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Anybody tried the 80/1.7 on their 100S as yet? Comments on results.

algrove

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If I only use prime lenses I am thinking the 80/1.7 fills a void between the 45 or 50 and the 110 or 120. This is why I ask how does it perform and is anyone getting it for landscape use? Thanks.
I know lot of people like the 45-100 zoom, but I have avoided getting that as most always the 32-64 and 100-200 work just fine as long as I can take a few steps forwards or backwards. Avoiding zooms is my next consideration if and when I get a 100S.
 
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algrove

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Thanks Joe,
I have the 110 and even though heavy it is stellar to me. Agree that zooms are terrific on the Fuji (I have the 50R), but I guess I am having a bit of GAS which should stop if I get a 100S. Some time ago I had decided on continuing my use of the two zoom approach 32-64 and 100-200 with 23 and 250 + 1.4x in reserve. Decided against the 45-100 as I never found the 64mm to 100mm gap a problem so far and find the 32-64 just works for me.

The GF80, as a 35 equiv of about 65mm which I never used in 35mm usage, so assume that's why the 64 to 100 gap for me has not been important.
 
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spb

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I have the 80mm f/1.7 and prefer the 110mm f/2.0. The reach of the 110m gives me more working distance and I'd rarely shoot at f/1.7 anyway. As far as performance (IQ) is concerned, the 80mm is stellar, as Jim Kasson has pointed out on his website (https://blog.kasson.com/category/gfx-100s/page/2/). I'll probably sell my 80mm. I have no aversions to zooms and love the 45-100mm.

Joe
That's exactly what I just did gave the 80mm back and swapped for the 45-100, more practical for my uses.
 

spb

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Thanks Joe,
I have the 110 and even though heavy it is stellar to me. Agree that zooms are terrific on the Fuji (I have the 50R), but I guess I am having a bit of GAS which should stop if I get a 100S. Some time ago I had decided on continuing my use of the two zoom approach 32-64 and 100-200 with 23 and 250 + 1.4x in reserve. Decided against the 45-100 as I never found the 64mm to 100mm gap a problem so far and find the 32-64 just works for me.

The GF80, as a 35 equiv of about 65mm which I never used in 35mm usage, so assume that's why the 64 to 100 gap for me has not been important.
I like to go out with one lens sometimes two. So sometimes 32.64, others 45-100 and lastly 100-200 +1.4. I have no issues with the F-stop and find all of the zooms easier to balance than the 80mm which I just got rid of. (Not because it is inferior). I think it is the shortness of the 80mm couple with the weight, that I found less comfortable in use than the zooms which are heavier but longer. Somehow I find that those are easier to handle than the 80mm.
 
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SrMphoto

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It is interesting to read the different reactions to 80/1.7 when compared to DPR. I prefer GetDPI to DPR :).
 
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vjbelle

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My 2C..... I love my 80mm and have no intentions of sending it back. Stellar lens at any aperture and is a perfect compliment to my 110mm. I have a 50mm coming and along with the 80mm and 110mm those lenses cover about 95% of anything I shoot. I have my Actus if I need longer I can reach out as far as 180mm which is a lens I rarely use.

Victor B.

Edit: DPR = Digital Photography Review.... a little company owned by Amazon.
 
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vjbelle

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No..... I don't shoot wide much however I would consider the 30 assuming I could get a really good copy. The 50 is about as wide as I need and if I needed wider I could simply pan a three shot portrait position and end up with a 33mm FOV.

Victor B.
 

mota25

New member
Anyone have portrait shots to share with the 80mm f1.7? I have mine or order but it will take some time to get it. How is the eye AF performance with this lens?
 

algrove

Well-known member
See Matt Grainers analysis under Reviews on Fujirumours site. Also plenty of portrait comments on DPR I see.
 
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Alkibiades

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I love my 1,7-80 mm and the fuji gfx100s.
It is my first fuji medium format camera and lens and they work extremly well together.
IS is really well working, sharpness even wide open is perfect, some chromatic aberrations are visible wide open at high contrast, but at 2,8 it dissapear.
AF works well, maybe not as good as on my sony a7rIV but compared with phase one and hasseblad h a dream.
One thing what I miss is the manual focusing feeling that classic middle format has and that Fuji cant deliver.
In all both, the lens and the camera, is a absolutly a positive deal for me.
 

algrove

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I get the classic manual focusing feel using old Mamiya 645 lenses. The nice thing about these old MF lenses is that their image circle covers the 33x44 sensor. The prices are also cheap.
 
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