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Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8

 
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27mm $449
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(From Fujifilm lens literature) Clear, high fidelity descriptive performance in a compact, lightweight form make this lens a perfect partner for FUJIFILM X-M1. With a focal length of 41mm*, about the same angle of view of the human eye, this lens is not only a superb snapshot choice, but also performs well in a variety of scenes from portraits and landscapes to architectural shots. High-speed, high-precision AF is driven by a built-in high-torque DC coreless motor to capture fleeting moments in sharp focus.

* 35mm format equivalent

For FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1 customers:
The FUJINON XF27mmF2.8 lens does not feature an aperture ring in order to make it compact and lightweight. When using this lens, please update your camera body's firmware to enable aperture adjustment via the camera's command dial.

Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 User Reviews

9.7/10 average of 3 reviews Build Quality 9.0/10 Image Quality 10.0/10
  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by (28 reviews)
    Seriously sharp. And very compact and light.
    Nothing for this price.

    A seriously sharp pancake. That is a must buy. This lens alone is reason enough to get an X body.

    reviewed February 12th, 2016
  • 9 out of 10 points and recommended by (40 reviews)
    Small, lightweight, super sharp
    None

    Although this lens doesn't appear to be very popular, I think it's a really nice photographic tool. It all starts with the focal length, and I have to admit that for me the field of view of a 40mm lens is the most versatile for all sorts of photography, especially street photography. It falls between a 35mm and a 50mm.

    The XF 27mm f/2.8 is a very compact and lightweight lens that feels right at home on any Fujifilm X-series body. The Fuji 27mm f2.8 is mostly anodised aluminum, but it has a plastic filter thread. Personally, I don't care that it's made in China and that it doesn't have an aperture ring. After all, it's a pancake lens.

    It focusses fast and accurate and almost completely silent. The front lens element moves in and out as the lens focusses.

    Image quality is great, especially for a pancake design. Images are really sharp and contrasty with realistic colours. The corrected files don't have much distortion. There's some softness in the extreme corners wide open, but the rest of the image is super sharp. I tried the new 35mm f/2, but I was slightly disappointed with the sharpness and returned it. The 27mm is that good.

    reviewed December 25th, 2015 (purchased for $250)
  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by (20 reviews)
    sharp, small

    small, very sharp all across the frame. Focus is fast too (but you can hear it)

    Build quality is not Fuji XF like, but that means it's still above Sony or Canikon.

    For the current price it's a nobrainer

    reviewed December 15th, 2015 (purchased for $200)