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#1 Klaus

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 12:15 PM

http://photorumors.c...-leaked-online/

 

Seems as if Fuji is now targeting street photography ...

 

(the 35mm f/2 is awesome)


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 01:34 PM

It is the ideal camera for that genre of photography with nice wide aperture glass! Plus it looks the part!

 

 I tried  little street photography here in France, but it's one of the few countries where you haven't the "right" to photograph people in the street. You get called out at and the whole scenario is fraught with stress and pressure, hence I've given up on it, luckily it's not my favourite style of shooting!



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 02:27 PM

It is the ideal camera for that genre of photography with nice wide aperture glass! Plus it looks the part!

 

 I tried  little street photography here in France, but it's one of the few countries where you haven't the "right" to photograph people in the street. You get called out at and the whole scenario is fraught with stress and pressure, hence I've given up on it, luckily it's not my favourite style of shooting!

You didn't try street photography in Lebanon.

When you have a camera you are considered a spy, more precisely ISIS spy, you have even sometimes to do with the police or security agents, or worst some militiamen in civil clothing , Lebanese army guys are nonetheless more understanding as long as you stay away from the tanks and bases.

It is disgusting when a dude comes from nowhere saying he is a security or secret agent and he wants to check every single picture on your camera to verify you didn't take forbidden pictures, luckily when it happened to me, there was a police patrol passing by, I asked for help and they solved the issue,  naturally I never went shooting at that place again.



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 02:55 PM

Still waiting for a cheap and cheerful 16/2.



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 05:01 PM

You didn't try street photography in Lebanon.

When you have a camera you are considered a spy, more precisely ISIS spy, you have even sometimes to do with the police or security agents, or worst some militiamen in civil clothing , Lebanese army guys are nonetheless more understanding as long as you stay away from the tanks and bases.

It is disgusting when a dude comes from nowhere saying he is a security or secret agent and he wants to check every single picture on your camera to verify you didn't take forbidden pictures, luckily when it happened to me, there was a police patrol passing by, I asked for help and they solved the issue,  naturally I never went shooting at that place again.

 

Sounds an unhealthy place to be with a camera!!



Over the years I have developed an allergy to being shot for spying , my doctor advised me just this condition alone can be life threatening  :unsure:  !


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 05:19 PM

oops!



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 11:10 PM

Still waiting for a cheap and cheerful 16/2.

The 18/2 should be a nice tool for that, not sure they're going to release two lenses with the same aperture and one just 2mm shorter than the other. That, and there's already a 16mm lens in their stable.



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 03:07 AM

A 12mm f/5.6, please. ;-)


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 07:51 AM

The 18/2 should be a nice tool for that, not sure they're going to release two lenses with the same aperture and one just 2mm shorter than the other. That, and there's already a 16mm lens in their stable.

 

They have a 28/2.8 and a 23/1.4 too, that didn't exactly stop them, did it?

 

There is a considerable difference between 16mm and 18mm, even on aps-c.



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 02:06 PM

I believe there are several f2 lenses on the roadmap. I think it has more to do with appealing to the micro 4/3 (low weight) crowd. The x-t10 is small and light and with the f2 lenses should be weight competitive with smaller systems. For the larger x-t2/pro2 the larger lenses make good sense.  At least that is my impression.

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To be honest I would think the market is some what saturated; but perhaps that is why the price tag is a bit unappealing - to deal with lower volume.



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 04:09 PM

A 12mm f/5.6, please. ;-)

 

Voigtländer?


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 05:49 PM

A 12mm f/5.6, please. ;-)

 

Now the trends to fast, supersharp wide open, but bokehlicious and heavy lenses is through and some "I only shoot in bright light, but need DoF from my nose to the moon"-photogs can ask for slow lenses.  :D

 

I like the 35/2 as well, it's cute and tiny. And pretty fast to focus. I don't think I'll give up or away the 23/1.4, but if I had to decide between the f/1.4 and the f/2, today I'd take the lightweight, weather-resistant, fast AF with "normal" behaviour for manual override. This clutch is awkward...



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 01:52 PM

Now the trends to fast, supersharp wide open, but bokehlicious and heavy lenses is through and some "I only shoot in bright light, but need DoF from my nose to the moon"-photogs can ask for slow lenses.  :D

 

I like the 35/2 as well, it's cute and tiny. And pretty fast to focus. I don't think I'll give up or away the 23/1.4, but if I had to decide between the f/1.4 and the f/2, today I'd take the lightweight, weather-resistant, fast AF with "normal" behaviour for manual override. This clutch is awkward...

 

I thought the clutch was quite awkward too. Actually it has a purpose. Fuji lenses with the MF clutch behave like normal lenses. They still focus via their focus motor but they strictly follow the distance scale on the lens, where a usual mirrorless lens would try to track depending on how fast you turn the ring. 

 

The bad news is you have to disengage the clutch to focus manuall. Good news is ring will behave just like a conventional, good old lens with predictable focus. You can also do zone focusing without ever looking at the live view.

 

There is a reason Fuji only uses the clutch on wide angle primes.



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:45 PM

They have a 28/2.8 and a 23/1.4 too, that didn't exactly stop them, did it?

 

There is a considerable difference between 16mm and 18mm, even on aps-c.

Not a valid comparison, innit? Not only they're 4mm apart (23 and 27, not 28), but they're totally different in scope and application: one is a "balls to the wall" fast prime, the other is a pancake 2 stops slower.

BTW, a colleague of mine has an X-E1 (I think) with that pancake as a backup to his FF Canon system. Looks pretty neat, especially for places where whipping out a 5D Mark II and L lenses would get you kicked out / make you an attention grabber. Churns out good pictures as well.

 

P. S. If the focus clutch is anything like what the old Sigma / Tamron / Tokina lenses had (and I had a few of those, including a rare Tokina 17/3.5 pretty recently), it's a bad idea any way you slice it. Pretty awkward to use.



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 03:34 PM

If people will argue 18mm is a good replacement for 16mm, I'll say 27mm is a good replacement for 23mm as well :)



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 03:57 PM

Again, you fail to see my point. But by all means, get the current 16mm if you're so sure you need exactly this FL.






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