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    Wink 56 1.2 APD disappointment!

    Well whilst on an assignment on an offshore lifeboat north of the arctic circle on th enorth west coast of Norway I encountered some serious waves resulting a brief but fantastic weightless experience followed by a very hard meeting with the deck... My 56 1.2 did not survive this meeting.. I put in an otrder for a replacement right away and my dealer told me the APD was just around the corner so I ordered one and weighted...

    The package came friday.... I opend the box "et voila!" a standard 56 f1.2

    Disappointed, I called my dealer... 1001 apologies and the APD is on its way and the order plucker is being sendt off for an eye test

    I might get it before everything grinds to a halt for xmas...

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    Re: 56 1.2 APD disappointment!

    from the title of your thread it sounded like you were disappointed in the lens itself
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    Re: 56 1.2 APD disappointment!

    I tried the APD of a friend and ... I will not say I was disappointed but it is hard to see a real difference with my 56 1.2. It's just like the camera underexpose/vignette a bit and the same result can be achieved when using fully the XT-1.

    I will say that the difference between the APD and the non APD is like the difference between Silver XT-1 and Black XT-1 >> a very tiny cosmetic variation.
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    Re: 56 1.2 APD disappointment!

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    from the title of your thread it sounded like you were disappointed in the lens itself
    That's what I thought too.

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    Re: 56 1.2 APD disappointment!

    if you notice the wink-smiley guys you should see that the title was a bit tongue in cheek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulyss Bowman View Post
    I tried the APD of a friend and ... I will not say I was disappointed but it is hard to see a real difference with my 56 1.2. It's just like the camera underexpose/vignette a bit and the same result can be achieved when using fully the XT-1.

    I will say that the difference between the APD and the non APD is like the difference between Silver XT-1 and Black XT-1 >> a very tiny cosmetic variation.
    I can say without a doubt that I take better pictures with the silver X-T1 than I did with the black one.
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    Re: 56 1.2 APD disappointment!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hulyss Bowman View Post
    I tried the APD of a friend and ... I will not say I was disappointed but it is hard to see a real difference with my 56 1.2. It's just like the camera underexpose/vignette a bit and the same result can be achieved when using fully the XT-1.
    I don't understand why they created this version. The original version has very pleasing bokeh.
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    Re: 56 1.2 APD disappointment!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan W. Lediard View Post
    if you notice the wink-smiley guys you should see that the title was a bit tongue in cheek
    Too subtle for me. I never look at the little graphical bits.

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    Re: 56 1.2 APD disappointment!

    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    I don't understand why they created this version. The original version has very pleasing bokeh.
    I fully agree! never saw and still don't see any sense behind this lens. If one has to look twice to see the difference then there is something wrong .....

    Fuji film is really a great company but I would like more is they spent their time and resources developing less of such not so necessary products!
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    Re: 56 1.2 APD disappointment!

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    I fully agree! never saw and still don't see any sense behind this lens. If one has to look twice to see the difference then there is something wrong .....

    Fuji film is really a great company but I would like more is they spent their time and resources developing less of such not so necessary products!
    Yea. They said once that they will continue making strange products and I hope they will try a TS lens

    Meanwhile I crafted myself an APD lens out of the 35 f1.4 !





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    Re: 56 1.2 APD disappointment!

    I have a fondness for ridiculous contraptions (example - my GX680). I would like Fuji to continue their loopy product development! A TS lens, Hulyss, well why not? Or 1-5x macro lens like the MPE 65 recently discontinued by Canon?
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