But f:3.5 ain't fast. Now a 20-60 f:2.0 in a package no bigger than my Nikkor 105mm f:2.5 would be worth having and may be within the bounds of possibility.Maybe is only a dream, but I´d sell my soul in exchange for a compact design, 20-60 mm equivalent lens with a constant fast aperture of f/3.5. Opinions here?
No problem: Used (probably 20 years old) Zeiss 2.0/200mm APO tele primes are occasionally available on eBay (here's are bargain Japanese build for 4,400 USD, German builds often sell for for 10,000 USD and more). Add a C/Y->XF Metabones Speed Booster (399 USD) and a generic lens adapter (40 USD), and you'll get two lenses for (almost) the price of one. You can shoot the lens with an effective f/1.4, and a FF DOF equivalent of 2/200. So ISO 200 should be available in most situations, even when shooting fast action. Don't forget to add a Monostat carbon monopod to the mix. This lens promises terrific optical quality, plenty of subject isolation and great endurance. In a year or two, you may even be able to sell it for the same price you initially bought it.If it costs a few more bucks for that option, then once again it's my choice.
As I indeed experienced with some Nikon lenses. But I always thought the 105mm vr nikon was worth it. It was a reason for buying the sigma 70-200 2.8 instead of the nikon though. That lens performs beautiful as well. Anyway, as you said: this site is about Fuji.Thanks pniev. Fast telephotos can offer a cornucopia of options and possibilities. But unfortunately, Rico is correct, the faster the lens the more it costs. And when you get into the f/2.8 and faster, the costs just skyrockets.
The Canon F1.8/200mm is a great lens with plenty of potential for X-Mount users. But you'd have to find the FD version, which is difficult, because they were rare in the first place (they were built to appease angry FD system pros shooting the Olympics back in the day) and because most were converted to EF later. However, I recently found the type on eBay Germany, and I almost spent the little fortune to get it. In the 90s, the 1.8/200mm, 2.8/300mm and 2.8/400mm were my Canon EF workhorses, so I'm well aware of the good handling and the optical quality.the Canon 200mm prime