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Got the 18-55 in a kit. Hang on to it or nah?

 
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Jun 01, 2018 08:00 as a reply to  @ post 18636429 |  #16

"If you could only have the 6D or the Fuji X-T2, which would you keep?"

The XT-2 any day of the year. Absolutely a GREAT camera.


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Jun 01, 2018 09:01 |  #17

I’m only a zoom guy on the long end, otherwise I’m primes all day. I only use zooms for bad weather when flipping lenses is a nightmare. On the Canon side, I just sold a 16-35 since I was funding the Fuji gear, and i tend to use the Fuji for up-close work these days. Someday I’ll probably buy another vIII.

All that said, I went out and bought the 18-55 for when my daughter borrows my XT20, which is often. I dreaded the thought of giving her a bag of primes! It’s not even in my gear list as I’ve never used it. Not being WR, it doesn’t fit my agenda of zoom use for bad weather.


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Jun 01, 2018 19:06 |  #18

I shoot my Nikon 18-55 a *LOT* and have taken some GREAT pix with it! For my eyes, I see no "flaws".
Yes, I own the obligatory primes, but sometimes.. that 18-55 is a perfect tool..


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Jun 09, 2018 01:08 |  #19

I'm a prime guy and I love the 35/1.4. If the quality of the Bokeh matters to you, the 1.4 is definitely the way to go. Naturally, you can also get more quantity with the extra stop, too.

Having said that, the 18-55 is a killer lens and very convenient in certain conditions. I mostly use the 18-55 in studio for portraits since, at f8 and portrait range you would be hard pressed to guess which lens was used.


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Jun 11, 2018 09:14 |  #20

F2Bthere wrote in post #18641853 (external link)
I'm a prime guy and I love the 35/1.4. If the quality of the Bokeh matters to you, the 1.4 is definitely the way to go. Naturally, you can also get more quantity with the extra stop, too.

Having said that, the 18-55 is a killer lens and very convenient in certain conditions. I mostly use the 18-55 in studio for portraits since, at f8 and portrait range you would be hard pressed to guess which lens was used.

I bought a used 35 1.4 and kept the 18-55. We're going to Disney and I think the 18-55 will come in handy for most shots and then I'll pop on the 35 for when I'm looking for a little more bokeh on some portraits while we're there.


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Jun 11, 2018 09:39 |  #21

keep the 18-55 it was my first fuji lens I purchased and it gets alot of use especially our last Disney trip. its a great little kit lens and not super slow like most other brand kit lenses.
It has very good image quality and I dont think I would give it up moving to the 16-55 2.8. I really like the small size of it


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