Who plans on getting the 56 1.2?

Started Feb 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
NTNphoto Regular Member • Posts: 236
Re: Who plans on getting the 56 1.2?

Chris G Hughes wrote:

Astrophotographer 10 wrote:

Not quite the response I expected. I thought more were waiting anxiously for this lens.

There are not many F1.2 lenses around and from initial reports virtually none that are sharp corner to corner wide open. Fuji is showing its lens making prowess again.


What response were you expecting? I see a lot of people confirming that it's either on order or on their list to buy. At that price I don't think you're going to see a mad rush and after all, Fuji discounts these lenses on a regular basis so I think the smart money here is on hanging back for a bit. The lens isn't going anywhere and it isn't the only fantastic lens in the XF lineup...

Yeah I was 100% waiting for this lens pretty much since I got my X-E1 in December 2012, but I've had a lot of time to think about it and to see Fuji's discounting patterns and I think I'm just going to wait until it gets discounted. I'm mostly a portrait and editorial photographer, but I mostly do that work with my FF Nikon set up. Fuji is my fun camera, my take anywhere camera, and while I would love to own this lens right away I don't actually need it at the moment.

I will be getting it eventually just not right away.

I may grab the 27mm now to significantly shrink the size of my X-E1 which is something I really could use right now.

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