27mm F2.8 opinions?

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Doug Pardee
Doug Pardee Veteran Member • Posts: 9,861
Slow and noisy AF
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sixfootzero wrote:

On the X-E1, with latest firmware, the lens is slow to focus and can have trouble locking on in very dark conditions.

Yeah. The 27mm focuses by moving the entire optical assembly in and out, requiring a considerably slower, more powerful AF motor than the linear motor in the 18-55. As a result, the AF motor in the 27mm is quite slow and noisy when hunting. And with the X-E1, all AF is hunting because it doesn't have PDAF.

If that's not an issue, great!

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