Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 User Reviews

Announced Jun 25, 2013 •
Prime lens | Fujifilm X | 16389123, 16401581

I bought this lens used and it on my X-E3 all time now. It is small enough to make this little camera to a truly pocketable camera. It is fast and sharp enough for what I am shooting street photography and it is very low cost, about $120. But its AF motor so noise, and has some fringing. But fringing is easy fix by post process. It does not have aperture ring but for how compact it is, I live with it. - JQ

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pharles
 

I have no issues with the optical performance of this lens, but it's noisy, slow AF and lack of an aperture ring drags down my opinion of it. That said, I love the perspective of the focal length and it gets its fair share of use.

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Fuji XF 27mm F2.8 is very versatile pancake lens. I had many samples of them, and latest one I purchased electronically broken. Technically you can't use this lens anymore if electronics fails because everything is operated by wire - focusing and aperture. Repair is often more expensive than purchasing it used in good working conditions. Fortunately, there is relatively easy way to reuse great Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 optics to create unique manual focus lens with extra close-up capabilities. ...

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smars06
 

I've owned a 27 mm for a couple of years. After the internal mechanism broke, I've bought a Fujifilm 15-45 mm. In my opinion the 27 mm sharpness is absolutely better than the 15-45 mm I've own and I confirm the very good reviews I've read on the thread about the 27 mm. May be there exist much better Fuji lens around this focal length, but the price and usability area great.

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Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 is the lens that made me move from Nikon DSLR and Panasonic m43 completely to Fuji system. It's so compact and versatile, esppecially with smaller Fuji X bodies like X-M1, or X-E series. It delivers very high image quality and allows camera to be easily located in a jacket pocket (which I was doing all the time). However there are some rare cases when autofocus or electronics fails on Fuji XF 27mm F2.8 and cost of repair is close to the price of used but working sample on ...

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Introduction The Fuji 27mm f/2.8 is the smallest native X-mount lens you can buy. Having a normal focal length and a moderate price tag it sounds like the perfect single lens solution. But is it really? Handling This section will be short since it's such a tiny lens. Build is fine even though plastic is used. There's a small focus ring at the front of the lens although (unfortunately) there's no aperture ring present. The front cap is small and fiddly. The weirdly sized 39 mm filter thread is ...

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Michael Doleman
 

I wrote an original review of this lens, and I'm coming back, now, to revise things a bit, having used it a bit more. In a nutshell, I've really warmed-up to this lens, and now find it to be quite a pleasure to use. It took a while, but I think that I am beginning to really "get" its little idiosyncracies. The various complaints that I outlined in my original review still stand, but I've bumped-up my overall rating from 3, to 4.5 stars, based on the beautiful performance of the lens, overall ...

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I'm new to X-mount photography, so perhaps that fact colors my opinion a bit. This is my first lens, on an X-T10 camera. The main reason I purchased this lens is to have a truly compact package, for a walk-around camera. And on that score, it's great -- it's incredibly light and flat. It's also very sharp and accurate, given the price point. But there are some things about it that I don't like: (1) The missing aperture ring is kinda a big deal, at least to me. I dislike not having it much more ...

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I've had my 27 for about two weeks now, so this is basically my initial impression. My other lens, the one I'm familiar with, is the 18-55. The point of a pancake lens is small size and weight, and the 27mm delivers. The small diameter of the front glass also helps in rendering the camera/lens combination inconspicuous. Nobody's going to feel like you're pointing a bazooka at them. Stylistically, the silver lens is a nice match for my silver ("panda") X-T10. There's a "fixed-lens film camera" ...

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Brad Sarno
 

The XF 27mm f2.8 lens is fantastic. It's in many ways the perfect "normal" field of view, great for everyday, walkaround, people, party, street, landscape, whatever. It's incredibly sharp and undistorted, vivid and honest rendering, adequate to quite-pleasing bokeh, just a wonderful and extremely affordable piece of pro-quality glass. On my X-E1 it makes the camera a whole new animal, super small and light and inconspicuous. I find the 27mm (41mm equivalent) better and more handy than 35mm ...

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