One of my favorite lenses of recent years is the Fujinon XF 14mm. It's not the fast glamour-glass near its focal length—that would be the 16mm ƒ/1.4—but, really, with an ultrawide you just don't need a lot of lens speed. (Think about it—the more telephoto the lens, the more small amounts of camera shake are amplified; the wider the lens, the less so.) ƒ/2.8 is not a downtown hip-crowd aperture but don't let that put you off. It's fast enough and the lens is quite special.
Anyway I just thought you might want to know that the fabulous Fuji 14mm is on sale for a whopping $300 off right this very moment. Here's the link, and here's the link for all the Fuji stuff that's on sale right now.
Three hundred off for this lens is significant; it makes an expensive lens into an affordable lens. (Fuji has sales on such a regular basis that it doesn't make sense to buy their stuff except on sale.)
I own this lens (bought at full price, alas) so when I say "highly recommended" I both know whereof I speak and have also voted with my own bux.
Check it out. You will not be sorry. It's the first ultra-wide I have ever fallen in love with in my whole life as a lens nut.
(Thanks to Izzy)
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Ken Bennett: "Hear, hear. One of my first two Fuji X lenses and still a favorite."
Stan Banos: "After using a 20mm Nikkor for some 30 years and thinking that was as good as it gets, I could not believe the stunning IQ of this lens. Wish it was a tad more compact like the snub nose Nikkor, but...."
Steve G, Mendocino: "I'm not using the Fuji system, but I'll second the opinion that ƒ/2.8 is fast enough, at least for my work. I'm using the Sigma 19mm and 30mm ƒ/2.8 Art lenses on a Sony A6000, and have yet to either want or need a faster aperture."