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p.160 #1 · p.160 #1 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Alexey and BokehBeauty, thank you very much!

cputeq, seriously? Funny! Fuji seems to cause mixed feelings in many of us. Most of the time I really love mine - actually more than RX1 - but sometimes I too want to sell it (because in strong direct light it can produce odd results on "soft" subjects like people). I'll try and wait a few months though and see what happens.

Spyro, great ideas. I think I would have to try them out elsewhere though, because this place really isn't very interesting unless there is fog. By the trees in the background there are boring houses, and just to the right there are power lines. Yes, I really should bring the tele zoom. I think I have used it twice in many months... If I had the 56/1.2 I'd definitely use it though.


Something completely different, but same gear:


Garages by Helena Normark, on Flickr



Oct 29, 2013 at 01:36 PM
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p.160 #2 · p.160 #2 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Helena both images above are so different but both fantastic one so soft and one so hard.
Some more from the fair (the last I'll post from the Hexanon 135):




















(do you think they're having fun?!!)




more later with XF35mm



Oct 29, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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p.160 #3 · p.160 #3 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


X-E1 with Canon FD 135mm f/2 and Speed Booster @ 95mm, f/1.4:








Oct 29, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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p.160 #4 · p.160 #4 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


HelenaN wrote:
Beautiful morning yesterday (X-E1 + XF 14mm):

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/10554093706_6c941f72ec_o.jpg
Morning fog by Helena Normark, on Flickr

Lord that is a beautiful shot... Gives me hope for my new-to-me XE1.



Oct 30, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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p.160 #5 · p.160 #5 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Jman13 wrote:
X-E1 with Canon FD 135mm f/2 and Speed Booster @ 95mm, f/1.4:

http://www.jordansteele.com/2013/man_reading.jpg


Doesn't the Speed Booster make the FF lens behave like the stated focal length, yet "faster" aperture? So in this case, 135mm and f/1.4? Nice shot btw, So very excited to try out my XE1, but I am waiting on a lens adapter...



Oct 30, 2013 at 12:05 AM
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p.160 #6 · p.160 #6 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread



You're mixing a few things up. First off, when straight adapted, nothing happens to the focal length. It's still a 135mm. It has the field of view of a 200mm lens in full frame, but it's still 135mm. The speed booster widens the lens and makes it a stop faster. The actual effect is 0.71x. So this turns the 135/2 into a 95mm f/1.4. Once you factor in the crop factor, it behaves close to how it would on full frame with regards to field of view and depth of field. (Actual full frame equivalent would be 142mm), but it's still a 95mm lens at this point as the crop factor doesn't actually do anything to the focal length.
kwoodard wrote:
Doesn't the Speed Booster make the FF lens behave like the stated focal length, yet "faster" aperture? So in this case, 135mm and f/1.4? Nice shot btw, So very excited to try out my XE1, but I am waiting on a lens adapter...




Oct 30, 2013 at 12:33 AM
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p.160 #7 · p.160 #7 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Thanks for the clarification.

Jman13 wrote:
You're mixing a few things up. First off, when straight adapted, nothing happens to the focal length. It's still a 135mm. It has the field of view of a 200mm lens in full frame, but it's still 135mm. The speed booster widens the lens and makes it a stop faster. The actual effect is 0.71x. So this turns the 135/2 into a 95mm f/1.4. Once you factor in the crop factor, it behaves close to how it would on full frame with regards to field of view and depth of field. (Actual full frame equivalent would be 142mm), but it's
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Oct 30, 2013 at 03:07 AM
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p.160 #8 · p.160 #8 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


xenor and kwoodard, thank you both! I just happened to be at the right place at the right time.

xenor, I really like #2 and 3! You're doing great with that lens.
Jman, good composition and nice tones. Interesting with the blue pole. It's distracting and at the same time I feel that it enhances the photo.



Oct 30, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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p.160 #9 · p.160 #9 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Quick shot testing an FD 35/2 I picked up on the cheap. 35/2 on speedbooster wide open (so, 25mm, f/1.4):








Oct 30, 2013 at 07:26 PM
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p.160 #10 · p.160 #10 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


^ - nice.

Jordan, I'm curious if you've made any comparisons between the Fuji 35 1.4 vs the Rokkor or FD 50 1.4 with the SB.



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p.160 #11 · p.160 #11 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


No direct comparisons, but I can tell you that at matching DOF, the FD+SB is sharper in the center with both at f/1.4, but the Fuji is better on the edges. Stopped down a bit, the Fuji is the better lens, which is to be expected since it doesn't have additional optical elements. The SB does affect edge performance on these lenses, but overall it's pretty good. My Rokkor on the Lens Turbo is bad at wide apertures everywhere but the very center. The Fuji crushes it. But that's because the lens turbo isn't nearly as good as the speed booster.


Oct 30, 2013 at 11:26 PM
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p.160 #12 · p.160 #12 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


^ - thanks for the info Jordan - I guess I'm more curious about DOF, "pop" and bokeh between various 50 1.4's / SB and the native Fuji 35 1.4. I own the 35 1.4 and its such a good lens, even wide open, that there would have to be something special with a 50 1.4 / SB combo to justify using it over the Fuji 35.

I suppose the same goes for the Fuji 23 1.4, although the combination of a FD 35 f/2 and SB is still cheaper than the native 23 1.4 and its actually available.



Oct 31, 2013 at 12:20 AM
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p.160 #13 · p.160 #13 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Next to last fair set...whew!























Oct 31, 2013 at 12:48 AM
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p.160 #14 · p.160 #14 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Yeah, the 23/1.4 is going to be a WAY better lens than the 35/2 and speedbooster, but it'll hold me over, especially since I picked up the 35/2 for only $90. The 50/1.4 and speedbooster are useful when you really want that full frame 'pop' that only a super fast lens on the larger format can give you. I have a 55/1.2 on the way that will get here Friday that will give me effectively nearly two full stops shallower DOF than I can get with the Fuji 35. I have no real plans to use the speedbooster for stopped down work (unless I already have it mounted). The native glass is just too good for that. This is for that occasional use where I really want ultra-shallow depth of field and a certain look. I really got the 35/2 because it was a cheap way to find out whether I'd really enjoy the 23/1.4, since I typically haven't been a 35mm sort of guy, though the last few times I've shot with one, I really enjoyed it. I had some fun with the FD today, so I really do think I'll get the 23 eventually, though having this FD combo at least gives me similar depth of field and AOV to what I'll get with the 23, even if the ultimate image quality isn't quite as good. (Still decent, though).

Here are some from today with the FD 35/2+Speedbooster. All wide open. (I took some shots stopped down, but the ones I liked the best were WO). Second one is processed with a 50% opacity layer done with Analog Efex Pro (which just magically appeared in my Nik Collection today.)




























Oct 31, 2013 at 12:55 AM
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p.160 #15 · p.160 #15 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Jman13 wrote:
... The 50/1.4 and speedbooster are useful when you really want that full frame 'pop' that only a super fast lens on the larger format can give you. I have a 55/1.2 on the way that will get here Friday that will give me effectively nearly two full stops shallower DOF than I can get with the Fuji 35. I have no real plans to use the speedbooster for stopped down work (unless I already have it mounted). The native glass is just too good for that. This is for that occasional use where I really want ultra-shallow depth of
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That's exactly what I would want it for as well - thanks for the info. The FD 35 really doesn't look bad with the SB.



Oct 31, 2013 at 01:12 AM
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p.160 #16 · p.160 #16 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Took the XE-1, 18-55 and 35 1.4 on a trip to Grand Canyon and Sedona. Just got home yesterday.

I was very happy with having such a lightweight kit and I'm liking what I'm seeing in terms of image quality, but I really wished I owned the 14mm. Did about 20 miles of hiking, so the small kit was much appreciated.

I'm just starting to go through the images, here's a few....

pano...



















Oct 31, 2013 at 01:18 AM
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p.160 #17 · p.160 #17 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


This isn't really the right place for this, but since there are folks in this thread that actually use a Speedbooster, I am hoping for clarification...

This is what Metabones says... Mounted between a mirrorless camera and a SLR lens, Speed BoosterŪ increases maximum aperture by 1 stop (hence its name), increases MTF and makes lens wider by a factor of 0.71x.

This doesn't take into account the APC "crop factor" of the sensor, which in the Fuji case is 1.5x. So, a 60mm FF lens on the Fuji crop sensor gives the field of view of a 90mm lens. So, throw a Speedbooster into the mix with its wide factor of 0.71x and you are back down to 64mm. So, the Speedbooster allows you to experience the FF focal length of the lens on a crop sensor, with the added benefit of a 1-stop increase in speed of the lens.

I want to say that I read this in one of the Metabones advertisements, but the math speaks for itself. Am I wrong here?



Oct 31, 2013 at 02:42 AM
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p.160 #18 · p.160 #18 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Nope, you're right. The 35/2 with speed booster becomes a 25mm f/1.4, which will have the same FOV and depth of field as a 37mm f/2.1, so essentially it acts as s 1.06x crop factor, which is negligible.

A 50 f/1.4 becomes a 35mm f/1.0 and the 55/1.2 I have coming on Friday will become a 39mm f/0.85!



Oct 31, 2013 at 03:01 AM
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p.160 #19 · p.160 #19 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


With the X-E2 coming out, and the X-M1 et al, how about renaming this thread: Fujifilm X-Mount Image Thread?


Oct 31, 2013 at 09:58 AM
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p.160 #20 · p.160 #20 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


It's already used for that. I agree the name should be changed. I've been posting my X-M1 photos in here for a long while.


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