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Great lens even if too expensive…Why not 24mm for a street photography???
5:35 pm - Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Great to see a test of this interesting lens from photographyblog. As an owner of this lens I support your conclusions, but your sharpness testing methodology is seriously flawed. What is the point of assessing sharpness based on a bookshelf image in which the books are not even in the same plane of focus?
The flaw is clearly apparent from the full size picture where at f2.8 many of the books at screen left are well forward of the others, and seriously out of focus as a result. The books at screen right are within depth of field and very crisp.
10:33 pm - Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I have to disagree about a few things in this review by Mark Goldstein. The lens barrel made of anodized aluminum, not plastic. The other thing is the rubberised grip band he mentioned on the focusing ring simply doesn’t exist. All the fujinon X series lenses has solid, ridged, anodized aluminum focusing rings, with no bands and nothing rubberised. The third thing is the aparture ring. It’s rather thin, very loose even wobbly and not damped, really hard to notice the soft clicks compared to other XF lenses. The aparture ring is my only but serious complain about this otherwise really outstanding lens. I also replaced the big and ugly petal hood with an aftermarket solid short metal screw-in one that makes the lens less bulky and much better looking.
5:25 pm - Wednesday, December 3, 2014
I wish you could take better photos to demonstrate lens sharpness…
also, shooting books that are not in the same plane is the worst thing that you used to do…this method is extremely flawed, gives improper results about corner sharpness.
7:58 am - Friday, February 6, 2015
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