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The 60mm for portraits.

 
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Mar 16, 2015 17:51 |  #1

I got 28, 35 and 50 focalrange as of now.... but it would be nice with a portrait lens aswell to frame the person a bit better from a distance. And to take more candid shots without "disturbing" the person.
I've read reviews saying the 60mm has some really nice out of focus, not bokehish but more silky and dreamy. People seem to be very impressed with the 60mm for portraits because of this.
After the 3.10 FW the AF is more than decent and shows a big improvment from the old FW.

Anyone care to give thier opinions/thoughts on the subject?


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Mar 17, 2015 00:13 |  #2

The Fuji 60 macro works great for my portrait work and my style of working and workflow.
It's just one of a number of "tools" I use. Excellent sharpness - like any lens - just be mindful of lighting conditions that might challenge it.....
Your actual mileage may vary.




  
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Mar 17, 2015 06:59 |  #3

I own it. It's underrated ... If your somewhat patient and aren't planning on guerrilla style shooting, it's one of the sharpest Fuji lenses. It also does deliver a very pleasing bokeh for portraits and otherwise.

Some nice examples here..

http://www.flickriver.​com/search/fuji+xf+60m​m/ (external link)




  
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Mar 17, 2015 08:27 |  #4

Codda wrote in post #17478686 (external link)
I own it. It's underrated ... If your somewhat patient and aren't planning on guerrilla style shooting, it's one of the sharpest Fuji lenses. It also does deliver a very pleasing bokeh for portraits and otherwise.

Some nice examples here..

http://www.flickriver.​com/search/fuji+xf+60m​m/ (external link)

Some?!! 1591 photos!
I've looked through 100 and it's so many awesome shots. That lens is tack sharp!


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Mar 17, 2015 13:20 |  #5

It's in the mail. :lol:


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Mar 19, 2015 14:09 |  #6

Well.. i've played around with it the whole day really.. first impressions are mixed.

First off, the AF is having trouble locking focus on the subjects i pick.. this is not a problem regarding AF speed, it's perfectly fine and works just as i expected.
No, it is that the focus does not lock on where i have my focus square.

Look at these photos:

This one i had a green focus square on the blue scarf

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This one i had a green focus square on the pole/sign

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Same with this one...

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It got no problem locking, and getting the focus on larger things, but on thinner things like the ones above or the blue part on the scarf... not working.
I've got 30 more shots with failed focus. I doubt it has to do with how close i am, i believe it's minimum focus distance of roughly 1 meter, but i was 2+ meters away.
Maybe the AF box is too big? Should i narrow it? I havent tried if it works on X-pro 1, do know that it works on X100s... but i want it as large as possible.


When it comes to portraits and "macro" it works great.

This is f/8

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This is wide open f/2.4

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I love the quality of the lens, i got no problems with hunting AF or slow AF, i like the sharpness and the IQ.... it's just that it seems to lock focus on other things than what i aim at, and i do see the white boxes and wich one is green, but when i look at the photo it still locks on something else.
Might have to play around a bit more.

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Mar 25, 2015 19:45 |  #7

yup, looks like you have to make your af box smaller. happens on my X100 too.


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May 13, 2015 21:14 as a reply to  @ deanedward's post |  #8

I had X-Pro1 and had similar problems.
Try EVF (electronic viewfinder) - will be perfect.
Paralx is the problem, even if you have the correction set (don't remember menu settings any more. 60mm is too long for precise OVF

As you can see in the image moose's eye is as sharp as it can be and this is where i put the focus point on (using EVF on X-PRO1 with 60mm as this was the longest available at the time - May 2013))

No ore issues with EVF of X-T1 that matches OVF...


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