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  1. Bas Thijssen
    April 22, 2020 @ 12:35 pm

    Hi barry,

    I’m a big fan of the 18mm too. It’s a great lens in a small package!
    The colors of your photos is really cool! What’s te secret? Is it in camera with Classic Chrome or is it a lot of post?

    Thnx and greetz from The Netherlands!


  2. Barry
    April 24, 2020 @ 4:50 pm

    Hey Bas! Thanks for your comment. I do mainly use a tweaked version of Classic Chrome for my colour photos. Minimal post processing.

    Keep rocking the 18mm!


  3. Markus Weinländer
    May 3, 2020 @ 8:23 pm

    Hi Barry,
    thanks for your review. I am a big fan of the 18mm as well, especially for travel photography.
    One question – you wrote that many lenses do not match to the character of the 18mm. What is your recommendation for the „perfect match“?


    • Barry Forshaw
      May 4, 2020 @ 2:15 pm

      Hello Markus. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      I haven’t found the perfect match for the 18mm! I suspect the one of the earlier lenses would be the best match.

      Although I have tried virtually every other Fujifilm lens, one glaring omission is the 35mm 1.4 (I have the 35mm f2). It might be that?

      As I touched on in the article, perhaps the answer is to use the lens on it’s own for everything!


  4. Hans Martin
    May 10, 2020 @ 9:22 pm

    Great write-up! Just mounted my 18mm bought on first appearance on the X-Pro again and motivated to go out and take these wider views of a changed world. Thank you for this


  5. Angus
    July 23, 2020 @ 7:26 pm

    Wow, these are really stunning photos, especially the couple in the empty Cathedral styled Church and the last one of the couple by the sea.
    I have the 18 also and never understood the negativity, but then the market is probably dictated more by (corner) sharpness than rendering, and it renders beautifully. It does get a great review on


  6. Vlad
    January 28, 2021 @ 7:52 am

    Well, lucky for you Fuji plan to release xf18mm f1.4!)


  7. Viktor
    March 2, 2021 @ 11:39 pm

    18mm 1.2 would not be small, nor would it be light!


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