• Fujifilm NP-W126 Li-ion battery (3x)
• Sandisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 32GB + 16GB SD cards
I started with the 35mm 1.4 on the X-Pro1 because it had the same equivalent as a 50mm on the D700. The 40° field of view that you get from the 35mm is baked in my head so making this my first lens was a no-brainer. It's all metal casing makes this lens feel like the Zeiss glass that I used to own and it certainly adds a decent amount of weight to the body. Optically it's about the same as the Zeiss only with less CA and better sharpness in the center and corners! Shooting in small spaces or interiors with a '50' has been killing me since the beginning but I never wanted to invest in a wide angle prime because I married to the '50'. BUT I became the owner of the 18mm last month. I haven't reached the 100 mark with the 18mm, so the only thing that I can say is that it's a lovely tiny lightweight pancake. It's not as sharp as the 35mm in the corners but the AF performance is better.
All the X-mount lenses feature AF/MF, a focus ring and Aperture ring. Aperture settings are changed on the lens and not on the body. The AF performance is okay once you get used to it but the wired MF is a joke. Wired MF means that the focus ring sends a digital signal to the body and the body forwards the action to the AF motor. The result? a 1 second lag in the actual focus action and a 9000° ratation angle from close to infinity.