XF 90mm f/2 R is on the roadmap

Started 10 months ago | Discussions thread
Senior MemberPosts: 2,043Gear list
Re: I wouldn't complain
In reply to shigzeo, 10 months ago

shigzeo ? wrote:

That is a great lens, but build quality is completely different. Metal is metal, but the Voigtlander is mechanically coupled throughout. It uses coupled helicoids. When you turn the focus ring, real mechanical parts move, not electronic relays and then a motor. Ditto the aperture ring. The entire thing is made to be used on its own, but attached to an M mount.

Fuji-X lenses can't do a single thing without electronic input. They lack even the simplest of mechanical controls/couplings.

But they have AF and possibly stabilising. The motors and AF necessary to move things that are not directly movable cause their lenses to be large. The 75/1,8 is already a very long and heavy lens, but if it had AF and uncoupled aperture/focus and relied on motors, it would be huge.

I have heard it would make the lenses bigger to have mechanical manual focus, but boy I really miss that on Fuji lenses. The 60 is particularly bad. The fly-by-wire seems to work much better on m4/3 lenses, somehow.

-- hide signature --

Not because I think they are good, but because I would like to improve (feel free to provide me with feedback):

 Caerolle's gear list:Caerolle's gear list
Canon EOS 6D Olympus OM-D E-M10 Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM +1 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow