XF 18 mm f 2

Started Nov 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Daniel Lauring
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Re: XF 18 mm f 2
In reply to heinerpattaya, Nov 18, 2013

heinerpattaya wrote:

The reason to buy would be

a. small and pocketable

b. a bit faster.

c. fixed lenses help you to improve your photography

Any help and advice wouldl be appreciated.

The main reason might be that it is smaller than the kit lens and a tiny bit faster. The main negative is it isn't as good optically as the kit lens. People find it odd that when a fixed prime lens actually underperforms a zoom. It does outperform the 27mm pancake however, so if you are looking for a smaller lighter lens you sacrifice less with it.

P.S.  At $265, I might consider buying it...but not for the $400 I usually see it selling for used.

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