Hello X users,
I'm planning to buy 2 or 3 lenses (out of 6 i carefully consider) until next year to have them when i'm on holidays .The fujinon lenses i own are 10-24,16-55,50-140,56 and 90 ,all for studio work except the wide zoom.My usual vacations set till now was 10-24/16-55 which lacks flexibilty during night shots .Weight doesn't matter ,i endlessly use the VPB XT2 with all of them . I currently consider 5 fujinon and 1 zeiss :
-32mm f1.8 zeiss touit
-8-16mm f2.8 forthcoming ultra wide (stated on fujirumors)
My first goal will be the 16mm since i've read reviews and seen many pics and the image quality is top notch ,eventhough i'm a bit skeptical about that focal length . The quality of 16-55 f2.8 ,50-140 f2.8 is on par and i know what to expect from the 16mm ,on the other hand there's a 14mm f2.8 which from what i see is optically correct and excellent without any distortion ,but won't catch the fast 16mm in terms of sharpness and bokeh .
Second choice will be 35mm 1.4 or 32mm 1.8 zeiss .I know that this focal length will be the last to consider as a vacation kit ,but it's the most popular among x users and i can't ignore it.I know their strengths and weaknesses /pros/cons and i'm 50/50, not sure where to side even the price gap.
There's also a 23mm f1.4,but still not convinced about it's advertised sharpness when i check pictures through the internet ,compared to all other candidates.
Last but not least, If there's an announcement of the long rumored 8-16mm f2.8 ,i'll 100% go for it and the other lens will be 23 or 35 if i haven't already purchased the 16mm
PS 1. If there was a plan for a 33mm 1.0, i would skip both 35 1.4 and 32 1.8
PS 2 . I didn't mention 23mm f2 and 35mm f2 since they're both closer to my 16-55 f2.8 f stop and both ugly .
PS 3. People who own more than one of the above 6 lenses would be very helpful
Edited by Vasilis, 17 April 2017 - 08:58 PM.