I prefer low weight to large aperture

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I prefer low weight to large aperture

Many, many year ago I bought the Canon 85mm 1.2 to shoot indoor volleyball. It was a very large lens. Large and heavy. It gave me much light through the viewfinder, but I could not use that largest opening, because it gave sharpness only in a very small area.
These days, with the X-series Fuji cameras you get acceptable images with ISO 3200. That means you are able to get images even in not-to-good lighting.
My favourite wide angle has been 24 mm (135 film), or 16 mm for my X-T1. I read here that many want this to be f/1.4. I do not! I got into mirrorless cameras because of the reduced weight. I do not understand why so many want/need heavy glass fore these cameras.
I have the 14mm and the 18-55mm (sold the fantastic 55-200 mm to my brother, I found it a bit on the heavy side). I will reconsider my lens choices later this year, but I know I want the 90 mm (135). I shall wait to the end of the year and see what Fuji comes up with.
Any comments?

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