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.
Excerpt: This lens is very compact and lightweight. It can be carried and used discretely, and will not unbalance lighter X series bodies such as the XE-1. I also use it with my XT-1 with battery grip, and they are great together. Not as fast as some other Fuji primes, but 2.8 isn't bad. This is the only XF lens I own that does not have an aperture ring, which takes a little getting used to.
Pros: Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
Excerpt: A must-have lens if you own a Fuji X camera. The field of view is perfect for everyday walk-around photography. This lens produces razor sharp images (cannot tell the difference in sharpness from Fuji 35mm f1.4 lens, which I also own), and the compact and lightweight characteristics of this lens will transform your Fuji X camera into the perfect travel set-up. I have nothing but praise for this little lens.
Summary: Bought it when it was on sale for $199. Probably best pancake lens in the market across all mirrorless formats at that price. At $400, not a bang for the buck but still a good lens to have, given the compact size and optical quality. Image quality comparable to Panasonic's popular 20mm f1.7. This lens is mounted on my X-A1, 90% of the time and since X-A1 is perfectly usable at ISO6400.
Excerpt: I wanted a lens that would be light weight, sharp, good contrast and fast focusing to use on the Fujifilm X-E2 when doing street photography When I saw the price after instant rebate that B&H was offering, I couldn't resist. This lens has met those criteria and then some.The image quality is excellent. It feels like I have no lens at all on the camera. It is not only great for street work, but is a fantastic general travel photography lens.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good value, Image Quality, Lightweight, price, Quality, Reliable, Speed
Summary: The 27mm is much smaller and lighter than the 18-55mm kit zoom, which makes my X-E1 camera easier to carry around. The sharpness is good wide open and stopped down. This is the perfect lens for someone that wants a 40mm equivalent focal length, so it's a near "normal" lens. I wouldn't give up the 18-55mm kit zoom, but I like the size of the 27mm.
Summary: First off, this lens is sharp, sharper than my copy of the Fujifilm 60mm macro or the 35mm f/1.4 that I borrowed to test. It's sharper than the X-100s. To be fair, you can only tell the difference at a pixel-peeping 100% zoom, but I've looked at dozens of shots of the same subject with each of these and the results are consistent. The 27 also produces very nice contrast and saturation. It's very light and compact.