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Fuji 80mm f2.8 Macro

Discussion in 'Fujifilm X News & Rumors' started by jknights, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Chayelle

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    I have to agree totally here! This is exactly how I enjoy shooting. Glad to know there is someone else... :)
     
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    Add another one, I like to go out with just a macro and shoot for hours to get my macro/closeup fix from time to time. It's been awhile, looking forward to the XF80mm.
     
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    You shoot for many hours with a macro? Macro subjects are hard to find. For me, anyway! :)

    I used to shoot jewelry for a few hours, but that was tripod work.
     
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    In the nature, I find no limits for photo opportunities. I can spend hours even in small garden. Every day, any time of the day. I can't get enough. I see composition ready made for me. I do not need to search for them. They are comming to me.
     
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    I need to shoot with you, so you can teach me to see again.
    I once knew how to see, but shooting for stock, which needs to be of a saleable subject, has taken the art of shooting just for pleasure away somewhat.
    I've been without a macro since the X-T1 came out. Hopefully, when I get it, I can find the joy again.
     
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    It just seems all I have to do is open my eyes, and all around me are fantastic opportunities to "see" some special thing. I love it!
    And these XT's have really helped to make it so enjoyable. I love my Nikons, but I can walk for hours with my Fuji's...
    and to have an AF macro on this Fuji, I am getting very excited!

    After seeing those videos posted above, I am encouraged to pre-order the 80mm. I am very concerned about the weight, but perhaps
    it won't be that bad. We shall see.

    So, now my sell off of lenses begins... $1200, whew! ;)
     
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    The 80mm has been deemed to be the best lens produced by Fuji.

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    For macro I am happy with my 5DIII, 100mm macro +65 MPE. I paid about the same for both lenses that I would have to pay for the 80mm. The 100mm is also an excellent portrait lens. Mostly used in home studio.
    However for all else my XT2s & lenses are the go to.
     
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    That can be done . . . :) When we have a date?
    I do understand your situation. I've lost some passions due to over exploitation in the past. I don't want to loose this one. The last one, and final. I stay away from stock agencies. :)
    I wish, you'd find the joy again. That should be of no problem for you :)
     
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    When the mind is quieted down, the eyes of heart opens . . . and reveal the jaw dropping marvels of the world.
    I have passed on this lens. I prefer smaller, lighter MF lens. I used to have a 650g. 16-55/2.8 zoom lens, which is also smaller than 80mm macro, I used it frequently for many hours, and finally, I grew tired of it. I put a small prime on, and the joy have returned. Did I say, I like the images better?
    The joy affects the quality . . .
     
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    Which MF lens (es) are you using for macro on your Fuji's? It would need to be quite lightweight, by the time you add the adapter... ??
     
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    I went into my pictures and started looking at my Nikon 100 E f2.8, Fuji 60, and Fuji 18...
    Lots lighter weight than the new 80mm Fuji. And I really like what they produce.
    I am not using the Kiron 1:1 macro because of the weight handholding, and the 80 weighs more.
    The 80mm does have OIS, but will that make up enough difference for me walking around?
    I may have been unduly persuaded, or wooed, by those videos above. I am not a man, and at
    71 I do not have the arm strength I once had.

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    I just pre-ordered mine from B&H Photo.

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    I did not bother to watch those presentations. I know what they do to people. I was waiting with decision to buy longer FL micro lens until Fuji announcement, I was also considering Zeiss 2/100, but decided to find Nikkor 105/2.5 instead, which is 435g. + 100g Novoflex adapter. I've got a smaller Nikkor 55/2.8 in like new condition, and it's 285g. plus 100g. adapter. This one is for very close focus only. The bigger one focuses from 1m.
    I think, you already know, that 80mm Fuji is no go for you.
     
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    I too have the Nikon 55 af 2.8 at 14.8 oz; the 105 f2.5 at 15.3 oz. With adapter at 3.4 oz...
    My Nikon 100 E is 7.6 oz and gives very nice sooc pics.
    I have the Kiron 105 f2.8 1:1 at 22.3 oz...only a few oz less than the 80mm at 26.46 oz.

    I should try my Vivitar 28 f2.8 6.1 oz, with adapter of 3.4 oz for close up...
    Shame on me. I should try what I have more closely.
    Got carrrrrried away. I too know better than to let these videos affect me....:rolleyes:
     
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    For walking around, mainly landscape without a tripod, I find the 18-55mm gets close enough for my needs. Closest focus is 30cm/12 ins @ 18mm and 40cm/16ins @55mm. A firmware update ensuring the X-T1 has auto close focusing was provided some time ago. The X-T2 has always been capable.

    For studio portraits of flowers in natural light with the Fujinon 18-55 and 55-200 + hoods, I use the Fujinon extension tubes MCEX11 [45g/1.6oz] and/or the MCEX16 [65g/2.3oz]
    I still have my Nikkor F mount micro lenses and a Zeiss which I use with a Novoflex adapter [110g/3.9oz]
    Zeiss 100/2 ZF.2 +hood [720g/25.4oz]
    Nikkor 60/2.8 micro + hood [460g/16.2oz]
    Nikkor 105/2.8VR micro + hood [820g/28.9oz]
    Nikkor 200/4 micro +hood+foot [1190g/42oz]
    All the studio work is done on a heavy tripod.

    I entered the Fuji X world because age was taking its toll and I needed a lighter camera with EVF to walk around with. Because of its weight and my existing micro lens stable, I am now unlikely to buy the new Fujinon 80mm ... but I much look forward to hearing all your experiences and viewing your images. Good luck with it
    :)
     
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    That is an impressive collection. It is a bit difficult to imagine you needing another lens in the portrait or macro range :)
     
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    You are very kind. :)
     
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