3 prime lens travel kit: which f/1.4 lens would you choose if just 1?

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3 prime lens travel kit: which f/1.4 lens would you choose if just 1?

I am thinking of jumping back into Fuji to use primarily as a compact/light travel kit.  I'm thinking X-T2 body and 3 primes.  A while back I took a lowly 16-50 kit lens on a trip, and I noticed the vast majority of my pics were at 16mm, then quite a bit were at 50mm, and a few were in between.  So I could do most of my shooting with a 16mm and 50mm prime, and something in between.

For cost/size considerations, I only want one of Fuji's f/1.4 lenses covering this range.  BUT I do want at least 1 f/1.4 for low light usage.

I am set on the 50mm f/2 for that range.  I don't need faster there.

So it's basically a choice between 16mm, 23mm, or 35mm f/1.4.

So again, keeping in mind the 50mm f/2 is set as the 3rd prime, I'm looking at something like:

(1) 16mm f/1.4, 23 or 35mm f/2

(2) 16mm f/2.8 (once it's released), 23mm f/1.4

(3) 16mm f/2.8 (once it's released), 35mm f/1.4 (this would probably be the overall smallest and lightest kit).  Until the 16mm is released, I'd probably buy the 23mm f/2 as a wider stopgap.

Not interested in the 14mm (too wide) and 18mm (too narrow).


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