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    Donít like Fujiís XF lenses...

    The recent ‘ technically excellent ones ‘.

    I love the ‘ faulty ‘ ones.

    The ones that have vignetting, flare, spherical aberrations, ‘ slowwww ‘ ones.

    I have an umbrella for rainy days. For dust storms..no ‘ WR ‘ is going to save your
    a** or your equipment. I know, friends.

    So here are my Fuji lens picks...I don’t understand folks that talk about ‘ travel lenses ‘ as opposed to ‘ other ‘ lenses. I use the same, coz I like the results from them at home or abroad. Surprise!

    Fuji 23/1.4, 35/1.4, 56/1.2.
    Zooms...18-55.
    And If pressed...
    14/2.8, 90/2

    Wasted money on 16/1.4, 16-55, 35/2.

    Always in my bag..ready to go 35/1.4 and my XP2.

    By the way, I fractured my toe, and sprained my index finger yesterday when I slipped. I was carrying the XH-1 and the 16-55.
    An omen not to carry this combo! For me
    koffee & kamera
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    Re: Donít like Fujiís XF lenses...

    Sorry to hear about your fall, but that is not a reason to take it out on your equipment.

    Seriously, I hope you are OK. These things don't become easier over time.
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    Re: Donít like Fujiís XF lenses...

    Sorry about the toe, hope it gets better soon.

    I really like the 35mm f1.4 and making use of the flare.

    I'm also really enjoying the 56mm f1.2. I've got it paired with the X-E3, and although it's comical looking because the lens is huge compared to the camera, it's a great tiny portrait package.
    -Todd
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    Re: Donít like Fujiís XF lenses...

    Will, I blame everything on my equipment.
    The only things around the household that donít answer back none!

    I blame the snowfall we have been having for my fractured toe.

    I blame others for my images. Their evil eye!

    Take care.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    Sorry to hear about your fall, but that is not a reason to take it out on your equipment. :too cool:

    Seriously, I hope you are OK. These things don't become easier over time.
    koffee & kamera
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    Re: Donít like Fujiís XF lenses...

    Sapphire, Todd...thanks for stopping by.

    Todd, 2 lenses that have yet to be beat. Nice combo of lenses.
    I would immediately replace my 35/1.4 if something happened to it.

    Best.


    Quote Originally Posted by tcdeveau View Post
    Sorry about the toe, hope it gets better soon.

    I really like the 35mm f1.4 and making use of the flare.

    I'm also really enjoying the 56mm f1.2. I've got it paired with the X-E3, and although it's comical looking because the lens is huge compared to the camera, it's a great tiny portrait package.
    -Todd

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    Re: Donít like Fujiís XF lenses...

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Will, I blame everything on my equipment.
    Rayyan, you better get the mirrorless Nikon then, Im sure it will turn out to be the more secure solution, and by that time I hope both your toe and fingers will be ready for the challenge
    best Thorkil
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    Re: Donít like Fujiís XF lenses...

    The 35mm f/1.4 is a keeper. Tiny when compared to SLR. Not the fastest or quietest to focus, like the f/2, but I like it!

    The 56mm is hit or miss. The thing is hard to focus sometimes, keeps hunting depending on light/contrast.

    A 50mm Leica Summilux is a dream to focus on the X-T1. Fuji did a nice job with focus peaking and magnification.

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    Re: Donít like Fujiís XF lenses...

    Hi Thorkil.

    I shall wait for reviews. By early users on this forum.
    In the meantime, I was thinking of rehashing some images from my archives, and post them here

    Shall save money while I am immobile for 6 weeks at least.

    Take care pal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorkil View Post
    Rayyan, you better get the mirrorless Nikon then, Im sure it will turn out to be the more secure solution, and by that time I hope both your toe and fingers will be ready for the challenge
    best Thorkil

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    Re: Donít like Fujiís XF lenses...

    People, correctly, tell me I am not a speed demon...age they say.
    So the 2 Fuji lenses you mentioned suit my temperament.

    I donít use, nor want to use, non native XF mount lenses on my Fujis.

    Best wishes.

    Quote Originally Posted by segedi View Post
    The 35mm f/1.4 is a keeper. Tiny when compared to SLR. Not the fastest or quietest to focus, like the f/2, but I like it!

    The 56mm is hit or miss. The thing is hard to focus sometimes, keeps hunting depending on light/contrast.

    A 50mm Leica Summilux is a dream to focus on the X-T1. Fuji did a nice job with focus peaking and magnification.
    koffee & kamera
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    Re: Donít like Fujiís XF lenses...

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Hi Thorkil.

    I shall wait for reviews. By early users on this forum.
    In the meantime, I was thinking of rehashing some images from my archives, and post them here

    Shall save money while I am immobile for 6 weeks at least.

    Take care pal.
    Hi Rayyan
    Sorry for late answer, I’m in Italy now, trying to concentrate on doing absolutely nothing sensible at all, therefore only looking now and then…
    Yes, I will read reviews on the mirrorless FF Nikon too before choosing. My dream is a reassuring feeling like af Df, a bit soft-way processing in the sensor and engine, a bit like the Df, the classic and delicate way, together with a M6 lightness and simplicity (that will not happen, I’m afraid, but I’m dreaming).
    My Df (got two now) is a keeper, the X-T2 is a keeper, but if the X-T3 provide a softer processing than the almost harsh processing of the X-T2, that could be a turning-point Fuji-wise, but I have my doubt.
    The X-E3 is a disappointment size-wise, to big to be a pocket-camera in a small beltbag like the Ricoh GR, when mounted with the XF 18, the 27 is more wellsuited but not wide enough. And too small to suit in a normal-small slingbag.
    The FF Mirrorless Nikon could be the camera for the non-too-seriously-relaxed pictures, the almost-always go-to camera, the camera you will grab with joy hurrying out in the fresh air, without planning, the camera that will talk to you like the M6 did….hhmmm (prayingtime)
    Best thorkil
    Ps. Rayyan, take care in the following slow 6 weeks, and hope you get healthy recovery!, and do post some pictures!
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    Re: Donít like Fujiís XF lenses...

    Peter, Thorkil...thank you.

    Thorkil.

    Congratulations for 2 Dfs. I like them too. And you have mentioned something I couldn't describe..' the softness '. YES! So much better than the D750 and the X-Trans. I, too am very much leaning that way.

    Italy is a lovely place. Where are you based, or are moving around?

    Get yourself into fashion my friend, and go to Milan where it is at!!

    I am alone at home! Ayesha in the U.S and Canada and later joining my sons and family in Portugal.
    I had an appointment today with the ortho doctor...Wants to see me after 2 weeks. Said the cast is the only treatment as it, luckily, is a simple straight toe bone fracture not requiring any surgical intervention.

    Yes, the Nikon mirrorless. Not really in any hurry for that.

    Take care Thorkil and enjoy your stay in Italy; best place to do nothing.

    ciao!


    Quote Originally Posted by Thorkil View Post
    Hi Rayyan
    Sorry for late answer, I’m in Italy now, trying to concentrate on doing absolutely nothing sensible at all, therefore only looking now and then…
    Yes, I will read reviews on the mirrorless FF Nikon too before choosing. My dream is a reassuring feeling like af Df, a bit soft-way processing in the sensor and engine, a bit like the Df, the classic and delicate way, together with a M6 lightness and simplicity (that will not happen, I’m afraid, but I’m dreaming).
    My Df (got two now) is a keeper, the X-T2 is a keeper, but if the X-T3 provide a softer processing than the almost harsh processing of the X-T2, that could be a turning-point Fuji-wise, but I have my doubt.
    The X-E3 is a disappointment size-wise, to big to be a pocket-camera in a small beltbag like the Ricoh GR, when mounted with the XF 18, the 27 is more wellsuited but not wide enough. And too small to suit in a normal-small slingbag.
    The FF Mirrorless Nikon could be the camera for the non-too-seriously-relaxed pictures, the almost-always go-to camera, the camera you will grab with joy hurrying out in the fresh air, without planning, the camera that will talk to you like the M6 did….hhmmm (prayingtime)
    Best thorkil
    Ps. Rayyan, take care in the following slow 6 weeks, and hope you get healthy recovery!, and do post some pictures!
    koffee & kamera
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    Re: Donít like Fujiís XF lenses...

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Peter, Thorkil...thank you.

    Thorkil.

    Congratulations for 2 Dfs. I like them too. And you have mentioned something I couldn't describe..' the softness '. YES! So much better than the D750 and the X-Trans. I, too am very much leaning that way.

    Italy is a lovely place. Where are you based, or are moving around?

    Get yourself into fashion my friend, and go to Milan where it is at!!

    I am alone at home! Ayesha in the U.S and Canada and later joining my sons and family in Portugal.
    I had an appointment today with the ortho doctor...Wants to see me after 2 weeks. Said the cast is the only treatment as it, luckily, is a simple straight toe bone fracture not requiring any surgical intervention.

    Yes, the Nikon mirrorless. Not really in any hurry for that.

    Take care Thorkil and enjoy your stay in Italy; best place to do nothing.

    ciao!
    Hi RayyanÖthanks. The one Df should be for dusty environment when looking after at a renovating-project I have on a large building the famous Danish architect Poul Henningsen made in 1924 (the man who designed the PH-lamps), but in practice Iím grabbing the X-T2 with the XF 10-24 on, while its light and small (compared with the Df with a Tamron 15-30) in my little sling-bag, and donít disturb while climbing on the roofs.
    Glad you are leaning towards the soft well-damped drawing of the Df too..
    Yes in 2003 Irene and I bought a house in San Zeno di Montagna, builded around the 1760íties, restored in 1992, youíll get the view from the livingroom from 1íst floor downunder, with view at Lago di Garda and the mountains towards west. Irene has all her life dreamt of a house in Italy, and she dragged me around in our summer holidays while we and our 3 kids were at camping by the lake. I was really tired of camping, by then. When we were going though a gateway, getting this view downunder I claimed ďIf its was hereÖ.ĒÖI was standing on the doormat. So, Irene took me by my word (even though I tried to get of the hook). So here we are 3 times a yearÖ(and its not that bad either, staying here, there are almost no tourists (at least not that many), you hear Italian language all the time, which is a wonderful music in my ear (Irene is speaking it too, I dont)Öand going to a David Gilmour concert in the Arena in Verone aint that bad either), and once in a while to Venice about 110 kilometers (68miles) aways, so its hard to complainÖ
    Rayyan then you is forced to relax for 6 weeks, and get mental strengthened, ready to join Ayesha when she is coming home and will be dragging you out on new adventures all over the world (remember, itís the challenges from our energetic wifeís thatís keeping us alive and relative fitÖeven though one can only dream of a calm sofa now and then..).
    Good it is a simple fracture!
    Donít know about Milan, it was just not me, canít explain why , but Verona, and specially Venice (out of the tourist-season and -areas), Vicenza, and specially some areas of Bologna (then one got the excuse to visit Marenello and Ferrari too)Ö.they got the mood for me.
    Yes, I hope some of my dreams come through with the mirrorless Nikon FF (and the purse will agree).
    Relaxed recovering and post processing to you Rayyan!





    Fuji X-T2 with XF 10-24 at iso400 1/500 f8 10mm through C1pro11win



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