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 Fujifilm 27mm F2.8 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 Fujifilm 27mm F2.8 with a length of 23mm, is 56mm shorter. On the other hand, the Fujifilm 27mm F2.8 has a larger diameter of 61mm compared to the Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro's 60mm diameter.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro and Fujifilm 27mm F2.8 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. Fujifilm 27mm F2.8 weighs 78g, 60% (117g) lighter than the Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro's weight of 195g.
Both the Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro and the Fujifilm 27mm F2.8 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.
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 an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 45mm.
Fujifilm 27mm F2.8 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 27mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 40.5mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.