Looks like this lens is creating quite a bit of interest at OL (sarcastic) ;-)
Looks good. I was thinking about getting Sigma Art 28/1.4, but my doctor recommends the Fuji instead.
You just can't have too many lenses...
I have been thinking about the XF-16 F1.4.... so, this lens? Of course I can get the 16 used and so save $250 or so over the 18mm. And I would sell my XF-18 F2.0 which is worth $150 or perhaps a bit more. Hmmm... I guess I'll wait to see its characteristics.
I'd probably choose the 16/1.4 over this. If I need a fast wide, then I need a fast WIDE (there's nothing wider at f/1.4, especially not in the Fuji lineup).
Actually I was thinking of selling the Canon gear and going Fuji at one point, and the 16/1.4 would've been probably 2nd highest on my list of lenses to get.
For landscapes, I like the 14mm f2.8 best. Very sharp and compact and for landscape no need for a fast aperture.
However, for environmental portraits for instance, I notice I use my 18mm f2 quite a bit. Hence, I think I'd appreciate a lot the ability to have more control of DOF with this new 18mm f1.4.
I find 16mm too wide for environmental portraits and 18mm is exactly right.
In practice I noticed that I really like the combo (APS-C): 18mm + 35mm over anything else.
I think as a minimal kit I'd be quite happy with 14, 18, 35.