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#21 T-Man

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 04:40 PM

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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.

 

I have a X100T also and I never noticed "soft[ness] at closer focus distances," even with tele and wide lens attachments. However, I do see diffraction kicking-in at f/8. But hey, we all have different thresholds.

 

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#22 milandro

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:48 PM

semantic differences ? It doesn’t seem to be a clear cut thing.

 

http://www.fujivsfuj...-vs-23mm-f1pt4/


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#23 j.f0

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:57 PM

when fuji announced the 35/2 as a smaller alternative my thoughts were... why the 35 and not the 23???  :o

i really like the 27, but this 4/5mm are a huge difference in my personal view.   ;)

do it, do it, do it, fuji... i'll buy one!  :D


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#24 mikkoy

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:38 AM

i hope it's small, light and priced just right. 



#25 milandro

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:45 AM

as said before  you can have a lens:

 

Good optics, Cheap, Light efficient, Small.

 

But you can only pick two.


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 02:20 PM

I expect that just like the 35mm it will be smaller, cheaper but not quite as good; the f/1.4 23mm is a very well corrected lens that only measurebators can criticise.
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The aperture ring is for composing in the third dimension, not removing it!


#27 milandro

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 03:32 PM

measurebators, interesting term!  :D


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#28 CRAusmus

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 06:20 PM

I expect that just like the 35mm it will be smaller, cheaper but not quite as good; the f/1.4 23mm is a very well corrected lens that only measurebators can criticise.

Excellent term.  Some spend way too much time/effort critiquing all the wrong aspects of an image.


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#29 Max_Elmar

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 09:47 PM

Yes! If it had the same relationship to the "big" 23 as the 35/2 has to the 35/1.4 - that would be a fantastic development. I would most likely buy one. The 23/1.4 is outstanding - but a "little brother" - smaller, slower, less expensive, more even performance, but less peak performance - that would be a very welcome development indeed. A lot of folks have told me it would never happen "because it would cannibalize the X100 series" - but hopefully Fuji has realized the differentiator for the X100 is the viewfinder, not the lens.


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#30 Hermelin

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 10:15 PM

If you already have the 35 f/2 WB which is close in focal lenght and with same aperture? Would it still make sense to get this lens?



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Posted 07 March 2016 - 12:00 AM

If you already have the 35 f/2 WB which is close in focal lenght and with same aperture? Would it still make sense to get this lens?

I have the 35 F2 WR and the 23 F1.4.

 

they're not close at all in terms of focal length.


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#32 milandro

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 07:59 AM

They are complementary not alternative.


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#33 gdanmitchell

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 05:23 PM

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.

Cheap? You can have a lens that is very good and quite inexpensive and quite good. I suspect that the 35mm f/2 is going to be one of those lenses. 

What you cannot have, at least not from what I've seen, is a lens that is cheap, good, small, and with a very large maximum aperture. There are trade-offs, but perhaps not quite the ones you list.



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Posted 07 March 2016 - 08:46 PM

I just want it to be pancake sized!

 

I would pack it with any of the 35 and the 27 to boot and I have enough to play with when doing some streets :D


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Posted 07 March 2016 - 09:38 PM

I just want it to be pancake sized!

 

Perhaps not quite as small as the 27/2.8 -- but 18/2 size would be just fine for me. (I really want an aperture ring!)


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 05:22 PM

[...]I really want an aperture ring!

 

We can debate all day long about that point, but I do get your need for an aperture ring. I personally prefer something as low profile as possible as it is easier to fit in a coat pocket or the side pocket of a bag.


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#37 Max_Elmar

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 06:03 PM

We can debate all day long about that point, but I do get your need for an aperture ring. I personally prefer something as low profile as possible as it is easier to fit in a coat pocket or the side pocket of a bag.

Honestly - I would prefer an aperture ring - but if it really were as small as the 27 - I could certainly learn to live without it. Either way - still a strong "buy."


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#38 Warwick

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:22 PM

I doubt that they'd launch the 23mm f2 without an aperture ring. Like the 35mm f2 it will be a premium lens created to go with the styling and capabilities of the XPro2, and a no-aperture ring lens just won't cut it.


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#39 xtrans

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 08:36 AM

If it would be like the 35mm f/2 WR, I would buy it in a heartbeat.


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 10:39 AM

Any News about this rumor?




 
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