Well...I finally pulled the trigger on a Fuji 14mm f2.8!

Started May 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Well...I finally pulled the trigger on a Fuji 14mm f2.8!
In reply to Smiller4128, May 3, 2014

Smiller4128 wrote:

Dropped about $650 on a used one in really good condition on eBay and it comes with a 6 month warranty should anything go wrong. It has the box and hood and lens caps as well so everything as well.

It took me a really long time to come to a decision between the 14mm and the 10-24mm zoom lens. I ultimately decided to go with the 14mm though because it's smaller, lighter, faster aperture (I know OIS in the 10-24mm makes up for this, but still) and because of the quick and easy way to go into manual focus mode by just simply sliding back the focus ring...for some reason that really enticed me so I got one/ Hopefully it'll be here sometime by the middle of this next week.

I'm hoping that I'll now be able to find a used 55-200mm and that, combined with my 14mm and 18-55mm on my X-T1 will be the perfect trifecta for my Alaskan Cruise at the end of September

I picked up a new X-E1 last year, and the 18-55mm, the 14mm, and the 55-200mm lenses were the lenses I had to work with. I consider the 18-55mm and the 14mm to be two of the best XF lenses released to date.

As long as your new used lens hasn't been mistreated or become defective in some way, I'm sure you will be very pleased with your decision as to which wide angle Fuji lens to pick up. Having used the 14mm, even if I needed the wider end of the 10-24mm zoom, I'd still want to have the 14mm to pair with my 18-55mm as a 2-lens tourist type traveling kit.

You might also want to consider picking up the small XF 27mm pancake lens. It's very sharp and since it's so small, probably the fastest AF focusing Fuji lens released to date. It really brings a new dimension to the mirrorless experience, especially when used for street shooting. A bit wider than the 35/50mm FOV, and well worth the effort.

Unsolicited advice: replace the Fuji front and rear lens caps ASAP.

JJC rear lens/body cap pairs are superior to the OEM versions that come standard. The OEM's have a habit of working loose and falling off in a kit bag. There's a USA based retailer who sells these via Amazon.com.

I've been buying front lens caps from LensMate.com for years. They work very well and don't come off until you take them off. They're probably the same caps you can get off e-bay, if you know which Seller to go with; I don't know.

For my new XF 27mm lens I bought a 39-55mm step-up ring from B&H Photo. I paired this with one of the Samyang front lens caps B&H offers and that seems to work as well as the LensMate caps.

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