Fujifilm XF 27 f/2.8 Lenstip Review

Started Oct 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Kevin Patrick Regular Member • Posts: 172
Re: That's just lens tester BS

Absolutic wrote:

sgoldswo wrote:

Absolutic wrote:

If I already have 35/1.4 what is the benefit of 27/2.8 besides the size advantage?

I know m43 has 20/1.7 and 25/1.4 discussion (one is significantly smaller and cheaper than the other while both are pretty bright wide open)

However can someone point any reason to buy a 2.8 $450 prime When my 35/1.4 cost me $400 used and an amazing lens that is sharp wide open, pretty light weight.

I am willing to listen. Other than smaller size any other advantages?

AF speed for one. It's extremely fast. In addition it turns either of the larger Fuji bodies into a "flat" camera like the X100/S, which can fit into a bag front pocket. As Chris and others point out, it's an exceptionally sharp lens in the centre.

Now the AF speed advantage if it exists is a real advantage. After all 35/1.4 is not known for its speed or silence of focusing. As for size, is 27/2.8 is flat as a lens on X100?

Don't forget about the X-M1 / X-A1.  I find this lens is a perfect combination with those cameras for a competent and compact solution.  Even better than the XP1 / X-E1.  I think Fuji felt the same way and that is why they moved it slightly downscale by removing the aperture ring.  IQ is still top-notch though.  Can't go wrong on any of the X series cameras.

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