Fujifilm 27mm f/2.8 XF Lens

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FUJINON 27mm f/2.8 XF Lens

Fujifilm 27mm

I’ve used this cool little lens mostly for street photography, but am finding it also works really well for landscape too… when I can wrest it from my husband, who adores it! He uses it for people and as a walk-around lens. He also always looks like a worried mom when I snag it from his bag (where it keeps ending up somehow!).

It’s wide enough for some really lovely landscape frames… and its prime sharpness makes for some gorgeous panorama images, which I’m doing more of these days. Stitching software has gotten so good, it’s such a big deal to do even handheld any more. Consequently, if you’re someone who hikes or backpacks and is always trying to pare down the gear weight, this is an awesome choice. I do wish it were a f/1.8mm instead of f/2.8mm lens… but so far that hasn’t been a huge issue for me. It’s so dang lightweight that it becomes one of those tradeoffs you just have to decide upon for yourself, based upon your own particular needs.

The super sharpness, light weight and low profile makes it idea for travel. It’s 41mm in 35mm (full frame) equivalent, so if you’re looking for something lighter and a little tighter than a full frame 50mm, this is your new favorite lens! I got it right before my trip to France, where I used it mostly for street photography. It did a great job.

It doesn’t have an aperture ring on the outside like my other lenses… so you control that via the dial wheel on the back of the camera itself. No biggie, once you know to do that.

This is another lens I intend to spend more time with in future. I think it’s an unsung hero in the Fujinon lineup; I want to explore what its quiet voice has to say!

My Actual Gear

I always like seeing people’s actual gear. The dings, use marks, scratches, whatever. It shows they’re alive! So, here’s a pic of my 27mm lens on my X-T10:

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THE IMAGES 

And finally, the following were all taken with my 60mm lens! I’ll add more as I have them.

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Paris, France
Fuji X-T10

Paris, France
Fuji X-T10

Paris, France
Fuji X-T10
A Fine Day In the Neighborhood

Paris, France
Fuji X-T10

Paris, France
Fuji X-T10
No You Don't

Paris, France
Fuji X-T10

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