23 Dec Fujifilm Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8

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Fans of compact prime lenses are sure to be excited by the Fujifilm Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 ($449.95). The slim lens is compatible with Fuji’s X mirrorless system, making some of the smaller cameras available almost pocketable. It doesn’t have an aperture ring, which will turn off some Fuji owners, but delivers strong image quality in a small package. It’s a good lens, though not quite as good as the slightly larger XF 23mm F2 R WR, which is brighter and includes protection from dust and splashes for the same price.

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Let’s talk about size—it’s the XF 27mm’s£369.00 at Amazon biggest draw. The lens measures 2.4 by 0.9 inches (HD) and weighs just 2.8 ounces. It almost feels like nothing when attached to your camera, and I was able to slide an X-E3 into the pocket of my winter coat with ease with the lens attached. There’s no hood, although you can use 39mm front filters if desired. You can get it in black or silver.

The angle of view is about 40mm, in full-frame terms, when paired with an APS-C camera. It’s a little wider than what you think of as standard angle, but not quite as wide as a 35mm or 28mm-equivalent prime. I like it as a focal length; I often struggle composing shots with a 35mm-equivalent lens, but find things to be a bit more natural with the 40mm frame. Your mileage may vary, of course….

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