Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 Review

July 22, 2013 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star

Sharpness at 27mm

For these sharpness tests the Fujifilm 27mm lens was attached to a Fujifilm X-M1 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 27mmThe full frame at 27mm

The centre is remarkably sharp wide open, with peak performance achieved in the f/4-8 range. Diffraction sets in at at f/16.

The edges are soft though from f/2.8 through to f5.6, only sharpening up at f/8, with f/11 the optimum setting.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f2_8.jpg
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg