14 Dec Vancouver Street Photography, Light & Shadows, and a few thoughts on the Fujinon 27mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens

Source: Ian Macdonald Photography

I spent a lot of time over the last few months shooting street photography in Vancouver, with a focus on using high contrast light and shadows.  Most of this work was done with the Fujinon 27mm f/2.8 pancake lens, a lens that  I hadn’t worked with before.  I was really curious to try it though, and my friends at Fujifilm Canada were kind enough to send one out to me.

The 27mm pancake lens was originally announced on June 26th, 2012.  At that time there wasn’t a lot of small glass available for the Fuji X Series, making this tiny pancake lens an attractive option for those who wanted a more compact system to carry around.  Fast forward to the end of 2016, however, and we now have the new Fujinon 23mm f/2 and the Fujinon 35mm f/2 lenses available to us.   In regard to price point, the 3 lenses break down as follows:

Fujinon 23mm f/2 – $449 USD Fujinon 27mm f/2.8 – $449 USD (currently on sale for $349 USD) Fujinon 35mm f/2 – $399 USD (currently on sale for $299 USD)

Having just been released this year, the 23mm f/2 and the 35mm f/2 are much newer lenses.  They focus incredibly fast, are weather resistant, and operate smoothly and silently.  I love working with both of them, so I was curious to see whether or not the 27mm pancake lens still held up to its newer siblings.

On the surface the 27mm pancake lens is slower…

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