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    Sidtw got a reaction from Curiojo in Anyone used the Rokinon/Samyang 85mm?   
    I own the Rokinon 85mm f1.4. I bought it a year ago or so, since the Fuji 90mm wasn't available at that time.
     
    Pro: distinctive look and feel of the image (if you like it)
     
    Con: (1) it's huge and heavy, (2) colors need post processing, mostly too flat, less contrasty, and it stays that way even when stepped down, (3) chromatic abberation is quite obvious.
     
    I would not especially recommend this lens, since Fuji has now better options available. The Rokinon gets the job done, but requires some skills, patience in post processing and will always be the heaviest lens in your bag.
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    Sidtw got a reaction from cfairfreeze in Streetphotography (open thread)   
    I went to a traditional community feast in Yilan, Taiwan, a few days ago. Lovely bokeh, and yeah... the pork tasted awesome. Shot with an X-Pro1, 35mm @f1.4, 1/150, ISO800.

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    Sidtw got a reaction from John W in Survey: Most Used Fuji Lenses   
    It's only for photos shared on Flickr, but it reflects more or less what's going on in terms of lens usage.

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    Sidtw got a reaction from jlmphotos in Survey: Most Used Fuji Lenses   
    It's only for photos shared on Flickr, but it reflects more or less what's going on in terms of lens usage.

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    Sidtw got a reaction from dv. in Survey: Most Used Fuji Lenses   
    It's only for photos shared on Flickr, but it reflects more or less what's going on in terms of lens usage.

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    Sidtw reacted to milandro in Hey Hey Hey...isn't Fuji supposed to be made in Japan??   
    All my Fuji lenses, whether made in China or Japan, are excellent in every respect and without looking you couldn’t tell them apart.
     
    Quality Control is not a matter of nationality but a matter of company policy.
     
    Yamaha saxophone made in China are made to the same exact specification and quality control as the Yamaha saxophones made in Japan or Indonesia.
     
    The only difference is the labour cost which has an higher impact on cheaper models than more expensive ones.
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    Sidtw got a reaction from Kalle in Survey: Most Used Fuji Lenses   
    It's only for photos shared on Flickr, but it reflects more or less what's going on in terms of lens usage.

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    Sidtw got a reaction from yukosteel in Anyone used the Rokinon/Samyang 85mm?   
    I own the Rokinon 85mm f1.4. I bought it a year ago or so, since the Fuji 90mm wasn't available at that time.
     
    Pro: distinctive look and feel of the image (if you like it)
     
    Con: (1) it's huge and heavy, (2) colors need post processing, mostly too flat, less contrasty, and it stays that way even when stepped down, (3) chromatic abberation is quite obvious.
     
    I would not especially recommend this lens, since Fuji has now better options available. The Rokinon gets the job done, but requires some skills, patience in post processing and will always be the heaviest lens in your bag.
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    Sidtw got a reaction from benjaminthomson in Another thought on the X-Pro 2   
    Yes, your observation is correct, the 23mm f/1.4 does block a portion of the OVF. But so what?
     
    You can't manually focus with the OVF anyway. The OVF is just a gimmick. Use it if the sun is too bright and you can't see clearly through the EVF, or you want to feel like investigating a crime scene and want that additional old-school feeling of the OVF. That's it. Don't worry about the OVF.
     
    Fuji should really spend some resources of getting the OVF damn straight right, I mean that you can the OVF to check focus. Like in the old days. Manually. If not, it's stays what it is: a gimmick.
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    Sidtw reacted to Sidtw in Another thought on the X-Pro 2   
    Yes, your observation is correct, the 23mm f/1.4 does block a portion of the OVF. But so what?
     
    You can't manually focus with the OVF anyway. The OVF is just a gimmick. Use it if the sun is too bright and you can't see clearly through the EVF, or you want to feel like investigating a crime scene and want that additional old-school feeling of the OVF. That's it. Don't worry about the OVF.
     
    Fuji should really spend some resources of getting the OVF damn straight right, I mean that you can the OVF to check focus. Like in the old days. Manually. If not, it's stays what it is: a gimmick.
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    Sidtw reacted to Sidtw in Another thought on the X-Pro 2   
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    Sidtw got a reaction from Curiojo in WHY this lens is a stupid one?!?   
    Lolwhut?
     
    Slow AF?
     
    You can blame the xf18mm for everything but not for slow AF. I'm the proud owner of 8 fujinon lenses and what I can tell you with absolutly no doubt is the xf18mm has the fastest AF compared to all other fujinon lenses I have, even on the xpro1.
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    Sidtw reacted to Marc G. in WHY this lens is a stupid one?!?   
    Pancake compromises.
     
    No f/1.4
    Resolution across the frame
    Slow AF
    Optical correction (5% distortion in a prime is a joke... one of the compromises of the pancake construction)
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    Sidtw got a reaction from ChangshaNotes in Streetphotography (open thread)   
    I went to a traditional community feast in Yilan, Taiwan, a few days ago. Lovely bokeh, and yeah... the pork tasted awesome. Shot with an X-Pro1, 35mm @f1.4, 1/150, ISO800.

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