Do Fujinon XF F1.2 and F1.4 prime lenses need a 'revamp'?

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Truman Prevatt
Truman Prevatt Veteran Member • Posts: 9,434
Re: Do Fujinon XF F1.2 and F1.4 prime lenses need a 'revamp'?

dual12 wrote:

Virtually no one wants Sigma. I once made the mistake of buying a premium Sigma zoom for my Nikon. The lens was good, not great. I could barely give that lens away for pennies on the dollar when I left Nikon...and it took nearly a year to sell it. Never, ever, ever again.

When Sigma lenses came out they were a piece of garbage.  Cheap - and built that way. The QC was nonexistent.   Apparently Sigma has cleaned up their act but they sure had a long way to go.  Today lenses are no longer mechanical - the camera and lenses are an integrated system each having to have compatible firmware.  Even manual focus on most lenses is fly by wire.

I am still a bit skeptical of third party lenses - especially these days when lens controls are not longer mechanical and everything is fly by wire with lens performance of third party lenses dependent on very precise reverse engineering of the camera and lens firmware and keeping up with the changes.

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