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  1. The problem with the russian lenses is the qc. Also, they often store them inside a drawer. There are several sellers on the bay posting pics and you can check it out. However it doesn't mean that a ding, a scratch, affect the final result. I have a Tair 133 that's great. It has a deep scratch on the rear lens, but on the pic you don't see anything. One thing is be careful if you decide to open the lens, because the metal of screws on the barrel is very soft. You risk to ruin them with the screwdriver.
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    16-80 f/4

    Correct. Nowadays the fashions going on are three: sharpness, megapixels and bokeh. All of the three mean nothing, or so, about how good is a photo.
  3. Hello and welcome. After having tried several, I ended up using RawTherapee (I'm on Linux).
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    16-80 f/4

    David, the first thing I tell my guests when I do classes, it's not to trust what they read on the net. It's plenty of bullshit. Internet is maybe the most democratic tool, however the other side of the medal it's it allows people who don't have any clue to have their mouths speak. Or better, their fingers write. Also. Not two lenses are the same, having the chance to do it, it's always good to try at least two samples of the lens one wants to buy. Having said so and keeping in mind all the variations happening when you post a pic online, that seems to be a pretty good lens.
  5. The i40 has the "hidden" HSS function in manual mode. If I remember well, I've read somewhere that with the update this function disappear.
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    I'd go for the 35 only because the 23 it's a closer focal to the 16. Anyways you should go to the shop with your camera and try both before to decide.
  7. If you have the chance, try two samples. There's no one lens like the other
  8. Yep, expecially the last one. Island muss wunderschön sein
  9. Being made in Japan is quite good, though the price won't drop as quickly as for the other models. Actually the X-Pro 2 is the model that maintains the price better and longer than all other Fujis. Whatever the guys at Fuji want to put on the model it's fine with me. However a silver model would be appreciated.
  10. Same construction, different results. Here it is: https://www.fuji-x-forum.com/topic/5770-35mm-comparison/ Saying that the f/2 is superior to the f/1,4 it means lying. Anyways, this particular sample. Another one might be better. Lenses are assembled by hand and not two are identical. That's why I always compare two or more, if available at the shop, before to buy it. I've been doing this through the last... probably 30 years or more. And it always worked. By the way, in the new series it seems that the better ones are the 23 and the 50. The 35 is the weaker one.
  11. It should have an options in the menu, rule of thirds and others. It has probably to do with display, try to check there.
  12. Yep but you're comparing two different lenses. Anyways the 23 is simply great. Mine had awesome starlights.
  13. Check the post: the 35 f/1,4 is much sharper and detailed than the f/2 which, in the case, is not even a 35. The FOV speaks clearly. However, the 23 f/2 I owned was quite better than the 23 f/1,4. Which, in the majority of the cases, is better than the new f/2. As I wrote, you always must to try a len before to buy it, execially if you can try two or more of the same model.
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