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#1 Patrick FR

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:25 AM

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FUJIFILM will develop an XF 8-16mmF2.8 WR lens! (SRP) – With POLL

 

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#2 milandro

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 11:39 AM

so, if we “ vote” yes, they will develop it and if we vote not they won’t?

 

:)

 

Seriously, to me no lens can be wide-angle enough so, great idea if they want to renovate their range subtracting a few millimeters and adding WR to a lens, why not.

 

Having an autofocus lens in this range will be absolutely pointless but it wil probably turn out to be the quickest (and most useless) AF in the range.

 

I am not in the market for this lens.


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 02:01 PM

Their premium zoom trinity is about to be complete!

8-16 f/2.8
16-55 f/2.8
50-140 f/2.8
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Posted 03 June 2016 - 08:09 PM

Their premium zoom trinity is about to be complete!

8-16 f/2.8
16-55 f/2.8
50-140 f/2.8

So Fuji needs to make a 140-300 f2.8 similar to Sigma :D


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X-T2/VPB-XT2 | X-T1 | 16 ƒ1.4 | 35 ƒ1.4 | 90 ƒ2 | 18-55 ƒ2.8-4 | 50-140 ƒ2.8 | RRS |

want: 16-55mm ƒ2.8 | 56mm ƒ1.2 |


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 08:11 PM

or all the possible variations of focal lenses between 5 and 5000mm


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#6 Hermelin

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:38 PM

So Fuji needs to make a 140-300 f2.8 similar to Sigma :D

Would rather see a "budget" UWA lens to go with the 18-55 f/2.8-f/4  :)

Maybe something like 10-18 f/4


Edited by Hermelin, 03 June 2016 - 09:40 PM.

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#7 Larry Bolch

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 11:05 PM

I discovered that I have an extreme wide angle lens I did not recognise. It might be useful to know for anyone who has this lens.

 

I have the Samyang 8mm fisheye. A few days back, I noticed that Adobe Camera RAW has a profile for it on an X-camera. Clicked to see what would happen and it was rendered as rectilinear. It pretty much retains the short side, but crops a bit on the long side. No idea what focal length is the equivalent, but clearly all the problems of shooting super-wide are there. If the camera is tilted, the foreshortening is dramatic. With the camera straight with the world, lines are straight and perspective is profound.

 

DXP14811-HDR.jpg



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 03:56 AM

8-16 sounds great to me... I want it



#9 Max_Elmar

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 07:31 PM

That's great but hasn't Sigma raised the bar on "premium" APS-C zooms with their stabilized F1.8 18-35mm and 50-150mm? How about a stabilized F1.8 10-20mm?

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 09:31 AM

This is a self fulfilling prophecy, one which we already talked about in this thread http://www.fuji-x-fo...e-same-mistake/

 

It’s a good job that at Fuji they still seem to remember that they set out to do mirrorless , small high performance camera with incredible performance at high ISO. 


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 05:11 PM

That's great but hasn't Sigma raised the bar on "premium" APS-C zooms with their stabilized F1.8 18-35mm and 50-150mm? How about a stabilized F1.8 10-20mm?


The 18-35mm is not stabilised.

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


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 05:37 PM

...and in any case, despite rumors in that sense, since Fuji is not (yet?) compatible with Sigma, lenses, so, methinks that what Sigma or any other make of universal autofocus lenses does, affects Fuji only in a marginal and mostly theoretical way ( would a client go for Fuji BECASE they can use a SIGMA lens with it... I doubt it!)!

 

As for a stabilized autofocus 8-16mm we shall see what it really does. In my experience (I love wideangles) zooming between these two focal lenses will not be extremely useful.

 

Interesting that your Camera Raw version features a correction for the 8mm samyang. I have one but my  LR 5.7 doesn’t have that with a X camera.

 

Can I bypass that? Can I upgrade Camera Raw only and add functionalities to my older LR?


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 10:41 AM

An XF 8-16mmF2.8 WR would be great, resulting in the holy trinity of:

 

8-16 f/2.8
16-55 f/2.8
50-140 f/2.8 

 

I think Fuji owe it to themselves to complete their 'PRO' product line. I would buy an XF 8-16mmF2.8 WR instantly!


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#14 Adam Woodhouse

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 08:00 PM

I believe Fuji will create an 8 - 16/2.8 lens to have that 'holy trinity' that the established competition has.  It would be another step in the direction to sway working pro's from full frame to their system.  It is just a matter of when do they do it?  I can see it being not high on the priority list because I would expect a small market would actually purchase a specialized lens like that.


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 08:03 PM

Pros use what they're given. These lenses are aimed at the rich enthusiast.

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


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 09:06 PM

Pros use what they're given. These lenses are aimed at the rich enthusiast.

 

 

Huh? I worked for years as a photographer... nobody ever gave me lenses.


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 07:02 AM

I discovered that I have an extreme wide angle lens I did not recognise. It might be useful to know for anyone who has this lens.

 

I have the Samyang 8mm fisheye. A few days back, I noticed that Adobe Camera RAW has a profile for it on an X-camera. Clicked to see what would happen and it was rendered as rectilinear. It pretty much retains the short side, but crops a bit on the long side. No idea what focal length is the equivalent, but clearly all the problems of shooting super-wide are there. If the camera is tilted, the foreshortening is dramatic. With the camera straight with the world, lines are straight and perspective is profound.

 

DXP14811-HDR.jpg

Wow....I kinda prefer the uncorrected version. The corrected one just makes me dizzy! :D


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 07:37 AM

Would rather see a "budget" UWA lens to go with the 18-55 f/2.8-f/4  :)

Maybe something like 10-18 f/4

You are aware that they do have a 10-24 F4 right ? And that lens is not THAT expensive compared to the quality of it. Making a cheaper 10-18 F4 lens would be rather detrimental to their whole lens line up.

 

The XF mount is really still quite young, they can't really afford to make lenses that would overlap other for no good reason, except being cheaper. The XC lens line, while very well received, is not selling that well compared to the much better XF lenses.



#19 milandro

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 08:30 AM

I wonder what are the permutations between 1 and 1000mm including any number of zoom combination overlapping each other.

 

That’s how I feel when people “ ask” Fuji to produce a lens to cater for the market of ONE.


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 09:38 AM

Premium/Pro primes zooms

8-16 f/2.8 (rumored)
16-55 f/2.8
50-140 f/2.8


Enthusiast/light weight zooms

10-18 f/3.5-4.8 (me guessing)
18-55 f/2.8-4
55-200 f/3.5-4.8


Premium/Pro primes

16 f/1.4
23 f/1.4 or upcoming 33 f/1.0 (rumored)
56 f/1.4


Enthusiast/light weight primes

18 f/2
23 f/2 (rumored) or 35 f/2
50 f/2 (rumored)


 
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