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    redfishingboat got a reaction from Curiojo in Zonlai 25mm f/1.8   
    When FujiRumors linked to the Zonlai 25mm, I was quite intrigued.  I know there are fantastic 23mm lenses out there, but the small size (and small price) of the Zonlai made me want to try it. So I picked one up.  I have to say I'm hooked. 
     
    My favorite lens on my XE2 is a Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 -- but it is just a tad constricting for my style. I prefer something wider. Hence the 25mm made me perk up
     
    I added a focus tab to it, which really makes it feel like the VL in terms of manual focusing. There are no clicks for the f-stops, though. I'm not too put off by that, but i know some would be. 
     
    The build quality seems sturdy to me.  I like that there is a depth-of-field scale, though the lens tab is covering it now.
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    Yes there is vignetting, yes some distortion, but nothing that bothers me personally for what I like to take pictures of.  These samples are from my first walkaround -- processed a bit much on the iPad, I guess. :-)  I just wanted to show what I am getting from the lens. 

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    redfishingboat got a reaction from yukosteel in Zonlai 25mm f/1.8   
    When FujiRumors linked to the Zonlai 25mm, I was quite intrigued.  I know there are fantastic 23mm lenses out there, but the small size (and small price) of the Zonlai made me want to try it. So I picked one up.  I have to say I'm hooked. 
     
    My favorite lens on my XE2 is a Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 -- but it is just a tad constricting for my style. I prefer something wider. Hence the 25mm made me perk up
     
    I added a focus tab to it, which really makes it feel like the VL in terms of manual focusing. There are no clicks for the f-stops, though. I'm not too put off by that, but i know some would be. 
     
    The build quality seems sturdy to me.  I like that there is a depth-of-field scale, though the lens tab is covering it now.
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    Yes there is vignetting, yes some distortion, but nothing that bothers me personally for what I like to take pictures of.  These samples are from my first walkaround -- processed a bit much on the iPad, I guess. :-)  I just wanted to show what I am getting from the lens. 

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    redfishingboat got a reaction from Curiojo in Wireless / Tethered Shooting   
    I use the Eyefi Mobi Pro 32GB card with X Pro-1 all the time. But I only use it to transfer JPGs to iPad, not Raw to Desktop.  I can say that I do not think it kills battery life.  If I were to use it to do "tethered" shooting, I would still only transfer the JPGs wirelessly and rate/cull those, and then download the Raws later and match them up.  
     
    If you would like a specific test done, I could possibly whip something up. 
     
    -Mick 
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    redfishingboat got a reaction from KwyjiboVanDeKamp in Zonlai 25mm f/1.8   
    When FujiRumors linked to the Zonlai 25mm, I was quite intrigued.  I know there are fantastic 23mm lenses out there, but the small size (and small price) of the Zonlai made me want to try it. So I picked one up.  I have to say I'm hooked. 
     
    My favorite lens on my XE2 is a Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 -- but it is just a tad constricting for my style. I prefer something wider. Hence the 25mm made me perk up
     
    I added a focus tab to it, which really makes it feel like the VL in terms of manual focusing. There are no clicks for the f-stops, though. I'm not too put off by that, but i know some would be. 
     
    The build quality seems sturdy to me.  I like that there is a depth-of-field scale, though the lens tab is covering it now.
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    Yes there is vignetting, yes some distortion, but nothing that bothers me personally for what I like to take pictures of.  These samples are from my first walkaround -- processed a bit much on the iPad, I guess. :-)  I just wanted to show what I am getting from the lens. 

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    redfishingboat got a reaction from CRAusmus in Zonlai 25mm f/1.8   
    Good Q   I have never  gone ahead and tested any lens zone focusing.  Not sure the easiest way to do that.  Might need to find an American football field. 
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    redfishingboat got a reaction from Begi Nabara in Zonlai 25mm f/1.8   
    When FujiRumors linked to the Zonlai 25mm, I was quite intrigued.  I know there are fantastic 23mm lenses out there, but the small size (and small price) of the Zonlai made me want to try it. So I picked one up.  I have to say I'm hooked. 
     
    My favorite lens on my XE2 is a Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 -- but it is just a tad constricting for my style. I prefer something wider. Hence the 25mm made me perk up
     
    I added a focus tab to it, which really makes it feel like the VL in terms of manual focusing. There are no clicks for the f-stops, though. I'm not too put off by that, but i know some would be. 
     
    The build quality seems sturdy to me.  I like that there is a depth-of-field scale, though the lens tab is covering it now.
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    Yes there is vignetting, yes some distortion, but nothing that bothers me personally for what I like to take pictures of.  These samples are from my first walkaround -- processed a bit much on the iPad, I guess. :-)  I just wanted to show what I am getting from the lens. 

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    redfishingboat got a reaction from CRAusmus in Zonlai 25mm f/1.8   
    When FujiRumors linked to the Zonlai 25mm, I was quite intrigued.  I know there are fantastic 23mm lenses out there, but the small size (and small price) of the Zonlai made me want to try it. So I picked one up.  I have to say I'm hooked. 
     
    My favorite lens on my XE2 is a Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 -- but it is just a tad constricting for my style. I prefer something wider. Hence the 25mm made me perk up
     
    I added a focus tab to it, which really makes it feel like the VL in terms of manual focusing. There are no clicks for the f-stops, though. I'm not too put off by that, but i know some would be. 
     
    The build quality seems sturdy to me.  I like that there is a depth-of-field scale, though the lens tab is covering it now.
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    Yes there is vignetting, yes some distortion, but nothing that bothers me personally for what I like to take pictures of.  These samples are from my first walkaround -- processed a bit much on the iPad, I guess. :-)  I just wanted to show what I am getting from the lens. 

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    redfishingboat got a reaction from CRAusmus in Local Fuji User Groups? New one in Portland Oregon   
    I was wondering if having a section of the forum for announcing local Fuji user groups might be a good idea? 
     
    For example, there is a new UG in Portland Oregon, with a meetup tonight:
     
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/443538202517063/
     
    Fuji users unite! (and drink beer)  (if legally allowed to do so) 
     
    -Mick 
     
     
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    redfishingboat got a reaction from bmattinw in Local Fuji User Groups? New one in Portland Oregon   
    I was wondering if having a section of the forum for announcing local Fuji user groups might be a good idea? 
     
    For example, there is a new UG in Portland Oregon, with a meetup tonight:
     
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/443538202517063/
     
    Fuji users unite! (and drink beer)  (if legally allowed to do so) 
     
    -Mick 
     
     
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    redfishingboat got a reaction from jess_pdx in Local Fuji User Groups? New one in Portland Oregon   
    I was wondering if having a section of the forum for announcing local Fuji user groups might be a good idea? 
     
    For example, there is a new UG in Portland Oregon, with a meetup tonight:
     
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/443538202517063/
     
    Fuji users unite! (and drink beer)  (if legally allowed to do so) 
     
    -Mick 
     
     
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    redfishingboat reacted to CRAusmus in Another thought on the X-Pro 2   
    Who's saying Fuji isn't gonna make a compact 23?
     
    There are Fuji Pro's out there shooting the 16 on the X-Pro 1 and this is the first time I've ever heard anyone complain about seeing the barrel in the OVF...
     
    Just as a side note, I can grab any one of my 5 rangefinder film cameras and I can see the barrel of the lens in the OVF of every single one of them (that includes the compact P&S XA), and all but one are a fixed lens RF...
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