Daniel from Bavaria

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Wow, look how compact the 140-400 still is. I am really looking forward to this lens.

The 1.4 16mm is a beauty, but here I'll pass. I just can't buy every lens from Fuji, also if it is very tempting ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:55 UTC as 23rd comment

I am in Fujifilm, but this seems to be a lovely lens - also compared to the upcoming Fuji 50-140 f2.8 lens.

I expected that this lens will be a bit bigger and heavier. But 160mm length and 880 grams weight for that lens is very reasonable.
The reach of 80-300mm with f2.8 is also great and a novum in the market.

Well done Olympus!!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 08:19 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
On article Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update (137 comments in total)
In reply to:

peevee1: Isn't the electronic shutter going to be available for Black?

It will with the next FW-update on December.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 11:02 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 (226 comments in total)

Just from the technical data (except size and weight ;-) ) this lens looks amazing. The amount of special glass and the other technical specs are absolutely HighEnd - no question here.

However, I still have and am in the selling process of the Canon 70-200L IS II lens, and I am not sure if I really want such a big lens again (I know, compared to the Canon it is smaller).
But possibly when I do more theater photography again, then this lens might come quite handy.

I am really curious about the first pics and the optical performance - I expect only the best.

The price is of course kind of ambitious, but the technical data are also promising.

Daniel

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 10:22 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update (137 comments in total)

I bow deep for the free improvements which are fact very helpful.

Sunshine and 1.2 56, are now good friends!

Thanks Fuji!

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 09:45 UTC as 30th comment
In reply to:

TheWhiteDog: I think, irregardless whether the lens is excellent or not, that Fuji made a misstep here. Instead of this, they should have introduced a 16-70mm, f4 lens, just like SONY has from Zeiss for the NEX(well, used to be NEX) line. This would be a 24-105 FIXED aperture lens. Advanced users(what the XT-1 is marketed to) like this range and fixed aperture zooms(plus it would be less bulky that this 18-135mm). Look at the success Canon has had with their "L" series one, even selling it as the kit lens with the 5D3. And with Fuji's upcoming X PRO2 it would have made a great kit lens with that. Yes, I know they have a 24-70mm f2.8 on their road map but that will be way more expensive than a 16-70mm f4 would be and also weigh considerably more. Canon has both, and neither interferes with the other. Hopefully Fuji will produce such a lens in the future. But doubtful, alas.

Hi,

I partly agree. One of my most beloved lenses in the past was the Olympus 2.8-4 12-60, which is roughly 24-120. So a constant f4 or 2.8-4 16-70 or 16-80, would be lovely.

However, the 18-135 still looks very good but is sadly missing the 16mm, which makes a big difference for an all purpose travel lens.

On the other side, I would never travel without my 14, 23 and 56mm lenses ... and most of the time still take the 35 and 55-200 with me ... but not always everything on the daily tours.

However, I am still tempted, just for hiking and casual use.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 09:01 UTC

.... continue ....

I am more a prime lens type, but like the convenience of the 18-55 when going on hike with my family. The 18-55 is optical quite good and still very small. The 18-135 would give me weathersealing and more flexibility, but for the price of much more bulk and some more weight.
Therefore, personally I would have preferred to get a WR-Version of the 18-55, which I would have bought in an eye blink to replace my 18-55. With the 18-135 I am still not convinced, as it contradicts the small size of the system a little bit.

But still, it would be very convenient on a hike .....

Regards,
Daniel

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 01:44 UTC as 7th comment

Hi,

don't know what the issue is.

The lens seems to me to be a very nice one of its kind. But it's still a super zoom, no question.
People compare it with the Canon 18-135 and say its expensive, what is kind of funny. Have you ever held the Canon 18-135 in your hand? It feels crappy and cheap, no fun to work with - it also looks cheap and crappy and it doesn't have any sealing. Summarized, it's a cheap super-zoom kit-lens.
The 18-135, in comparison, feels very solid and like a high quality lens, it is weather sealed and what I've seen so far optically superior.
Therefore of course it is more expensive. Here in Malaysia the price is at around 700 Euro, the Canon is at 450 Euro. No problem, and a justified mark up.

... to be continued...

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 01:44 UTC as 8th comment
In reply to:

iudex: Man this lens is huge. Considering it is a lens for CSCs and it is so slow (f3,5-5,6) it should have been much smaller. But 490g and 67mm filter thread? Definitely not corresponding with the luminosity. And also more suitable for large DSLR with proper handgrip than for small CSC (OK, X-T1 is relatively usable, but this lens definitely doesn´t fit to X-E2/X-M1/X-A1).

Hi,

you've made some good points, especially with the comparison of the Pentax lens. I've also hoped for an a bit smaller lens, as for the shorter focal lengths there is no retro-focus design necessary.
In principle I am more the fixed focal lens user, but still thought that the 18-135 would may be tempting. Technical wise it is, but size wise it is really one beast of a lens.

A WR version of the good 18-55 in addition would have been very welcomed.

However, I first wait how it will do optically compared to the competitors before I finalize my opinion.

Daniel

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 07:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery (269 comments in total)
In reply to:

HowaboutRAW: stevo:

The best Fuji lenses are optically better than anything from Canikon.

Also drop the f/1.8 thing. For an APSC system this is f/1.2 lens.

Hi Nerd,

What about purple fringing, CA and distortion? All are effectively reducing the final quality.
And by far not everything in terms of microcontrast, colour etc. can be equivaly amended on the pc.

But my experience shows that these discussions can be interesting but they seldomly lead to any results. Mostly because the common nerd is not accepting anything beside 0 and 1.
But, hey wecome, we are still in a analog world with some shades of grey ;) - and I am every bit glad about that.

Cheers,
Daniel

Link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 01:02 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery (269 comments in total)

To all the moaners and naysayers:

I do photography for many, many years now. I still own a complete Canon FF system with quality glas.
I also own a Fuji X-System with some glas, as also the 1.2 56mm lens.

You see, plenty of experience and enough equipment to compare.
And in my humble opinion the 1.2 56mm lens is one of the finest lenses I've ever used. It's just a joy to use und the results are lovely. Period.

Cheers,
Daniel

P.S. Some pics taken with that lens are in my gallery

Link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 02:11 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

Maybe its a bit slow for the one other thing, but therefore it is quite small and lightweight and it seems that optically it is very, very good.
Therefore I do not really understand all the bashing here.

I am a Canon and Fuji X user and think that Sony is doing great for the whole camera industry - they are playing the pioneer in many areas. Only Olympus, Panasonic and Fuji are also in that ballpark, but FF only comes from Sony.
Canon and Nikon are still waiting with their thumbs up in their - you know what - .
If you like the handling of the Sony cameras or not is just a matter of preference, but technically they are doing really well.
Very interesting times for all of us!

Daniel

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 01:30 UTC as 41st comment | 6 replies

They did it again ....

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 08:36 UTC as 137th comment | 2 replies

Ok, that's optically absolute impressive. Great lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 02:11 UTC as 59th comment

Ok, nice lens. But I'll stick to my Fuji 60mm lens.

1. I own it aleady
2. It's not that pricy
3. IQ is lovely, cannot imagine the Zeiss is realy better
4. it is a bit brighter and longer AND much smaller and lighter
5. for me 1:2 on APS is most of the time good enough

But choices are always good to have.

I really think that on the x-mount side with the really good Fuji lenses it's a tough run for Zeiss.

Daniel

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 14:40 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (896 comments in total)

Obviously this camera hits a nerve, as can clearly be seen on the quantity of comments in such a short time.

For me this one is a tough call, I really only wanted to update from my X-Pro 1 if there are serious improvements in IQ, x-sync and shutterspeed.
However, this camera is extremely tempting.

Well done Fuji!

Daniel

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 01:02 UTC as 90th comment
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (896 comments in total)
In reply to:

Nikon2011: video and shutter buttons are badly arranged

I prefer to take something in my hand before making a judgment basing on one photo.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 09:23 UTC

Of course you can say now: Why not from the beginning?

And of course that's not wrong.
But on the other hand Fuji is proving again that they really take the KAIZEN-thought serious. And that's very good and not be seen from the major players so far. Therefore it is quite unique.

A cynical guy may also say, that they only do it to sell some additional grips.

But I prefer the more positive approach, wich is the one that they really want to change to the better - everything.

Daniel

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 05:44 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

There is one thing I don't like with this roadmap:

The timelines ;-)

Most probably we will see the bright-zooms by end of this year, respectively early next year, but we are just at the early beginning of this year. Tough, tough.

Everything else: Well done Fuji, you are addressing most of the photographers wet dreams within this roadmap - most, not all (f2 90 ;) ).

I guess both 2.8 zooms will be announced during the Photokina together with a new suitable body.

Daniel

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 08:48 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan (611 comments in total)

Hi,

I think the Canon M is not a bad camera, but I also have the feeling that Fuji is achieving more with a firmware update than in this case Canon with a new camera release.

Interesting.

Daniel

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 15:35 UTC as 160th comment
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