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#1 KateB

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 06:34 PM

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Can you recommend an ultra wide prime x-mount lens; preferably 8 or 10mm.

However I want to have fully functioning auto focus, exposure and aperture.

Does such a thing exist?

It seems that my only real option is the XF 10-24mm zoom.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Edited by KateB, 26 December 2017 - 04:03 PM.

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#2 Mike G

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 08:09 PM

Kate, that would be the “10-24mm” which is a very good lens, albeit f4.0! The Zeiss 12mm f2.8 is a AF prime!

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 11:21 AM

or you may wait xf 8-16.



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Posted 26 December 2017 - 01:20 PM

Not sure if you need much autofocus from an 8-10mm prime lens. The depth of field of an 8mm lens is such that if you just stop down a couple of stops, more or less everything is in focus. Samyang 8mm is good - and small, and cheap.


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Posted 26 December 2017 - 04:05 PM

Kate, that would be the “10-24mm” which is a very good lens, albeit f4.0! The Zeiss 12mm f2.8 is a AF prime!

Thank you for the correction, I’ve edited my post.

Does the Zeiss 12mm have full control as well as AF? And more importantly is it a great lens?
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Posted 26 December 2017 - 04:05 PM

or you may wait xf 8-16.


Yeah, but I want a prime lens. I’m trying to avoid zooms less than 35mm.

Edited by KateB, 26 December 2017 - 04:14 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 04:07 PM

Not sure if you need much autofocus from an 8-10mm prime lens. The depth of field of an 8mm lens is such that if you just stop down a couple of stops, more or less everything is in focus. Samyang 8mm is good - and small, and cheap.

True enough...
Sounds like it’s worth a look.
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Posted 26 December 2017 - 04:13 PM

Not sure if you need much autofocus from an 8-10mm prime lens. The depth of field of an 8mm lens is such that if you just stop down a couple of stops, more or less everything is in focus. Samyang 8mm is good - and small, and cheap.
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Ahh that’s a fish eye lens, I’m really looking for an ultra wide without distortion. The Fujinon 10-24 has a nice virtually undistorted Image at the wide end. Well according to reviews anyway.
Do you have any other suggestions Warwick?
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Posted 26 December 2017 - 04:17 PM

The Samyang is not autofocus!

The Zeiss if I understand you does have full control, have a look at the reviews in the Fuji X Lenses, lens topics on this forum!

Edited by Mike G, 26 December 2017 - 04:19 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 04:19 PM

Ahh that’s a fish eye lens, I’m really looking for an ultra wide without distortion. The Fujinon 10-24 has a nice virtually undistorted Image at the wide end. Well according to reviews anyway.
Do you have any other suggestions Warwick?

People rate the Samyang 12mm - that’s an ultra wide rather than a fisheye, and again you get a lot of depth of field. At f8 you wouldn’t really need to focus


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Posted 26 December 2017 - 04:23 PM

Hmmm Zeiss Touit 12mm seems great!

Any suggestions for a good wider prime without much distortion?
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Posted 26 December 2017 - 07:09 PM

The closest prime I got is XF14mmF2.8 R which is a good one in the Fuji-X style.

 
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Posted 26 December 2017 - 09:46 PM

Kate, if you don't need autofocus, go for the Samyang. I own a 12 and it's a great lens. Also. Being that wide, if you use it half close on, you don't even need autofocus: set it on infinity and everything from a short distance to the horizon will be focused.

And it costs a fraction of the Zeiss.


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Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:33 PM

Decisions decisions!

I’m leaning towards the Samyang 12mm...

But then again

Thanks for all your help everyone.
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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:16 AM

Decisions decisions!

I’m leaning towards the Samyang 12mm...

But then again

Thanks for all your help everyone.

Hallo Kate,

 

I have the 12mm Samyang if you want to try it out.

I live in Doha as well.

 

PM me please.

 

Regards,

Dom


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 02:31 PM

Hallo Kate,
 
I have the 12mm Samyang if you want to try it out.
I live in Doha as well.
 
PM me please.
 
Regards,
Dom

That would be very kind of you Dom.
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Posted 27 January 2018 - 02:43 PM

the Zeiss is expensive and less sharp than the Samyang even benefiting from software correction.

 

The 12 mm is incredibly sharp and very convenient in price, at this focal length autofocus is really unimportant.

 

I set it at 8 + 1/2 stop and focus just past the meter and everything is sharp. 

 

I also own the 8mm fish eye, different beast but also incredibly good for the money.

 

I owned the 10-24 and sold it. Never looked back.


Edited by milandro, 27 January 2018 - 02:44 PM.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 05:14 PM

the Zeiss is expensive and less sharp than the Samyang even benefiting from software correction.

 

The 12 mm is incredibly sharp and very convenient in price, at this focal length autofocus is really unimportant.

 

I set it at 8 + 1/2 stop and focus just past the meter and everything is sharp. 

 

I also own the 8mm fish eye, different beast but also incredibly good for the money.

 

I owned the 10-24 and sold it. Never looked back.

 

I'm almost certainly going to get the Samyang 12mm and for me, an amateur, I cannot justify the money for the Zeiss and I agree reviews are not as good as it ought to be.

 

I am wanting a prime lens at this focal length as I can usually move closer or further away rather than zoom in and out.

 

So I'm waiting until payday.


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 05:42 PM

cheers, you won’t regret it.

 

I bought the silver version I love the two tone effects on my black camera.


Edited by milandro, 27 January 2018 - 05:42 PM.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:45 PM

I tried the 12mm samyang lens, It is not so good like Fuji 10-24 lens .If you  see the image at 100% on video you can see the difference of quality, Details of samyang lens are not so detailed like Fuji lens.


Edited by bergat, 12 February 2018 - 05:47 PM.




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