Summary: Perfect stealth lens in a crowd, with typical Fuji high-quality sharpness, zero perceptible distortion. Also, the little pancake lens focuses faster than a rattlesnake can bite your left knee-cap.
Summary: I originally purchased this lens because of its focal length and it's size. It is good for family functions and taking pictures of people moving around it's also great for street photography. This lenses small enough that it can almost make a Fuji X-E1 pocketable. With dress slacks and nothing else in my pocket I've been able to fit this camera in comfortably. The focus is pretty fast while not the fastest Aperture it gets the job done.
Excerpt: Almost did not buy it but glad I did. Takes fantastic photos. The small size means this lens is almost always on the camera and it fits in my purse! Highly recommend. I am using it with a Fuji XM-1.
Summary: This is a great little lens. As other have stated don't pay MSRP. The autofocus is not what I would call graceful, but it punches out reliably focused sharp/contrasty photos rather quickly. I suspect the people who are complaining about the autofocus have mostly pro gear. Make sure your body has the latest firmware! No it's not up to Ultrasonic Canon EF lens auto focusing specs (or Olym m4/3 I've heard), but it's pretty darn good.
Excerpt: Great value, especially with the recent Fuji discount. I use this on my XT-1 for walk-around shooting, and it's a fantastic light-weight combination. It's not quite as small as a x100S, but pretty close. Imagine quality is great, although I wish it was just a bit wider than 27mm.
Excerpt: I have the Fuji X-M1 and this little lens is perfect for travel/street photography. It turns my camera into something I can put in a jacket pocket and have handy any time, any place. Works well in low light but, with no image stabilization, low shutter speed is something to monitor.
Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: This lens is exactly what I would expect for the price and then some. I was looking for a compact lens for my X-E2, something with an approximate normal field of view. The 27mm F2.8 lens looked like a good fit. Before I go any further I do want to acknowledge the complaints about noisy focus and a degree of hunting before the lens locks on to the subject. Compared to the 18-55 kit lens both motor noise and focus hunting are evident in the 27mm lens.
Good little puck! But not perfect: Close focus not good.
31 August 2014
Summary: Supersharp and fast focus when using center focus. Focussing is loud and mechanical. I'm spoiled by Sony O.S.S. which is silent. I slapped a clear filter over it and stored the lens cap. This focal length is interesting because it is close to a 50mm, but a tad more back. I could not deal with a 50mm unless I had no kids and were free to roam about snapping away. The 2.8 is just enough to get some bokeh, but the worse thing is the long minimum focus.