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detailed specs for new X lenses

Discussion in 'Fuji X Forum' started by krugorg, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
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  2. KVG

    KVG SC Regular

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    May 24, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    Kelly
    2.8-4 for the first zoom:2thumbs:
     
  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    I'm looking forward to the 14mm wide as well.
     
  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I'm mostly interested in the 10-24 on tap for next year, but I may go for the 14 too, not sure. I'm mostly curious how both the very wide and the zoom will work with the OVF.

    -Ray
     
  5. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Didn't think about that, Ray... is it a question of whether you would have full coverage?

    I wonder if they are assuming most architecture/landscape people would use liveview?
     
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Yeah, with the 24 it would be a question of full coverage. I suppose it might just fit - there's enough space around the 18mm frame lines in the unmagnified view. But then with the 10-24, I don't see how it could. And with the zoom(s) it would be more a question of whether the frame lines would constantly adjust as the lens zooms in and out. I know the OVF is more critical for some uses than others, but I just about always PREFER it to the EVF and if it doesn't work with some lenses, that's a strike against them for me. As I'm using both the X-Pro and m43 systems (and already have a nearly full set of m43 lenses), there are going to have to be compelling reasons to go with the new Fuji lenses. The 10-24 is almost a given, since its close to the coverage of the 7-14 Panasonic and it would fit with my travel kit needs/wants perfectly (one body with a superzoom, one with a UWA, and a couple of fast primes in the bag). But for any of the others, if they don't work with the OVF, its a pretty serious strike against them, since the OVF is one of the HUGE charms of this camera for me.

    The evolution of this system, both in terms of lenses and future bodies, will be very interesting to watch. I'm quite sure its in my bag for the long haul, but whether its as a primary part of the system or just as a niche, change of pace, type of thing is far from determined in my mind.

    -Ray
     
  7. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    While I prefer the OVF, lately I have experimented with the EVF and am finding it quit usable. In fact I do use it with adapted Voigtlander lenses. It works fine so long as i am not trying to follow fast action.