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  1. Albert Smith
    July 24, 2021 @ 4:32 pm

    I am really enjoying my 27mm f/2.8 R WR lens. I was lucky to have preordered mine as soon as it showed up on Amazon. The demand exceeded the supply which has made it hard to find lately. For me it hits that sweet spot between the 23mm and 35mm, making it my grab-and-go lens for general walking around photography.

    Mentioned in your article, the main limitation for me is the too long minimum focus distance. I’m bumping up against it more than I’d like, but I tolerate it in exchange for the general versatility in most other situations.

    The lack of an aperture ring made the first edition of the lens a nonstarter for me, but this newly revamped model has been my most used lens since I got it.

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    • Alwin Kok
      July 31, 2021 @ 2:46 pm

      Thank you for your comment! Yes, I am on the same boat as you, I skipped the first edition and this updated edition is totally worth it.

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  2. Khürt L Williams
    July 27, 2021 @ 12:36 am

    I would love to own this lens once it’s back in stock. For now I’ll make do with my XF27mmF2.8.

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    • Alwin Kok
      July 31, 2021 @ 2:48 pm

      Is it still out of stock? I think it was high demand in Singapore and it was the last piece when I purchased it from the shop.

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      • Khürt L Williams
        August 16, 2021 @ 2:47 pm

        The XF27mmF2.8 R WR is not in stock in the camera shops in New York or New Jersey. Even, Amazon doesn’t have any in stock.

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        • Alwin Kok
          August 16, 2021 @ 3:48 pm

          Oh gosh. Seems like it is really high in demand.

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  3. Chantel
    August 19, 2021 @ 8:24 pm

    i owned the original version a couple years back and ultimately sold it because i really do prefer the aperture ring on the camera body.

    I ordered the new version back in May, and my copy still hasn’t shipped. patiently waiting!

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    • Chantel
      August 19, 2021 @ 8:25 pm

      lens body*

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      • Alwin
        August 20, 2021 @ 1:51 am

        That’s a long delay! I hope you can have your copy real soon and enjoy shooting away!

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