It's on the way...

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Lightmancer, May 23, 2014.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    A 23mm, refurb from Fuji UK, with a filter thrown in.

    The final straw was Jock's mention of ExposurePlot. Most of my photography over the years has been with 35, 50 and 85-90mm focal lengths or equivalents thereto, so it makes sense for me to grab one and use it.

    I will carry it as a set with the 35 and 56 to give me a fast prime combination second to... well, not much, these days, if truth be told... ;)

    So - that should be me done.

    At least until the 16-55 comes out... and anything above the 300mm mark... and a 1.4x teleconverter...
     
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  2. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    How are you finding the 23?
     
  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I open my bag and there it is... :D

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    I love it, but I can't say I am over-using it. It is a truly stellar performer but as discussed on Phoenix' undead thread, I don't naturally "see" in 35mm terms so it gets less use than it otherwise might.

    ..but I'm keepin' it.

    Lesson one, page one, line one: Bodies are commodities, glass is for keeps.
     
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  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Cool. This one tops my Wanted list right now.
     
  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Heh.

    Resistance is futile... ;)
     
  6. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    But if I buy an X100T... I get a 23mm lens for free. :wink_old:
     
  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    I have it on the X100, but I'm finding I miss the XT's abilities when I try to use the X100. And that makes me a little sad.
     
  8. ccunningham

    ccunningham New to FujiXspot

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    Oct 2, 2013
    I just ordered an open box xf23 yesterday. Was debating between the x100s and the 23, when i realized how I could "save" money by ordering the lens instead of the x100s and just using it on my xe1. So I "saved" about $200. Or at least I want to think of it like that...
     
  9. kaito

    kaito FujiXspot Regular

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    May 12, 2014
    Wiltshire UK
    Dave
    Bill,

    Does Fuji UK have an online outlet for refurbished gear?
     
  10. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
  11. kaito

    kaito FujiXspot Regular

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    May 12, 2014
    Wiltshire UK
    Dave
    Thanks for the link, prices seem on a par with general second hand gear. I've just bought a 27mm from a UK ebay trader for 230 quid, new and boxed. Too good to be true? Grey import? Back of a lorry? Who knows?
     
  12. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    True, but the difference is they give a full 12 month manufacturers warranty and offer a 2 year superwarranty for a small additional outlay.

    ...I hope the eBay dealer isn't the one I have just reported to Trading Standards and HMRC for misleading advertising and selling grey...
     
  13. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 4, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I sold a very little used 27mm for a similar price. Nice images but that focal length falls between 2 stools for me.
     
  14. macvisual

    macvisual FujiXspot Regular

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    Nov 22, 2014
    Central Scotland
    peter
  15. drd1135

    drd1135 FujiXspot Regular

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    Oct 3, 2013
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve

    I tried this as well. Most used focal lengths were 30-50 and 200. (he 200 (35 equiv) was mostly my old 135 mm Pentax lens. Shutter speed was 1/60 and iso was 400 and 800. Aperture was all over the place. I guess the X100s was a better choice than I thought.
     
  16. Ty S.

    Ty S. FujiXspot Regular

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    Mar 3, 2014
    Western NC
    Sheets of rain in the Southern Appalachians.

    Bill ~ I'm always intrigued by the lens that correlates with the way one "sees". The 35 equivalent aov has always been how I "see" at least as a starting point. (Although the 56 is doing some serious encroaching.)
     

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