Summary: This lens is the Rodney Dangerfield in Fuji's lens line. Not the fastest, not the widest, people rush on past to the 14mm 2.8, or to the 23mm 1.4. Mistake. If you're a prime lens shooter, there's a place for a 28mm equivalent lens, and f2 is fast enough. I was gifted this lens - I too had rushed past it when building out my Fuji XPro 1 based kit, but since I received it as a gift, swapping it out wasn't an option.
Pros: Sharp, light, small, contrasty, fast enough, core focal length.
Cons: Won't get you no respect, if you're a zoom person, it doesn't make great sense for you.
Excerpt: I had Fujinon lenses when I used 4x5. The lenses with the Fujifilm E series cameras are equally as good. I am very impressed and pleased with the quality I am getting from the E-100. It comes close to my Canon 5D MkII!! and I would say that the high ISO's are even better. In the digital world, as with film cameras, the lenses make a huge difference in the quality you get.
Excerpt: Having moved from a full frame camera to the Fuji X system, I was worried that a good quality wide angle would be hard to find... I was wrong. This lens is fantastic, fast to focus, great IQ and a perfect wide solution for my new Fuji kit without destroying my bank account!!!
Excerpt: After reading the tests actual reviewers had written I was ready to give this lens a whirl. Some may think it odd that one would buy into the Fuji X system just to get the lenses, but that is pretty much what I did. I am happy with my choices, Fuji optics have a well deserved reputation.
Excerpt: I got this lens for times when the 18-55 was just too bulky. Even with the hood in place it is fairly small on the X-E1, and without the hood the whole thing is really small. The lens focuses quickly, and the f/2.0 max aperture is nice when the light level drops.