Fuji Shows 10-24mm f/4 OIS, 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 OIS, and Zeiss X Mount Primes at CP+

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Amin Sabet, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Amin Sabet

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  2. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Not sure what the point of a 32/1.8 is, when we have an excellent 35/1.4.. Looks like they made it for the NEX market & just changed the mount for us Fuji shooters..
     
  3. Amin Sabet

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    It would have to be a very special lens to sell to Fuji users. Supposedly the Sony 35/1.8 OSS is a good lens as well.
     
  4. Livnius

    Livnius FujiXspot Regular

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    Similar focal length but an f1.8 vs f1.4 ...in most cases even such a relatively small aperture change can mean a significant reduction in overall lens size. Could certainly appeal to those who want a more compact "fast 50"...to pair up with the more compact X-E1 perhaps ?

    Could cause a bit of stir if its a quick to focus lens as well !

    (Not a Fuji shooter just yet, merely a very interested onlooker)
     
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  5. Armanius

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    I would hope that the Zeiss is technically even better than the 35/1.4. I hope it has a good fast and silent AF motor. If it's going to cost $1000+, it better be very good.

    Good to see you here Joe!
     
  6. Livnius

    Livnius FujiXspot Regular

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    Thanks Armando.
    I know many of the folks here from SC and Mu43 and I know this will be a good source of reliable and balanced opinion/review...perfect for someone like myself looking to perhaps get a foot into the X system.

    It's good to be here :)
     
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  7. zapatista

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    Just got an XE1, perfect timing! Regarding Zeiss and small lenses...do they exist? I have a 28mm f2.8 C/Y mount...it's not exactly small for the aperture/focal length/sensor size.
     
  8. Amin Sabet

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    My experience too - modern Zeiss lenses tend to be largish. The Zeiss ZF 35/2 is huge for a 35/2, the ZM 35/2 is bigger than the Summicron, the 25/1.8 for NEX is bigger than some comparables, etc. But all of those are great lenses.
     
  9. serhan

    serhan FujiXspot Regular

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    +1, Zeiss lenses tend to be bigger esp new dslr versions though they managed to make a small and excellent full frame lens for RX1. New Fuji zoom also is not light at 590g.

     
  10. zapatista

    zapatista FujiXspot Regular

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    That's true (doh). I owned (very briefly) an RX1 over the New Year for vacation. It's a small 35mm f/2 (the whole thing is about the size of a Panasonic GX1 with the 25mm f1.4) and it's very nice in rendering and detail.
     
  11. Armanius

    Armanius FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Zeiss lenses might be bigger than their counterparts, but the 32/1.8 doesn't seem much bigger than the 35/1.4. If it's built like a ZM, it'll be a tank.
     
  12. Rich M

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    Agreed.....I love ALL my ZM lenses.......but the XF 35/1.4 will be hard to beat.......especially for the price.
     
  13. kevwilfoto

    kevwilfoto FujiXspot Regular

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    Are my eyes playing tricks on me, or is the zoom ring travel from 18-20mm longer than the travel from 10-18mm? Good luck setting it at 12mm or 14mm!
     
  14. landshark

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    I would not think so Fuji makes some pretty amazing lenses, maybe 50 years ago Zeiss would be better but not generally anymore
     
  15. kevwilfoto

    kevwilfoto FujiXspot Regular

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    I'm also surprised to notice that only the 18-55 and 55-200 are designated LM - having the linear focus motor.
     
  16. landshark

    landshark Fujiman

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    The wide zoom and the long zoom look interesting but I am not sure how well they will work with this body
     
  17. Armanius

    Armanius FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    I don't have much experience with Zeiss' AF lenses (I guess they were all made by Sony). But the lenses in M mount have been pretty darn good. Even the ZM50 Sonnar is pretty darn good in its own quirky way.
     
  18. landshark

    landshark Fujiman

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    In the old days Hasselblad used Zeiss lenses since the intro of the 645/H2-H5 to present day models they have all been Fujinion lenses
     
  19. serhan

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    Updated schedule for Fuji lenses in 2013

    From DPR:

    Also, for size comparison, below is a photo from the Focus on Imaging show in the UK with the 10-24mm (middle), 23mm (left) and 56mm (right)
    (Photo credit to Wex Photographic)

    IMG_0092.