18-55 re buy

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Tim Williams, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran

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    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Well I just re bought an 18-55. Just to let anyone know if their thinking about getting rid of there's, you will miss it. I re bought one a couple weeks ago but it had a little more wear than I like.
    This is a no nonsense lens, maybe the best walk around I've ever had. I will probably unload my 35 f2 now. This will leave me with a 16, 18-55 and 90.
     
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  2. davidzvi

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    David
    Isn't odd, you buy something, use it, and then figure "I'll upgrade to xxx". Then realize "what was I thinking".:dash2:
     
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  3. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Two thoughts:

    1. I hear you. I got my XT1 without it, thinking I wouldn't need it. I borrowed one, twice, and knew I made a mistake just on functionality alone. It's too damned good at too many focal lengths to ignore. It gets a LOT of work done without any fuss or compromise.

    2. The 16, 18-55, and 90 might be the best 3 lens combo I could imagine. Dark indoors? Bring the 16. Need length and isolation? Grab the 90. Anything else, the kit zoom will probably do it.
     
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  4. merlin

    merlin Top Veteran

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    May 25, 2017
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    Merlin Emrys
    Congratulations! I am continually impressed by the IQ of the lens, but still use my X30 more whilst hiking and kayaking. The longer reach of its lens often makes a difference.
     
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  5. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran

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    Timothy Williams
    My thoughts exactly Kyle. Anything from here will just be wants and not needs.
     
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  6. mikEm13

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    I might have just done that with my 60mm. :shakehead:
     
  7. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    My new-ish 18-55 arrived this morning. I wasted no time in testing it on the X-T1. I slowed the SS all the way down to 1/8s for this one, and the OIS worked great.

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  8. Tim Williams

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    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Looks good Tony. My new-ish ( hopefully) 18-55 gets here Monday. If it's as good as the one that made me buy it again, I'll be happy.:2thumbs:
     
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  9. Tim Williams

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    May 31, 2017
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    Timothy Williams
    My 18-55 was just delivered a day early, looks to be in unused condition and came with a B+W UV Haze filter. Very Nice.
     
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  10. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    I am on the fence about selling my 35 f2 for this very reason. As soon as I sold it, I'm afraid I would need it. But right now, I barely use the 35mm, if at all.
     
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  11. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran

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    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Me too Bobby, but I'm going to hold onto mine for a few days just to make sure. My 35mm is really sharp and small . I only had the 16, 35, 90 up until now and the 35 stayed glued to my camera. Still want the 23 f2 though, the XT1 was built for these small lenses.
     
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  12. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    My kit was similar, being 16, 35, 50, &90. Then I swapped in the 23 f2 and sold the 16. Now I find myself shooting primarily the 23 and 50. The 90 when I have the space or need. If I get on a run doing portraits again, that is when I could get seller’s remorse.
     
  13. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran

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    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    I was trying to shoot through fog this morning across a flat that had a smattering of palms on the edge of a large lake. The 16 could not see the distant targets through the fog but the 35 locked right up. I figured this would be the case but glad I had it with me. Was shooting both at f11. The 18-55 locked on also at 35mm and up.
     
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  14. davidzvi

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    David
    Thinking about it posted this over on mu43, but it might also apply here:

    In the case of the PanLeica 15mm f/1.7 I've "upgraded" to it twice, it's for sale again.
     
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