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Apr 07, 2019 18:51 |  #1

I've owned a lot of brands over the last 30 years but this is actually the most excited that I've been in decades ... it's those analog controls ... I forgot how much I loved those dials :)


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Apr 07, 2019 21:53 |  #2

Fuji finally is at a point where the AF is where it should be for events photography. AF is very responsive now!!

What are you going to choose for lenses?? are you a prime shooter for weddings?


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Apr 07, 2019 23:52 |  #3

I bought the X-Pro 1 several years ago and it was cool for street photography and so I stayed with Canon. The X-T3 and X-H1 have me hooked as of this year. Have fun and enjoy the ride. I am selling a lot of Canon gear this month.




  
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Apr 08, 2019 12:29 |  #4

Enjoy, and how's the 16/2.8?

IMO the AF got real when FW4 dropped for the X-PRO2 - I could chase my kids about at close range and the 'slow' 56/1.2 jest kept locking on. X-T3 is even better and the next FW update is better again, love Fuji for that.


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Apr 08, 2019 19:12 |  #5

AlanU wrote in post #18842054 (external link)
Fuji finally is at a point where the AF is where it should be for events photography. AF is very responsive now!!

What are you going to choose for lenses?? are you a prime shooter for weddings?

I started out with the 16mm f/2.8 and the 50-140mm f/2.8 -- I do a lot of portraiture and I'm planning to start accepting more weddings .. I go through phases where I will do weddings & then I turn them down for the next 5 years LOL

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Enjoy, and how's the 16/2.8?

IMO the AF got real when FW4 dropped for the X-PRO2 - I could chase my kids about at close range and the 'slow' 56/1.2 jest kept locking on. X-T3 is even better and the next FW update is better again, love Fuji for that.

I haven't tested it out fully but first impressions are .. I'm gonna love it. :)


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Apr 08, 2019 20:41 |  #6

mckownphoto wrote in post #18842638 (external link)
I started out with the 16mm f/2.8 and the 50-140mm f/2.8 -- I do a lot of portraiture and I'm planning to start accepting more weddings .. I go through phases where I will do weddings & then I turn them down for the next 5 years LOL

I haven't tested it out fully but first impressions are .. I'm gonna love it. :)

Just to warn you the 50-140mm creates some ugly nervous bokeh in some backgrounds even with the wideopen (f/4 dof FF equiv). I would NOT use it for portraits. Stick with primes like the 56mm or 90mm. You can even use the new 80mm macro f/2.8 for dual purposes.


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Apr 09, 2019 03:18 as a reply to  @ AlanU's post |  #7

So many people would disagree with you about using it for portraits, it's fab at that. That lens has 'taken' a couple of world wildlife awards, you know animals hanging about in the wild kind of thing - with all those trees and stuff. And countless amazing portraits too. Obviously if you shoot portraits you have to only get the hair of the eyelid in focus and everything else should me bury, I mean who ever heard of shooting a portrait with an aperture stopped down? :-P

I find f/4 with the 56mm at half half body length just gets the nose and ear in focus, just. At 100mm or 140mm there would be a whole lot less at f/4 never mind 2.8. I'm speaking from my point of view & experience in shooting portraits. I have the 50-140 and haven't had to complain about the bokeh yet, I have seen examples where the bokeh is funky looking but I've yet to experience that myself. I mainly use the 35/1.4 and 56/1.2 for portraits though as I like the small size those lenses have and how that makes the shoot less about the camera... Care to share any images with the nervous backgrounds so we can see (over in the main Fuji forum perhaps?).


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Apr 09, 2019 07:54 |  #8

Kim,

Any brand out there has a photog winning world awards :)

i just do not even use my 50-140mm. I’ve probably mounted it less than 12 times while purchasing it new. I will actually use my Fuji 56mm instead. If I want a versatile long tele I’ll use my canon 70-200f2.8ISmk2 or Sony GMaster 70-200 f2.8 for FF goodness. Mind you those lenses are also prone to nervous bokeh so I am not speaking with brand loyalty. Just like any brand this range is a popular offering. However Nikon/Canon has excellent 3rd part offerings from Tamron and Sigma. Sony will be getting a Tamron 70-200 f2.8 range very soon!!!! Fuji only has one f2.8 native mount so it is what it is. They need a f1.8 version. Fuji only has the 50-140mm as far as fast zooms in that range.

No argument you will eventually see nervous bokeh as it seems just part of modern nano coated super sharp lenses. I willl say the same for my Sony and Canon world.

I just stress primes are an ideal bokeh machine for portraits instead of relying on the 70-200. Obvious to say really.....
especially when Fuji has a nice selection of very affordable primes like the 90mm and 56 mm primes.


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Apr 09, 2019 08:08 |  #9

AlanU wrote in post #18842680 (external link)
Just to warn you the 50-140mm creates some ugly nervous bokeh in some backgrounds even with the wideopen (f/4 dof FF equiv). I would NOT use it for portraits.

Nonsense!

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Apr 09, 2019 08:11 |  #10

Welcome to the world of Fujifilm! You're gonna' love it. Looking forward to seeing your posts over on our thread.


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Apr 09, 2019 08:36 |  #11

This is the most 'nervous' bokeh I've experienced from my 50-140...

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I really think this is a non-issue. Be aware of your background and you will be just fine. The 50-140 is an amazing lens. Smaller, lighter and just a better experience than lugging around the Canon 70-200 f2.8. That being said the 70-200 is also an amazing lens. Shoot what you got. Enjoy the ride!

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Apr 09, 2019 08:37 |  #12

[QUOTE=FarmerTed1971;1​8842925]Nonsense!

Nice pics by the way......

The 50-140mm can be used for portraits. I'm keeping it "REAL". Just to remove any fanboyism from the equation I will state I've seen some rather nervous bokeh from my Canon 70-200 f/2.8IS mk2 as well as my much much more expensive Sony Gmaster 70-200. My statements are far from brand preference. However I do use my Canon and Sony long tele alot more due to a tad more control of shallower dof.

Primes are simply faster so it's just an easier tool to use if you want to blow out the background to cream.

I think the fuji world is fantastic as far as variety is concerned. Price point on many lenses is the most affordable too. I do think hardware choice has such variety now too.

Here's my portrait with my 50-140mm LOL!!! First image the Bokeh is not so creamy but "good enough". Many factors involved depending on subject/background distance etc. I know I'm stating the obvious but this is just the way it is. The cheaper Fuji 55-200 f/3.5-4.8 is an example of being a fantastic bang for the buck but it's bokeh in some cases is a lot worst than the 50-140mm. Google any brand/model "nervous bokeh/ugliest bokeh" and you'll find prime examples of how the ugly can come out in any brand lens. Definitely far from "nonsense" as this is just part of the photographic world and choice of hardware.


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Apr 09, 2019 08:40 |  #13

Perhaps you might describe the 'some backgrounds' you mentioned above Alan, I'd really like to see this for myself so I can learn to avoid using the lens in those situations.

Lovely lens:

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Apr 09, 2019 08:42 |  #14

You'll be fine Randy. Have fun with your new system!


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Apr 09, 2019 08:50 |  #15

I thought the importance of camera-subject-background distance relations where common knowledge.


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