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#1 Alois

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:49 AM

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Greetings,

I have written to Fuji asking them about when the 80mm macro will be released, but they are not replying to my mails. Does anybody here have any inside information as to when the lens will be released? The fact that Fuji, after all these years, still haven't come up with a 1:1 macro lens is getting to me.

HELP!
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#2 milandro

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:59 AM

this is as close as you are going to get to “ inside information"

 

http://www.fujirumors.com/?s=80mm

 

But again, Fuji doesn’t answer ( as any other company wouldn’t) any emails with questions, prayers, or wishes concerning their coming production.

 

This is why there are several rumor fora, blogs, sites, all to quench the thirst for information.

 

In the end even these sites don’t know. They are only told what the company want to tell them to keep the attention on themselves.

 

As for the 1:1 , do you really think that, if there were no reasons why to make one, they would have deliberately be waiting over 5 years halting this lens for fun?  Don’t you think that they have a good reason not to?

 

In the end you and all the others whom “ can’t wait” will have to wait. As always one gets there when one gets there.


Edited by milandro, 17 February 2017 - 09:00 AM.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:50 AM

In the end you and all the others whom “ can’t wait” will have to wait. As always one gets there when one gets there.

 

I wonder if we were talking about bread



#4 milandro

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:07 AM

but we are not talking of bread.

 

I have to think of the famous “ Bread and roses “ story 

 

Even if you are winning your bread with photography I am sure that you can use the 60mm or another macro lens while you wait.


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#5 Alois

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:53 AM

Greeting,

Two points:

1) I am a dual-system shooter and whenever I write to my other brand regarding future releases, they typically do reply within 72 hours. Fuji don't.

2) All of the other major mirrorless players, Sony, Samsung (RIP), Lumix, Olympus, and Canon have 1:1 macro lenses in their line-up. Fuji don't.






this is as close as you are going to get to “ inside information"
 
http://www.fujirumors.com/?s=80mm
 
But again, Fuji doesn’t answer ( as any other company wouldn’t) any emails with questions, prayers, or wishes concerning their coming production.
 
This is why there are several rumor fora, blogs, sites, all to quench the thirst for information.
 
In the end even these sites don’t know. They are only told what the company want to tell them to keep the attention on themselves.
 
As for the 1:1 , do you really think that, if there were no reasons why to make one, they would have deliberately be waiting over 5 years halting this lens for fun?  Don’t you think that they have a good reason not to?
 
In the end you and all the others whom “ can’t wait” will have to wait. As always one gets there when one gets there.



#6 milandro

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:36 PM

all the major brands defined, at some point, even micro lenses that, without an extension tube, couldn’t reach 1:1 ( I have had both the Micro Nikkor and the Macro Pentax both only gave us 1:2 and the macro for 6 x 7 was even less).

 

Fuji has’t been able to cater for all the wishes of all the photographers nor, I think, has tried to do that. They have provided equipment for a niche market, which is doing very well.

 

I don’t think that there is a widespread demand for such a lens... or they would have done it in over 5 years.

 

However it will be ready when it is ready. Not a day before, not one later.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:41 PM

.... Fuji don't.

 

 

Yeah and yet Fuji doesn't want to implement IBIS and killed 33f1.0. Hate them.... :ph34r:



#8 milandro

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:59 PM

precisely, they are dong their own thing, and they are doing very well.

 

When they tried to keep up with the Jones’ they were doing very bad. 


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:51 PM

2) All of the other major mirrorless players, Sony, Samsung (RIP), Lumix, Olympus, and Canon have 1:1 macro lenses in their line-up. Fuji don't.


http://www.thephoblo...jifilm-x-mount/

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


#10 Sluw

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:44 AM

If you want 1:1 you can use the Zeiss 50 f/2.8 Macro Touit for Fuji X. Great lens.



#11 GreenGuy33

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:35 PM

Any update on a release date for the 80mm macro lens? I read that the 1.4x teleconverter will work well with the lens.



#12 milandro

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 08:23 AM

well, AGAIN

 

 



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:12 AM

Why not use the "new" 84mm macro Fuji XF lens! I am sick and tired of waiting for the coming 80mm macro and use my old  XF 60mm 2,4 with the teleconverter XF1.4X TC WR. But as this will protrude, a macro extension tube MCEX-11 must follow. Now we have a nice 84mm macro, not 1:1 but a little bit closer than the 60mm by it self. The MCEX-16 get´s you even closer if need be.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 11:18 PM

Anymore I get the impression Fuji isn't interested in the X system any more.  The trend is the GFX.  If it isn't GFX they don't want to bother.  The GFX is impressive but out of my league and something I really don't need.  I do love my XT-2 and have the lenses I need for it.  I believe it is time to spend elsewhere.  Education or travel maybe?


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:26 AM

Anymore I get the impression Fuji isn't interested in the X system any more.  The trend is the GFX.  If it isn't GFX they don't want to bother. 

Nonsense.


Edited by Hermelin, 22 May 2017 - 11:56 AM.

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 12:44 PM

actually... Fujifilm Canada did answer this question for me in early June.... they said the fall of 2017... but I had also heard from someone in the know... it was projected to be announced in late May with July delivery this summer...



#17 gkramer71

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 03:38 PM

I was at the Out of Chicago photo conference last week and I Fuji rep there told me it would be out in the fall.

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 07:05 PM

Anymore I get the impression Fuji isn't interested in the X system any more.  The trend is the GFX.  If it isn't GFX they don't want to bother.  The GFX is impressive but out of my league and something I really don't need.  I do love my XT-2 and have the lenses I need for it.  I believe it is time to spend elsewhere.  Education or travel maybe?

 

 

lol, further proof hot takes are garbage.



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 01:37 AM

If you want 1:1 you can use the Zeiss 50 f/2.8 Macro Touit for Fuji X. Great lens.

 

I have it, and use it - even with the extension tube. Image quality is very good. But it is really slow, not weather proof at all, and frankly on the delicate side.

 

-Curt



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 01:40 AM

Although I agree Fuji can't be all things to all people, it's really hurting itself for those that do nature photography. I'm holding off on all other purchases of Fuji gear as a result. And it's very clear that if they didn't put so many resources into the GFX system, it would have been here long ago.




 
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