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Hello Everyone,

 

My name is Dwain and I'm new to this forum and to Fujifilm cameras but not to their film.  I'm a former Canon shooter (not professional).   I've decided to keep my Canon 6D, the 24-105 F4 and the 100 F2.8 macro lenses just in case.  I delved into large format (Chamonix 4x5) for a short time, shooting primarily Acros developed in Rollo Pyro.  My interests tend to lean towards landscape, architectural, environmental portraiture and night photography but lately, I've been itching to try street and event photography. 

I recently placed an order for the X-T3 and the Fujinon XF18-55 F2.8-4 lens to get use to the system and a good place to start.  Not sure which other lenses to consider at this early stage.  I did look at the Poll here regarding the most used Fuji lenses and two of the focal lengths I've been considering (23 1.4 and 35 1.4) seem to be the most popular despite these being older designs.  The XF 16 1.4 also looks interesting. 

Anyway, thought I'd introduce myself. 

Feedback and suggestions welcome.

 

 

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While many folks talk about the magic of the f/1.4 lenses, they both (23 and 35) need an update. They are heavier, slower to focus and more expensive than the f/2.0 lenses. If you stop them down a bit, there is no discernible difference in IQ between the f/1.4 and f/2.0 lenses. I prefer lighter and faster focusing.

 

For landscapes, it depends on your POV; I shoot both wide (10-24 mm) and long to compress hills and mountains (100-400 mm). I have the 18-55 but love the 16-55 f/2.8 despite the lack of OIS. The 56 mm is very nice for portraits but slow focusing and not as effective for street photography.

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Hey there steviewonder!

X-T3 w/ XF18-55 arrived.  Battery is charged so it's ready to go except I need to set the camera up first.  

I will be traveling to Cuba for 10 days in February with this combo and thought the XF16 1.4 as a prime wide angle might be nice to have along as an alternative to the 10-24 zoom but looking at Fujifilm's X Mount Lens Roadmap, maybe I should wait and see if Fuji releases the 16 XF 16 2.8 R WR lens in 2019.   The 10-24 offers more versatility but it's not a weather-resistant lens if that would matter in February in Cuba.

Will be staying at Casa particulars.  The itinerary includes 2 nights in Havana upon arrival in Cuba followed by 2 days in Vinales.  Will also be traveling to Cienfuegos and Trinidad before returning to Havana for the last 3 days of the trip.   I'd like to take at least one prime for walking around 23,  35  or both? 

This will be my first trip to Cuba.  I would like to keep the camera kit I take with me to be light but versatile.  The first time I traveled to Mexico with the Canon 6D and EF 24-105 F4, it was just too heavy and bulky and I wound up not shooting very much.  I haven't traveled with that camera since; hence the decision to go with the X-T3

I also haven't decided whether I should take a tripod but I don't own a small, lightweight, travel tripod anyway --and if  I don't take one, I'll probably regret it.

The 100-400 would be nice to have eventually.  I have a nephew that is into bird photography big time and is always asking me to come along.  He shoots with the Canon 7D Mark II and Canon's older version of the 100-400 and has added the the 5D Mark III to his kit.  Image quality aside, for me to have to lug around a 5D Mark III or even the 7D Mark II with that lens would be like my first trip to Mexico with the 6D/24-105 combo -- I wouldn't be shooting much.  Besides, I'm not really into bird photography.  Although, with Fuji's 100-400 attached to the X-T3,  I could learn to like it more.

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, steviewonder said:

While many folks talk about the magic of the f/1.4 lenses, they both (23 and 35) need an update. They are heavier, slower to focus and more expensive than the f/2.0 lenses. If you stop them down a bit, there is no discernible difference in IQ between the f/1.4 and f/2.0 lenses.

I don't agree with this. The 35/2 is not optically corrected. Near focus correction is absolutely abysmal. From a bit further out it's better, but not as good as the 35/1.4. The bokeh is pretty good, but you have to keep a certain distance to your subject. The corners and center contrast have different qualities between the two 35 lenses, none of them is really better, but from f/2.8 on the 35/1.4 actually gets better while the 35/2 will not really clean up in the corners. 

The 23/2 is better, but it's more on the 21mm end than on the 23, which isn't much of a problem. Bokeh is not nearly as pleasant as with the 23/1.4, but CA seem a bit better controlled. Even at f/2 the background blur on the 23/1.4 is visibly better, not even talking about how nice it is at f/1.4. When stopping both lenses down, the 23/2, just like the 35/2 again doesn't clean up in sharpness in the extreme corners, although mid-field and edges do get quite good. 

Overall, the benefits of the f/2 lenses are:

  • Slightly smaller for the 35, significantly smaller for the 23
  • Less weight, irrelevant for the 35, significant for the 23
  • Weather sealing
  • Slightly faster focus in good light

The downsides are:

  • A full stop slower
  • Earlier to force the camera into contrast detect AF due to half the hitting the sensor
  • Not properly optically corrected in case of the 35
  • Not as good optically in both cases (at least with the various samples I tested)

I'd not use either of the f/2 lenses if corner sharpness is a concern, which it is for me. They are great street lenses, but I sold both of them and kept the, in my personal opinion, significantly better 1.4 optics.

Now, for the 50/2 the story gets interesting. It has great bokeh, is decently corrected, very sharp, pleasing rendering – I'd keep that one over the 56/1.2 if f/1.2 is not required. Image quality across the frame on the 50/2 at f/2 is actually better than the 56/1.2 which only cleans up by f/4, but resolution wise never gets as good as the 50. 

Oh, and I own(ed) all of them and tested multiple samples for each (during an extensive testing session with likeminded folks at the office).

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Greetings Cug

 

There seems to be quite a bit of controversy surrounding the F1.4 vs f2 versions of the 23 & 35.  I've also read that the 35 f1.4 has a tendency to hunt when focusing even when mounted on the X-T2.

However with the new X-Processor 4 and CMOS 4 sensor on the X-T3, this may help to reduce or eliminate the tendency for the 35 f1.4 to hunt.

There's also the question of having a non-WR lens mounted on a weather sealed body.  Kinda defeats the purpose of having it in a way for some but may be a non issue for others.   

I guess it just comes down to personal preference, shooting styles and whether you really need that extra stop.  For many Fuji shooters, IQ of the f2 lenses vs the older design may not be a deal breaker especially if the type of shooting requires them to have WR.  Would have been nice if Fuji could have given us both (fast glass & WR) without compromising IQ and to some extent, they have achieved that goal.  

I've heard tell that Fujifilm listens to its customers.  If this is true, then the 23 f2 R WR & 35 f2 R WR may have been Fujifilm's response.

It's also worth noting that it doesn't appear that the 23/35 f1.4 lenses will be leaving the Fuji lens lineup anytime soon - but who knows what the future may bring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome Dwain,

for the type of photography you like to shoot, go for the 23 and the 14. The rule is you should try every lens you want to get, because no one is like the other.

I owned both the 23s, and the f/2 was way better than 1,4. Overall, not just in terms of weight and speed. Anyways try both and decide. However when you shoot landscape, architectural even street, the last thing you need is bokeh. It's a plus, but not the sole characteristic you need from a lens.

The most important is you will be more than satisfied with Fuji system. By the way the 18-55 is a very great lens.

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2 hours ago, Dwain said:

I've also read that the 35 f1.4 has a tendency to hunt when focusing even when mounted on the X-T2.

"Hunting" is a matter of the camera telling the lens what to do to achieve a contrast AF. A lens by itself does not hunt. Overall, there is a lot of stuff written about everything in photography equipment and a lot of it is "quite interesting". I started to trust mostly my own impressions and very few other folks. 

The best is of course if you tested it for yourself, but that's not feasible for everything. 

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I guess it just comes down to personal preference, shooting styles and whether you really need that extra stop.

Of course it does. 

The f/2 lenses are perfect for a lot of situations and or a lot of situations. But the differences are measurable and very obvious when you compare results directly. I've done so when I had all these lenses here:

  • XF 35mm f/1.4 and f/2
  • XF 23mm f/1.4 and f/2
  • XF 50mm f/2 and XF 56mm f/1.2

I kept the two f/1.4 lenses as well as the 56mm because I often want maximum separation between subject and background/foreground. While I would appreciate the size/weight advantage of the 23 and 50, it's not worth the quality trade-off for me as I also own an X100F.

So, the best is when you try to figure out what lens properties are important to you and go from there. For me it's small depth of field when needed and the highest possible image quality when stopped down in addition to rendering I like more. But that's me, your conclusions might be different.

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Hi

I don't want to star new topic so maybe ill ask here. I`m owner of  T20 and i want to buy new (and probably only lenst for now). I`ve rad a ton of reviews, rankings and comparisons ant i still can`t decide :( Finally i was wondering between  35mm 1.4 and f2 versions. I need lens for vacations, family photo etc. 1.4 version seems better for low light (like evening walks or concerts) but f2 is cheaper. Can you please help me decide which one will be more universal.

BR Alice

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Some time ago I've faced the same dilemma. I chose f2 and though I never regret about that I always wanted to test 1.4 as well, so I was almost ready to buy it when Fuji announced that 33f1 is coming. So 1.4 purchase is on hold now and I'm saving... )

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I have the 28-55 “kit lens” as well as the 10-24.   Both are excellent.   As a budget alternative to extreme wide angle, I would have a look at the Rokinon 12mm f/2.   It can be had for $300 USD.   I’ve used it for night time Milky Way photography

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I'm new as well and went through tons of research before deciding what to get.

Eventually the kit I have started off with is:

X-T3, 18-55, 10-24, 100-400 + 1.4TC.

I might fill the gap later with a 55-200 or 50-140, as I am going on a safari next year and might want something mid-range. But this current kit covers everything I want to do. Results from all the lenses is just great, I'm so pleased with everything I've bought. 

I decided to stick with OIS lenses only as everything I do is handheld, even with the 100-400, and also all stayed with WR where possible (not the 18-55 but not bothered by that). 

 

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22 hours ago, Cyrtis said:

I'm new as well and went through tons of research before deciding what to get.

Eventually the kit I have started off with is:

X-T3, 18-55, 10-24, 100-400 + 1.4TC.

I might fill the gap later with a 55-200 or 50-140, as I am going on a safari next year and might want something mid-range. But this current kit covers everything I want to do. Results from all the lenses is just great, I'm so pleased with everything I've bought. 

I decided to stick with OIS lenses only as everything I do is handheld, even with the 100-400, and also all stayed with WR where possible (not the 18-55 but not bothered by that). 

 

Welcome and congrats to your mighty new kit. I am looking forward to see some of your safari shots (and others), I hope you will share some with us here on the forum. 

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      XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR product page
      Close Focus Distance:1,75m - Magnification: 1:5.26 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 95 mm - Length: 210 mm - Weight: 1375 g - Price (approx.): €1800/$1800
      An outstanding long telephoto zoom lens, offering 5 stops of optical image stabilization. It is sharper when focused close, but the sharpness at infinity focus can be regained when closing the aperture down to f/8. This lens is compatible with the 1.4x and 2x teleconverter. With the 2x teleconverter attached, all current camera models lose phase detection autofocus and have to use contrast detection autofocus. (Reviews at Bill Fortney, Admiring Light, Mindshard part 1 part 2 and Glazer's Camera)
       
      XF 10-24mm F4.0 R OIS product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,24 m - Magnification: 1:6.25 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 72 mm - Diameter: 78 mm - Length: 87 mm - Weight: 410 g - Price (approx.): €950/$850
      The widest lens in the Fujinon X-Mount lineup. Nothing bad to say about this one, too. (Reviews at Leigh Miller, Alik Griffin, photography life, photomadd)
       
      XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: 1:6.25 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 83,3 mm - Length: 106 mm - Weight: 655 g - Price (approx.): €1100/$1100
      The pro-oriented standard zoom lens. Very good build and image quality, but also very big, heavy and expensive compared to the XF 18-55mm F/2.8-4.0 R LM OIS. The 2mm shorter focal length at the wide end, as well as the fixed aperture and the weather sealing might be the decisive factors for buying this lens instead of the XF 18-55mm F/2.8-4.0 R LM OIS, which in turn has optical image stabilization. (Reviews at photography life, Jonas Jacobsson; Comparison with the XF 18-55mm F/2.8-4.0 R LM OIS at Admiring Light)
       
      XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR product page
      Close Focus Distance: 1 m - Magnification: 1:8.33 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 72 mm - Diameter: 82,9 mm - Length: 175,9 mm - Weight: 995 g - Price (approx.): €1500/$1500
      The pro-oriented medium telezoom lens. The image quality of this lens is beyond question, but it's the biggest, heaviest and also most expensive lens apart from the new 100-400. It is compatible with the 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. Cameras retain phase detection autofocus with this lens and the 2x teleconverter attached. (Reviews at Dan Bailey, Jonas Rask)
       
       
      Cine Lenses (2 lenses)
       
      MKX 18-55mm T2.9 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,38 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded, stepless) - Filter Thread: 82 mm - Diameter: 87 mm - Length: 207 mm - Weight: 1080 g - Price (approx.): €3999/$3999
      Fuji's new beginner line of fixed aperture cine lenses. (Review at nofilmschool)
       
      MKX 50-135mm T2.9 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,85 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded, stepless) - Filter Thread: 82 mm - Diameter: 87 mm - Length: 207 mm - Weight: 1080 g - Price (approx.): €4500/$4299
      Fuji's new beginner line of fixed aperture cine lenses. (Review at nofilmschool)
       
       
       
       
      Third Party (92 lenses in total) (only the Zeiss lenses have autofocus, all other are manual focus lenses)
      Zeiss (3 lenses)
      Touit 2.8/12 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,18 m - Magnification: 1:9 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 88 mm - Length: 68 mm - Weight: 270 g - Price (approx.): €850/$700
      A lot more expensive than its direct competitor, the Samyang 12mm 2.0, which is even one full stop faster. The Samyang does not have autofocus, but at those short focal lengths, the depth of field is very large anyway, and Fujifilm cameras have focus peaking to aid manual focussing. (Reviews at The Luminous Landscape, PetaPixel, The Phoblographer)
       
      Touit 1.8/32 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,37 m - Magnification: 1:9 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 52 mm - Diameter: 65 mm - Length: 58 mm - Weight: 210 g - Price (approx.): €600/$500
      Some say it's as good as the XF 35mm 1.4, some say it is not. I guess the decision is up to personal preference. (Reviews at Paultography Blog, Admiring Light, Brian Smith (Sony))
       
      Touit 2.8/50M product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,15 m - Magnification: 1:1 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 52 mm - Diameter: 65 mm - Length: 91 mm - Weight: 290 g - Price (approx.): €900/$1000
      The first macro lens for the X-Mount with a magnification of 1:1. When approaching living subjects like bugs, the focal length, and thus the close focus distance, might be too short. (Reviews at The Phoblographer, Tom Grill, Photo Madd, Passports & Lenses)
       
       
      7Artisans (/DJ Optical) (6 lenses)
      7.5mm f/2.8 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,12 - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 63 mm - Length: 63 mm - Weight: 275 g - Price (approx.): €140/$140
      Manual focus fisheye.
       
      12mm f/2.8 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,2 - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 62 mm - Length: 63 mm - Weight: 295 g - Price (approx.): €200/$190
      Manual focus ultrawideangle lens.
       
      25mm f/1.8 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,18 - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 51 mm - Length: 32 mm - Weight: 143 g - Price (approx.): €70/$70
      Manual focus wideangle lens.
       
      35mm f/2 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,35 - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 43 mm - Diameter: 55 mm - Length: 60 mm - Weight: 300 g - Price (approx.): €160/$160
      Manual focus normal lens.
       
      35mm f/1.2 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,18 - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 43 mm - Diameter: 51 mm - Length: 32 mm - Weight: 143 g - Price (approx.): €150/$145
      Manual focus normal lens.
       
      50mm f/1.8 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,35 - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 14 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 55 mm - Diameter: 55 mm - Length: 53 mm - Weight: 272 g - Price (approx.): €95/$90
      Manual focus short tele lens.
       
       
      Duclos Lenses (5 lenses)
      Veydra Mini Prime 19mm T2.2 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,25 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 80 mm - Length: 90,4 mm - Weight: 500 g - Price (approx.): €1000/$1249
      A set of real Cine Primes, all with similar body design and size. The Veydra lineup consists of seven lenses, 12, 16,19, 25, 35, 50 and 85mm in focal length, but only 19mm and up cover the super35 format and are available for Fujifilms X-Mount.
       
      Veydra Mini Prime 25mm T2.2 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,25 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 80 mm - Length: 90,4 mm - Weight: 508 g - Price (approx.): €1000/$1249
      See above.
       
      Veydra Mini Prime 35mm T2.2 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,28 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 80 mm - Length: 90,4 mm - Weight: 521 g - Price (approx.): €1000/$1249
      See above.
       
      Veydra Mini Prime 50mm T2.2 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,38 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 80 mm - Length: 90,4 mm - Weight: 544 g - Price (approx.): €1000/$1249
      See above.
       
      Veydra Mini Prime 85mm T2.2 product page
      Close Focus Distance: -- m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 80 mm - Length: 90,4 mm - Weight: 771 g - Price (approx.): €1000/$1249
      See above.
       
       
      Gizmon (1 lens)
      Utulens 32 mm f/16 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 1 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: none (fixed) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 15 mm - Weight: 46 g - Price (approx.): €35/$35
      Fixed aperture, fixed focus body cap lens. "Sharp" from approximately 1 m to infinity. So far only available in Japan.
       
       
      Jackar Optical (1 lens)
      Snapshooter 34MM F1.8 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 - Filter Thread: 37 mm - Diameter: 53 mm - Length: 48 mm - Weight: 145 g - Price (approx.): €130/$130
      Cheap, lightweight manual focus normal prime lens. The clickless aperture can be closed completely. (Review at The Phoblographer)
       
       
      Kenko (1 lens)
      400mm f/8.0 Mirror Lens product page
      Close Focus Distance: 1,15 m - Magnification: 1:3 - Aperture Blades: fixed aperture - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 73,66 mm - Length: 81,28 mm - Weight: 340 g - Price (approx.): €250/$230
      Mirror tele lens, similar to those sold by Samyang. Ring-shaped out of focus highlights, not very sharp.
       
       
      Kipon (/HandeVision) (7 lenses)
      Ibelux 40mm / 0.85 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,75 m - Magnification: 1:20 - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 74 mm - Length: 128 mm - Weight: 1150 g - Price (approx.): €1700/$1200
      The fastest lens for the Fuji X-Mount, as well as the fastest CSC-Lens overall. Very long close focus distance, big, heavy, extremely expensive. A lot of purple fringing, and not extremely sharp. In short, not worth the money, but definitely something special. (Reviews at FujiRumors part 1 part 2, Admiring Light, Steve Huff, Matt Granger (youtube))
       
      Ibelux 40mm / 0.85 Mark II
      Close Focus Distance: 0,75 m - Magnification: 1:20 - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 74 mm - Length: 128 mm - Weight: 1150 g - Price (approx.): €--/$--
      An update to the fastest lens for the Fuji X-Mount. Supposed to be better corrected optically.
       
      Iberit 24mm / 2.4 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,25 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 58 mm - Length: 68 mm - Weight: 320 g - Price (approx.): €620/$620
      Manual wide angle prime lens.
       
      Iberit 35mm / 2.4 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,35 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 58 mm - Length: 45 mm - Weight: 280 g - Price (approx.): €580/$580
      Manual medium wide angle prime lens.
       
      Iberit 50mm / 2.4 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,6 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 58 mm - Length: 65 mm - Weight: 310 g - Price (approx.): €550/$550
      Manual medium telephoto prime lens.
       
      Iberit 75mm / 2.4 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,6 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 58 mm - Length: 75 mm - Weight: 330 g - Price (approx.): €540/$540
      Manual telephoto prime lens.
       
      Iberit 90mm / 2.4 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,7 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 58 mm - Length: 79 mm - Weight: 340 g - Price (approx.): €490/$490
      Manual telephoto prime lens.
       
       
      Lensbaby (5 stand-alone lenses, 8 drop-in lenses for composer system)
      Circular Fisheye 5.8mm f/3.5 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,1 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 70 mm - Length: 76 mm - Weight: 329 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$300
      A circular fisheye lens with an angle of view of 185°. It throws a circular image onto the sensor plane of a full frame or APS-C camera, the rest of the image is black. The internal barrel is polished to create a ring of flare and reflection outside the image circle. (Reviews at Shutterbug, Micro 4/3rds Photography )
       
      Burnside 35 f/2.8 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,15 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: 70 mm - Length: 67 mm - Weight: 374 g - Price (approx.): €--/$500
      "Swirly Bokeh" lens with second aperture to control strenght of swirl effect and vignetting.
       
      Sol 45 f/3.5 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,35 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: ?? - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 73 mm - Length: 38 mm - Weight: 257 g - Price (approx.): €--/$200
      Selective focus lens (extremely curved field of focus). By tilting the lens, you move the "focus point" across the frame, which will be the only part of the picture that is sharp, while everything else gets blurred. Has additional aperture blades in front of the lens to shape the out of focus rendering.
       
      Velvet 56mm product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,13 m - Magnification: 1:2 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: 72 mm - Length: 85 mm - Weight: 400 g - Price (approx.): €500/$500
      "Classic" soft focus lens, with a classic portrait focal length. You really need to like the soft focus effect. Of course, you always could take a sharp picture with other lenses of this focal length and soften them afterwards. (Reviews at PetaPixel, Jake Hicks, Andrea Gulickx, Tyson Robichaud)
       
      Velvet 85 f/1.8 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,24 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 76 mm - Length: 89 mm - Weight: 530 g - Price (approx.): €500/$500
      Like the shorter Velvet 56, this is a soft focus lens.
       
      Composer Pro with interchangeable optics product page
      Diameter: -- mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: -- g - Price (approx.): € -- /$180
      Tilt adapter for several lenses produced by Lensbaby. By moving the front part of the lens, you move the "focus point" (sweet optics) or "focus slice" (edge optics) across the frame, which will be the only part of the picture that is sharp, while everything else gets blurred. Of course, you could replicate most of those effects in post, but why bother when you can do it in camera. (Reviews at Fstoppers, The Phoblographer, FujiLove, photofocus, dpreview, SLR Lounge)
       
      Composer Pro II with interchangeable optics product page
      Diameter: -- mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: -- g - Price (approx.): € -- /$200
      New version of the composer pro tilt adapter. It has a metal body and tilts 15° in every direction.
       
      - Fisheye 12 f/4 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,01 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: drop in aperture discs - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 49 mm - Length: 49 mm - Weight: 156 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$100
      A circular fisheye lens with an angle of view of 160°. It throws a circular image onto the sensor plane of a full frame or APS-C camera, the rest of the image is black. The internal barrel is polished to create a ring of flare and reflection outside the image circle.
       
      - Sweet 35 f/2.5 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,19 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 49 mm - Length: 48 mm - Weight: 139 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$180
      Selective focus lens (extremely curved field of focus). By tilting the adapter, you move the "focus point" across the frame, which will be the only part of the picture that is sharp, while everything else gets blurred.
       
      - Sweet 50 f/2.5 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,38 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 49 mm - Length: 43 mm - Weight: 102 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$120
      Selective focus lens (extremely curved field of focus). By tilting the adapter, you move the "focus point" across the frame, which will be the only part of the picture that is sharp, while everything else gets blurred.
       
      - Soft Focus 50 f/2.0 product page
      Close Focus Distance: -- m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: drop in aperture discs - Filter Thread: 37 mm - Diameter: 49 mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: -- g - Price (approx.): € -- /$90
      Soft focus lens with drop in aperture discs in three aperture sizes.
       
      - Creative Aperture 50 f/2.0 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,46 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: drop in aperture discs - Filter Thread: 37 mm - Diameter: 49 mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: 77 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$60
      Instead of soft aperture discs, this lens has 12 discs with different shaped aperture openings and a curved field of focus to generate a "focus spot".
       
      - Edge 50 f/3.2 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,2 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 48 mm - Length: 54 mm - Weight: 156 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$250
      Selective focus lens (flat field of focus). By tilting the adapter, you generate a "focus slice" across the frame, which will be the only part of the picture that is sharp, while everything else gets blurred. When the lens is not tilted, it works like a usual lens.
       
      - Twist 60 f/2.5 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,46 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 48 mm - Length: 56 mm - Weight: 128 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$180
      This lens creates a swirly bokeh, known from petzval lenses. Lensbaby recommends to use this optic on full frame cameras, because crop cameras will cut away most of the swirly bokeh.
       
      - Edge 80 f/2.8 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,43 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 48 mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: 200 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$300
      Selective focus lens (flat field of focus). By tilting the adapter, you generate a "focus slice" across the frame, which will be the only part of the picture that is sharp, while everything else gets blurred. When the lens is not tilted, it works like a usual lens.
       
       
      Meike (/Kaxinda /Neewer /Opteka /Voking) (9 lenses)
      MK-6.5mm-F/2.0 (fisheye) product page
      Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: -- - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 61 mm - Length: 51,5 mm - Weight: 300 g - Price (approx.): €/$
      A circular fisheye lens with an angle of view of 190°. It throws a circular image onto the sensor plane of a full frame or APS-C camera, the rest of the image is black. (Review at Christopher Frost Photography (Youtube))
       
      MK-8mm-F/3.5 (fisheye) product page
      Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: -- - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 77 mm - Length: 84 mm - Weight: 540 g - Price (approx.): €/$
      Fisheye lens with an angle of view of 160°, made for full frame dslr cameras. Looks similar to the old Samyang 8/3.5.
       
      MK-12mm-F/2.8 product page
      Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: -- - Filter Thread: 72 mm - Diameter: 78 mm - Length: 65,8 mm - Weight: 360 g - Price (approx.): €/$
      Manual Focus wide-angle lens. Looks suspiciously similar to the Samyang 12/2, but has a slower aperture.
       
      MK-E-25-0.95 (25mm F/0.95) product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,17 m - Magnification: 1:6.54 - Aperture Blades: 12 - Filter Thread: 55 mm - Diameter: 64 mm - Length: 101 mm - Weight: 540 g - Price (approx.): €--/$500
      The fastest wide-angle lens for the X-Mount.
       
      MK-E-28-2.8 (28mm F/2.8) product page
      Close Focus Distance: - Magnification: 1:9 - Aperture Blades: 9 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 60,4 mm - Length: 29 mm - Weight: 102 g - Price (approx.): €--/$100
      A pancake sized manual focus normal lens for mirrorless APS-C systems.
       
      Neewer 35mm F/1.2 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 8 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 41 mm - Weight: 150 g - Price (approx.): €--/$120
      Small manual focus normal lens for mirrorless APS-C systems. Reviews say it's not very sharp.
       
      MK-E-35-1.7 (35mm F/1.7) product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: 1:8.85 - Aperture Blades: 9 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 60,5 mm - Length: 41 mm - Weight: 176 g - Price (approx.): €--/$100
      Small manual focus normal lens for mirrorless APS-C systems. (Pictures at timkwowphoto, Sergio sg's flickr photostream)
       
      MK-E-50-2.0 (50mm F/2.4?) product page
      Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: 1:12.5 - Aperture Blades: 9 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 60,5 mm - Length: 41 mm - Weight: 188 g - Price (approx.): €--/$100
      Small manual focus short telephoto lens for mirrorless APS-C systems. The Meike-branded version is labelled f/2.0, while the similar looking Kaxinda-branded version is labelled f/2.4.
       
      MK-E-85-2.8 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,25 - Magnification: 1.5:1 - Aperture Blades: 12 - Filter Thread: 55 mm - Diameter: 64 mm - Length: 117 mm - Weight: 500 g - Price (approx.): €300/$300
      Manual focus short telephoto macro lens. (Review by Damian Brown (youtube))
       
       
      Pixco (2 lenses)
      7mm f/2.8
      Close Focus Distance: -- m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: -- - Filter Thread: -- mm - Diameter: -- mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: -- g - Price (approx.): €--/$--
      tbd
       
      60mm f/2.8
      Close Focus Distance: -- m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: -- - Filter Thread: -- mm - Diameter: -- mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: -- g - Price (approx.): €--/$--
      tbd
       
       
      Machang Optics (/Sainsonic /Kamlan /Starblitz /Wesley /Zonlai) (5 lenses)
      22mm F1.8 Zonlai
      Close Focus Distance: 0,15 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 55 mm - Length: 45 mm - Weight: 224 g - Price (approx.): €160/$160
      Very cheap manual medium-wide-angle prime lens.
       
      24mm F1.8 Wesley Macro MC
      Close Focus Distance: 0,1 m (with reverse adapter) - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 33 mm - Weight: 151 g - Price (approx.): €90/$90
      Very cheap manual medium-wide-angle prime lens. Aperture and focus ring are reversed compared to the "Zonlai" branded lenses. Package includes a reverse mount adapter that can be used for macro photography.
       
      25mm F1.8 Discover / Movie HD
      Close Focus Distance: 0,18 m - Magnification: 1:4 - Aperture Blades: 12 - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 33 mm - Weight: 142 g - Price (approx.): €110/$120
      Very cheap manual medium-wide-angle prime lens. (short Review at keh.vn via translate.google, pictures at ppchunn's flickr-album and redfishingboat's thread)
       
      35mm F1.8 Discover
      Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: 1:8 - Aperture Blades: 12 - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 33 mm - Weight: 142 g - Price (approx.): €140/$120
      Very cheap manual normal prime lens. (Review by Jonathan Hartmann (youtube))
       
      55mm F1.1 Kamlan
      Close Focus Distance: 0,5 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 - Filter Thread: 52 mm - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 60 mm - Weight: 248 g - Price (approx.): €170/$170
      Very cheap manual short tele lens with very fast aperture. (Review by Alik Griffin)
       
       
      Samyang (/Bower /Falcon /Opteka /Polar /Pro-Optic /Rokinon /Vivitar /Walimex) (20 lenses)
      8mm F2.8 UMC Fish-eye II & 8mm T3.1 Cine UMC Fish-eye II product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 (rounded) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 65 mm - Weight: 290 g - Price (approx.): €380/$300
      The go-to fisheye lens for the X-Mount. Small, light, fast, a true mirrorless APS-C design, and not very expensive. (Reviews at lonelyspeck, Admiring Light, Eyes Unclouded)
       
      8mm F3.5 UMC Fish-eye CS II & 8mm T3.8 VDSLR UMC Fish-eye CS II product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 (rounded) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 75 mm - Length: 77,3 mm - Weight: 440 g - Price (approx.): €380/$200
      Big, heavy DSLR lens that was adapted to the X-Mount, version II. The 8mm F2.8 UMC Fish-eye II looks much more promising. (Reviews at Photo Review, Lenstip)
       
      10mm F2.8 ED AS NCS CS & 10mm T3.1 VDSLR ED AS NCS CS II product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,25 / 0,24 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 (rounded) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 86 mm - Length: 106 mm - Weight: 625 g - Price (approx.): €400/$360
      Big and heavy converted full frame DSLR lens. (Review at ephotozine)
       
      12mm F2.0 NCS CS & 12mm T2.2 Cine NCS CS product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,2 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 73 mm - Length: 59 mm - Weight: 260 g - Price (approx.): €380/$320
      Wonderful manual wide angle lens for the X-System, and a true mirrorless APS-C design. Good for astrophotography, too. (Reviews at lonelyspeck, lenstip, Davin Lavikka (Youtube))
       
      12mm F2.8 ED AS NCS Fish-eye & 12mm T3.1 VDSLR ED AS NCS Fish-eye product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,2 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 77,3 mm - Length: 99 mm - Weight: 565 g - Price (approx.): €550/$--
      Big adapted full frame DSLR lens. When looking for a fisheye,it should be considered to go really wide and have the 8mm, which is smaller, lighter and cheaper. (Review at SLR Lounge, pictures at cameralabs)
       
      12mm f/7.4 RMC Fisheye manufactured by Toda Seiko
      Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: none (fixed) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 65 mm - Length: 57,4 mm - Weight: 220 g - Price (approx.): €--/$130
      Fixed aperture, fixed focus. The manufacturer Toda Seiko is known for wide-angle and macro adapters for compact cameras and smartphones. (Information at Imaging Resource)
       
      14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC & 14mm T3.1 VDSLR ED AS IF UMC II product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,28 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 (rounded) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 87 mm - Length: 96,1 mm - Weight: 620 g - Price (approx.): €400/$290
      The XF 14mm F2.8 R is smaller, lighter and has autofocus, but it is more expensive than this adapted full frame DSLR lens. (Reviews at lonelyspeck, Alik Griffin)
       
      16mm F2.0 ED AS UMC CS & 16mm T2.2 VDSRL ED AS UMC CS II product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,2 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 8 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 83 mm - Length: 89,4 mm - Weight: 583 g - Price (approx.): €400/$330
      With the release of the XF 16mm F1.4 R WR this one seems to be less interesting, but it is still a cheaper manual focus lens, though bigger and heavier, due to being an adapted full frame DSLR lens. (Reviews at dxomark, ephotozine)
       
      20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC & 20mm T1.9 ED AS UMC product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,2 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 - Diameter: 83 mm - Length: 114,7 mm - Weight: 565 g - Price (approx.): €500/$500
      A fast manual focus wideangle lens, designed for full frame cameras. (reviews at Gippsland Images and ephotozine)
       
      21mm F1.4 ED AS UMC CS & 21mm T1.5 ED AS UMC CS product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,28 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 58 mm - Diameter: 64,3 mm - Length: 67,9 mm - Weight: 290 g - Price (approx.): €/$500
      Medium wide angle lens, designed for mirrorless APS-C systems. (reviews at ephotozine, Photography Blog)
       
      24mm F1.4 ED AS IF UMC & 24mm T1.5 VDSLR ED AS IF UMC II product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,25 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 8 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 83 mm - Length: 97,5 mm - Weight: 610 g - Price (approx.): €600/$450
      The XF 23mm F/1.4 R, while not that much more expensive, is even smaller and lighter than this adapted full frame DSLR lens, despite having autofocus. (Reviews at lonely speck, ephotozine)
       
      T-S 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,2 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 82 mm - Diameter: 86 mm - Length: 136 mm - Weight: 745 g - Price (approx.): €1000/$0
      The only tilt-shift-lens for the X-Mount. If you need one, you either need to buy this one, or adapt a DSLR lens. (Reviews at Northlight Images, Dustin Abbott)
       
      35mm F1.4 AS UMC & 35mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC II product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 8 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 83 mm - Length: 110 mm - Weight: 716 g - Price (approx.): €380/$410
      Big, heavy full frame DSLR lens that was adapted to the X-Mount, as many other within the Samyang Lineup. The Fuji X-System has more interesting alternatives, the XF 35mm F1.4 R, the XF 35mm F2.0 R WR and the Zeiss Touit 1.8/32, all of them smaller, lighter and offering autofocus. (Reviews at Fstoppers, Steven Oakley)
       
      35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS & 35mm T1.3 AS UMC CS product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,38 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 62 - Diameter: 67,5 mm - Length: 74,5 mm - Weight: 433 g - Price (approx.): €420/$450
      A fast manual focus normal lens, designed for mirrorless cameras.
       
      50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS & 50mm T1.3 AS UMC CS product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,5 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: 67,5 mm - Length: 74,5 mm - Weight: 380 g - Price (approx.): €/$550
      Fast but short portrait lens, designed for mirrorless APS-C systems. As to be expected, not very sharp wide open, and some chromatic abberations. (Review at Photography Blog)
       
      50mm F1.4 AS IF UMC & 50mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,45 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 8 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 82 mm - Length: 101 mm - Weight: 640 g - Price (approx.): €520/$--
      Optically very good except for distortion. Big plus is sharpness wide open, but large and heavy because it is an adapted full frame DSLR lens. (Review at cinema5D, SLR Lounge)
       
      85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC & 85mm T1.5 VDSLR AS IF UMC II product page
      Close Focus Distance: 1 & 1.1 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 8 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 72 mm - Diameter: 78 mm - Length: 101 mm - Weight: 610 g - Price (approx.): €350/$270
      Seems to be a cheap, fast medium telephoto lens. Not as sharp as the XF 90mm F2.0 R LM WR wide open. Adapted full frame DSLR lens, but this has less impact in size and weight with longer focal lengths. (Reviews at cameralabs, Bob Atkins, pictures at Donald Falls' flickr photo stream)
       
      100mm F2.8 ED UMC Macro & 100mm T3.1 VDSLR ED UMC Macro product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,31 m - Magnification: 1:1 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 72,5 mm - Length: 149,4 mm - Weight: 770 g - Price (approx.): €530/$550
      True 1:1 macro lens for the X-Mount. Pictures shown so far look very promising, but with the XF 80mm 2.8 in the pipeline, it should be considered to wait for that one and have a fast telephoto lens with autofocus. Adapted full frame DSLR lens, but this has less impact in size and weight with longer focal lengths. (Review at ephotozine and pictures at Transcontinenta BV's flickr photo stream)
       
      135mm F2.0 ED UMC & 135mm T2.2 VDSLR ED UMC product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,8 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 82 mm - Length: 120 mm - Weight: 880 g - Price (approx.): €550/$550
      Huge full frame DSLR lens, adapted to the X-Mount. Excellent image quality. A smaller alternative with autofocus and weather sealing is the XF 90mm F2.0 R LM WR. The XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR, though not smaller or lighter, also adds autofocus, weathersealing, image stabilization and the flexibility of a zoom. (Reviews at Dustin Abbott, PC Mag, Dark Shape, pictures at photography blog)
       
      300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CS Reflex product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,9 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: none (fixed) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 64,5 mm - Length: 74 mm - Weight: 316 g - Price (approx.): €240/$260
      It's a long telephoto, but it's also a reflex design. And the (fixed) aperture is a bit slow. Pictures don't look sharp and show a lot of CA. It has very special ring-shaped out of focus highlights which are inherent to the design of reflex lenses. (Reviews at The Phoblographer, macfilos (compared with adapted tokina 400mm), pictures at dp review)
       
       
      SLR Magic (3 lenses)
      23mm f/1.7 Hyperprime product page
      Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: -- mm - Length: 61,3 mm - Weight: 265 g - Price (approx.): €--/$400
      Small manual focus medium-wide-angle prime lens.
       
      35mm T f/1.4 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: - Filter Thread: 52 mm - Diameter: -- mm - Length: 70,3 mm - Weight: 390 g - Price (approx.): €--/$350
      Small manual focus normal prime lens. For a bit more money, the Fujinon XF 35mm F2.0 R WR and the Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R offer autofocus.
       
      Noktor 50mm f/0.95 HyperPrime product page
      Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: -- mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: 490 g - Price (approx.): €--/$950
      Very fast manual focus short telephoto prime lens, very expensive.
       
       
      Venus Optics (1 lens)
      Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,185 m - Magnification: 2:1 - Aperture Blades: 14 - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: 70 mm - Length: 95 mm - Weight: 694 g - Price (approx.): €400/$400
      Currently the highest magnifying macro lens for the Fuji X-Mount.
       
       
      Yasuhara (1 lens)
      Madoka 180 (7.3mm f/4) product page
      Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: -- - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 61 mm - Length: 43 mm - Weight: 173 g - Price (approx.): €240/$240
      As the name implies, a 180° fisheye lens, which throws a circular image onto the sensor plane.
       
       
      Zhongyi (3 lenses)
      Mitakon Creator 20mm f/2.0 product page
      Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: 4 - 4.5 - Aperture Blades: 3 - Filter Thread: -- - Diameter: 62 mm - Length: 60 mm - Weight: 230 g - Price (approx.): €--/$200
      An inverted wide-angle design creates a pure macro lens with magnifications between 4 and 4.5. Can therefore not focus to infinity.
       
      Mitakon Freewalker 24mm f/1.7 product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,15 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 61,5 mm - Length: 55 mm - Weight: 246 g - Price (approx.): €--/$350
      Shows chromatic aberations and reduced sharpness in the corners, otherwise a good manual focus medium wide angle lens. Aperture ring without clicks.(Review at ephotozine, Simons Photography Blog)
       
      Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 II product page
      Close Focus Distance: 0,35 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 - Filter Thread: 55 mm - Diameter: 63 mm - Length: 60 mm - Weight: 460 g - Price (approx.): €600/$600
      Zhongyi promises a 30% increase in resolution and lower CA while reducing weight and size of the lens compared to the predecessor by using one extra-low dispersion, two extra-high refractive and three high refractive elements. (Review at dc.watch.impress.co.jp via translate.google, images at yukosteel's thread)
       
       
       
      Lens Chart
       

      Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. The lenses' maximum aperture plottet over their focal length and the resulting diagonal angle of view. The scale is double logarithmic.
      Please note that the denoted angle of view is only valid for rectilinear lenses, fisheye lenses have a wider angle of view at the same focal length, which is inherent to their design.
       
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      Lens Chart (Cine Lenses)
       

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    • By cup4sharks
      I am newer to digital photography, so I would appreciate your patience with me and my questions. My hands shake a little bit when holding objects.  I am wondering if, considering my situation, I should rule out the x-T30, even if I use it with Fuji Lenses with Image Stabilization built into them.  Is that enough for me or do you feel I really must have a camera with it also built into the camera itself? For me and my slight shake, is in in-camera image stabilization, nice to have or a must have?   I can currently afford the X-T30 and would like to get it, but if you advise me that, because of my minor shaking, I really should wait until I can afford the likes of the X-T4, that would be good to know.  Thank you, in advance for sharing your time and expertise.
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