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50mm f/2

Discussion in 'Native X-Mount Lens Forum' started by ChiDN, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. ChiDN

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    New to the 50mm f/2 so these are first shots taken with the X-T2 while walking to and from a sandwich lunch run. I think I really going to like this little lens. Such an easy carry, nice length. I could see carrying the 18mm:23mm f/2:35mm f/2 and these quite frequently with no fuss or bother. No opinions about rendering yet but the images look pretty good for midday and absolutely untouched RAW other than LR Autotune. . 2 starter images and 4 more in the 1st reply.

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    They all look great...its a sharp lens. I really like mine.
     
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    I like it too and use it a lot...
     
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    The more I think about it the more I am attracted to completing my trio of Fujichrons. I have the 56mm f1.2 and it makes a good doorstop.

    So I am thinking, serious mode ( not very often) X Pro2. 14,23,35 and 50mm. Then for "fun" mode X-T20 with 18-55m.

    I know now which outfit will gather the dust.
     
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    Crisp and sharp. Looks like a winner to me.
     
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    Did not know they had a 50 f2.0 till now, looks good. I may get the X-E3 kit with the 23mm f2.0, This lens also would be good to have
     
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    I really like all three of the "Fujicron" f2 lenses. I own them all.

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    The 50 is one of FujiĀ“s best
     
  10. Charlie Spaghetti

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    Took this last night w/my XT-2. 50mm wide open, ISO 5000.

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    5D83D4D2-5A7B-45AE-9994-9BA8A28C30EC.jpeg I love mine too
     
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    I really have to stop looking at these threads about the 50/2!! I do a lot of event photography - mainly voluntary for several local non-profits. The venues vary greatly, and the lighting conditions. (never use a flash at these events - many concerts, dinner galas, etc). My event kit includes the X-T1 with usually the 16/1.4 attached and with a monopod to get higher angle shots. On the X-T2 I have a combo which includes the 23/2 and 35/1.4 and sometimes the 56/1.2 when I need extra reach - like a dancefloor. If lighting is really good I'll get out the 50-140/2.8. Although I really like the 56/1.2 for portraits, I've missed several shots due to the slow autofocus in low-light. I really should try it in manual focus, however, I sure am tempted by the 50/2 with reports of fast autofocus. Yes, I'll lose 1 1/3 stops, but I'll just push the ISO higher.
     
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    I've been using the f/1.4 lenses and the 56/1.2 for event coverage -- for some reason we seem to have all our events in caves, with purple LED uplighting along the walls... :) A few weeks ago I went to cover a reception in the library in what I assumed would be a well-lit area, so all I had were my f/2 lenses. When I got there they had turned off all the lights and put the dreaded purple LED uplighting on the walls. Argh.

    I actually got some really nice images with the 23/2 and the 50/2. Yeah, I needed an extra stop of ISO but the lenses focused quickly and the results were fine.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. I've added the 50/2 to the cart at BHPhoto, but haven't hit 'submit' yet :) This past Saturday was a big dinner gala with several hundred in attendance in a ballroom with a dancefloor and a band playing during dinner and after. Activities in a well-lit foyer as well. The 16/1.4 did it's job for the wide angle table shots and crowd shots from a higher angle (monopod) and I used the 23/2 and 35 for some of the band shots .and the 56 for a few... I use auto ISO up to 6400 but had to shoot some at 12800. And, the band lights were definitely a challenge, and I converted many to BW :) Easier way to handle white balance issues. The next couple of events in December are well lit churches (choral concerts) and the next challenge will be a celebrity chef cook-off in January - there the challenge is the crowds and not necessarily the lighting.
     

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