Featured: 'So, what XF Lenses shine for Bokeh?' by Mycenius

Jan 20, 2015 - 10:57 PM - by Mycenius
Apologies in advance to those that waffling on about bokeh just drives you nuts - but as I couldn't seem to find an existing thread that kinda covered this thought I'd politely ask if anyone who's used XF lenses for a bit now could comment on:

  1. What in your opinion are the best performing XF lenses for Bokeh of the current range available (i.e. what do you rank as the best 2-3 lenses you've used to produce bokeh)?
  2. Of those, is there a notable sweet spot (e.g. f/4) for each, where the bokeh effect is the best (when the other factors like distance to subject & background, etc, are ideal)?

As I've just recently converted to XF from Nikon DSLR and interested to know how people rate the bokeh performance of XF lenses.

As an XF newbie (having come from Nikon DSLRs and considering myself more a mid-level enthusiast than a 'prosumer') I've ended up assembling the 14mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.4, 56mm f/1.2 and 60mm f/2.4 Macro as my initial 'armoury' to get started with (to loosely cover my favoured Nikon equivalents), and I've seen the 35 & 56 listed as the best for bokeh in the current range, but the 14 & 60 also noted as fairly good and some say the 14 is up there as one of the best XF's for bokeh (also the 23 likewise suggested as possibly the best)?

I'm not a bokeh fanatic - but believe it does add to my photography in appropriate places, especially macro & close-up shooting. So appreciate thoughts and experiences of XF veterans - and apologies if I've doubled up on a previous discussion!

Part of the compelling reason I converted from DSLR to a FujiFilm X-E2:
- Should I sell my DSLR and buy a Fuji? by Doug Chinnery
- The Fujifilm X-E2: Evolution or Revolution? by Tony Bridge

My Kit: FujiFilm X-E2 | Fujinon 14mm f/2.8 R | Fujinon 35mm f/1.4 R | Fujinon 56mm f/1.2 R | Fujinon 60mm f/2.4 R Macro | FujiFilm EF-42 Flash | B+W MRC Nano Filters
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New X-A2 & lenses, New X-Q2 and others

Jan 15, 2015 - 6:40 AM - by Lightmancer


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Tutorial: Add FujiXspot Shortcut to Your Phone / Tablet Homescreen

Jan 06, 2015 - 7:21 PM - by Amin Sabet
We've phased out the mobile app (no longer available in stores), and many members feel that the new version of Tapatalk is a mess.

To add a link to your phone or tablet homescreen so that the site can be launched like an app, first decide which version of the site you want to use on your phone / tablet, and make a note of the URL for that site version.

URL for full site version: http://www.fujixspot.com/?styleid=-1

URL for mobile version: http://www.fujixspot.com/?styleid=26

The next steps depend on what mobile OS you are using.

For Apple devices (iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch):

1) Visit the URL which you chose above (full or mobile) in Safari.

2) Tap on the share button (looks like a box with an up arrow) and then tap on "Add to Home Screen"

3) Type a short name for the shortcut and tap on "Add".

For Android devices:

1) Visit the URL which you chose above (full or mobile) in your browser*.

2) Tap on the menu button and choose "Add to homescreen".

3) Type a short name for the shortcut and tap on "Add".

*I used Chrome. May be different in other browsers.

For Windows Phone:

1) Visit the URL which you chose above (full or mobile) in Internet Explorer.

2) Tap on the More (...) button and choose "Pin to Start".

For Windows 8 / 8.1 / RT:

1) Visit the URL which you chose above (full or mobile) in Internet Explorer.

2) Swipe up from the bottom, tap on the star icon

3) Tap the pin icon, type a short name for the shortcut and tap on "Pin to Start".
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