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Old 11-12-2013   #1
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Lets get a thread for this glorious 35mm equivalent going!





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Didn't realize that lens was out, yet.
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Mine was the last of the stock from the first shipment at michaels camera melbourne. It is out, just in trickles.
I will say as a 35mm lens afficionado that it might be one of the best 35mm equivalent lenses I have ever used. Optically near flawless, very gentle rendering, perfect size and weight on the x-pro1, and build quality and feel is just lovely. I dont use the lens hood, just a UV filter, and it is very flare resistant.

If anyone is on the fence about this lens, get it.
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I'm very interested in this lens and am looking forward to the pictures to come in this thread. At the moment finances mean either getting this lens or a second body, as a X100 owner the second body may be a better buy for me right now. Though I'm curious about the future of the line up so will hold fire and make do for a while yet.

The first shot is interesting in terms of lens character, it looks like a nice smooth transition from point of focus to blurred...if that makes much sense!?

Good to hear its resistant to flare because the lens hood is a bit of a monster for a 35mm lens.
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The first shot is interesting in terms of lens character, it looks like a nice smooth transition from point of focus to blurred...if that makes much sense!?

Good to hear its resistant to flare because the lens hood is a bit of a monster for a 35mm lens.
Indeed, I am finding the transition from in to out of focus to be exceptionally gentle and smooth with this lens. It is extremely sharp without being harsh and the overall character is wonderful. Very happy. More photos to come!
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Good to hear. I only wish it had been introduced w/the X-Pro from the get-go (I don't think it would really have cannibalized many X100/X100s sales).

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Mine was the last of the stock from the first shipment at michaels camera melbourne. It is out, just in trickles.
I will say as a 35mm lens afficionado that it might be one of the best 35mm equivalent lenses I have ever used. Optically near flawless, very gentle rendering, perfect size and weight on the x-pro1, and build quality and feel is just lovely. I dont use the lens hood, just a UV filter, and it is very flare resistant.

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at f4. The way this lens flares into heavy backlight has me giddy.
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I really am anxious to get my hands on this lens. It's tough to source here in the US it would seem for now but I'm trying to call in some favors
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Mine should be delivered today. Pre-order from B&H last week, so it didn't take all that long. Will post an image or two later today.
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Pretty nice look for APS-C. Fuji is the only company who seems really committed to the format.
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I don't envy you that weather! Good luck this winter.
Congrats on the new lens! I'm going to go try it this weekend.
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I'm liking the lens so far, although I've not taken many shots with it. Here is one at home with my kids.
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I like color reproduction , have you used VSCO lightroom filters?
Yeah I use vsco as the base for all my editing.
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Sweet, finally got a line on one of these direct from Fuji (sometimes it pays to have connections). Can't wait to get mine! Let's see some more work!

Edit: Now it's finally on its way to me. I should hopefully have it by friday if I'm lucky.

Edit #2: OMG. I literally just edited this message and Fedex just arrived with the lens. WIN!
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Oh, and both above shots were shot at f1.4. Gobsmacked with the performance at f1.4
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Ohhhhh man this lens is so sweet on the X-Pro. I am seriously excited to finally have it in my hands.
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Ohhhhh man this lens is so sweet on the X-Pro. I am seriously excited to finally have it in my hands.
Congratulations... I think this lens is special. The 14 and 23 XF lens are simply wonderful. They seem to just keep getting better.
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Finally got to try this lens and it was a lot better than I thought it would be. I may have to sell the X100s and get it.
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Finally got to try this lens and it was a lot better than I thought it would be. I may have to sell the X100s and get it.
Like Willie said, it is definitely a special lens.
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I didn't believe you guys initally... but using it changed my mind. It's the first time I've been impressed beyond the 35mm 1.4.
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Finally got to try this lens and it was a lot better than I thought it would be. I may have to sell the X100s and get it.
Curious. Now that I have purchased and have become enthralled with an X-Pro1 ... Is this the answer?

In the perpetual struggle to get to "thee" kit, I have gone from X-100 to adding an X-E1 and now the Pro. I love my little 100, but this thread shows that I could sell everything and "lensify" my Pro. But would I be happy? As limiting as the fixed lens 100 can be, it certainly has been otherwise endearing.

Has anyone made this leap?
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