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I have at the moment the XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR lens. I’m looking to add another one or two, for street photography and possibly landscape. I’ve been using the 16-80 for street, but I’m finding it a bit intrusive and heavy. Not yet sure what it’s like for landscapes, I think it will be ok.

With my previous lens setup with Pentax I had five zoom lenses ranging from 10mm to 300mm plus a 90mm macro lens.
I don’t want as a wide range again as I found half of them were never used. I know that primes are the go to lenses for street, but which one, 23,35,50 or something in between. I have tried just setting my 16-80 to just 23 or 35, but I find myself zooming in and out all the time. I don’t really want to be carrying too many around with me.

Preferably WR 

Your thoughts will be most helpful.

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Since you are zooming in and out from those settings, it sounds like you want to use wider primes and longer primes. But, reconciling that to your desire to not carry a lot of gear is going to be tricky. Want vs need.

I like Fujfilm's XF14mm and XF16mm lenses. They work quite well for many situations and even give you great landscape shots if you use them that way. Perhaps the colder weather will cause some of the street photographers to come inside and offer some insights for you. For what it is worth, here are some lens lineups:


A lot of folks like the X-Mount lenses Viltrox sells. The lenses get good reviews.


Select X-mount in the "Type" filter.

Nowadays, the are a lot of companies offering low cost X-Mount lenses, so you can experiment to find what you need without having to, ummm, 'make difficult financial choices' to get to where you want to be.

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4 hours ago, Greybeard said:

Maybe the 18-55 would suit you better than the 16-80 - its much smaller, lighter and less intrusive

I've been thinking of getting the 18-55 just for street, the only problem is it's not WR.

There's also the Sigma 18-50, which I beleive is shower proof.

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