Excerpt: I hesitated between this and the XF27mm as I wanted something small and discreet. As my intended use was all-purpose travel, I decided to go wider and get the extra f/stop for the increased possibilities of handheld photography in low light. I had read many reviews complaining about distortion, and to check I went to Flickr and 500px, searching for Fuji xf18mm and cityscapes.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Focuses Closely, Lightweight
Summary: I like the field of view for this lens as it's a 27mm full frame equivalent. Not too wide or too narrow; just right. Of course it's a "move my feet to zoom" lens which is also enjoyable. Focus is quite good in all lighting conditions. It's a small lens and fits in my pocket when mounted on camera. Give it a try, I think you'll like the results you get using this lens.
Excerpt: Love this weight to performance. Light, small (pancake) keeps pkg with my X-T1 compact. 2.8 is fast enough and picture quality is on par with any well made lens of which I have also in 35mm and Medium format. It's operation and build are very good. Really like this lens.
Excerpt: I love this lens. Since I bought the Xe2, I've had experience using several lenses on it (18-55mm, 55-200mm, 27mm and a bunch of lenses from other companies including the voigtlander 15mm). I'm sure that for pro work the 14mm and 23mm are unbeatable. That being said, it's the 18mm that stays on my camera almost all the time. It's almost as small as the pancake 27mm and it works perfectly for every shooting and really shines indoors.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Small, Strong Construction
Great lens, good compromise of low light use ability and compact-ness.
Environmentally Conscious Bargain Shopper, Amazon
11 January 2015
Summary: Very compact foot print, though it does not make my Fuji XA-1 pocketable, but definitely more portable than most fuji lens, except perhaps the f2.8 pancake. However, this is a much brighter lens than the pancake and just a little thicker. Despite some poor reviews, I've taken fantastically sharp photos and its great in low light with the low noise nature of the fuji system to begin with! Overall, I love this lens.
Excerpt: I bought this lens, the 56mm f1.4 and the 35mm f1.4 to go with my Fujifilm X-T1. No regrets for switching from DSLRs! The glass is clear and bright from corner-to-corner and matches beautifully with the X-T1.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus