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#1 Patrick FR

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 01:15 PM

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#2 Red G8R

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 02:07 PM

This is what I've been waiting for. I hope it's compact like the 35/2.
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Posted 17 February 2016 - 02:15 PM

Glee with happiness!
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Posted 17 February 2016 - 02:28 PM

Great! Compact and affordable 35 and now 23! Haven't got my FUJI yet. Planned on getting the 18-55 for general purpose but now with a compact and probably affordable 23 I'm not sure :)



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 03:59 PM

Fantastic! Hoping for weather sealing and I am assuming "compact" means pancake. Next, weatherize the XF 56mm f/1.2.



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 06:07 PM

A compact 23mm f 2 probably means “ smaller” lens as the 35 f2 is smaller than the 35 f1.4 .

 

But we shall see! 


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 06:46 PM

Although I don't believe I'll be getting this lens, I'm really happy Fuji is listening to those who would love to have a smaller 23mm lens.


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#8 Adam Woodhouse

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 08:51 PM

I have wanted to add a 35mm (full frame equivalant) fast prime  to my kit as I have the 24mm/1.4 and 50mm/1.4 (full frame #'s) ... but can't justify the $ for 1.4 with the two I have ... but if this F2 is priced competitively like the new 50mm/F2 (full frame again) ... I will be tempted!

 

... sorry .. I always talk full frame numbers with others as it is kind of the universal focal length numbers when we compare our different manufacturer's gear.


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 09:04 PM

They're playing us like a fucking fiddle!
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The aperture ring is for composing in the third dimension, not removing it!


#10 drsnake

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 10:07 PM

I was waiting for this one !!!! :D


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#11 CRAusmus

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:57 PM

I will pre-order this the day it is announced.  I really hope Fuji makes it.


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#12 Tikcus

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 12:34 AM

I'd expect all new lenses moving forward will be WR lenses.

 

Pleased Fuji are listening, but i'm not likely to buy it, because it is similar to what I already have


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 05:26 AM

Nice to see this if it's for real. Now can we please have a compact affordable 50?



#14 T-Man

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 05:31 AM

A compact 23mm f 2 probably means “ smaller” lens as the 35 f2 is smaller than the 35 f1.4 .

 

But we shall see! 

 

Fuji has a fantastic 23mm f/2 aspherical lens on X100 series, a pancake design. If I were Fuji, I would choose to modify an existing lens rather than develop an entirely new formula. But...



#15 ewm19

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:40 AM

But I would like to have more shorter length 23mm.

For me by look at the 35 it still a bit too "long".

Any I hope it maintain/keep the focus ring on the new 23mm F2.


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#16 milandro

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:18 AM

we haven’t yet reached the “ bespoke” lens or camera level. something will come out, it will please some and displease others. It is the nature of the beast.


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the popular expression wishful thinking is an oxymoron!

 

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:21 AM

Fuji has a fantastic 23mm f/2 aspherical lens on X100 series, a pancake design. If I were Fuji, I would choose to modify an existing lens rather than develop an entirely new formula. But...

 

That lens is notoriously soft at closer focus distances though. 

 

Not that there is really such a thing as a new formula these days; however there are levels of compromise for size, weight, distortions etc.


The aperture ring is for composing in the third dimension, not removing it!


#18 milandro

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:29 AM

there is a very nice Dutch expression.

 

“ het moet uit de lengte of uit de breedte komen” 

 

“ It has to come form the length or the width "

 

 

As for anything with a balance between the two dimensions, if you pull one direction you will affect the other dimension. In other words, making a small lens comes at a compromise and the amount of compromise is determined by the amount of “ pulling”.

 

You know this is another form

 

You can have a lens that is Cheap, Small, Good ( and I will add light efficient too), but you can only pick two characteristics simultaneously. Anything else is wishful thinking and I don’t do that.


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the popular expression wishful thinking is an oxymoron!

 

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 02:10 PM

If they keep the aperture ring and the scale distance mechanism from the XF23mm and add WR and closer MDF ... I think almost every Fuji user will end with one in his / her bag.

Sadly it isn't a realistic wish =(



#20 davidmold

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 03:04 PM

If only this lens were able to cook me breakfast in the morning, I might think about buying it one day.


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