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#1 Patrick FR

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:02 AM

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Seems Fujifilm is working a Mark II version of the 18mmF2: http://www.fujirumor...mk-ii-lens-srp/
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#2 Tom H.

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 02:53 PM

Cool, I hope it stays compact and cheap. Would be great for when I decide to get an X-Pro 2.



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 06:55 PM

I hope it's weather resistant like the newer F2 lenses. 

 

 

I'm tempted to buy the current 18 F2 because the prices are so low now but I'm holding out for WR.



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 07:17 PM

if this is released it is the first true like for like replacement; assuming, it does not get released a stop slower or without an aperture ring


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#5 Hermelin

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:26 AM

Coming from Canon I have to say that Fujifilm is really impressing me with how fast they put out new lenses and listening to what their customers really wants. So many great lenses out already and they're stll pumping new ones out.

I love owning a Fujifilm body, only issue is that I want to buy more and more all the time :D



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:07 AM

It will need to be more than just a minor update as the 18-55mm when at 18mm is only slightly larger and opens to nearly the same aperture while having OIS.  Version II will need to be a lot sharper than the zoom without growing bigger and heavier.



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:40 AM

The 18-55 is about twice the size of the near-pancake 18mm. I'm not altogether convinced you need OIS on a wide-angle lens.


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#8 Hermelin

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 04:32 PM

The 18-55 is much bigger than the 18 f/2 and that's why I miss my 18 f/2 (despite having the 18-55)

The 18 f/2 is the perfect lens to bring if you wanna bring a camera when going out for dinner or even the bar. Because of it small size it doesn't bring any attention. 


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#9 Lumens

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 07:17 PM

When I see Fuji making a "Mark II" i can't help but wonder how they are going to improve on what they already have.  Most their lenses are already great.  However in this case adding "WR" weather resistance would be an improvement and follow along with the 23, 35, 50 f2 line up of late.  I try not to be tempted by new lenses any more as I already own too many, but If the 18 can remain a good size like it is and perhaps made a little sharper I will be tempted.



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:46 AM

YES, please.



#11 bhu

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:10 PM

Faster focusing, quieter, weather resist, better IS, improved feel, lower cost (to build), improved IQ, replacing obsolete materials or components; these are all options for Fujifilm. If there are enough improvements, Mk II versions will sell themselves. It will happen even if a lens seems perfect as it is and building it requires no new design expense. When, is the big question. It could be 2 years or 20 years.

 

Which lenses do you think need a refresh aside from the rumored 18 and the 60, which could simply go EoL sometime after release of the 80?



#12 Aswald

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 05:04 AM

35mm F1.4 mk2 would be good. Currently the noise and focusing could be better.

 

I dunno, the 18mm while it's nifty......it just doesn't shine.




 
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