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Sep 08, 2017 16:22 |  #5356

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #18447582 (external link)
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 ;)


Actually ,, I was thinking about that .. the Samyang for when I want super shallow dof , yeah its manual focus but with mirrorless cameras its not that big a deal to get focus right


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Sep 08, 2017 16:23 |  #5357

rantercsr wrote in post #18447587 (external link)
Actually ,, I was thinking about that .. the Samyang for when I want super shallow dof , yeah its manual focus but with mirrorless cameras its not that big a deal to get focus right

I use mine for occasional portraits on my X-Pro2 and the results are great ;)


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Sep 08, 2017 16:28 |  #5358

AlanU wrote in post #18447585 (external link)
More creative control having f/1.2. This is what any portrait shooter will say.........


yes, I certainly want the option..

atleast one lens that can give me very shallow dof..

Rokinon has a 50 f1.2 and a 85 1.4 , well its a possibility/option


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Sep 08, 2017 16:35 |  #5359

The 90mm can focus in very close as it is, nothing like a 1:1 macro, but still, more than close enough to fill your frame with eyes nose and mouth. If you really don't need a dedicated macro lens all that much it's a good second option & you can always stick on a cheap extension ring to let if focus even further.

The 35/1.4 has some kind of magic about it, sure it's not as fast at AF compared to the new f/2 lenses but the images just look special. I think every Fuji shooter should have it on their camera for a while at some stage. I'm hoping that the other magic lens, the 18/2, will retain that magic when it gets it's refresh next year.


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Sep 08, 2017 16:56 |  #5360

I thought the Canon 135L had a really beautiful look to it, about the best lens in their line up, for shooting people anyway. The colour and contrast was bang on for my money. I got the 90mm and was thinking, in the back of my head, it would be the same. It wasn't. Still a good lens but I view it more from a technical point rather then an emotive one, as I did with the 135L. Good point about adapting a fast 85 or maybe I need to put a focal reducer on a 135L... I was longing to keep my Sigma 50 Art and did use it for a while for portraits but once I bought the 56/1.2 it make a big heavy lens redundant to my needs.

Funny thing, since moving to Fuji I'm shooting less and less at wide open apertures. Particularly in portraits, but it is nice to have that option if needed.

Ivan make some very valid points in his blog pacing the 5D3 with 24-70 Mk-ii against the X-Pro2 and the 16-55/2.8, the real world speaks a different language than the paperwork & it shows here especially when you consider it was written about a year and a half ago just as the X-Pro2 was launched. The 16-55 has a lot to do with fast AF.

Hands up who has even had a card fail and couldn't recover the images later on their computer?


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Sep 08, 2017 19:04 |  #5361

Something interesting I noticed using the EVF compared to using an optical viewfinder on my DSLR (now sold). I wear glasses, but I don't like to wear them when I take photos. With my DSLR, I was always taking pics without the glasses and then putting them back on again to view the pics and check for focus on the LCD screen. So glasses on and off again constantly.

Now with the X-T2, as I did with the DSLR, I adjusted the diopter in the viewfinder for my vision, but now I can view and zoom in on the pics using the EVF. No glasses required! I hadn't even considered this when I bought the new camera, but it has turned out to really improve my experience, which was a pleasant surprise.


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Sep 08, 2017 21:17 |  #5362

Two Hot Shoes wrote in post #18447613 (external link)
I thought the Canon 135L had a really beautiful look to it, about the best lens in their line up, for shooting people anyway. The colour and contrast was bang on for my money. I got the 90mm and was thinking, in the back of my head, it would be the same. It wasn't. Still a good lens but I view it more from a technical point rather then an emotive one, as I did with the 135L. Good point about adapting a fast 85 or maybe I need to put a focal reducer on a 135L... I was longing to keep my Sigma 50 Art and did use it for a while for portraits but once I bought the 56/1.2 it make a big heavy lens redundant to my needs.

Funny thing, since moving to Fuji I'm shooting less and less at wide open apertures. Particularly in portraits, but it is nice to have that option if needed.

Ivan make some very valid points in his blog pacing the 5D3 with 24-70 Mk-ii against the X-Pro2 and the 16-55/2.8, the real world speaks a different language than the paperwork & it shows here especially when you consider it was written about a year and a half ago just as the X-Pro2 was launched. The 16-55 has a lot to do with fast AF.

Hands up who has even had a card fail and couldn't recover the images later on their computer?

Kim,

I like the 135L. I've always analyzed canon render with different lenses. I prefer my 70-200 f/2.8IS mk2 over 135L. Mind you that's because it's for run/gun event work rather than static portraits. I may just consider the 135L down the road. The fuji 56 f/1.2 has a similar nice sharpness but not like the new Canon lenses with special coatings. This is just the differences I see in fuji glass and my Canon system. Old gen L glass like 70-200 f/2.8IS mk1, 85Lmk2, 135L, 24L, 35L all have good sharpness but nothing like the newer generation Canon lenses. Not a bad thing but simply different. Sigma ART glass has that high micro contrast look of new generation glass.

I've had 2 lexar 32gb SD cards fail on me last year. They were cheap 32GB 600X SD cards that were inexpensive that I had kicking around in my Sony camcorder I have. Luckily on those occasion it was just snapshot family outings. 1 was totally dead and the other was able to pull some photos out. IIRC one died out of my 5d3 and the other was my X-t2.

I only use Sandisk usually and I've bought lexar from time to time for the heck of it. I've only ever had 1 Sandisk Ultra CF card fail on me about approx 10yrs ago with my Canon XTi. I've never had a failure since!!

I no longer ever buy Lexar. Just personal preference. I simply buy Extreme pro or even recently purchased a 64gb and 128GB 120mbs CF cards for my 5d3 and 5dmk4. I have more confidence in Sandisk.

I've been fortunate not having issues shooting hired events with my 5dmk2's with sandisk CF extreme pro cards.

I've been contemplating on selling my 80D for a 6Dmk2 but the same issue follows of NOT having dual cards. That is a real bummer!!


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Sep 08, 2017 22:18 |  #5363

Two Hot Shoes wrote in post #18447613 (external link)
Hands up who has even had a card fail and couldn't recover the images later on their computer?

A card failed on me during the last wedding I shot. Thank goodness for two slots. :lol:




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Sep 09, 2017 00:47 |  #5364

Osa713 wrote in post #18447753 (external link)
A card failed on me during the last wedding I shot. Thank goodness for two slots. :lol:

DId you try to recover those files, or just immediately resort to the second card?

Of course the logical solution would be to just go to the second card, but I ask because I've only ever had one card fail on me and it was fairly easy to recover all of the files via some free software.


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Sep 09, 2017 04:19 |  #5365

I've had two CF cards go on me, one Lexar back in 2006. It was a 1Gb card & cost quite a lot at the time. The other card was a 4Gb Sandisk Extreme Pro, a few years later, totally frizzed also. Could not access it to recover it at all. Luckily I had helped with a sponsorship deal between Sandisk and Ducati so zero cost on that 4Gb card. That was 2007.

I'v never had an SD card go although I did mistakenly hit 'erase all' instead of just the one image. Oops, well a different word but that's probable not allowed here. I did recover all the images when I got home, I just swapped the card out of the camera with a new one.

I only asked about this as I haven't had a card go in the last 10 years, interesting to hear others experiences, as always.


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Sep 09, 2017 09:50 |  #5366

Has not happened to me YET (knocking on wood).


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Sep 09, 2017 09:57 |  #5367

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #18447806 (external link)
DId you try to recover those files, or just immediately resort to the second card?

Of course the logical solution would be to just go to the second card, but I ask because I've only ever had one card fail on me and it was fairly easy to recover all of the files via some free software.

Immediately went to the second card. It was a few photos of the bride walking down the isle and when loaded in LR I got a corrupt file error. :eek:

Brand new sandisk extreme pro 32gb btw




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Sep 09, 2017 10:48 |  #5368

What I normally do is purchase Sandisk cards "Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca" since I live in Canada.

This gives me a little more confidence that the card is not a counterfeit. If I have any issues I simply return to Amazon with a free shipping pack slip.


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Sep 09, 2017 12:11 |  #5369

AlanU wrote in post #18448019 (external link)
What I normally do is purchase Sandisk cards "Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca" since I live in Canada.

This gives me a little more confidence that the card is not a counterfeit. If I have any issues I simply return to Amazon with a free shipping pack slip.

Mine was from Amazon :lol:, it wasn't the end of the world, two card slots saved the day.


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Sep 09, 2017 12:17 |  #5370

Osa713 wrote in post #18448086 (external link)
Mine was from Amazon :lol:, it wasn't the end of the world, two card slots saved the day.


Many years ago I bought counterfeit Sandisk Ultra CF cards from Newegg.ca. Sandisk told me the s/n did not exist. That was many years ago.

I'm just assuming Amazon would buy from Sandisk directly.

Failing cards is always scary!!


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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