Tele for x-pro2

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PeterLeyssens Senior Member • Posts: 1,567
Tele for x-pro2

I have an x-pro2 with a 35/f2 and a Samyang 12/f2. Because I'm going to Scotland in summer, I'd like to add a tele. My main experience with tele is an analog 28-50-90-200mm setup. I now feel 28 and 90 are too close to the 50mm standard. For wide, I really like the Samyang. For tele, I'm in doubt.

While I prefer primes, I'm considering a zoom for the extra flexibility. I mainly do informal portraits from closeby in acros. Here are the options:

- 50/f2. Pro: wr, cheap at €489, light, close focus. Con: very close to 35mm.

- 56/f1.2. Pro: portraits, small, light. Con: close to 35mm, not wr. Ok at €865

- 60/f2.4 macro. Pro: light, small, good for portraits (as per Damien Lovegrove), cheap at €599. Con: slower, not wr.

- 80/f2.8: Pro: wr, macro, good focal length. Con: too big, heavy & expensive at €1299

- 90/f2: Pro: wr, fast, good, ... Con: bigger, rather long. Ok at €859

- 55-200/f3.5-4.8: Pro: good range, affordable at €669, fairly wide aperture for a zoom. Con: same size&weight as the 90mm, just 1cm longer.

-50-230/f4.5-6.7: Pro: cheapest of the lot at €364. Quite good iq. Con: el cheapo build, no aperture ring, slow.

- 50-140: way too big, heavy & expensive!

I can rent a 56, 55-200 and/or 90mm to compare them.

Another option is to buy a lens mount adapter and to try my Olympus OM 50 & 90 on my x-pro2. Would that be a good idea to try out the focal lenghts? It does cost €110 though and I probably won't use it afterwards.

What are your experiences with these lenses for mainly portrait & casual holiday shots?

 PeterLeyssens's gear list:PeterLeyssens's gear list
Fujifilm X-Pro2 Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Samyang 12mm F2 NCS CS Fujifilm XF 35mm F2 R WR
Fujifilm X-Pro2
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