All about the Fuji XF 23mm F2 and 50mm F2

Discussion in 'Fuji X Series News and Rumors' started by gravija_flare, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. gravija_flare

    gravija_flare FujiXspot Regular

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    May 23, 2016
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    photos shared by matt granger. hopefully there will be more, so we can see if it's the same size or longer than the 35mm f2. though they seem to have the same filter thread size and will both fit the vented metal hood. ;)

    XF23mmF2-WR-Leaked-1024x944.

    BREAKING :: REAL LIFE Images of XF23mmF2 WR LEAKED
     
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  2. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot All-Pro

    May 2, 2016
    Tony
    Interesting. Hard to tell, but it appears to me to be much longer than the 23 mm f/2 on the X100. I suppose that was to be expected.

    TT
     
  3. gravija_flare

    gravija_flare FujiXspot Regular

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    yes, it's expected to be longer and/or bigger than the x100's 23mm lens, since that lens actually extends more into the body / closer to the sensor.

    being of similar design to the 35mm f2, hopefully this 23mm will be as sharp and fast, and of course, priced similarly. :)
     
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  4. Adam Bonn

    Adam Bonn FujiXspot Veteran

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    Adam Bonn
    I asked Fuji PT about this lens today, I asked if it would be released with the XT2, but they told me that (in PT at least) it would along a little later...

    I'm hoping that they'll lend me one, but I bet I'm quite far down in the queue!
     
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  5. rayvonn

    rayvonn FujiXspot Regular

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    Same with the Sony RX1 and that Zeiss lens, can't be replicated on any interchangeable lens system (at least I don't think so anyway).
     
  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    It tends to be the way. Back in the day I had at one time or another the Panasonic LC-1 and it's almost identical twin the Leica Digilux 2. A superb "28-90" lens made a good camera great by the standards of it's day. There was great speculation at the time about how it could be re-sensored, or the lens mounted to a different body but sadly it's more trouble than it's worth.
     
  7. flysurfer

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    Feb 1, 2013
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    Rico Pfirstinger
    I expect an early PP copy soon.
     
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  8. gravija_flare

    gravija_flare FujiXspot Regular

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    just in from fujirumors: full specs and price in yen. size looks good on the x-pro2 here. about 17% less width, 18% shorter. hopefully the actual performance will justify the price. :)

    23mm f2: 60mm x 51.9mm
    23mm f1.4: 72mm x 63mm

    XF23.
    • Color: Black, Silver
    • Release Date: 2016 October 6 (Black)
    • Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: 62,000 yen (excluding tax)
    • Retailers Price: 53,500 yen (tax included)
    • Lens construction: 6 ten groups (2 aspherical lens)
    • Aperture number of blades: 9 sheets (circular aperture)
    • Minimum focusing distance: 22cm
    • Maximum photographic magnification: 0.13 times
    • Filter Size: 43mm
    • The maximum diameter × length: about 60mm x 51.9mm
    • Weight: about 180g
    • Low-temperature structure of the dust-proof and drip-proof · -10 ℃
    • In addition to the included food “LH-XF35-2” can be installed
    • It is also released “LH-XF35-2 (Silver)”
    LEAKED :: Fujinon XF23mmF2 WR FULL SPECS + PRICE + IMAGES (mounted on X-Pro2) - Fuji Rumors
     
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  9. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot All-Pro

    May 2, 2016
    Tony
    I was hoping it would be a bit smaller than the 35mm WR. c'est la vie.
     
  10. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I think it's going to be IF so that explains the slightly larger size. It still makes for a tiny travel set with the 60mm (or, as I am increasingly thinking, the Zeiss Touit 50mm...)
     
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  11. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot All-Pro

    May 2, 2016
    Tony
    I honestly don't know why I'm looking at this lens . . . I need to stop looking at gear threads. I should focus on photos of flowers, or puppies, or kittens, or autumn foliage, or . . .
     
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  12. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    the gear is fun for sure, but ultimately you can either compose a shot or well or you can't. I've seen enough of your photos, Tony. You're fine. Feed the gear "inner beast" when you're flush with cash, but you don't need more than you have. None of us do.
     
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  13. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot All-Pro

    May 2, 2016
    Tony
    If I could hit "Agree" on your post multiple times Luke, I would. Lessons learned the hard way, and all that . . .
     
  14. gravija_flare

    gravija_flare FujiXspot Regular

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  15. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Steve
    So who's going to order one right away? Methinks I'll wait for a few reviews and the first sale.
     
  16. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
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    Bill Palmer
    I'm already on the list... ;)
     
  17. gravija_flare

    gravija_flare FujiXspot Regular

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  18. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    419 GBP. That'll do...
     
  19. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
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    Bobby Tingle
    As much as I want this 23mm, my actual needs are calling for a 35mm. Needs vs GAS vs my wallet gahhhhh
     
  20. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Ordered. "Late September" is the current ETA.
     
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