After almost a year I have found that the focal length range is not enough for me and I also want to use prime lens.
I decided on the following setup:
- Fujifilm XF 18-135 mm F3.5-5.6R LM OIS WR
- Fujifilm XF 23 mm F2 WR
Why? I will explain in the following.
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-135mm F3.5 – 5.6 R LM OIS WR
On my “normal” photo walks through nature or when I’m out with the family, I don’t really have the opportunity / time to determine the frame by adjusting my distance to the object. Either my wife is already around the next corner or the animal (mostly birds) away.
Since I’m usually alone on the road and these situations are not so frequent, this focal length seemed to me the best compromise.
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23 mm F2 R WR
After long consideration of which lens is the best compromise for my street photography, I decided on the 23 mm F2. A compromise of weight, size, aperture and weather resistance.
So far, I’ve had a prime lens with apertures below f/2, usually around f/1.4. And yes, that’s certainly the best option when it comes to street photography in the evening hours. But these are at least twice as expensive, not always weather resistant and often twice as big and heavy.
These will be my two lenses that I will be on the road with in the near future. What is still missing is an ultra wide angle lens around 10mm or 14mm.
I will share my experiences (pictures and personal impressions) in further posts.