Haven't seen many sample shots of this lens on the net so thought I would share some from a recent trip to Bali. I'll hopefully be able to put up some more shots from Japan later as well.
I like how wide it is..like my zuiko 9-18mm for my micro four thirds setup. The 'curvature of the...
Thanks guys. The recent thread bump reminded me that I've been tinkering with the image, different aspect ratio for printing, cloned out those distracting logos and desaturated the colour. I think it works better but not entirely convinced..
I was quite curious about this lens. From what I have read, if you don't mind manually focusing you get:
-exceptional image quality for the price
-difficult to correct 'mustache' distortion
-sloppy distance markings
-a solid, heavy lens
-I have seen a pic on flickr with it adapted to an XP1...
There are days where there's not much to do for the picture..the sky has done all the work.
My "backyard" view I suppose. Just opened the window from my office and leaned out!
Panasonic G5 14-45mm
G5 with Olympus 40-150mm.
Because I like to punish my old bellow lens set-up with a 100mm f4 Minolta MD (on slightly less old Panny G1). Hey if it's lasted for 30-40 years, I'm sure I won't be the one to wreck it.
It was pouring rain and blowing hard, wish I had a tripod for better focusing and ideally my remote...
"Architectural firm, Arthur Erickson Architects"
And is also responsible for some other neat Vancouver buildings.
I suppose it does look much stranger from the side perspective than from above..walking over it so regularly it doesn't even strike...
I agree with Thom on most of those points. 2 of Fuji's X system's unique selling points have been high quality lenses (with proper aperture rings) and the X-Trans sensor tech that truly differentiates it from the competition (and to a lesser extent styling and Fuji jpeg processing etc). But...
A quick snap outside my work. There is an open concrete area that is sometimes used as a dance floor, event area..or outdoor icerink. But when water is spilled there it turns into a mirror of sorts. I thought the symmetry was neat.
The camera had died, and was left for parts..so I thought I would try to remove the lens while tinkering around in there. Evidently it's easier to take things apart rather than to put them back together again. Oh well, it was nice to see how a film camera looks like on the inside..
A very interesting lens. Long, but very thin and light with a 49mm filter thread. It's narrower than the adapters!
Not the most easy lens to hand-hold and I've found my long shots somewhat soft looking. Not sure if its due to atmospheric haze or if the adapter isn't focusing quite to...
Thanks for that. I've been using KeePass and have no complaints so far, seems to work well. It wouldn't be a big workflow change to use a plain text file (abit less convenient) combined with TrueCrypt (my drive encryption software of choice).
There is far too little hands-on experiences/reviews with this lens. It seems like a decent performer, nicely built and fills a focal length gap. That said, 400$ is a bit steep for me given the questionable re-sale value and lack of reviews.
Yeah that sucks. I guess I shouldn't try to snipe next time. I would have been happy to pay 100$ for it (though it looked like some of the front paint on the lettering had faded/scratched off). I'll have to just raise by more than a dollar or two hehe.
FWIW, I've enjoyed using the Minolta MD 100mm macro (I have the bellows version but I imagine they are fairly similar optical designs).
Handheld and through a dirty filter :/ I expect that it performs better in controlled conditions.
I've been using a minolta MD macro 100mm f4 lens on a bellows setup with my XE1. Perhaps a bit silly looking when walking around with it, but I think it works fairly well..and the price was pretty cheap.
(actualy this one might be with my panny g5, crop factor might be off)
Yep, I thought I might as well give it a try since I had the filter in my bag already. I didn't swap it around too much on the 2 lenses I brought as I found it a bit fiddly to be juggling the camera stuff and the umbrella as I shot under a light drizzle. I also have a 10 stop ND filter that I...
(I've also posted this set FujiXspot--I guess there's some overlap between all of Amin's communities, and some people who are only on one site--apologies if you've seen it already!)
Had some fun enjoying some mist and fog by the waterfront last night. Tried a couple different PP...
My top complaints (besides the well known AF speed):
-Battery has almost no warning when it's about to give out. That can really suck. Great.. warning about low battery. And now I have 1-2 shots left. Thanks?
-Despite nice specs, I feel like the EVF isn't quite as good as in my Panasonic...
Had some fun enjoying some mist and fog by the waterfront last night. Tried a couple different PP styles, some are close to SOOC, others are hopefully not overcooked. The X-E1 is nice for slower paced photography. Shot with a combination of 35mm 1.4 and SuperTakumar 85mm 1.8...
I have to admit that I'm not blown away by the differences between the shots. I remember a comparison of the OM-D with 12-35mm vs DP2M where the OMD was looking like a toy camera, but this one seems really close. Maybe it's just me?
Sometimes it's just a good time to encourage sales with temporary discounting. Afterall, they put temporary rebates on things like kitchen stand mixers (not just to make room for new models) or coupons to push things like soup or bread. I think they are hoping to boost some sales and marketshare...