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Jun 12, 2018 21:23 |  #7501

jrscls wrote in post #18644165 (external link)
Thanks for the link. Some really nice lifestyle images there as well. I may just pick one up to pair up with the 35 f/1.4 to make a lightweight pair.

I agree with Kim, just get it ;)

My blog post on it from last year;

http://everydaygetaway​.blogspot.com …8mm-f2-r-wheres-love.html (external link)


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Jun 12, 2018 22:36 |  #7502

Two Hot Shoes wrote in post #18644042 (external link)
Thanks, yes I use the 18/2 and the 16/1.4 depending. The 16/1.4 is amazing, one of their best lenses to date, but I just really fell in love with the 18/2. It's no way near as optically good as the 16mm it's not a WR lens, the focus is not as fast, it won't focus as close... but it's on my camera more day to day due to the size & it's goes really well with the 35/1.4 (a truly magical little bit of glass and metal).

This mirrors my experience. There was no "good reason" to get the 18 when I already had the 16. Heck, a small crop and you have an 18 :). And the 16 had become my favorite lens. But I tried it in the store and took a simple snapshot of my wide. And I kept coming back to the image.

It is a tiny gem of a lens--so small and handy. It can sit in your bag or pocket unnoticed and makes a small package on the camera. And the used prices are a song. Not to mention it is very easy to work with. The 16 requires a bit more care when photographing people.

I love the 16, have many things I feel make it special and no real complaints. But the handiness of the 18 means it's the dog which gets walked the most.


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Jun 12, 2018 22:46 |  #7503

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Jun 13, 2018 02:50 |  #7504

wesjr wrote in post #18644084 (external link)
Two recent images using my new Fujifilm X-T 20. Excellent camera IMO.

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Jeez that 35mm f2 you used is nice and sharp wide open going by your first image .....A lot sharper than my 35 f1.4 is at f2 especially at iso 1600.... . Im thinking I might just swap out my 1.4 for one of these lens especially as the f2 seems to still give a good narrow DOF not to mention the price being very reasonable for such a high IQ lens....


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Jun 13, 2018 05:42 |  #7505

I miss my 35/1.4. I do have a 35/2 though. *wink wink*


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Jun 13, 2018 08:38 |  #7506

Any of you guys use a 3rd party battery charger? i've used 3rd party batteries that eventually swelled up to the point where I had a hard time getting them in and out of my camera, so I stopped using them. I still have a 3rd party dual charger to charge 2 batteries at the same time, and uses a micro usb cable as opposed to that overly long and thick oem power cable... but hesitant to start using that with my oem batteries in the off chance that it's possibly the 3rd party charger that may have also contributed to the battery swelling.


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Jun 13, 2018 08:53 |  #7507

I do all of my charging from the X-t2 grip. I have OEM W126 & 126S, Wasabi and Green Extreme and have not noticed any swelling so far.


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Jun 13, 2018 09:55 |  #7508

clipper_from_oz wrote in post #18644387 (external link)
Jeez that 35mm f2 you used is nice and sharp wide open going by your first image .....A lot sharper than my 35 f1.4 is at f2 especially at iso 1600.... . Im thinking I might just swap out my 1.4 for one of these lens especially as the f2 seems to still give a good narrow DOF not to mention the price being very reasonable for such a high IQ lens....

You must have a bad copy of the 35/1.4, just about any material I've seen comparing it with the f2 shows the f1.4 is the sharper lens.


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Jun 13, 2018 15:16 as a reply to  @ PLLphotography's post |  #7509

I have one third party battery that has gotten a little tight, but the other 8 3rd party ones are still good. I only use Fuji chargers.

I find the 35/1.4 really sharp, if yours is not I'd have someone have a look.
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Jun 13, 2018 15:35 |  #7510

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #18644548 (external link)
You must have a bad copy of the 35/1.4, just about any material I've seen comparing it with the f2 shows the f1.4 is the sharper lens.

Overall all the comparison reviews take the 35mm f2 over the f1.4. Wide open the the f2 is sharper both at f2 the f1.4 starts to play
catch up. As the lenses are closed down the f1.4 continues to improve by f5.6 it surpasses the f2, not by much. When you take the
cost, WR and auto focus into consideration the f2 is a no brainer. Also mentioned was noisy auto focus on the f1.4.




  
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Jun 13, 2018 15:37 |  #7511

the new updated 4.10 firmware has dropped for the xt2 and xh1


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Jun 13, 2018 16:32 |  #7512

05Xrunner wrote in post #18644770 (external link)
the new updated 4.10 firmware has dropped for the xt2 and xh1

If you really don't need the features of the 4.10 firmware right away wait for the 4.20 version which will come available in mid July.
4.20 version will include a couple of features omitted from 4.10 version.




  
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Jun 13, 2018 18:08 |  #7513

I am plenty happy with the features it add. Flicker reduction, the larger font in lcd and evf. Those 2 alone for me make it worth it. I mean if you go by wait then why not wait till 4.3 or 4.4


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Jun 13, 2018 22:09 |  #7514

Word to the wise: 1st sign of swelling, stop using the battery, Fuji or otherwise.

There is some reason to be suspicious of third party chargers.

Heat dissipation is important for batteries when charging or being used hard.


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Jun 13, 2018 22:33 |  #7515

The 35/2 creates images with greater contrast. This will look sharper, at least to some. When the image has greater contrast, you can make it look less contrasty, but you cannot gain back the smooth gradation which was available.

The 35/1.4 creates a smoother image. It is easy to add contrast in post or using the JPEG setting in the camera if you want the images that way. With the 35/1.4 you can have it either way.

The 35/2 is significantly corrected in the Fuji JPEG converter and in LR. You do not have the option to turn it off in LR or Fuji, although you can in other RAW converters. The 35/2 is softer away from the center. There will be softness and/or image degradation at the edges.

Fuji made image quality the top priority for the 35/1.4. They went so far as to have multiple moving elements to focus the lens to allow for better image quality. This is why there is a limit to focusing ability, although it has been substantially improved and is now quite good, it isn't as fast as the 35/2 lens in good light and cannot be made so. In low light, the 35/1.4 focuses better because it is a faster lens.

The 35/1.4 is far sharper at f1.4 than the 35/2 is ;).

Pick what you like better, be happy and make images. Both lenses are good lenses. There are reasons to prefer either one.


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