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REVIEW: 10 days with the Fujinon XF90mm F2 R LM WR | Jeff Carter

REVIEW: 10 days with the Fujinon XF90mm F2 R LM WR | Jeff Carter | Fuji X Series Cameras | Scoop.it
The latest fast Fujinon prime is the tenth fixed focal length lens in the XF line up and the second after the 16mm f1.4 to be Weather Resistant (WR).  With the equivalent focal length of 137mm in full frame 35mm terms, the 90mm f2 offers extra ‘pulling power’ over the faster 56mm f1.2. This lens is primarily targeted at portrait, wedding and street photographers but I was interested to see if it would be of use in the areas I primarily work - motorsport and landscape. I have recently acquired the superb 50-140mm f2.8, which offers greater flexibility over the primes and covers the 90mm focal length but with the disadvantages of one stop less on the aperture and in a much larger size.  However the 50-140mm does have the addition of an Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) system built in where the 90mm doesn’t......

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Fuji X-Pro 1 and Zeiss Touit 12mm Lens | Jim Gamblin

Fuji X-Pro 1 and Zeiss Touit 12mm Lens | Jim Gamblin | Fuji X Series Cameras | Scoop.it

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In conclusion I must say it was a bit challenging testing the lens, given the limited time and my normal focal length vision.  However at the same time I did appreciate what the lens can do and of course the build quality.  It is a speciality lens for sure, especially given the extreme wide angle.  And is something to take into consideration before acquiring one. Like many I was very excited when I first heard about Zeiss making a series of lenses for the Sony “E” and the Fuji “X” mounts.  However after seeing which focal lengths would be introduced first, my enthusiasm was cooled .  The choice of the introductory focal lengths, is an even better indicator that Zeiss designed these lenses for the Sony NEX system.  As it filled vacancies in the Sony’s system.  If one likes or is in need of this type of focal length, then this is a lens that will not disappoint.  Top notch resolution and build quality being it’s primary attributes.  The question begs to be asked, should one consider this Zeiss lens over the Fuji 14mm?  Let me just repeat what I said earlier.  At this focal length a couple of millimeters make a much greater difference then what one might suppose.....


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