Excerpt: This is a dandy little lens, sharp and contrasty--and, best of all, small. I'd like it perhaps a trifle wider, but the focal length is a good compromise for a lens ideally suited to everyday, walk-around use. And I like using the control wheel on my X Pro 1 to control the aperture--the wheel just falls naturally beneath my thumb. The wee size of this lens makes it easier for me to carry my camera all the time, with I like to do.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Travel
Excerpt: Many of the reviews I read prior to purchasing this praised it for its sharpness and compactness. It focuses quickly and quietly on the X-E2 and makes this camera as compact as possible. While I would have liked it to be a faster (maybe f/2) lens the overall size makes up for it. While I have and always use hoods for now I am not going to worry about getting one for this lens.
Excerpt: While I've not done back flips about Fuji's 18-55mm zoom that's part of the X-E2 kit, the XF 27mm prime lens is sharp as a razor. Good all-purpose lens for the camera. I prefer it was my primary lens for the camera.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Sharp Image
Excerpt: This is my seventh Fuji X series lens, and looking at the others that I own and shoot every day, it seems an improbable addition. After all, I have the 23/1.4 and the 35/1.4, so I seem to have the 27mm focal length covered, and if I need that exact framing I can pull out the 18-55 zoom. So why buy this lens?
Pros: Compact, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Shaor, Sharp
Excerpt: After switching from Rollei35s to the X-E2 kit, XF-27mm was amongst my top choices for street and I was not dissappointed. Although it didn't look like much, the images produced was sharp & contrasty. It is fast enough at f/2.8 since Fuji X generally holds up pretty well at ISO3200. Any faster for the lens would mean heavier & chunckier gear. IMHO, brighter lenses doesn't necessary equate to better imagery & usability.
Excerpt: Bought this lens during big discount period to use with Fuji XT-1 and can't be happier. Fast, super light (less than 100grams) and sharp image result, made this lens to be my priority lens that I'd be using most of the time.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I am not usually attracted to pancake lenses. I am however very attracted to super sharp lenses. Fuji has put together a credible selection of pro glass for their semi pro X series of cameras. But this 27mm is in a class by itself. At f/5.6 it is a brilliant performer. From wide open to f8 it is simply so good that all I can say is buy it. It is a short normal as opposed to the 35mm f/1.4 which would be a more traditional focal length.
Summary: Very small and light this lens is well built and is offering a nice sharpness even at full aperture, very good handling almost perfect for travellers and street photo but the autofocus is slow and too hesitant (tested on a xt-1) so finally it partially misses my targets.
Excerpt: I haven't used it as much as I expected but for times when compact easy-carry matters, it excels. I find it very sharp and solid performing. It compares favorably with my other optics for my XE-1.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: Compact and lightweight are the two key features of this lens. It is a nice little package when fitted on my X-E2.I was totally thrown when I saw the "Made In China" siginature on the lens. None of the other Fuji products I've seen are made in China so I thought it was maybe a one off thing (probably to help offset the fact that this lens is always on backorder and out of stock). Not really sure.