Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 Pancake Lens

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Key Features

  • 27mm focal length
  • 40.5mm equivalent on APS-C cameras
  • F2.8 maximum aperture; F16 minimum
  • 39mm filters
  • 0.34m/13" minimum focus
  • Fujifilm X mount for X series interchangeable lens cameras
  • Only 0.9 inches thick
  • No aperture ring - must be controlled via camera (firmware upgrade may be necessary)

Product Description

The XF 27mm F2.8 is an ultra-compact 'normal' prime for Fujifilm's X-system mirrorless cameras, and offers a 40.5mm equivalent angle of view. It's the smallest and lightest X-mount lens at just 23mm / 0.9" thick, which means there's no space on the barrel for an aperture ring - instead this must be controlled from the camera's rear dial. X-Pro1 and X-E1 owners may need to update their firmware to make this work.


Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 27 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Fujifilm X
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F16.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Aperture notes Rounded diaphragm
Elements 7
Groups 5
Special elements / coatings 1 aspherical element
Minimum focus 0.34 m (13.39)
Maximum magnification 0.1×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Micromotor
Full time manual Yes
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 78 g (0.17 lb)
Diameter 61 mm (2.41)
Length 23 mm (0.91)
Materials Metal barrel, metal mount
Colour Black, Silver
Filter thread 39 mm


User Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • CeleryBeats, Feb 13, 2014 GMT:
    Anything and Compact

    Great lens. Good for just about anything and it is very compact. Why take it out with you? - For good focus accuracy - You want it compact and lightweight - When you like excellent image quality - Sexy looks without looking too excited - Discretion is important to you - You appreciate good built quality - One for all solutions with a bit of creativity suits you well Why not take it out? - You don't like excellent image quality - Big and extended is your wanabe have - The least bit of AF-motor ...

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  • 94, Apr 8, 2014 GMT:
    At the sale price...

    It's an unbelievably good little lens. At the retail price..........still good but not such a happy good.

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  • Giuseppe Romano, Dec 22, 2014 GMT:
    Small and clear

    Very good lens. It's small and very clear. I use it with an X-M1 and it's a wonderful gear. Very nice picture, it's quite fast and the angle of view is perfect for lot of shots. Probably I'd like it let me focus more close and it use a more common filter dimension but I'm happy to have bought this lens.

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Questions & Answers


FUJINON X-Mount Lenses

Can someone explain the "R" designation on the majority of X-Mount lenses?  Thanks!

$$Policy$$ asked
1 year ago


apeRture control (via a Ring) on the lens Continue Reading

David McGaughey answered
1 year ago

"The "R" stands for "Radius Angle" and refers to the Aperture Blade design on the Fujinon XF lenses. XF Lenses' diaphragm blades have the radius finely adjusted to ensure the opening is close to a true circle at all aperture settings" Continue Reading

vkphoto answered
1 year ago

I've never seen that definition before. Here are two different sources who say it means "Ring." http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/22252/what-does-r-mean-in-fujifilms-xf-fujinon-lens-names/37453#37453 Also, the Fuji lens roadmap strongly also suggests it stands for "Ring": http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n130417_01.html All of their lenses have the "R." Except for the 27/2.8 pancake. Which is the only lens without a dedicated physical aperture control ring. Continue Reading

David McGaughey answered
1 year ago


Bag for an X-E2 with 27mm

Looking for a good bag for an X-E2 with only the 27mm, for times when I want to have a compact camera with me vs the entire kit (18-55, 55-200, EF-X20, filters, etc.) So far I tried the LowePro Adventura Ultra Zoom 100, which seemed pretty good, had a place for an extra battery, but seemed a bit bulky for this minimal setup. Thanks!

Amnon G asked
8 months ago


I had this for my X100 and since the X-E2 with 27mm is pretty close in size it should work. I loved it for the X100.  Fit snug and perfect, small side pouch for batteries and cards, great strap system, etc. http://www.blackrapid.com/products/snapr-35 Continue Reading

Bob Gates answered
8 months ago

Mirrorless Mover 5 would fit the XE-2 with 27 (or 18 or ?23/35 mounted). Mirrorless Mover 10 fits the XE-1 with 18-55 zoom and room in the front pocket for the unmounted 27. http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/mirrorlessmover5.aspx Continue Reading

IslandTractor answered
8 months ago

I stick the X-E1 with 27 in a pocket - much less hassle than a bag :-) It is the raison d'être for these pancakes lenses in my opinion, Nick Continue Reading

nick_webster answered
8 months ago


Studio Portrait Photography with X-E1/X-E2

Has anyone out there had experience in using X-E1/X-E2 for studio portrait photography. I have both X-E1 and X-E2, along with the 18-55mm, 27mm, 56mm, 50-230mm lenses. Could anyone give me a few tips regarding basic camera/lens settings for me to use as a starting point and progress from there. Thanks, limerigger

limerigger asked
1 month ago


What kind of lighting will you be using? Continue Reading

Jim Cassatt answered
1 month ago

I'm hiring a local studio with the following setup: Elinchrom Lights, Triggers, Brollies, Reflectors, various sized Soft Boxes including a 1.8 Metre Octa Soft Box, Snoots, Back Drop Spreaders, Coloured Gels and the use of our Props. This will be the first time I've tried anything like this and it's an area of photography I'm keen to learn. Continue Reading

limerigger answered
1 month ago

first order of business is look for the setting Preview Exposure in Manual Mode and make sure thats set to OFF. (Default is on). Otherwise if you shoot with a small aperture like F8 or above, even with modeling lamps, you wont see anything in the viewfinder.   Big issue on this forum. Otherwise enjoy. XE1 has no hard or electronic setting for 1/180 flash sync speed like XE2 so youll have to settle for 1/160. Other than that Fujis are great studio cams. I use a XE1 with the 32mm Zeiss and an XPro1 and 18-55 with Buff strobes for very happy client-pleasing results :D.  I will also break out the X100s if i need real high speed flash sync... One more thing: a grip can help when shooting portrait orientation.  Good luck. Continue Reading

historianx answered
1 month ago

Warranty Information

"Your Fujifilm equipment has been manufactured to precise standards, and with rigid quality control through every process of manufacturing. It is warranted by Fujifilm U.S.A. against defective workmanship or materials for one full year from date of purchase. Fujifilm U.S.A. will, at its option, either repair or replace (with a reconditioned unit of like condition) free of charge equipment which is returned either in person or postpaid and insured to one of the Fujifilm U.S.A. Repair Centers listed on the reverse side. The product must be accompanied by some proof of date of purchase, such as the original sales slip. This warranty does not cover batteries or flash equipment and accessories not manufactured by Fujifilm Holdings Corp. This warranty does not apply if the equipment has been damaged by accident, abuse (including, but not limited to, sand, dirt, water, liquid, impact battery corrosion, etc.), failure to follow operating or maintenance instructions or if the equipment has been modified or serviced by anyone other than a Fujifilm U.S.A. Repair Center. This warranty cannot be resold or transferred."

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