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  • Beautiful set of images. I like the 50mm lens but for me 40mm is normal as it’s the closest to FOV of the human eye.

  • Paul Szilard says:

    My first Fuji lens was the 35mm f1.4 and except for the WR aspect of the f2 lens, I don’t see any advantage for swapping. I now have 17 lenses, but the 35mm still has a soft spot in my heart. At f1.4 I have used it to take some lovely portraiture.

  • Ellen says:

    Love my Fuji X100. Got it on Ebay from a seller from Anchorage AZ, years ago. f=23 mm.

  • I agree with you, Khürt, 40 mm is normal. So for me the underrated small XF27 is the closest Fujifilm lens to human eye view (although I love my orig XF35).

  • Dan says:

    I’ve always felt that the itty bitty pancake Fuji 27mm lens is one of the real sleepers in the lineup. Yes, with the slightly wider angle of view, it matches the human visual perspective even more, and it has very fast autofocus. Aside from not being weather sealed, the tiny, yet capable 27 2.8 is a fantastic lens.

  • Tom Gibson says:

    I am borrowing a 35 F1.4 and really enjoy the shallow dof. A bit on the noisy side and a little slow focus but not a big deal. Why the F2 over the 1.4 other than cost. Like the fov and for more width I just do a verticle pano. Thanks for the article

  • Dan says:

    Hi Tom- Why the f2 vs the 1.4? A couple reasons, but it mostly comes down to preference. They’re both awesome, but I love the tiny form factor of the f2, plus it’s weather sealed and the AF is faster than the 1.4. That said, with the faster processor on the X-T3, the 1.4 version is much faster with regards to AF than it used to be. It’s definitely a cool lens, but the smaller f/2 is just so darn cute!

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    Terry Bourk

    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

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    Roger Sinclair

    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.