Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8

Here's our review of the Fujifilm XF 27mm F/2.8 lens for mirrorless cameras 

Very similar to the lens on the well received Fuji X100F, this 27mm pancake lens is a great all-round prime. The 41mm equivalent focal length is suited to everything from landscapes to street photography, and Fuji has kept the weight down to a minute 78g, thanks in part to excluding a manual aperture ring on the body. 

The Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 lens for mirrorless cameras

The Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 lens for mirrorless cameras

Fuji's 27mm lens features fast and accurate autofocus 

The tiny 2.3cm body houses 7 elements in 5 groups, even including an aspherical element. The autofocus is extremely fast and accurate, even in low light. With a fixed focal length, the lens isn’t hugely versatile, and not suited to portraits, wildlife or landscapes. However, it’s a good all-round focal length for travel, giving a similar angle-of-view as an iPhone. It’s also very small so you can blend into the crowd for stealthy shooting.

Image quality is fantastic, as you’d expect from a prime lens. The centre of the image is extremely sharp and corners suffer very little blur at the widest aperture. There is slight vignetting present, though nothing severe.

Pros 

Incredibly sharp
Size
Wide aperture

Cons 

Minimum aperture of f/16
No aperture ring
Fixed focal range

Specification 

  • Minimum aperture: f/16
  • Elements: 7/5
  • Filter size: 39mm
  • Minimum focus distance: 34cm
  • DxL: 61x23mm
  • Weight: 78g
  • Find out more on Fujifilm's website