The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro and the 7artisans 25mm F1.8 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses. Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro is the longer of the two lenses at 79mm. The 7artisans 25mm F1.8 with a length of 32mm, is 47mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro also has a larger diameter of 60mm compared to the 7artisans 25mm F1.8's 51mm diameter.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro and 7artisans 25mm F1.8 to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life.
The weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. 7artisans 25mm F1.8 weighs 143g, 26% (52g) lighter than the Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro's weight of 195g.
Both the Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro and the 7artisans 25mm F1.8 has the same Fujifilm X lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Fujifilm X lenses are Fujifilm X-T5, Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm X-H2S.
7artisans 25mm F1.8 is also available in Canon EF-M , Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts.
Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 30mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 45mm when used on a APS-C format camera. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 45mm.
7artisans 25mm F1.8 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 25mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 37.5mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.