14 Sep Fuji 27mm F2.8 – The best lens for travel photography: pretty, tiny, and SHARP!

Croatia, land of dragons and Rakija, was the site of my most recent European excursion – this time, with a new accessory: Fujifilm’s 27mm f2.8 lens. It stayed glued to my camera maybe 90% of the time, and gave me most of my favorite shots from the whole trip. I took over a hundred photos a day with it! Here’s why I think it’s the best lens I’ve used for travel.

Looking for a technical review? This isn’t it – but here are some helpful ones:

A comparison between the Fuji’s X100(S/T) and the FUJINON XF 27mm f/2.8 “pancake” (Fuji vs. Fuji) Fuji XF 27mm F2.8 Review (Light Priority) Fuji XF 27mm F2.8 Review: Pancake Lens For The X Series (Finding Range)

The size makes you look less like a “DSLR tourist”
I finally saw my first DSLR-tourist actually changing lenses in public in Croatia! Swapping out one beast for another looks positively silly, not to mention making you a target for thieves who could become very rich by snagging that lens out of your patient partner’s hands.

This camera is the cheapest one you can use with Fujifilm’s X series lenses. The results are 100% thanks to the Fuji glass.
This lens on my humble Fujifilm X-A1 means I look a lot less fancy than the guy next to me with a lens longer than my head! Looking like an amateur, in this respect, is a very good thing.

You’ll actually take it with you everywhere

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