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Re: Fuji X Lenses
« Reply #160 on: February 28, 2016, 06:12:54 PM »


I have not yet found any X-Pro2 files (raw downloads) to look at in LR to see if anything was improved over past processing.

Paul C

The latest Lr works well for me but I don't try sharpening the files like they're from a Bayer sensor.

Anyway, here's a link if you want an X-Pro 2 RAW file to try.

http://petebridgwood.com/wp/2016/02/x-pro2-render-my-raw/#more-1801
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« Reply #161 on: September 11, 2016, 10:52:09 PM »

I'll be going in backpacking trip in few days and I'm still undecided what lenses to take so I'm curious to hear different points of view.
The area will be a lot of above treeline landscape.
The camera will likely be the X-T2 if I friend with it fast (if not it will be the Olympus E-M5ii and there the lens choices are easier as I don't have many).

The two basic options are:
1: 14mm F2.8 + 18-55mm F2.8-4 +/- 60mm F2.4
2. 10-24mm F4 + 35mm F2 + 60mm F2.4

First option will give me the range I expect to use the most plus a good and light wide.
Second option will give me a lot of flexibility on the wide end and extra weather resistance.

PS. While tempting the 55-200 or the 90 are probably too heavy for what I need.
PPS. If X-T2 I will take the RX100 mark1 as a backup

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« Reply #162 on: September 12, 2016, 07:34:35 AM »

Armand, I love my 10-24 for IQ, OIS and WR.  It's a beautiful option for grand landscapes.  Its also the only WR lens in your list. 
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« Reply #163 on: September 12, 2016, 09:26:47 AM »

I agree with Ron, the 10-24mm is an excellent lens. Have a good trip.

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« Reply #164 on: September 12, 2016, 11:21:40 AM »

Armand, I love my 10-24 for IQ, OIS and WR.  It's a beautiful option for grand landscapes.  Its also the only WR lens in your list.

I used it so I know what it can do but the 18-55 range might be more convenient.
While initially I thought so too but the 10-24 is not labeled as WR. The 35 F2 is.
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« Reply #165 on: September 12, 2016, 09:31:51 PM »

The area will be a lot of above treeline landscape.

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PS. While tempting the 55-200 or the 90 are probably too heavy for what I need.

Weight is always a serious issue for me, too (I suspect I'm somewhat older than you are), but every time I go somewhere without the 55-200, I'm sorry I didn't take it.  Great for compressing distant landscape features.

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« Reply #166 on: September 12, 2016, 11:08:50 PM »

Weight is always a serious issue for me, too (I suspect I'm somewhat older than you are), but every time I go somewhere without the 55-200, I'm sorry I didn't take it.  Great for compressing distant landscape features.

You are not helping here  :D

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« Reply #167 on: September 13, 2016, 08:37:54 AM »

I went backpacking with a student orientation group last month. I took a pair of X-T1 bodies, the 16/1.4 and 35/2 lenses, and the 90mm. I went back and forth for a while on the 55-200 instead of the 90, but eventually figured the weather resistance and faster aperture would be more useful than the versatility of the zoom. All of it fit in an old LowePro waist pack, along with a ton of spare batteries.

The 90 got some use shooting candid portraits, but for the most part the photos (link to gallery) are all shot with the other two lenses. Had I been shooting landscapes, I would have taken the 55-200, of course.

Backpacking and long distance hiking are my chief escapes from photography, so I don't have much experience carrying "real" gear on the trail. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to wear the waist pack in front, put on my backpack, and hike with easy access to my cameras. The weight wasn't a big deal (maybe 5 pounds or so?) and the cameras performed well.
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« Reply #168 on: September 13, 2016, 12:05:53 PM »

I'll be going in backpacking trip in few days and I'm still undecided what lenses to take so I'm curious to hear different points of view.
The area will be a lot of above treeline landscape.
The camera will likely be the X-T2 if I friend with it fast (if not it will be the Olympus E-M5ii and there the lens choices are easier as I don't have many).

The two basic options are:
1: 14mm F2.8 + 18-55mm F2.8-4 +/- 60mm F2.4
2. 10-24mm F4 + 35mm F2 + 60mm F2.4

First option will give me the range I expect to use the most plus a good and light wide.
Second option will give me a lot of flexibility on the wide end and extra weather resistance.

PS. While tempting the 55-200 or the 90 are probably too heavy for what I need.
PPS. If X-T2 I will take the RX100 mark1 as a backup

If the weight was not a huge issue, if I was younger and in better shape, I would just take the 10-24, 18-55, and the 55-200mm that would cover all that may happen.......

 ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #169 on: September 15, 2016, 06:30:29 AM »

I tried the 10-24mm recently and it's a very fine lens, I admit though I do like the Tokina 11-16mm for the extra stop at times. Biggest disappointment to me was the 18-135mm lens it's just not close to the Canon/Nikon/Sony equivalents unless I tried a bad copy it was nowhere near as good as the other makers.
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« Reply #170 on: September 15, 2016, 10:42:35 AM »

I tried the 10-24mm recently and it's a very fine lens, I admit though I do like the Tokina 11-16mm for the extra stop at times. Biggest disappointment to me was the 18-135mm lens it's just not close to the Canon/Nikon/Sony equivalents unless I tried a bad copy it was nowhere near as good as the other makers.

Barry, in what way do you think the Canon EF-S 18-135 is better than the Fuji 18-135??  How did you compare them?
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« Reply #171 on: September 16, 2016, 12:30:31 AM »

After all I got the 10-24, 35 F2 and the 18-55.
While they are quite close to each other it will minimize the change of lenses as, depending on the scenery, one will choose itself. The 35 is for simplicity, maybe panos and weather sealing.

Initially I got the 55-200 instead of the 18-55 but it looked just too heavy and with the extra resolution the 85mm equivalent hopefully will be good enough. I will likely miss the occasional wildlife but with the weight savings it's easier to justify bringing the RX100 as a backup.

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« Reply #172 on: July 21, 2018, 11:34:51 AM »

Looks like Fuji added the 16-80 F4 WR on their roadmap, the lens I wanted the most. If they deliver I would be quite happy. By deliver I imply smaller (or at least not bigger) than Oly 12-100 F4 and at least as sharp.

Some might get excited by the 33 F1.0 but that will be more like specialty lens, you have to really want it (or stay only with Fuji) as there are already FF 50 F1.4 lenses which will likely be smaller and with similar IQ.

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« Reply #173 on: July 21, 2018, 01:38:05 PM »

The 16-80mm r4 mockup looks very compact.

https://www.fujirumors.com/first-images-of-fujinon-xf-16-80mm-f4-and-xf-16mm-f2-8/

Looks smaller than the Oly
Let's hope it is less expensive too.

The 200mm F2 looks interesting
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« Reply #174 on: July 22, 2018, 09:56:00 AM »

Looks smaller than the Oly

Olympus is 24-200mm eq that you can buy... Fuji is 24-120mm eq mockup...
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« Reply #175 on: July 22, 2018, 11:10:38 AM »

Olympus is 24-200mm eq that you can buy... Fuji is 24-120mm eq mockup...

Time will tell. Size is just one the characteristics after all, albeit a very important one for a lens of this type. If one looks at the Nikon 16-80 F 2.8-4 for APS-C which is slightly thicker but significantly shorter and about 14% lighter than the Oly 12-100 F4, they can be hopeful. After all the Fuji will be F4 only.
If one looks at the Fuji 16-55 F2.8 than all hope is gone.

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« Reply #176 on: July 22, 2018, 12:26:10 PM »

Size is just one the characteristics after all, albeit a very important one for a lens of this type.

Fuji Rumors has some updated size comparisons that reportedly are more accurate than the initial ones.  The 16-80mm appears roughly comparable in size to the 10-24mm in these renderings.

I use the Nikon 24-120mm f/4 on my D800E quite frequently—I find it to be a very versatile range—so I'm pleased to see the 16-80 added to the Fuji lens "roadmap."

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« Reply #177 on: July 22, 2018, 12:32:13 PM »

Fuji Rumors has some updated size comparisons that reportedly are more accurate than the initial ones.  The 16-80mm appears roughly comparable in size to the 10-24mm in these renderings.

I use the Nikon 24-120mm f/4 on my D800E quite frequently—I find it to be a very versatile range—so I'm pleased to see the 16-80 added to the Fuji lens "roadmap."

If this is accurate it's very good news, that size is more than acceptable. It only needs to have good sharpness corner to corner in the F 5.6-11 range and decent rendering.
After all I used the 10-24 very often and the size is fine, I even combined it with the 18-55 on the last hiking trip where I took the Fuji.
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