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Only 2 Lenses to choose

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by tkao2025, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    I picked up a 50-230 a couple of years ago from Amazon warehouse for $150.
     
  2. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    You guys are not helping. ;) 
     
  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I got mine cheap too... bargains can be found and they rarely lead a hard life... resistance is futile, Tony :biggrin:
     
  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Bargains are ESPECIALLY easy to find if you don't care about having a silver one. Kids ordered the XM1 to take selfies, and some of them came with both XC kit lenses in silver. They have no use for that long lens.
     
  5. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Some more 50-230 samples to help Tony
    T1B08121-L.

    _DSF9095-L.
    _DSF9089-L.
     
  6. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    LOL. I will have to resist for a while, as I just had to replace a dryer and dishwasher, which both died less than a week apart. Clean dishes and dry clothes, or another lens . . . tough choice.
     
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  7. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Just take a photo of your neighbor's clean dishes and dry clothes with your new lens :laugh1:
     
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  8. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Clean dishes and clothes are overrated.
     
  9. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    Man, this is a tough crowd.
     
  10. battleaxe

    battleaxe Regular

    110
    Jun 17, 2014
    California
    How is the mount on the 50-230mm? I know it's plastic, but I had a slip and fall(I fell) while holding my X-E1 and 16-50mm and the mount broke. :-/ These prices are pretty tempting enough to have me saying maybe. I am kind of tired of using my Vivitar Series 1 70-21mm f3.5 for wildlife(mostly because the adapter requires a little effort to focus to infinity). Just kind of worried the f6.7 at the long end maybe a little slow?
     
  11. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    The mount is probably the same as the smaller XC zoom. It's plastic, and there's the slightest little give to it when it's clicked in, but I've never had it cause any actual problem. Mine's been dropped as well, from about 6 feet up onto hardwood (I thought "well, damn, there goes that lens, at least it wasn't expensive), and it's still perfect.
     
  12. battleaxe

    battleaxe Regular

    110
    Jun 17, 2014
    California
    That's good to know. I slipped backwards and landed on my seat and the camera on me(if I remember correctly bottom of the camera with the grip on) and that's how a small part of the mount just broke. I think I may just go for it if I see it for $150. How does AF compare to the 18-55mm?
     
  13. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

    472
    Jan 27, 2012
    I've done a complete overhaul.
    18, both 35s and 90 are gone. Plus a Samyang 12mm.

    16mm 1.4, 23mm f2, and 56mm.
    This may be my favorite set up to date. Of many.
    Simple, potent, relevant and very satisfying.
     
  14. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    If I am shooting a 2 prime kit, the 16/56 is my favorite also. Such an amazing combination.
     
  15. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    I finally gave in. I found a great deal on a new OIS II version, and it's on its way to me. I've been using the Vivitar 70-150 Close Focus a lot on both my X-T1 and Lumix G1. I've gotten some excellent images, but missed focus on some, too, including a huge Crane that flew over me this weekend. I caught the movement out of my peripheral vision as I was photographing Monarch butterflies. I looked up and saw the Crane, and before I could twist the focus ring from Close Focus to long distance, the bird was gone. Bummer, but it happens. The 50-230 is both shorter and lighter than the legacy Vivitar lens. Although I do a lot of wide angle and close focus stuff, I do find myself needing a longer reach sometimes. The 50-230 II should fill the bill nicely. I blame Kyle for all of the great images he's posted from his 50-230. So my two-lens kit is going to be the 50-230 and 23mm WR.
     
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  16. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Go Tony! Enjoy taking great telephoto shots in your clean, dry clothes after having eaten on clean dishes! :2thumbs:
     
  17. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    That's a totally logical 2 lens kit. I often bring that to work with me.
     
  18. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    I'm still finding the 16-55/50-140 to be an invaluable 2 lens kit. I had considered selling them for a prime kit since I retired from event work. But they have been amazing for everything else I have been shooting.
     
  19. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    I had originally planned to keep the XF 18mm & 60mm as my duo, but decided to sell them to fund the 23mm WR, then added the 50-230 II. I used to love shooting the various mirrorless cameras I've owned with legacy lenses, but doing so with a legacy tele-zoom definitely throws some complication in the works. I missed some shots due to camera shake this weekend. I'm in my late 50s, and I'm finding AF and IS to be quite useful these days.
     
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  20. Lensflare

    Lensflare Regular

    97
    Aug 6, 2017
    My 2 lens kit from the outset, to complement the XT2, is the 16-55 and the 50-140, which I didn't realise came with a TC1.4 in the package (a bit like I didn't know the XT2 came with a little flash). Those two lenses will cover 90% or more of every situation I will need to cover.
     
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