X Pro 1 + Macro

Discussion in 'Fuji X-Mount Cameras' started by Christilou, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Christilou

    Christilou FujiXspot Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    The 60mm macro lens for the X cameras seems fiendishly frustrating. I've owned this for the best part of a year now and still often have to simply give up. I've been trying it again today in bright sunlight and comparing it to the EM5 plus Zuiko 50mm macro and the micro 4/3rds 12-50 kit lens in macro mode. Even the Olympus kit lens does a better job. I've tried making the focus point bigger/smaller but still it's very unreliable, often giving a false green focus box. Anyone else have any tips?

    DSCF0053-2-RAF by christilou1, on Flickr

    Pink Tulips by christilou1, on Flickr

    A couple I did manage to get out of an awful lot of shots!
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  2. demiro

    demiro FujiXspot Regular

    Jan 31, 2013
    Try manual focus?

    The shots you posted are dreamy-good.
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  3. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I didn't give it much of a chance and sold it off pretty quick, but I found that using it in manual focus worked best, but I also don't mind using a tripod and going manual for macro work. YMMV
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  4. ghosthunter

    ghosthunter New to FujiXspot

    Feb 2, 2013
    Beautiful and subtle, really nice!!!
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  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix Ronin-13 Subscribing Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
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  6. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer FujiXspot Regular

    Feb 1, 2013
    And yet, Christina, these are just beautiful. I don't think we can expect all shots to be fabulous. I'd go with the others... manual focus for macro. I do with my K5+35mm (and miss the focus when my eyes let me down)... it works, most of the time.
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  7. Christilou

    Christilou FujiXspot Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Thanks, but I'm not sure wether to keep this lens, so many times I've just put it away. I've tried turning the axis around and tried looking for areas of contrast but no luck. Manual is not very easy as my right arm is shaky and I have to hold the camera away from me to do this. I'm interested to see how Andy gets on with his new macro lens :)
  8. veereshai

    veereshai New to FujiXspot

    Feb 1, 2013
    They look nice Christy, though I'll admit that with focus by wire macro might be frustrating. I prefer setting the magnifications and then moving in or out with the setup to get the subject in focus. I do not have a 60mm macro lens, so I'll probably get a Nikon to X adapter and try macro with the X-Pro1.
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  9. Armanius

    Armanius FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    I had the 60/2.8 for about a month when I still had my XE1. I was often frustrated by it as well. For portrait purposes, the Oly 45/1.8 is superior for me. And for macro, the ZD50/2 is definitely a better lens -- although the AF is turtle slow on a m4/3 camera. All in all, I did not like the 60 and ended up trading it for the 18-55 zoom (which was then sold along the XE1).
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