Get the 18mm or wait for the 27mm?

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Questions thread
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shigzeo Senior Member • Posts: 1,783
Re: Get the 18mm or wait for the 27mm?

The 18 seems to perform quite well. As a pancake, it is even better. Pancakes generally have a number of shortcuts applied to their optical engines. The 18mm from Fuji has few considering its size and speed. In fact, it might as well be a miracle.

The 18-55 is a nice lens for sure, but for prime users and fans of tiny lenses, it still is too big. Actually, all of Fuji's lenses are large (but very light) when compared to ~35mm film rangefinder companions. Probably, that is because they have AF motors and are designed like SLR lenses to focus closely.

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