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  1. I'm used to zooms with my canon kit (24-70 and 70-300) , so I bought the Fuji for the 27mm pancake and picked up the 18-55 and 50-140, but I find myself loving (and shooting more often with) the 16mm f/1.4 and the 56mm f/1.2
  2. So to conclude, I ordered the Graphite X-T1, the 18-55 f/2.8, the 50-140 f/2.8, the 27 f/2.8, the 56 f/1.2 and decided on the 16 f/1.4. And a few batteries with an extra charger
  3. The 18-55 will give me that focal length in a pinch, but i prefer something wider. That's why the 14 would be nice, but i also like the 16. I am locating local units i can test them out. Im curious how much better the af is with the 16
  4. I am going to see if any of the stores near me have them in stock to try them out. Im also about an hour from B&H and they have units out you can test. As for the 16-55, its bigger, heavier and more expensive than the 18-55. I prefer something smaller as long as there's no major sacrifice in IQ and most reviews i read imply the smaller lens is quite good.
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    Tim cook portrait

    I'd say there was very little post-processing to this image.
  6. Thanks again everyone! Perhaps I was a bit drunk I looked up a bunch more reviews, specifically comparisons between them, and the 16 does actually look pretty good. I like the closer focusing distance, weather sealing and extra stop of light, and I am used to shooting at 24mm/FF so I have to decide if I really want to shoot a bit wider (I may) It looks like I really can't go wrong with either. I'll probably try to get to B&H and try them both. That's kind of why I want it. The 85 1.2 would have been my next Canon lens, if I weren't setting up a fuji kit. For headshots, I'd be using my canon kit anyways as it'll travel with my lighting and has higher resolution (and if I decide I like Fuji better and sell off my Canon gear, I can always pick up the rest of Fuji's lenses. They're a lot cheaper than Canon's L lenses.). I do want this for general carry, so the 50-140 would probably stay home except for cases when I know I'll need it. Though I might hold off until I've had a chance to use the 50-140 and see if 2.8 is enough for me. (I've also been eyeing the 70-200 f/2.8 for the Canon) Ok, Adapters are out Maybe I'll pick up a cheap one (eventually) to play around , but it doesn't sound like they're too practical.
  7. ...and Nero, I think I would consider the new 100-400 over the 55-200 if I really needed that kind of reach. Then again, it costs almost double the camera body... I shoot usually shoot around 200mm on my full frame, so I don't know that I'll need much more reach than that from the X-T1.... plus, would it be viable to get an X to EF adapter to use my 70-300 on the XT-1 if I really had a situation that called for it? (Then again, I would lose IS and autofocus, wouldn't I?)
  8. Thanks. So I was initially looking at the 16mm f/1.4 but after reading the following review and seeing their sample images, I switched to the 14 as it looked sharper over all in their sample images. (http://www.fujivsfuji.com/wide-angle-primes-14mm-f2pt8-vs-16mm-f1pt4-vs-18mm-f2/ ) Is it really believed that the 16 is sharper. I would love the extra stops and the weather sealing, but believing the 14 was that much sharper, I put it on my list. I also went back and forth between the 27 f/2.8 and the 35 f/1.4, but the 27 is the first Fuji Lens I had my eye on (because of the small size). I would love some arguments for/against one or the other if anyone sees any major reason to pick one over the other. (I'd love both, but it's already getting expensive).
  9. I'm a Canon shooter, but I'm looking to invest in a smaller, "every-day" camera. I've picked the X-T1 and would like some recommendations on lenses from people who have used them. I'm specifically looking for quality and sharpness and versatility. I'm curious if anybody would recommend other lenses over the one's I've picked: Primes: XF 14mm f/2.8 R (for landscapes, real estate interiors) XF 27mm f/2.8 (love the small size, For general walk-around, street photography) XF 56mm f/1.2 R (for portraits and street photography) Zooms: XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS (comfort zone, low price, small footprint. Probably my go-to lens everyday lens) XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR (I love my long zooms for festivals, concerts, portraits, etc..). Need to have one in my kit. I currently shoot with a 5D Mark III with a 24-70 f/2.8 and a 70-300 f/4-5.6. I love my Canon gear, but it's too big and heavy to use for casual/daily use. I currently shoot mostly portraits and events (conventions, festivals and retail events) but am starting to get into real estate as well.
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