50mm selfie

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by BobbyT, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    I am loving the 50mm f2

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  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Good innit?

    Fuji seem to have mastered the knack of producing lenses in the sweet spot of quality, price and performance. The 23-35-50 trio are excellent by any standard but they are exceptional for the money. That 50 is pin-sharp and handles so sweetly.
    It's clearly in good hands ;)
     
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  3. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    I very tempted by the 23mm to round out the trio. But I'm not sure how I would get along with with that focal length. Fuji definitely has their lens game perfected.
     
  4. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    May 2, 2016
    Tony
    The 23mm is a nice lens. For walking around, the FL works well for sorta-wide landscapes, and also has a decently close focus ability. If one likes visiting waterfalls, I find the 23mm is not quite wide enough. The XF 18mm worked well for that, but I was always concerned about the spray from waterfalls affecting the lens. I have considered the 50mm, but I'm still keeping fingers and toes crossed for an 18mm f2 WR.
     
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  5. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    I have the 16mm now. I've always preferred 24mm vs 35mm. The weather sealing is a must for me, like you prefer it. And the Fuji 16mm is one of my favorite lenses from any system. But, an 18mm WR would be very interesting. The 23mm is interesting to me because of the size/weight with weather sealing. Not sure if I will ever give it a try.
     
  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I agree with all of the above. My "normal" way of seeing the world is 50mm (35mm APS-C) and I have always found 35mm (23mm) a bit uninspiring, a bit meh. It's too wide for my normal tastes whilst at the same time it isn't wide enough for when I want to cram stuff in.

    My answer in Fuji X terms is the 14mm. It is light, relatively compact but truly wide. I confess I crave the 16mm for the speed, but at heart I know the weight would mean it wouldn't be in the bag when I need it as often as the relatively svelte 14.

    It's a funny old world, innit? There really are no right or wrong answers in the Fuji lens lineup, just choices and options.
     
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  7. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

    932
    May 2, 2016
    Tony
    Yep. Sometimes all the choices make choosing difficult, if that makes sense.
     
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  8. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    If this lens had been out when I got my 56, I would've gone for it instead, I think. I use the 56 so, so much more often as a walk around / sports lens.
     
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  9. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    That is a perfect assessment. One of the best things about the Fuji system is that there is lens for every taste and budget. With all of them being capable of amazing photographs.

    Kyle, the 50mm is turning out to be a great all purpose lens. I find myself using it paired with either the 16mm or 35mm f2 for daily kit. Occasionally all 3 in a Tenba DNA 8 bag.
     
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  10. gravija_flare

    gravija_flare FujiXspot Regular

    85
    May 23, 2016
    A planet called Gaia
    me too, would definitely swap out the 23mm f2 for a wider 18mm wr. hopefully it will as compact as the current 18mm.. :)
     
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