Impression on XT-1 and 56mm/1.2, plus some thoughts on upcoming 16-55 f2.8 and 50-140 f2.8 lenses.

Started Apr 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
Steve W Veteran Member • Posts: 3,700
Re: Get your guesses in!

inasir1971 wrote:

jennyrae wrote:

XT-1: got to try it. impression I have of camera is very positive. AF is very fast and accurate. build is very solid. EVF is very good and did not see lag, though could be better if bigger and brighter but otherwise very nice. display screen is very good and nice also. camera is not small but about same size as XE-2. but XT-1 is best when bigger. I find perfect balance with XT-1 camera if used with battery grip accessory. if people consider buying this camera, it is highly recommended and advisable to get battery grip also. camera may look bigger but is best that way, I promise.

56mm 1.2: one word description only, AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL ! wait, that is two words, laugh. lens is a must buy. very beautiful isolation and creamy background blur, also bright. but what is amazing is despite opening, lens is very easy to focus and accurate. speed is fast enough. very very very very very very sharp from f1.2 and no problem getting perfect focus.

Cool - let's see who gets closest!

16-55mm f2.8: only dummy model but I see lens is small compare to similar fast zooms from other brands but still cannot be put on pocket. weight approximation is possibly around 400g only. target release date is June 2014.


50-140 f2.8: dummy model also. lens is big and long but small compare to similar lens fast zooms from other brands. definitely cannot be pocketed and need bag for it. lens has clamp and approximate weight could be 600-700g. quite heavy but very light and small compared to similar fast zooms. target release date is September/October 2014.


*** lenses are perfect fit for XT-1 especially with battery grip.

If the 16-55mm is ~650g then its about the same weight as Canon 16-35 f/2.8 is 625g

if the 55-140mm is ~900g thens a little heavier than Canon's new 24-70 f/2.8 which is ~805g. The older 24-70mm f/2.8L Version 1 was a little heavier.

So if you get access to these you can probably get a good feel for the size of Fuji's new lens.

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