Deal: X-Pro1 Bundle

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy an interchangeable X-Series body, now might be the time. This X-Pro1 bundle from B&H including two lenses, the XF 27mm f/2.8 and XF 35mm f/1.4 saves you $900. It’s like buying two lenses and getting a camera for free.

The aging X-Pro1 isn’t my top choice for X-Series bodies these days, but for OVF fans, it’s still the only interchangeable option.

18mm f/2 vs. 27mm f/2.8

Fuji Fujifilm 18mm f2 vs 27mm f2.8 pancake

Somewhat to my surprise, this is a comparison I’ve not only had requested, it’s also a search term that lands more than a few people on my site. These lenses really only have two things in common, and that’s size and weight. It would seem lots of people are after an X100S form factors, but aren’t sure which of these two lenses will do it best.

Because the focal lengths are so different, I’ve left the pixel-peeping image comparison out. They may be added in the future, but for now, lots of impressions, comparison images, and even a few charts should help with which of these two tiny lenses you should get for a small interchangeable kit.

Read 18mm f/2 vs. 27mm f/2.8 here.

The X-T1 with the 27mm f/2.8

This looks pretty cool.

The 27mm j/2.8 is a bit of an unsung hero in Fujifilm’s lens lineup. But it’s a fantastic little lens and it looks awfully cool on the X-T1. Not only are you left with a cool looking camera, but it's a really small a package.

How small?

Here it is next to the X100S. Larger, sure, but not significantly. And in fact, with the X-T1's magnesium body it actually "feels" remarkably similar to the X100S because it is so dense. Looking at the specs of each, the X-T1 with 27mm f/2.8 weighs in at 468g. The X100S is 405g.

I love the feel of the X100S, but I have to hand to Fujifilm for making the X-T1 as light as they did. It’s no X-E2, but it's still pretty pretty weightless with the right lens attached. It also feels better in the hands than the X-E cameras do. I’ll have much more to say about that in my full review, which is coming soon!