Fuji 23mm f1.4 is brick heavy!

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GreenBeer Junior Member • Posts: 30
Fuji 23mm f1.4 is brick heavy!
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Just got my 23mm f1.4 in the mail today. I'm pretty much in love with my 35mm f1.4 - but dislike how far I have to stand away from my subject. Can get awkward indoors, in in a bar, store, nightclub setting.

The 23mm was my solution (after asking the board). I've only taken a few shots, so far so good.

The only drawback is how amazingly HEAVY this lens is... It feels like lugging a barbell around. The first lens I've owned that I would sort of dread carrying around the city with me all day. I assume it has to do with the amount of glass inside?

For some reason I assumed the 35mm would be the heaviest thing I carry . The 16mm 1.4 is relatively huge, but very light in comparison.

I know some will jump on and mention zoom lenses - but, I usually just do street photography - so have never owned a zoom.

Anyway, nice lens for $900 - but wonder if I'll actually carry it on long trips or revert back to the 35mm.. Tomorrow will bring it around and see how the optics are.

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