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Lens selection

Discussion in 'Native X-Mount Lens Forum' started by mwilliams, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. mwilliams

    mwilliams New Member

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    hi, I own an XT1 which came with the 18-55 & 27ml lens. I then purchased a 14ml which I love. So I'm wondering what I need to be looking at next given my main focus is landscape and street photography. Any advise? I have been considering the 35, 50 prime lenses and the more expensive 50-130 I think it is. Any feedback will help me.
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    When I had the XT1 for landscaping I had it with the 10-24, 18-55 and 50-140 (with 1.4 converter) which were a great combination. You could go with the cheaper 55-200 though it is a good lens and has longer reach and for landscape the smaller aperture is not significant.
     
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    If you like the 14mm have you considered the 23mm f/1.4? It has the same (wonderful for me) manual clutch arrangement as the 14mm and can be a great environmental portrait/street/family/event focal length lens. It is very sharp at f/1.4 and often begs to be shot in conditions that favor f/1.4. It's one of my favorites. I also have the 14/18-55/35 and 55-200.

    For quick focal length tests, you might try taping you 18-55mm zoom ring to the focal length you want to experience and shot with that arrangement for a few days to get the feel of a new single focal length lens.

    Welcome back to the forum.

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    Hi Mark.

    My preferred lenses for street are 23 & 35 mm. Very light and quick. For landscape, I prefer the 10-24 & 50-140mm. I think this is an excellent combination providing good reach (50-140) and of course a wide angle (10-24). At the end, I think it comes down to personal preference. I have taken the 16-55 instead of 50-140, but for some reason, I reach out for the 50-140 more often than not.

    The 35mm is always in my bag, wheather it's street or landscape. Hope this helps.
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    Mike
     
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    The 23/1.4 and 35/1.4 are among the best Fuji lenses. Highly recommended. Both are excellent for street and landscape.
     
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    Thanks Mike and beak hammer - appreciate the advise, im on the right track
     
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    Thanks Rodger - a lot to consider, hadn't hog hit of the 23ml since I use the 27ml a lot already, but the 23 seems faster


     
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    Thanks Topsy - before I purchased the 14ml it was a between that and the 10-24. Thanks.
     
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    For me the natural companion for the 18-55mm is the 55-200.
    On the prime side I am extremly happy with the 14mm and the 1.4/35 and 2.4/60.
     
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    The 14, 18-55 and 35/1.4 make a great 'do it all ' trio. I carry that 3 lens combo more than any other.

    If you need more reach consider the 90/2. The 14, 18-55 and 90 also make a great trio. I prefer the 90 over the 50-140 because it is much smaller/ lighter/ cheaper and a stop faster. It is also the fastest focussing Fuji lens and it's insanely sharp.
     
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    Got to 100% agree with Roger here for street/social documentary the 23 f1.4 is permanently fixed to one of my X-Pro1s plus I have the X100T for when I need to pack extra compact.
     
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    If you can manage without autofocus, you could take a look at the Samyang (or Rokinon, Bower or whatever they are called where you are!) 21mm f/1.4 lens. They've also got 35mm and 50mm f/1.2 lenses (the CS variants are the crop sensor lenses to look for). They are cheaper than the Fuji lenses, but are there in the mid-range of lens quality and the images they produce. If you can afford the Fuji lenses, get them, but if your budget doesn't quite stretch that far, or it's a lens you may only use infrequently, the Samyang lenses may well be worth considering.
     

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