Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
lakelao

28mm lens

Recommended Posts

Advertisement (gone after registration)

I am a Nikon shooter, I own several Nikon 28mm lens, like the 1.8G and 2.8AIS, they both very sharp and have reasonable price. 

But when I switch Fuji, I just couldn't find any 28mm equivalent lens is 80% as good as nikon's

The 18mmF2 is good for street photograph, but not for landscape. The 18mm 2.8 on the 18-55mm is fine, but can not do close up.

So far the best 18mm lens I could find for Fuji is the one on X70. It is sharp enough and able to do close up. I do hope it is a F2 lens though 

Some people may say the 16mm 1.4 is the best wide lens for Fuji, but for me, 24mm and 28mm is a huge difference 

Really hope Fuji could come up something new for the 28mm in 2020. (18mmF2 MarkII/ 18mmF1.4/ X80 with 18mmF2)

Allen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless you are printing 100% size there is a simple solution - to shoot with 16mm lens and just crop to desired 18mm. The resulting image will hav emuch better level of border details comparing to XF 18mm F2. And you have flexibility of shifting frame a bit.

I also prefer 18mm of X70 more than XF 16mm on X bodies, but only due to more compact size. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, yukosteel said:

Unless you are printing 100% size there is a simple solution - to shoot with 16mm lens and just crop to desired 18mm. The resulting image will hav emuch better level of border details comparing to XF 18mm F2. And you have flexibility of shifting frame a bit.

I also prefer 18mm of X70 more than XF 16mm on X bodies, but only due to more compact size. 

Will be a good idea if Fuji takes out the 18mm 2.8 on X70 and make it a pancake lens.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advertisement (gone after registration)

I agree with Lakelao. The 28mm (18mm on Fujifilm) perspective lens is a standard lens. Fuji needs to up date their 18mm F2 lens. Strangely there are no independent lens manufacturers that make this particular focal length for Fujifilm cameras. Currently I use the wide extender on my X100s and X100F for this perspective.  The 28mm focal length lens for my 35mm film cameras was my main lens that I used from the early 1980's up until the 2010 when I switched full time to digital photography (from Canon5D2 to the Fujifilm system). The 24mm (16mm on Fujifilm) is too wide for my needs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...