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Fuji users- what's your go to telephoto?

 
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Apr 07, 2017 07:18 |  #16

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For you? or your wife?

The 55-200 can have some nervous bokeh depending on the situation. However for the price point it's a nice lens.

Talley if your gonna use your wife's camera can you deal with f/5.6 @ 135mm???

The f/4.8 at 200mm (55-200mm) is much more tolerable for me than f/5.6 @ 135mm.

I hear you here,,,,,thats why I couldn't handle both and needed the 50-140 2.8 and if I need more reach I throw the 2x on and take the 5.6 at that point!


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Apr 07, 2017 07:36 |  #17

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #18320713 (external link)
Have you tried the battery grip for the X-T1? The used X-T1 I bought came with one and traditionally I've always hated using battery grips, but it does make the handling for larger lenses feel a little more manageable, especially if you like to switch to portrait orientation a lot (like me). I could definitely see myself using it for events with telephoto lenses.

I hadn't, but gave it a thought. I had debated on going the X-T2 + grip + 100-400 route, thinking the reduced blackout and higher ISO performance would work for me, but its not in the budget. Working on a deal for a 300 F/4 IS, and if that goes through I'm planning to pickup a used 7DmkII. Will be a one-trick pony solely for shooting soccer, but cheaper than the 100-400 by itself.


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Apr 12, 2017 20:26 |  #18

Because I'm older and can't climb to get in range for a shot I want, I found the 100-400 to be the best for me. I use primes to cover the shorter focal lengths. It was a huge investment, but I couldn't have gotten these shots without it.


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Apr 26, 2017 20:20 |  #19

Canon 400 f/2.8 on a Canon EOS 1D MkIV or 1DsMkIII body. Fuji doesn't have big and fast glass yet.
Like the X-pro bodies but not for big glass and certainly not on a monopod.


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Apr 26, 2017 22:26 |  #20

AlanU wrote in post #18321695 (external link)
For you? or your wife?

The 55-200 can have some nervous bokeh depending on the situation. However for the price point it's a nice lens.

Talley if your gonna use your wife's camera can you deal with f/5.6 @ 135mm???

The f/4.8 at 200mm (55-200mm) is much more tolerable for me than f/5.6 @ 135mm.

It's for the wife and when I grab it I'm using just the 56

5.6 is ok for us for this camera. It's a travel zoom and a travel kit but she uses it daily. No matter what the bokeh won't compare to a full frame but that's not the point of the system anyway.


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Apr 26, 2017 23:12 as a reply to  @ Talley's post |  #21

Talley, I think many seasoned shooters using Fuji understand DOF differences between FF and crop.

The equalizer to a crop sensor is to use a prime lens for maximizing shallow dof creamy bokeh.

The benefits of f/2.8 zooms on a FF is that you can achieve very good bokeh even though it's a zoom lens. This is where I still have a preference to using a fast zoom on a full frame for events photography as well as supplementing with primes.

f/5.6 on a crop is quite slow with a crop sensor if the focal length is somewhat short. 135 on the long end of the zoom is still nice but we all know there's a tad less IQ for a "super zoom" like the 18-135mm.

The 5dmk4 is still a speed demon in AF vs the Fuji systems. The X-t2/X-t20 not even close in blazing fast AF to even an older 5dmk3 in my experience.

However at the end of the day I've seen serious skills with some fuji shooters doing mind blowing photography.

Like anything a "tool" is only as good as the operator to a certain extent. Also bokeh is not what everyone desires all of the time. I'm finding alot of my photography does not have razor thin dof.

I still cant get over how much I love fuji files!!


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Apr 27, 2017 05:05 |  #22

Full Frame and out of focus bits = good. This is at 5.6 on a 50mm on full frame. Placing the lens on the Fuji would still be 50mm just I'd need to move it back to get the same framing so the other stuff that makes OOF happen values will change giving less Boo-Ka and more DOF. [I know it's bokeh]
[Big conversation about DOF on FF Vs Crop/]

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Apr 28, 2017 21:08 |  #23

AlanU wrote in post #18339682 (external link)
Talley, I think many seasoned shooters using Fuji understand DOF differences between FF and crop.

The equalizer to a crop sensor is to use a prime lens for maximizing shallow dof creamy bokeh.

The benefits of f/2.8 zooms on a FF is that you can achieve very good bokeh even though it's a zoom lens. This is where I still have a preference to using a fast zoom on a full frame for events photography as well as supplementing with primes.

f/5.6 on a crop is quite slow with a crop sensor if the focal length is somewhat short. 135 on the long end of the zoom is still nice but we all know there's a tad less IQ for a "super zoom" like the 18-135mm.

The 5dmk4 is still a speed demon in AF vs the Fuji systems. The X-t2/X-t20 not even close in blazing fast AF to even an older 5dmk3 in my experience.

However at the end of the day I've seen serious skills with some fuji shooters doing mind blowing photography.

Like anything a "tool" is only as good as the operator to a certain extent. Also bokeh is not what everyone desires all of the time. I'm finding alot of my photography does not have razor thin dof.

I still cant get over how much I love fuji files!!

I prefer the crop and 1.4 glass because more in focus than full frame and u still get the better ISO or faster shutter benefits from the 1.4.


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