Day Trip to Merrickville

My sister Julie ( who was visiting me from Manitoba) and I decided to take a little day trip out to Merrickville often referred to as the Jewel of the Rideau due to its charming 19th century architecture, artisan boutiques and restaurants.  Fuji had just sent me their 27mmF2.8 and the 35mmF1.4 lenses to try out. 

I was actually quite surprised at how much I enjoyed the 27mmF2.  I loved how small, light and unobtrusive that little pancake lens is on the XT1 and the focal seems to be just about right!   At a 41mm in 35mm format equivalence, it is not quite as wide as the 18mm (27mm equivalent) but not quite as zoomed in as the 50mm.   Also, I didn't mind that there isn't an aperture ring on the lens itself.  

On the other hand while I love the 35mm F1.4, the lens hood bugs me a bit.  It just seems to be tricky to get the lens cap on and off with it attached to the lens.  That is about it for now.  I am looking forward to making good use of these two lenses over the Canada Day weekend. :)