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Nice shots Jordan, is that Glen Echo Ravine ?
I've been finding 21mm is a bit of a challenge to compose with, so I can only imagine how tough the even wider 18mm equiv is as it includes so much of the scene. Total opposite of how I've been working lately with longer focal lengths and trying to isolate details.
Hows the handling as well ? Looks so large and unweildly with that giant hood attached, but is it about the same weight as the 14 ?
Yes, that's Glen Echo Ravine...it was my first time there (never knew it existed until yesterday). I love UWA, and I've been used to composing with 14-18mm equivalent for years. That said, this is the first prime I've used that's this wide, and I did find it a bit constricting. In a UWA zoom, which I typically have used, I use the widest part often...even on the 7-14 on m4/3. But not having the ability to zoom in could be a little frustrating at times, and I switched to the 14mm on a few occasions just to get a little longer view. I think I prefer the 14mm as a prime...it's wide enough to do the vast majority of tasks a UWA can do, but not so wide that you feel locked in.
I have some very detailed thoughts on the 12mm (including a comparison to the Fuji 14) in the Touit touit touit thread. Long story short: it's a very good lens, but the 14mm is sharper across the whole frame. The Touit is sharp to the corners, but it's not that blistering, super fine detail sharp that the 14mm is. It handles OK when it's on the camera, and it's built very well. It's heavier than the 14mm, but the flared front and huge hood make it kind of a pain to work in the bags I use for my mirrorless kits. I'm not a fan of the smooth rubber focus ring. It turns smoothly, but it doesn't feel like a focus ring, and sometimes because it's so smooth, it's hard to tell if you're turning it or not. Overall, at least so far...I'd recommend the Fuji 14 over the Zeiss 12 unless you absolutely needed the extra width. I'll be shooting a lot with it over the next week (then I have to send it back).