Browning was right...

Discussion in 'Fuji X-Mount Cameras' started by Lightmancer, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Oh, to be in England
    Now that April's there,
    And whoever wakes in England
    Sees, some morning, unaware,
    That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
    Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
    While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
    In England - now!
    Robert Browning, Home Thoughts from Abroad


    We went for a walk in the bluebell woods on Friday, taking the dog. It's something special in this part of the world in Spring. We went into an area not far from us that's been dubbed "The Surrey Hills" (I bloody hate the modern trend to brand everything) close to the village of Abinger Hammer. I used the Zeiss 50 and the new Fujinon 50; they make an interesting pair.

    Bluebell woods Abinger 1. Bluebell woods Abinger 6. Bluebell woods Abinger 7.
    The Fujinon 50 gets close...
    Bluebell woods Abinger 8.

    ...but the Zeiss Touit gets closer
    Bluebell woods Abinger Fiddlehead 2.
    Bluebell woods Abinger Snail 1.

    My partners in crime...
    Bluebell woods Abinger Becky  & Oscar 7.
    ...sometimes their concentration wandered...
    Bluebell woods Abinger Becky  & Oscar 2.
     
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  2. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oct 7, 2016
    London
    Mike Gorman
    Good job it was dry or you would copying the "Flash" advert. :th_salute:
     
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  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix Ronin-13 Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix
    Any particular preference between the Zeiss and the Fujinon?
     
  4. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Good question.

    The only thing that is the same between them is the focal length, to be honest. Otherwise they are two totally different propositions:

    Fujinon: 50mm - Weather resistant - lightweight - F2
    Zeiss: 50mm - 1-1 macro capable - built like a tank - F2.8

    ...so on paper the Fujinon is the better prospect - unless Macro is important to you... I'm shooting the two side by side at the moment and will do a review on just that theme.
     
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  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix Ronin-13 Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
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    Phoenix
    Sweet!
     
  6. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oct 7, 2016
    London
    Mike Gorman
    Bill this is not meant as a criticism of you, but I have never seen a satisfactory photo from any camera of the Bluebell blue it's obviously a quality of the way the flowers reflect the colour or maybe an optical illusion!

    Close ups seem to be fine as is yours, the wide shots display the response I'm very badly trying to explain!

    No respect from the wife then.