x-pro1 for landscapes.

Started Apr 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
Mauro.B
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Re: x-pro1 for landscapes.
In reply to morganb, Apr 28, 2012

I am trying to figure out the same and next week I will be loaned an Xp1 for a "tripod test".

So far, full size samples available in photo sites and mtf graph published by Fuji suggest that, probably aside the 60mm, XF lenses performance on micro details could be too low for landscape. OTTH, performance on macro details is fairly good (the 60mm is excellent in that respect). Fuji does not give any explanation if the low outer frame performance is due to field curvature or lenses resolution drop, though.

The 18mm mtf is here: http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujinon_lens_xf18mmf2_r/specifications/

The 35mm mtf (globally worse than the 18mm at 45lp/mm) is here: http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujinon_lens_xf35mmf14_r/specifications/

The 60mm mtf is here: http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujinon_lens_xf60mmf24_r_macro/specifications/

Mtf is not the last word on lenses performance, but can be fairly predictive on general behaviour when small details - like distant foliage or tree branches - are the intended subject. Clearly, if one shoots flat walls, mtf turns to reality.

I will do my personal tests before deciding on the Xp1.

M

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