Get the 18mm or wait for the 27mm?

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Questions thread
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shigzeo Senior Member • Posts: 1,782
Re: Get the 18mm or wait for the 27mm?

braeside wrote:

If you have the 18-55mm zoom I don't see any need for the 18mm prime, I had the 18mm before I got the 18-55mm and find the zoom is actually better at 18mm in the corners than the prime is. Also the zoom has OIS and the prime has not. The only thing the prime has going for it is its smaller size.

I am getting the 14mm and would also love the 23mm as that is one of my favourite focal lengths.

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I have the feeling that the OP wanting a 'portable' lens precludes large lenses such as the 18-55. I'm one of those who looks at sharpness/shading performance secondary to ergonomics, fun, and usability. The 18-55 is a nice lens. It is also much larger, heavier, and is a full stop slower at the wide end.

If I wanted the X-E1 to be a small and light as possible, the 18-55 wouldn't be on the radar.

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