What are all the cheap pancake lenses for Fuji X Mount?

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MrALLCAPS
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Re: What are all the cheap pancake lenses for Fuji X Mount?

Rod McD wrote:

Hi,

I agree with you that one should always try one's own sample. I did with the 18/2. I read the comments, but bought it anyway. The comments were right - it was sharp in the center. but the outer image softness extended to the borders as well as the corners. It just wasn't as sharp as the lenses either side of it in the range (16/1.4 or 23/1.4) or my 18-55 from f4 down. OK for some uses, unacceptable for others. I re-sold it.

Soft borders or corners may be fine for some styles but you can't say "So what?" until you know the use case - there are jobs where it matters...

Exactly and in My opinion, soft corners didn't matter to me for a lens for street shooting. That's why I said "So What" for.

It's a compact lens, a Pancake, well built, with a nice metal lens hood. Only thing missing is weather sealing.

Regards, Rod

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