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  • Thanks Dan – I have recently sold/selling my D300 system and purchased an X-E2 (note not XE-2!) with the kit 18-55. Was considering getting either the 10-24 or the 14, leaning to latter, and your review has helped me confirm my decision.

    All the best …

  • Dan says:

    Martin, glad I could help- and thanks for the clarification on the X-E1/2 I can never keep those model designations straight!

    Take care…

  • […] I love wide angle lenses. Always have. As far as I’m concerned, the wider the better, so long as it’s a fixed lens. I prefer primes over wide angle zooms for a couple reasons. Fixed lenses are always lighter and more compact, which means that they pack more easily and are that much more non-conspicuous when you’re out shooting in the world.  […]

  • […] I love wide angle lenses. Always have. As far as I’m concerned, the wider the better, so long as it’s a fixed lens. I prefer primes over wide angle zooms for a couple reasons. Fixed lenses are always lighter and more compact, which means that they pack more easily and are that much more non-conspicuous when you’re out shooting in the world. Also, it’s a very easy lens to shoot one handed with, which I often do while riding bikes, hanging off of a rock face, blocking the sun or directing my subjects with my free hand or shooting while driving/flying. Note, I would NEVER recommend this kind of reckless activity. Wide angle lenses are great for shooting just about everything. They’re ideal for landscapes, travel and shooting indoors, and if you want to get right in the middle of the scene and shoot immersive, first person action, then wide is the way to go…..  […]

  • Thanks Dan – as usual helpful. Do you use a filter on this lens? I’m just thinking about protection – say a CL fiuter if such exists at 39mm!

  • Most of my shots dan are on trips – scenery and places typically with people in them.

  • Jiri Ruzek says:

    I also have this awesome lens. Just what about the new Samyang 12mm/2.0 and 10mm/2.8? I think that if anyone plans to buy ultra wide lens, he could wait for those lenses reviews and sample photos and then decide …

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  • […] not normally a zoom guy, except on the long end. When it comes to wide angle I love primes like the XF 14mm f/2.8, but when you’re shooting in wet weather, there’s a distinct advantage to shooting with […]

  • […] I like to travel light. While this isn’t quite as compact as my favorite Fuji lens, the XF 14mm f/2.8, it’s way more versatile, and it’s certainly lighter to go with just this lens than if […]

  • […] It’s light, compact and extremely sharp. It also has a manual focus option and it’s one of the XF lenses that has a traditional aperture ring with engraved f/stop numbers. It also comes with a good lens hood. With regards to overall performance, versatility and the fact that a 21mm angle of view just hits a focal length sweet spot, the XF 14mm f/2.8 is truly an outstanding lens. Here’s my full review. […]

  • […] can read my review of both of these lenses. Here’s the link for the XF 14mm lens review, and here’s the XF 18-135mm […]

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