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    More Fuji X Series Stuff

    by W G » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:01 pm

    I picked up a 60mm Macro lens for the Fuji X-E1 today. No real shots yet but from stuffing about it looks quite incredible.

    While I was at the shop I had a fiddle with the newly released 14mm (21mm equivalent) and it looks to be a cracker too. I could certainly use it for some of my commercial lifestyle entertainment shoots.

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    by GeoffM » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:56 am

    I wouldn't mind picking up one of these at a later date too. I saw a lightly used one go on the big auction site recently for $549. A downside to it for me is the reproduction ratio of 0.5:1 rather than 1:1.

    Walter, do you know if this specified ratio is in 'normal' mode or can you effectively increase it by entering 'macro' mode on the body?

    I would think that the lens would double as a fine portrait lens too and may negate the need for the upcoming 56 f1.4.

    I know you don't often post images here, but I would be interested in seeing some of your work using this lens.
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    by W G » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:19 am

    Geoff,

    I'd say that the 0.5:1 range is in 'Macro' mode.

    Portraiture is one of the reasons I bought this lens. I am busting to get the chance to try it out on a bike shoot. For the 'dolly' shots with the bike for the cover and centrefold I suspect that I'd run into annoying issues with how the focus works. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

    I guess it may be some time before I shoot any pictures to post here since I can't be bothered with digital for my personbal work. But when I do shoot some, I'll post some.

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    by beeb » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:25 am

    W G wrote:While I was at the shop I had a fiddle with the newly released 14mm (21mm equivalent) and it looks to be a cracker too.


    Be quite man - no such lens exists I tell you. There is no ultra-wide-angle lens available for the Fuji X series until the 10-24 is released!*

    (*Or at least that's what I'm trying to tell myself... :lol: Only having the option to go to 18mm (27mm equivelent in 35mm terms) on the wide end is killing me with this camera!)
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    by W G » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:38 am

    I understand that is $800+.

    By the way, there is a firmware upgrade needed for the new lenses.

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    by W G » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:51 am

    These pics don't really mean a bloody thing — they were both shot in available dark at 1600 ISO, hand-held at about 1/10th for the wide shot and 1/60th for the close-up at closest range. And the macro was wide open at f/2.4

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    I have to say that the gear is incredibly well made. And the 14mm allows you to retract the focussing ring to lock the focus, which could prove handy. A nod to hyper-focal focussing perhaps?


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    by beeb » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:48 am

    W G wrote:I understand that is $800+.

    By the way, there is a firmware upgrade needed for the new lenses.

    Cheers,


    Yep, that' the thing $800+ and I probably wouldn't use it once the UWA zoom comes out. I spend so much time at 16mm on the 5D, I don't think 21mm equivelent would cut it once I had the option to go wider.

    So, going to have a go at this patience thing! :mrgreen:

    I believe the new lenses might come with updated firmware on an SD card? At least that was the impression I took from an 'unboxing' pic on flickr
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    by dm_td5 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:24 pm

    Must resist, must resist, do not read Fuji X-E1 posts. Keep repeating "I love my X100".

    You guys are torturing me!
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    by W G » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:28 pm

    Sorry Derek,

    It was not my intention.

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    by GeoffM » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:42 pm

    dm_td5 wrote:Must resist, must resist, do not read Fuji X-E1 posts. Keep repeating "I love my X100".

    You guys are torturing me!


    Go on......why resist? The only regret you will have is that you didn't get one sooner!
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    by Big Pix » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:25 pm

    anyone using Nikon mount lens on a Fuji X-E1.........
    Cheers ....bp....

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    by GeoffM » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:45 pm

    Big Pix wrote:anyone using Nikon mount lens on a Fuji X-E1.........


    No......not yet, but I intend to get an adaptor.
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    by Big Pix » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:28 pm

    Can't let you have all the fun....... so I will pick up a Fuji X-E1 during the week....... and a converter for my Nikon Lens... 10-20 siggy should be good as a walk about lens........
    Cheers ....bp....

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    by W G » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:41 am

    Big Pix wrote:... 10-20 siggy should be good as a walk about lens........


    Are you getting it from Drummoyne Bernie?

    If so, get Searlie to show you his Sigma rig with the 8mm to 16mm.

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    by beeb » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:49 am

    Big Pix wrote:Can't let you have all the fun....... so I will pick up a Fuji X-E1 during the week....... and a converter for my Nikon Lens... 10-20 siggy should be good as a walk about lens........


    Beginning to think this should be the Fuji Appreciation Forum (with occasional D-SLR ring-ins... :P ).

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