fuji 56 and now 50?
Old 02-07-2017   #1
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fuji 56 and now 50?

on full frame it's an 85 vs 75...
i have always liked both 85 & 75...75 being a bit easier to use for street shooting than the 85, but not by much...though 75's tend to be smaller.
the fuji 56 is a great lens yet i am looking forward to trying the 50...

what are you fuji folks thinking about the 50?
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Old 02-07-2017   #2
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The size looks great. And the price is not too bad. I'm waiting to see some reviews of the optics, but I expect there'll be no problem there. I envision using the 50 to compress street scenes, and to be a nice walk-around complement to the 18/2.
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Old 02-07-2017   #3
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The only problem I have with the 56 is that when I'm using it I am not using the equally fabulous 35mm f 1.4

I do not need another dilemma, especially one only 6mm away. :-)
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I've ordered it. I actually like this focal length. I also like the size and the WR aspects and I'm sure it'll focus faster than the 56mm.
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56 for portraits and 50 for street...maybe 16 + 50 would be a nice 2 lens kit.
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It looks really nice - IQ looks great. I would be interested in how I go with the slower aperture. The 35mm f2 was great in every way but its speed, but subject isolation wasn't up to par for me. Might be a bit better with a 50mm...
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56 for portraits and 50 for street...maybe 16 + 50 would be a nice 2 lens kit.
or maybe the 27 and 50...
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Old 02-07-2017   #8
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XF18 + XF50 kit for me.
I love the 50mm equivalent (XF35) but lately I'm not feeling it, going for the XF18 most of the time, the XF50 would be a good combo when I want some reach and focus isolation.

Hopefully Fuji Canada offers a mail in rebate.
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Because the 50/2 is much smaller (especially with a third-party hood), I am seriously considering selling my 56/1.2 and picking up the new lens.

I'm not in a rush so I'll wait until some optical test data is published.
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what are you fuji folks thinking about the 50?
I was using adapted 50mm Nikon and Pentax lenses on my Fuji X camera before I purchased the 56mm f/1.2 Fujinon. I am still using a 55mm Nikon macro lens on my Fuji X camera.

I have no need for a 50mm f/2 Fujinon lens.


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I've always liked 75 on the Leica, and am now saving up to return to Fuji with an X-Pro2. So my eye is on this one. Hard to justify paying right now, though, given the ease of adapting M and SLR 50s.
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Really cool of Fuji,

23/2.0 35/2.0 50/2.0 what's next? Hopefully a 18/2.0 update!?
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Fuji needs to produce a 200mm f/2.
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and for a slight twist in the discussion...
where does the fuji 60/2.4 fit in here?
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and for a slight twist in the discussion...
where does the fuji 60/2.4 fit in here?
Im a fan of that lens. But the 50mm f2 looks quite a bit smaller.
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Looks to be a great lens - and weather protected, but the 50mm is a little to short for me; maybe the 56mm in the future, especially as it’s f1.2.

Has anyone experience of the XF 56mm f1.2 R APD? I understand it has smoother bokeh than the 56mm R. Anyone compared like-for-like images?
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and for a slight twist in the discussion...
where does the fuji 60/2.4 fit in here?
The 60/2.4 is purposed for close up photography.

Remember the whining about the 60/2.4's sluggish AF? The AF motors and gearing were slow to optimize critical AF for close-ups. This limited the lens' utility as a general purpose, medium telephoto lens.
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The 50 will be the right one for those of us that need AF speed. The other two are just too slow...as great as they both are. Obviously it depends on the way that you photograph.
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Really cool of Fuji,

23/2.0 35/2.0 50/2.0 what's next? Hopefully a 18/2.0 update!?
fujirumors latest post is that an updated 18mm is high on Fuji's to do list.
im pretty happy with the current XF18 but would be curious to see what improvements they will do. as long as they keep the compact size, I'm sold.
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I keep going farther retro. I have at least 6- 50mm lenses at the moment and the only AF is the 50mm f2.8 Zeiss macro. I'm putting my gear together for a four week photo trip and it appears that I'll take either 3 or 4 50mm lenses.
The 50mm Zeiss
50mm f1.5 Sonnar with Anedeo adapter
Velvet 56 lens (close to a 50!)
50mm Prakticar (for the bokeh)
I've got a couple of tiny little Russian 50's that might go, too, as well as a 50mm f1.4 PF-Rokkor (pre-MC)

I have the 56mm Fuji lens but I don't see any reason to take it.
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fujirumors latest post is that an updated 18mm is high on Fuji's to do list.
im pretty happy with the current XF18 but would be curious to see what improvements they will do. as long as they keep the compact size, I'm sold.
It'd be nice if the second version of the 18 is WR.
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How do you like this?
I thought I didn't like it and then found out I was wrong. It's tough to use between f1.6 and f4 but after that it's tack sharp and focuses 1/2 lifesize.
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Old 02-25-2017   #24
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My first look review of the 50 f2 can be found at :
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My first look review of the 50 f2 can be found at :
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Thanks for the write up on the 50. Looks like one to add to the list.

For your picture of the brick wall what software did you use to process the RAF file? LR automatically corrects distortion and that can not be turned off. The 23 f2 has quite a bit of distortion to it but it is hidden unless a RAF file is used in other programs.

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I would have gone with the 60mm 2.4 but the AF is painfully slow on my XE-1. I'm on the list for the 50mm 2.0 at Hunt's.
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I bought a second hand 60/2.4 for the same reason I carried a 90mm Elmar-C when I used Leicas--I seldom used anything longer than 50mm and I saw no reason to buy a more expensive lens. Indeed, I carried that 90mm a lot and used it very little.

I've been impressed with the Fuji 60mm. It may not be blazingly fast with the AF but it's very sharp, well made, fairly small and the close focus capability makes it even more useful than I imagined. However, the Fuji 35/1.4 remains the longest focal length I use regularly. I can't see myself ever using a 75mm equivalent lens.
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Received my 50mm yesterday. I will use it tomorrow and give my thoughts.
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i played with the only copy of the 50 that the local pro shop received...they were told full stock is expected by the end of march.
as to the lens...very nice in the hand, small & light...my camera was in the car so i didn't take any shots with it.
sure is tempting to sell the 56 and 23 and get the newer/smaller versions.
but then i love those 2 lenses...i'd keep them all if i went even for just the 50.
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Received my 50mm yesterday. I will use it tomorrow and give my thoughts.
Super interested in your thoughts. And samples maybe
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Received my 50mm yesterday. I will use it tomorrow and give my thoughts.
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Yes, I think it is a wonderful lens that has a great look and works well. Unfortunately, I don't do tests and it'll be awhile before I have finished examples since I'm working on other images.
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sounds positive...i am still being tempted despite swearing off on the lens...
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Old 02-28-2017   #34
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Every time I think to buy the 50/2, I remember that I should save my money and master using my adapted Minolta SLR 50 instead. But the images look so nice, and I'd love to have a little superfast autofocus in my life.

Would love to see more pictures, once people have had a chance to take the lens out.
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The 23 f2 has quite a bit of distortion to it but it is hidden unless a RAF file is used in other programs.
Must be confusing this with another lens, the 23/2 has almost zero distortion, it's optically corrected
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anyone else have this lens yet?
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Must be confusing this with another lens, the 23/2 has almost zero distortion, it's optically corrected
Yup, thanks for the correction. I meant the 35/2.

Using DPREVIEWs sample RAF here is the 35/2 with distortion correction on and off.



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Are you thinking about selling your 56 Joe? If you please let me know.
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Are you thinking about selling your 56 Joe? If you please let me know.
doubtful that i'd sell it...if i were to add the 50 i would keep the 56 as well...there is (to me) a big enough difference between a 75 and an 85.
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