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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 35 f2, 35 f1.4 or 60 f2.4 for portraiture/general usage


I use an X-E2 and have a little bit of money to spend.

Currently I've got the 18-55 kit lens, a 55-200 xf, a Pentax Takumar 55 f2, SMC 28 f3.5 and an SMC 135mm f2.
I find myself using the manual focus Pentax Takumar 55mm f2 90% of the time because the depth of field is amazingly fun to work with and I love the way the background looks at large apertures.
What Im looking for is advice on getting a Fuji lens in the sub $400 range that would give me what I get with my $39 Takumar.

aving never used the 35 1.4 or the f2, and them being a bit wider than what Im using now, im at a loss.
Could someone please make a recommendation for me?

Im also about to sell my wife's Nikon D3300 and pick up a used Xpro1 because she hates carrying the Nikon.
My usage: I shoot as a hobby but have done favors for friends and family for years. I'm not doing this for sustenance but do take on odd photo jobs a few times a year. Lighting is 90% ambient.

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Oct 31, 2016 at 04:33 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 35 f2, 35 f1.4 or 60 f2.4 for portraiture/general usage


Based on your shots, I would suggest the XF 35/1.4 over the f/2 if you considering the 35 lens. For portraits and your style I would strongly suggest the 56/1.2 lens, as this would replace your Pentax 55/2.

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Oct 31, 2016 at 04:51 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 35 f2, 35 f1.4 or 60 f2.4 for portraiture/general usage


35 1.4 is a great general purpose lens for street/landscape/low light photography, and can do portraits in a pinch! The only downside is that it is not the fastest AF.


Oct 31, 2016 at 05:14 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 35 f2, 35 f1.4 or 60 f2.4 for portraiture/general usage


mregala wrote:
35 1.4 is a great general purpose lens for street/landscape/low light photography, and can do portraits in a pinch! The only downside is that it is not the fastest AF.


I'll 2nd a vote for the 35 1.4 although I'm baffled by everyone that says its has slow focus. On my XT2 I have not experienced that and even shot some Volleyball action just for fun on CH with AFC.



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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 35 f2, 35 f1.4 or 60 f2.4 for portraiture/general usage


+4 35/1.4, assuming you want a normal focal length

and if you were looking for AF on a short tele. what Charles said about the 56/1.2 would get my vote too.



Oct 31, 2016 at 05:29 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 35 f2, 35 f1.4 or 60 f2.4 for portraiture/general usage


+5 for the 35/1.4 With my T2 never had a problem with it not focusing really fast. In fact shot over 50 frames with it this morning (fall colors) and never once thought about it being "slow" or even "average". Also, agree with Charles and Sbassh about the 56 - Wow what a lens!! Only slightly superseded by the 90 IMHO (but the 90 is way to close most of the time for me!). Another thought for the money, have you considered upgrading to the T2 - amazing camera! "Out of the park" as they would say this World Series weekend.


Oct 31, 2016 at 06:01 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 35 f2, 35 f1.4 or 60 f2.4 for portraiture/general usage


+6 for the 35 1.4. Auto-focus speed really is not as dramatic as people make it sound. In good light, it's honestly not that far behind the F2 version. It's the X-series classic. Since your pictures are mainly in good light, I think you will appreciate the rendering and 1.4 aperture over the F2.


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