XF56 f1.2 released and specs

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Bill Robb
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Re: XF56 f1.2 released and specs
In reply to samhain, 6 months ago

samhain wrote:

D 503 wrote:

Too expensive for an7 blade design. It is not even weather sealed.

Yeah I'm not thrilled about the 7 blade design, rounded or not.

That's not what I want in a portrait lens. Not to say the bokeh won't be good because it only has 7 blades. But still... It's kind of a let down on paper, especially considering how long we've waited for a dedicated portrait lens from Fuji. It's clearly a cost cutting decision, and I thought this would be a flagship lens, if not THE flagship lens.

Hopefully the bokeh doesn't suffer. That would be tragic.

Wait and see on that one. I've seen some very good bokeh indeed from lenses with surprisingly few blades that were shaped to maintain a round aperture, and very bad bokeh from lenses that had so many blades that the aperture had no choice but to stay round. Bokeh is about a lot more than the number of aperture blades.

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