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Showcase Fuji 56mm f/1.2 R

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by markitos, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Tua52

    Tua52 New Member

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  2. Bijan

    Bijan New Member

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    Punjab, India ...

    XT-2 + 56mm 1.2, f/2.8, 1/1900s, ISO 200
    BIJX1512a.

    XT-2 + 56mm 1.2, f/1.2, 1/1100s, ISO 200
    BIJX1526a.

    XT-2 + 56mm 1.2, f/1.2, 1/1400s, ISO 200
    BIJX1527a.
     
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  3. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
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  4. AndyMcD

    AndyMcD Veteran

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    East Midlands, UK
    Not the usual type of picture from this lens, but it was what was on the camera when this cheeky fellow hopped in and tried to steal my breakfast...

    XT1A7680.
    X-T1    XF56mmF1.2 R    56mm    f/2.8    1/2500s    ISO 200
     
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  5. AndyMcD

    AndyMcD Veteran

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    East Midlands, UK
    Trying it out today as a walkaround, this is cropped slightly for composition.

    XT1A8183-Edit-Edit.
    X-T1    XF56mmF1.2 R    56mm    f/11.0    1/180s    ISO 200
     
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  6. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Timothy Williams
    Man, I hate this thread. Where's my checkbook.
     
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  7. AndyMcD

    AndyMcD Veteran

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    East Midlands, UK
    Yup, I'm trying to avoid looking at the 90/2 Showcase for exactly that reason!
     
  8. Mike G

    Mike G Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    Tim, I’m still trying to figure out which one of the four avatar dancers is you? :coco:
     
  9. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Timothy Williams
    The one at middle front is my daughter so I guess that's close enough Mike. Seriously this is the only hole in my primes left to fill and for some reason I keep getting side tracked.
     
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  10. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Timothy Williams
    Andy I bought a 90 out of the blue when a mint copy became available for 650. I have started to sell it numerous times but like my 16, when I need it I need it. I would be tempted to trade the 90 for a 56 even though in my eyes the 90 is a very capable portrait lens and is a razor. Absolutely the sharpest lens in my bag.
     
  11. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    If Fuji ever does a version 2 of this lens with weather sealing, I would have to give that serious consideration.
     
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  12. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Timothy Williams
    That's one of the reasons I will hold onto the 90. That and now with the XT20 I can crop it very hard and get away with it if needed. If it had IS it would be perfect. I've passed on the XT2 in favor of a future body with IBIS for this reason.
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  13. AndyMcD

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    East Midlands, UK
    I was out and about yesterday and the start of the day was rainy, so I restricted myself to the 16/1.4 because it has weather sealing and only broke out the 56/1.2 later in the day once things had dried up a bit.
     
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  14. AndyMcD

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    East Midlands, UK
    I'm finding the 56/1.2 to be pretty good for landscape pictures...
    XT1A8252-Edit-Edit.
    X-T1    XF56mmF1.2 R    56mm    f/8.0    1/180s    ISO 200
     
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  15. Mike G

    Mike G Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    It is definitely a banging lens and a hole in your arsenal of lenses you would do well to fill, if the funds permit, were it me I would make the funds permit, sell your mother-in-law. :bravo-009:
     
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  16. AndyMcD

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    East Midlands, UK
    So pleased I bought this lens...
    XT1A8346.
    X-T1    XF56mmF1.2 R    56mm    f/4.0    1/250s    ISO 200
    XT1A8348.
    X-T1    XF56mmF1.2 R    56mm    f/1.2    1/1000s    ISO 200
     
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  17. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    ....said everyone who ever managed to buy it, pretty much.
     
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  18. AndyMcD

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    East Midlands, UK
    I'm amazed at how versatile it is. I was torn between the 90 and the 56 and I definitely made the right choice. Hopefully this is my lens GAS exhausted for a while now (he said vainly hoping, yet knowing that it wasn't true).
     
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  19. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    56 is juuuuuust wide enough to still make itself quite usefull, as long as you can get ~10 feet away from people. An incomplete list of jobs I have used mine for...

    - Bike racing events, with a circ polarizer on it to drop exposure by ~2 stops. Nothing like shooting at f2, 1/4000 to isolate flying subjects.

    - Hiking in tall trees… seriously. Going along a trail, you just look for these little vignettes and expose for the bright spots. No one ever seems to do this, which means if you pull it off, your shots look different than everyone else’s.

    - Indoor people events. I looooove having this lens in a crowded room, because when you see a nice little moment happening 20 feet away, you can slice them out of their surroundings with DOF.
     
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  20. AndyMcD

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    Yeah, I've used it on parade nights at my daughter's cadet unit, and it is great at picking people out in larger groups.
     
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