about new XF55/200: I've seen only now

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions
PeterPrism
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Re: about new XF55/200: I've seen only now
In reply to 1drey, May 24, 2013

more long, more plastic

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Re: about new XF55/200: I've seen only now
In reply to PeterPrism, May 24, 2013
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peter
a thunderstorm in a cognac glass ???

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Re: about new XF55/200: I've seen only now
In reply to 1drey, May 24, 2013

1drey wrote:

Similar seam present on 18-55. So what?

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Exactly, just cause it's also used somewhere else means we gotta like it, right?

It's still plastic, and still ugly to some. That counts for those Zeiss lenses with that stupid name too

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peter
a thunderstorm in a cognac glass ???

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Re: about new XF55/200: I've seen only now
In reply to PeterPrism, May 24, 2013

Peter

i just received some old glass that I'll use with the X Pro1

The Tamron 90mm 2.5 and the ext tube for macro and the Pentax 135mm 3.5 to wait till I can get a 55-200mm

They are built like tanks and despite their 20-25 years of age they are still in very good condition

BUT they weight a few tons...

I just would like also to remind you that the fabulous Macro Canon 100mm 2.8 L IS lens is mad eof pure plastic at 1000€ (at launch) and it is really a fabulous lens

Modern technology allows new ways of designs and built.

yes it is not as noble as steel copper or brass but it oftens allow much better performance in terms of comfort and easyness

These were my 3 grains of pepper in the sauce..

Cheers

Bob

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Re: about new XF55/200: I've seen only now
In reply to PeterPrism, May 24, 2013

Although a metal barrel would have a better quality feel, it hasn't got the thermal stability of a polymer. A metallic inner tube may cause play or tighten up when temperature increases as its inertia is different from the outer barrel. (With primes this is less of an issue because the lens doesn't extend that much.)

And a good quality polymer such as Delrin is as or more expensive as metal.

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Re: about new XF55/200: I've seen only now
In reply to PeterPrism, May 25, 2013

PeterPrism wrote:

Travelshooter wrote:

The dashboards of 2.7 billion cars now have a brother.

damn but fuji works for ford?

Subaru is owned by Fuji Heavy Industries, and the interior of any Subaru is 100% pure plastic (if plastic can be said to be pure). Proof that, yes, there is a 'probable conspiracy' by Fujifilm to replace everything on the planet with plastic, including our brains. Okay, so Fuji Heavy Industries is not the same company as Fujifilm, but it's close enough, and I'm not about to let the truth get in the way here.

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In reply to PeterPrism, May 25, 2013

PeterPrism wrote:

I am convinced that these are missteps that Leica does not commit.

What are you on about? Did you buy a Fuji by mistake?

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