Fuji 18mm f2 lens

Been fancying a wide prime for a while and this one came up for a very reasonable price used.

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The lens itself is up to Fuji’s normal standards, very well made. I was concerned, having read about issues with slow focusing, but these have in my opinion been greatly exagerated, the lens focuses quickly and accurately.

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Spent a few hours doing a few real world test shots yesterday and found the lens can produce nice images, even at f2. I use lenses and am not really interested in technicalities of some reports. The lens, on my X Pro 1 , produced clean contrasty images at all apertures with the sharpest being between f4 and f8. I usually like f5.6 so that’s great.

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Even with the camera/lens set in Macro mode the lens focused quickly and precisely, giving strong sharp images hand held. Macro, I found out, can only be use with the EVF and not the OVF, first time I had used the macro setting.

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http://lightpriority.net/2014/01/fuji-18mm-f2-r-review/

http://www.photozone.de/fuji_x/745-fuji18f2

http://www.kenrockwell.com/fuji/x-mount-lenses/18mm-f2.htm

 

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