Thoughts on the Fuji 60mm f/2.4 Macro?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Biro, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    I've been enjoying my Fuji X-E1, purchased on closeout for $499. With the latest firmware, it's really just fine even if the X-E2 is a bit better. I picked up the 18mm and 27mm at the same time and I'm thinking about adding one or two more lenses with the credit I have left with Amazon.com.

    Up front, I have to say the very newest and best Fuji lenses are generally out of the picture for me due to cost. But I suppose if I see a strong enough argument, I could perhaps purchase one of the more-expensive lenses versus two less-expensive lenses. But my collection of Fuji lenses will stop there for quite a while.

    But, right now, I'm thinking about picking up the 35mm for its speed (I actually like the FOV from the 27mm a bit more) and possibly the 60mm macro. The 35mm has gotten consistently good reviews but I haven't heard much about the 60mm. Can anyone give me some real-world feedback? I'm open to all suggestions.
     
  2. Christilou

    Christilou FujiXspot Veteran

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  3. dmward

    dmward FujiXspot Regular

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    If you accept the 60mm Macro for what it is its a fine lens. Its a Macro lens first, then a portrait lens in my view.

    It works well for handheld macro and also on a tripod. Now that I have the 56 F1.2 I doubt that I'll use it much for portraits. Before I got the 56mm is was the lens I used. Not fast focusing but then again, macro and portraits don't require great focus speed.

    The only question I have personally, is if I need a macro lens for the X kit. Then again, for the price its a sharp, light easy to have along lens.
     
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  4. landshark

    landshark Fujiman

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    same here
     
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  5. pniev

    pniev FujiXspot Veteran

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    I did like this lens the least in the Fuji lineup so I sold it. It had problems with (auto)focus, so I used manual focusing mainly. It's hard to say why I did not particularly like the results. It's a sharp lens but it just did not work for me. If you want to use the 60mm for macro (although it's not true macro), perhaps you can consider buying a manual focus lens?
     
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  6. juangrande

    juangrande FujiXspot Regular

    If you like telephoto, the 55-200 is really nice. Kinda big, tho. I believe it's selling for near the same as the 2 your contemplating. The 35mm is a must!
     
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