More Pancakes? Why Not! First Impression of the Fujifilm XF27 | Rivalsvs

When I first purchased my Fujifilm X-T1 the XF 27 was the first lens I looked at. At the time it was the closest thing, if not identical to the Canon 40mm STM that I was shooting with on my 6D. For whatever reason the lack of an aperture ringed turned me off from grabbing the lens and I opted for the XF 18 instead. This was probably one of the dumbest decisions I had made, not because the XF 18 is a bad lens, but because I absolutely loved my Canon 40mm and it too didn’t have an aperture ring… As you can see a lot of knowledge and growth has transpired since making these early purchases. Fast forward till today and I found myself unhappy with my current setup. I love my XF 35, it’s the most versatile lens I’ve ever used, it has great optics, produces great bokeh when needed and although it’s not as small as the XF 27 I still consider it compact. There was just one downfall… The damn focusing. It was to slow. When shooting events or portraiture no problem, but on on the streets the auto focusing just wasn’t going to cut it. At f/2.8 I assumed the XF 27 would do a better job, on top of that it was compact and the price point I was able to grab it at screamed „no brainer“. Now that I have it in my position here’s what I think…….


Fujifilm Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8

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