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#1 Klaus

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 01:07 PM

Some awesomeness here ...

 

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#2 AlexanderE

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 04:16 PM

Bokehlicious? :P


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 06:16 PM

Very nice!

I would have opted for the APD version, too, but it was not out when I got my 1.2/56... Too bad that Fuji didn't put it on the roadmap a bit earlier.. :-/
The "normal" version is also quite nice, though.

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 07:05 PM

Is there a huge difference in bokeh between the two versions? And how does this "Apodization filter" work? Is that kind of that filtered "tilt shift" exposure programs? What is Nanocoating doing to the picture?



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Posted 27 May 2015 - 07:36 PM

Ooh, I missed that detail. Hadn't see this since the Sony 135 STF. Nothing to do with tilt-shift, but have you ever tried those tricks where you cut a shape and stick it in front of the lens to make the bokeh funny shapes? Imagine that with a smooth GND instead, so gradually softening the bokeh edges.


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Posted 28 May 2015 - 12:41 AM

Unlike the 135 STF this one can do AF.

And yes, such lenses render edges like a "ball" rather then a plain circle.

I wouldn't say that the 56mm APD is perfect regarding its bokeh but it is very nice.


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#7 Brightcolours

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 11:02 AM

Nicer than my 55mm f1.2's for sure, they ain't that smooth.



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 11:44 AM

Unlike the 135 STF this one can do AF.

And yes, such lenses render edges like a "ball" rather then a plain circle.

I wouldn't say that the 56mm APD is perfect regarding its bokeh but it is very nice.

 

It can do contrast-detection AF, yes.

 

I feel stupid not to have done more research on that. I find this lens dispappointing (why talk around...) I don't see where it's that nicer than the non-APD to justify roughly 30% higer price (okay, it's an ND8 filter in the package... whoever needs that when the shutter goes up to 1/32.000). I could live with the fact it's only slightly or under certain circumstances better than the already great 56/1.2 non-APD. But the focusing in dark situations on the X-T2 sucks, it's hunting and it's impossible to use AF-C. So, a great portrait lens for good lighting conditions? Probably yes.

 

Now, after I bought it and know what to look for, also got some additional information by a deeper informed Fujista, I see my mistake and wished I better had been gone for the 16/1.4 (not the same of course) and kept my trusted 56/1.2 R! Well, likely I will get it back because the person I sold it in a pretty quick process rethought and wants to return it to me to become owner of an X-T2 earlier. So, I'm not the only one with hasty decisions  :unsure:

 

Anyone in need of a highly specialised portrait lens for Fuji?  ^_^



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:50 PM

Diminishing return on investment ...


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#10 JoJu

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:33 PM

As if amateurs ever get a return of investment...  <_<

 

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#11 obican

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 10:06 PM

Give the 90/2 a go too. Rendering is at least as good as the 56.



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 11:31 PM

Yes, and the reach is better, AF is probably quicker than 56 APD (everything will be quicker in lowlight than this APD).

 

It's on my list.  :rolleyes:



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Posted 06 October 2016 - 10:34 AM

just buy both....

 

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 12:24 PM

what else?

 

 

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