It really is an amazing time at Fuji. If you are a current owner or looking at maybe getting some Fuji gear now is the time to do it. For the next couple weeks Fuji has dropped the prices on all their existing lenses.
I'll repeat that , FUJI has reduced the prices of all their existing lenses!!
Note: the lowered prices are available at Best Buy, B&H, Amazon and other large retailers.
So, of course, I had to check out these prices and see what my kit needed.
I ended up picking up the 60mm 2.4 macro. Yes, I had tried this lens about a month ago, but I just couldn't justify the price tag and I know the 56mm 1.2 is coming out in another month so I wasn't sure what to do. At the time I decided to return the lens and just wait until the new lens came out. Now, with the Fuji lens price drops it made complete sense to pick this lens up as it had dropped about $250!! So, once again I made the purchase and am very happy to have this lens in my kit.
Fujifilm 60mm Macro 2.4
Update: I returned the 27mm as I found that after walking around with it a little I just didn't feel quite comfortable with the focal length. It was sometimes not wide enough and other times too wide. Given that its so close to the 35mm I already really enjoy I decided to pass on it. I also recalled my most used focal lengths were around 50mm-85mm.
The next lens is the 56mm 1.2 lens. I had heard about it for a few weeks and rumors were that it would be the perfect portrait lens. Given that I do weddings and portraits I knew it was something I should look into. Yes, its so close in focal length to the 60mm, but its a 1.2. This means that I can isolate the background better, I can get shallower depth of field and also shoot in close to no light. But, it is significantly more expensive to the 60mm lens.
So I waited and finally picked it up. I've only had it a few days now but am already impressed with its build quality and sharpness and I know it will be permanently attached to my X-E2. Just beautiful!
I'm sure that in the future I will add more lenses to my system, but for now the 35mm, the 60mm and the 56mm are such a fantastic combination. And, I have my 18-55mm lens as the all purpose backup.