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35mm 1.4

Discussion in 'Native X-Mount Lens Forum' started by Alice, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. F2Bthere

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    Ummm... a person who uses flash with greater skill isn't going to have this problem. There are a number of ways to use flash on and off camera which don't flatten the look and even enhance it.
     
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  2. Alice

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    I started to say “Polaroid” before, but then decided the picture might be Instax. So I didn’t say either.
    That’s nice for them to have a photobox.
    I almost never use flash, either. I think I’ve bounced it off the ceiling once for food.
     
  3. David Luttmann

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    I’ve was a wedding photographer for more than two decades...I know how to use a flash thanks. Look at some of the top shooters out there who don’t use flash, like Jonathan Canlas, Leo Patrone, Leah McCormick, Jose Villa, etc, and see what greater skill is before you come at me with condescension.
     
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    The 10-24 is awesome. Took it on a southern Utah trip in September and it was responsible for at least 90% of my photos. I also have the 14 which is great too, especially because of the size, but not as flexible. I am considering giving the 35/f1.4 a try to see if it’s a good fit between my 10-24 and 55-200.
     
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    Looking forward to your thoughts after you’ve received your new baby. I’m about to order one myself because I feel like I’m missing out, with all these positive comments. Hope it is a good fit for you.
     
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    Sometimes I head out with the 14, 18-55 and 550-200 zoom kit. If I get the 10-24, The new kit will be 10-24, 35 1.4, 55-200.
     
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    I traveled around several European major cities last year. That 10-24, 35 1.4, 55-200 combo was exactly what I had with me. Compact enough and very versatile. I left my favorite 23/1.4 - 56/1.2 combo at home! :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    And you lived to tell about it o_O
    Seems like awfully good range of focal length coverage. Easy to fill the gaps with mild cropping if necessary.
     
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    The 35mm 1.4 came night before last. We're in the middle of trying to sell our house, so it seems all I've had time for is cleaning, then leaving so it could be shown. In fact, have to get out of here in 55 minutes. But I did get a chance to unbox and shoot a couple of quick ones.
    The beautiful transitions make this lens.
    These were shot at 1.4, 200 ISO, 60 SS. Handheld. The blue bottles were ISO 250. I deliberately chose the BG, which is green wall left, sliding glass door right. On a wooden table. X-T2.

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    Nice Alice! I hope your move goes well. We've done it many times, hopefully no more.

    Curiosity got the best of me so I purchased a 35/f1.4 yesterday.

    I am surprised at how small it actually is. I was concerned that the focusing noise (complaints by some) would be a turnoff for me, but honestly it's not near as noisy as some of the you tube videos make it sound. It's barely louder than my 14/f2.8 and X100F when focusing. Not a problem for me at all.

    There were also complaints about loose aperture rings? Not on this one. Nice and clicky.

    I don't care for the square hood though. I can see how it's design would work well on the xPro bodies because of the OVF, but I will be using it on an X-T2 and XE3. Maybe it'll grow on me, . . . . . or maybe I'll leave it in the box.

    It's a beautiful little lens. I will be putting it through it's paces this weekend and really looking forward to it.

    Thanks for sharing some test photos.
     
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    I got the F1.4 this week as well and this is the first image from me for this lens. I use it in a different way to the F2, but you know..it's alright! As I commented on another thread, I need the F2 as well as the F1.4.

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    You’re welcome. I dread moving so much I’d rather have my wisdom teeth pulled! My husband has vascular dementia and I can’t do it alone anymore. When the house sells, we’ll move to Wichita and I’ll get support from family. So moving is a necessary evil.
    When I can sandwich in the time, I’m going to enjoy using this lens. Then I can try out different apertures.
    Funny, I never noticed noise. Maybe I concentrate on the shot so much, everything else is ignored.
     
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    Alice, wishing you the best on your move and caring for your husband. All the best to you. Enjoy your new lens(es).
     
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    :)
    Gorgeous. I thought oranges for a second but realized it didn’t have the pitted skin of oranges. Let’s make an omelette!
    Thank you, @trainer. Life can be hard. But I was never told it wouldn’t be. About the only joy I have is my photography. It’s a lifesaver for me, when I can manage it.
    Shooting the 35 1.4 was a good mood lift today.
     
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    Beautiful Alice. You will love it.
     
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