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  1. Depending on the distance between camera and subject, your lenses might change focal length. This is also called focus breathing. Try both lenses focused at infinity.
  2. that adapter is too short (as written in the description). Try to find a "PK-FX" or "K-mount - FX" adapter. You need a correction of the flange distance from Fuji X-Mount (17,7 mm) to Pentax K-Mount (45,46 mm), so the adapter should be 27,76 mm long.
  3. The old one does, but I'm not sure about the new one that comes with the 200/2.
  4. As lens&body have the newest firmware installed, I think the rotary encoder telling your lens at what focal lenght it is, is either broken or unattached to the mainboard, hence not communicating. If you stop the aperture down yourself to f/8 or something, while at 55 mm, this will probably show as 18 mm f/8. Anyway, your lens needs to be serviced.
  5. if you take a picture at 55 mm, what focal length does the lens report to the camera (what does the exif data say) ?
  6. I've added the neewer and lensbaby lenses and removed Meyer Optik Görlitz completely due to the Net SE bankruptcy. I'll add them again if they find a way to deliver what has already been paid and was promised to their (kickstarter) customers and stay alive as a company. The Samyang 85 will follow when it is released. By the way, something is wrong with the upload function. My (new) lens chart needs ~ 228 kB, but i get an error message that i'm not allowed to upload more than 512 kB.
  7. 1. My 27/2.8 seems to be sharp at any aperture and any focus distance. However, the X100F focuses closer (10 cm vs 34 cm), and that's the range where softness will probably creep in. On the other side, while this close, you should stop the lens down anyway. 2. No, but close. 23 blurs more, but is obviously wider, so in the end the images might be comparable. For Portraits, out of those two, I'd chose the 27 to have more distance to the subject. For a Headshot of the same magnification, at 60 cm distance to subject with the 27/2.8 and 50 cm distance to subject with the 23/2.0, you'll have ~ 5 cm DOF with the 27 and ~ 3.5 cm DOF with the 23. 3. 27/2.8 is very sharp, but has no "magic dust". That "magic" comes from optical imperfections in the corners of both the 35 and 18 (and probably the 23/2 on the X100F). By the way, I think the X100F might be bulkier than the X-E3 with the 27.
  8. Thanks Patrick, that's nice to hear! however... I can't edit the OP anymore since we got the new forum software?
  9. If you are shooting big animals and you know what you do, the 55-200 might be the perfect lens for you if you don't want to buy the 100-400, which is also much heavier. My 55-200 is almost as sharp as my 80 macro, and definitely sharper than my 100-400. I like the oof-rendering, you can use it wide open at the long end with no drawbacks, it is small and lightweight, so what's not to like about it. On the wide end, however, i think you need to buy both. The 16 is really bad for astro, but nearly perfect for everything else you want. The close focusing capability is great for environmental flower shots. The 12 is absolutely great for astro, (and not bad in all other disciplines), but it is so wide, it will distort your image as soon as the horizon is not in the center of your frame. If you have specific questions, I think i might have all the lenses you are considering.
  10. - Update body - Update lens (without tc attached) - Update tc if available If it still does not work, the tc is probably defective
  11. quincy

    XF 27mm error

    Mine was on my X-T1 on a tripod last winter when the whole thing fell over and hit the snow covered ground front-faced from approx. 1.5 meters. Lens is still working fine. I'd say get a replacement.
  12. I've eliminated some stupid errors and split the chart in lenses for stills and video.
  13. I've updated the OP, sorry for the delay. The chart still needs to be done, but adding 25(!) new lenses was a lot of work for now. The "upcoming lenses" category is gone now, I'm definitely not fast enough for that. With all that's going on (MOG for example seems to cancel and announce lenses on a weekly basis) this is useless. I'll add lenses to the list when they are being sold. Thanks everyone for your support!
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