Rated 5 out of
compact and ready to go"This is perhaps my favourite XF lens. While my natural field of view is closer to a 35mm, a 28mm-equivalent has better DOF. So its a bit of a takeoff, however, compared to the more recent XF lenses, the 28mm is very compact and light. This means it sits on one of my bodies most of the time and it's small enough on the X-E1 to fit in a jacket pocket. It is my go to combo when I run out the door.
I've read complaints about its optics, but my results tell a different story, especially on the X-T1 where that bodies magic software make for some amazing jpegs. And, it is an f/2, so good in low light. It's also a fast focusing lens on any of my bodies.
I ditched the original lens hood and started using a vented screw-on HK special, but am back to the original hood as it offers better protection in the rain even if the stupid rubber hood won't stay on...
If I could have only one XF lens, this would be the one."