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
Beautiful lens, the all metal construction really makes it ...
Ryan Remus, Amazon
17 October 2014
Summary: Beautiful lens, the all metal construction really makes it feel like a lens worth the money. Distortion is controlled very well, I have yet to notice any at all. Its small and light nature really pairs well with the x series cameras. The Fujinon glass lives up to the name, as expected. If you're looking for a small wide angle for your x camera this is a good choice.
Excerpt: This has probably been my most used lens over the last year or so. One important reason is the classic wide angle focal length of 18mm (27mm), which is my preference in many situations. For me the compact size and light weight counts as well. The 23mm is no doubt optically superior to this lens, but you pay for it in size and weight.
Summary: absolutely brilliant wide angle lens for any interchangeable lens Fuji X-series camera. Great build quality (better than my 35mm f/1.4), aperture ring nicely stiff without being a chore to use. Well dampened focus ring for smooth movement. Low profile and good optics makes this a great choose for the Street photographer who wants to get close to the action without drawing a lot of attention.