80mm Macro lens!

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Mike G, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    Just had an email from WEX that my new Fujinon 80mm Macro is to be delivered tomorrow, yippee. Hopefully it will be as good as predicted, I’m sure it will. :2thumbs::2thumbs:
     
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  2. mikEm13

    mikEm13 FujiXspot Regular

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    Congrats Mike........ waiting for pics :biggrin:
     
  3. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Me too.
     
  4. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    The long awaited 80mm arrived today Saturday, good oh.

    Impressions so far are good, hefty beast but so far I like the handling it doesn't feel that heavy, the focusing ring is firm to move but smooth. The Aperture ring feel is a bit on the soft side but ok, I would prefer a more positive click, but hey. focusing is fairly fast, not lightning fast but quite quick! Personally I prefer the handling to that of the 90mm.

    A quick couple of shots to try my new toy!

    80mm.

    Yes I know about the dust!

    80mm 2.

    And me on a fairly good day. :hide:

    80mm 3.
     
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  5. BobbyT

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    Bobby Tingle
    Unfortunately, the 80mm appears to be so good, that you see can how much dust is really there in the focus ring of your 23mm. For the love of God, never aim that at any my gear.
     
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  6. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    I’m with you there Bobby, that’s why I sorta apologised in advance. :biggrin:

    I’m finding that Fuji lenses do like a bit of dust especially on the focus rings.
     
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  7. merlin

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    Merlin Emrys
    Congratulations! May the lens serve its purpose admirably.
     
  8. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Thanks Merlin, I’m hoping it will be a bit of an all-rounder.
     
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  9. Lightmancer

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    Bill Palmer
    Really interested to see how you get on with this!
     
  10. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    As you can imagine it’s early days yet, but so far I like it better than the 90mm for many reasons not least is the feel in the hand!

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  11. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    The view across the street, X-T2 + 80mm @ 1/1400 f5.0 ISO 200

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  12. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    Merlin Emrys
    Not too shabby, Mike. But I bet it is not nearly as easy to shoot one-handed, as I can do with the 90mm. And since I do not need extreme close-up capabilities, I can do without toting an additional half-pound on my treks.
     
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  13. mikEm13

    mikEm13 FujiXspot Regular

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    That lens looks pretty sharp.
     
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  14. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Thanks chaps, stupidly not thinking I managed to focus on the tree!

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    1/600 f5.0 ISO 200
     
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