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Sep 08, 2017 12:11 as a reply to post 18447344 |  #5341

Hahaha!

Well the lenses being quality glass makes them hard to walk away from. The 50-140 is my next purchase ;-)a I rented one for a wedding and was surprised on how quick the AF was.




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Sep 08, 2017 12:34 |  #5342

Osa713 wrote in post #18447372 (external link)
Hahaha!

Well the lenses being quality glass makes them hard to walk away from. The 50-140 is my next purchase ;-)a I rented one for a wedding and was surprised on how quick the AF was.

Quality and smaller in size. I mean I would've had a lot more L lenses but they are all so big.


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Sep 08, 2017 12:35 |  #5343

benji25 wrote in post #18447344 (external link)
Yep I told myself I would just get the x100T and that was it.

3 months later I bought a used XT1 with a 35 1.4 and told myself this was my small kit.

A few months later I bought an Xt2 with 23mm and said this was a good setup with XT1 as a backup and dual card slots in the XT2.

A few weeks later I realized my longest fuji lens as a 50mm equivalent so I bought 50 f2 and said between that and the 23 f2 I had a killer 2 camera setup.

A month later I had a wedding coming up and realized my longest fuji lens was 75mm equivalent so I sold the XT1 and some canon gear and got the 50-140. Oh and since I sold the XT1 of course I bought a second Xt2 for the killer setup I have now.

A week later (today) I am considering selling the remaining Canon 6d and lenses and buying the 90mm f2.

Fuji has given me the worst GAS.

If your still a Canon guy and don't mind heavier bodies DO NOT testdrive the Canon 5dmk4!!! I now have usable iso 25600 and clean 12800. This now messes me up as I have G.A.S. for both Canon and Fuji !!

I wish the 50-140 was only $1599 CDN compared to US folks living in USA only paying &1599USD.

If I was using the X-t2 for any event I will need to use the battery booster. Dual cards is absolutely 100% necessary for me too.


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Sep 08, 2017 13:46 |  #5344

My 35mm f/2 WR arrived today, and I'm pleasantly surprised how small it is. This is going to be my go to lens when heading out with only one lens on the X-T2.


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Sep 08, 2017 13:51 as a reply to jrscls's post |  #5345

I like the 35/2, but some days I wish I had kept the 35/1.4.

I would *like* to say I'm done with lenses for the time being.. I currently have the 18/2, 23/1.4, 35/2, 56/1.2, and 90/2. I was never really a zoom guy. :D

I usually just carry around my X-Pro 2. My XT-1 sadly sits on the shelf these days.


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Sep 08, 2017 14:53 |  #5346

PLLphotography wrote in post #18447489 (external link)
I like the 35/2, but some days I wish I had kept the 35/1.4.

I would *like* to say I'm done with lenses for the time being.. I currently have the 18/2, 23/1.4, 35/2, 56/1.2, and 90/2. I was never really a zoom guy. :D

I usually just carry around my X-Pro 2. My XT-1 sadly sits on the shelf these days.

I'm the same way. It looks like I ended up with the same set of lenses as you, except I got the 16 instead of the 18. Even though I have 35 / 85 equivalents, I still like a normal prime for couple or family shots. The little 35 seems to get great reviews and good to have at least one very small lens for going light, even though all of these lenses seem small to me after using Canon and Nikon for several years.


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Sep 08, 2017 15:46 |  #5347

i'm a bit confused what to do with lenses .. I don't need every lens to be the pricier f1.4 version..
i'm quite happy with my 23 f2 .. and the 50 f2
(the 50 being mainly a portrait use lens for me , I don't need shallow dof for all portrait shots..actually doing more and more at NOT wide open , f4~)

I want the 16 f1.4 and 35 f1.4 for lower light ( well the 16 for cityscapes as well)

then I was thinking the 90 f2 for bokehlicious portraits..

but now with this 80mm f2.8 coming out my plans need revising..

i'm no macro shooter , how ever I like macro lenses because of how sharp they can be and the minimum focus distance being so close.

but to me it makes very little $en$e to have 2 lenses so close in focal distance


so most likely I go with the 80 mac, but what about bokehlicious portraits?
is the 56 f1.2 coming back?
do I return the 50 f2 that I just got after returning the 56 f1.2 so that I can reorder the 56 f1.2 ? :lol:


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Sep 08, 2017 15:53 |  #5348

I would get the 80mm macro if it is actually a macro lens.


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Sep 08, 2017 16:09 as a reply to rantercsr's post |  #5349

The 80 or 90 debate seems similar to the old discussion when I shot Canon- 100 f/2.8 L IS macro or 135 f/2 L? For portraits, the 135 f/2 was the best choice for me, but the 100 L was a bit more versatile for 1:1 macro (which I don't need).

I just got the 90, and based on my initial impressions it is a keeper- it just oozes quality. As a previous Canon user, the Fuji 90 will become my new 135 L and the Fuji 56 the 85 L II. Of course, the DOF isn't quite as shallow as the full frame equivalents, but close enough for me especially with the reduced weight of the Fuji system.

The new 80 appears to be another great lens, and the OIS is certainly nice. However, it comes at increased cost and even more weight with an aperture of only f/2.8, which only provides DOF similar to what you would get at f/4 on a full frame system. When I look at it this way, 120mm f/4 equivalent for $1200, I think I prefer the faster primes.

Of course, the exception is when you want to go light or when the slower version has improvements over its f/1.4 predecessor. This is why I went for the 35 f/2 WR instead of the f/1.4. If I shot macro, I would have no hesitation adding the 60 or the new 80, in addition to the faster counterparts, although I think I would be more interested in the 0.5X 60 macro over the 80 for the reduced price and size, which fits the smaller size of the Fuji system.


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AlanU
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Sep 08, 2017 16:09 |  #5350

rantercsr wrote in post #18447563 (external link)
i'm a bit confused what to do with lenses .. I don't need every lens to be the pricier f1.4 version..
i'm quite happy with my 23 f2 .. and the 50 f2
(the 50 being mainly a portrait use lens for me , I don't need shallow dof for all portrait shots..actually doing more and more at NOT wide open , f4~)

I want the 16 f1.4 and 35 f1.4 for lower light ( well the 16 for cityscapes as well)

then I was thinking the 90 f2 for bokehlicious portraits..

but now with this 80mm f2.8 coming out my plans need revising..

i'm no macro shooter , how ever I like macro lenses because of how sharp they can be and the minimum focus distance being so close.

but to me it makes very little $en$e to have 2 lenses so close in focal distance


so most likely I go with the 80 mac, but what about bokehlicious portraits?
is the 56 f1.2 coming back?
do I return the 50 f2 that I just got after returning the 56 f1.2 so that I can reorder the 56 f1.2 ? :lol:

I wont tell you what to do :)

But........

16mm is a no brainer. 23 f/1.4 is another no brainer if you like the 35mm equiv. I love the 24mm on a full frame so the 16mm is my goto. For primes I really do want the fastest I can get for low light capabilities.

I'd say the 56mm is almost like mini 85mm lens on a full frame. You can stop down the aperture when you want but you have the option of shooting wideopen. The fact that Fuji is a crop sensor you still have some forgiveness at f/1.2. I would say you'll have zero buyers remorse buying a 56mm. The AF is pretty good in my books for what I shoot anyways. It's definitely faster than my 85Lmk2 (I'll be getting the new Canon 85L f/4IS down the road) ;)

I think alot of people will be buying the fuji 80mm for dual purpose application of macro and portrait. The thing about this lens is that you'll get decent compression with nice bokeh simply because of the FOV you get from this lens. OIS is nice too as you can be a bit more careless when you handhold at that focal length without pushing iso for faster shutter speeds.

If you wanting a dedicated portrait lens I think you can get away with just the 56mm as you will have more control of the subject/lens distance. If your shooting events and want to be stealth I'd say a 90mm would be a compliment to your gearlist.

If anything for a prime shooter I think many can get away with a minimal kit if your a portrait shooter. If your a run gun kinda guy having a 50-140mm would be much more handy than a 90mm. The 50-140 can get nice bokeh on the long end of the lens simply because of compression. However that long zoom does have a rep of having contrasty semi nervous bokeh depending on background.

Pick your poison for your selection of tools. For me the new UWA f/2.8 and 50-140 could virtually finish my requirements for my fuji gear. It's a matter of better AF performance in the upcoming newer bodies that I'm waiting for........ I dont need all of the lenses in their line since I go by my style of photography. I use to own alot more gear but I've dumped alot of lenses to make use of my particular needs on some focal lengths and I play with perspective more than anything.

If you return your 50mm f/2 and get a 56mm I think that'll be more ideal. When you see a 50mm f/2 in the buy/sell for cheap this will be a nice to have for faster moving subjects requiring faster AF than the 56mm prime. There are time when you need to blow out the background and f/1.2 will be better than f/2. f/1.2 gives you a little more headroom in creative control for more shallow dof in a crop sensor. It'd be cool to have a f/1.0 :)

Fuji really needs to revise the 35mm f/1.4 to a mark 2 version. For now there really isn't much choice for native glass for a 50mm equiv.


5Dmkiv |5Dmkiii | 80D | 24LmkII | 35mm f/2 IS | 85 mkII L | 100L | EF-S 10-22 | 16-35L mkII | 24-70 f/2.8L mkii| 70-200 f/2.8 ISL mkII| 600EX-RT x2 | 580 EX II x2 | Einstein's
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Sep 08, 2017 16:14 |  #5351

jrscls wrote in post #18447578 (external link)
The 80 or 90 debate seems similar to the old discussion when I shot Canon- 100 f/2.8 L IS macro or 135 f/2 L? For portraits, the 135 f/2 was the best choice for me, but the 100 L was a bit more versatile for 1:1 macro (which I don't need).

I just got the 90, and based on my initial impressions it is a keeper- it just oozes quality. As a previous Canon user, the Fuji 90 will become my new 135 L and the Fuji 56 the 85 L II. Of course, the DOF isn't quite as shallow as the full frame equivalents, but close enough for me especially with the reduced weight of the Fuji system.

To my eyes the Canon 100L had better rich/lush colours and had more micro contrast then the aging 135L. The 135L has less micro contrast like the typical old generation Canon lenses. All the newer Canon mark2/3 lenses are sharper and more modern with higher resolution capabilities.

Fuji renders a sharpness more like an older generation Canon L lens without the newer coatings.

I feel the fuji 16mm is kind like what I saw in the old Canon 24Lmk1 with FF. That is a nice render in my books. However the newer Canon 24Lmk2 and 35Lmk2 on full frame is a total different beast compared to a fuji 16mm f/1.4 or 23mm f/1.4.


5Dmkiv |5Dmkiii | 80D | 24LmkII | 35mm f/2 IS | 85 mkII L | 100L | EF-S 10-22 | 16-35L mkII | 24-70 f/2.8L mkii| 70-200 f/2.8 ISL mkII| 600EX-RT x2 | 580 EX II x2 | Einstein's
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Sep 08, 2017 16:17 |  #5352

AlanU wrote in post #18447579 (external link)
I wont tell you what to do :)

But........

16mm is a no brainer. 23 f/1.4 is another no brainer if you like the 35mm equiv. I love the 24mm on a full frame so the 16mm is my goto. For primes I really do want the fastest I can get for low light capabilities.

I'd say the 56mm is almost like mini 85mm lens on a full frame. You can stop down the aperture when you want but you have the option of shooting wideopen. The fact that Fuji is a crop sensor you still have some forgiveness at f/1.2. I would say you'll have zero buyers remorse buying a 56mm. The AF is pretty good in my books for what I shoot anyways. It's definitely faster than my 85Lmk2 (I'll be getting the new Canon 85L f/4IS down the road) ;)

I think alot of people will be buying the fuji 80mm for dual purpose application of macro and portrait. The thing about this lens is that you'll get decent compression with nice bokeh simply because of the FOV you get from this lens. OIS is nice too as you can be a bit more careless when you handhold at that focal length without pushing iso for faster shutter speeds.

If you wanting a dedicated portrait lens I think you can get away with just the 56mm as you will have more control of the subject/lens distance. If your shooting events and want to be stealth I'd say a 90mm would be a compliment to your gearlist.

If anything for a prime shooter I think many can get away with a minimal kit if your a portrait shooter. If your a run gun kinda guy having a 50-140mm would be much more handy than a 90mm. The 50-140 can get nice bokeh on the long end of the lens simply because of compression. However that long zoom does have a rep of having contrasty semi nervous bokeh depending on background.

Pick your poison for your selection of tools. For me the new UWA f/2.8 and 50-140 could virtually finish my requirements for my fuji gear. It's a matter of better AF performance in the upcoming newer bodies that I'm waiting for........ I dont need all of the lenses in their line since I go by my style of photography. I use to own alot more gear but I've dumped alot of lenses to make use of my particular needs on some focal lengths and I play with perspective more than anything.

If you return your 50mm f/2 and get a 56mm I think that'll be more ideal. When you see a 50mm f/2 in the buy/sell for cheap this will be a nice to have for faster moving subjects requiring faster AF than the 56mm prime. There are time when you need to blow out the background and f/1.2 will be better than f/2. f/1.2 gives you a little more headroom in creative control for more shallow dof in a crop sensor. It'd be cool to have a f/1.0 :)

Fuji really needs to revise the 35mm f/1.4 to a mark 2 version. For now there really isn't much choice for native glass for a 50mm equiv.

He already had the 56 and returned it because it was potentially faulty. If he's using the 50 happily at f2 and stopped even more than that, there's no real benefit for him to go to the 56mm other than a bit more compression (barely more).

As for the 35mm options; we have 2 excellent options. The 35/2 and 35/1.4 are both excellent lenses.

I would opt for the 80/2.8 over the 90/2 for general use. Just pick up a Samyang 85mm for your fast 135mm equivalent needs, they can be found for under $200 these days ;)


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Sep 08, 2017 16:19 |  #5353

speaking of canon...

I really do wish Sigma would make Fuji mount versions of their lenses.

I absolutely loved the sigma Art 50-100 f1.8 for portraits especially but surprised me with city shots as well , such crisp clean images !!

but from my research , its seems as there are no plans to make this happen


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Sep 08, 2017 16:20 |  #5354

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #18447582 (external link)
He already had the 56 and returned it because it was potentially faulty. If he's using the 50 happily at f2 and stopped even more than that, there's no real benefit for him to go to the 56mm other than a bit more compression (barely more).

As for the 35mm options; we have 2 excellent options. The 35/2 and 35/1.4 are both excellent lenses.

I would opt for the 80/2.8 over the 90/2 for general use. Just pick up a Samyang 85mm for your fast 135mm equivalent needs, they can be found for under $200 these days ;)


More creative control having f/1.2. This is what any portrait shooter will say.........


5Dmkiv |5Dmkiii | 80D | 24LmkII | 35mm f/2 IS | 85 mkII L | 100L | EF-S 10-22 | 16-35L mkII | 24-70 f/2.8L mkii| 70-200 f/2.8 ISL mkII| 600EX-RT x2 | 580 EX II x2 | Einstein's
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Sep 08, 2017 16:21 |  #5355

AlanU wrote in post #18447580 (external link)
To my eyes the Canon 100L had better rich/lush colours and had more micro contrast then the aging 135L. The 135L has less micro contrast like the typical old generation Canon lenses. All the newer Canon mark2/3 lenses are sharper and more modern with higher resolution capabilities.

Fuji renders a sharpness more like an older generation Canon L lens without the newer coatings.

I feel the fuji 16mm is kind like what I saw in the old Canon 24Lmk1 with FF. That is a nice render in my books. However the newer Canon 24Lmk2 and 35Lmk2 on full frame is a total different beast compared to a fuji 16mm f/1.4 or 23mm f/1.4.

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