The FUJINON XF 18mm F/2 often gets overlooked these days in favour its bigger, wider brothers, but this 27mm equivalent has a few things going for it, and should be on the consideration list for just about anyone that takes size and weight into consideration.
I say “just about” because I think dedicated landscape shooters will want to pass on it, especially those who already own the XF 18-55mm F/2.8-4 OIS (Review) which is almost as competent at 18mm outside of missing the slightly larger maximum aperture that landscapers tend not to use much anyhow. Architectural or interior photographers are likely to shy away as well due to its distortion.
For the street photographers out there, this lens is a fantastically discrete option. For the serious shooters who take to the street with two bodies, one with an XF 18mm F/2, and the other with a 35mm lens is a great focal length combination. For portrait or wedding photographers, the bokeh at f/2 should not be overlooked.
As with most every lens, this one comes with trade-offs. It’s not going to perform as well optically as our other wide prime options, and it lacks some of its handling niceties, but the size and weight alone can be enough to make up for that.