Going to europe for the first time. Need advice kindly..

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  1. Gary A.

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    Wow, I am surprised at the price jump. There was a Zeiss special a while back and they were about the same price as the Fujinon. There is no significant difference in IQ between the Zeiss 12mm and Fuji 14mm ... the same can be said of the Zeiss 32mm and the Fuji 35mm. Yes, the Fuji 35mm is very sharp wide open. All Fuji XF lenses are very sharp ... easily L lens sharp.


     
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    Sashbar may have the best solution. The 18-55 is very sharp and it has IS. Fuji has very clean high ISO:


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    Fuji XT1 w/55-200 @ 200mm, 1/250, f/8, ISO 6400
     
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    Woooww.. you got to be kidding.. that first pic is sharp! too sharp even! ISO 3200, I can even see her pores.. wow..
     
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    Yes, it was X-T1 with 18-55, first shot ISO 6400, second shot ISO 3200. The good thing about 18-55 - it's AF is really fast. And, as Gary said, it has IS - I have checked the metadata again - the first one was shot at 1/17s with no support. And if you want to take some photos of your girlfriend, the lense is good enough for a casual portrait.
    It is sharp. This one was shot ISO 1250, at 32 mm f/4 1/250

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    As for your choice between wide lenses, 14 mm is crazy good. If I wanted a 23 mm lense, I would just bought X-100s instead as a second camera. Not much price difference. With 35mm there is a rumor ( I am not sure if there is anything behind it) that FUJI is going to update it to speed up the AF.
     
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    Wow! Any idea for 18-135mm? I'd imagine 14mm is amazing! I agree on the 23mm.
     
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    No ideas about 18-135 to be honest, apart from the fact that it is big and heavy.
     
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    Probably more lighting than anything else ... (big pores probably helps. lol). The 55-200 is sharp across the entire range.
     
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    The 14mm is great. The 18-135 is too slow for my tastes but it is weather sealed. (The only weather sealed X camera is the XT1.)
     

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