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In the days of film, big fast lenses made some sense. 200 ASA was about as fast as you could get in colour reversal stock, push to 400 perhaps but you were getting into serious grain. I find 800 ASA on my crop Pentax no problem and I'm told there are more recent sensors happy to go to 3200 and beyond, so I don't really see the need for lenses any faster than 2.8. For most of us f4 will be just fine. save both the pockets and the shoulders

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8 minutes ago, Robert M Estall said:

In the days of film, big fast lenses made some sense. 200 ASA was about as fast as you could get in colour reversal stock, push to 400 perhaps but you were getting into serious grain. I find 800 ASA on my crop Pentax no problem and I'm told there are more recent sensors happy to go to 3200 and beyond, so I don't really see the need for lenses any faster than 2.8. For most of us f4 will be just fine. save both the pockets and the shoulders

 

Fine if you are happy with the DOF at F4 or the grain / noise.... some of those pics in the post were still at 4000ISO despite being at 1/125th F2 ....

It IS a specialist lens, and I aproached the subject as such

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I'm sure it is an optical wonder but in these days of paying peanuts for photography there can't be that many who could consider this lens a viable investment. But thanks for letting us have a peek.

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1 hour ago, Robert M Estall said:

I'm sure it is an optical wonder but in these days of paying peanuts for photography there can't be that many who could consider this lens a viable investment. But thanks for letting us have a peek.

There are times when I miss an f1.8 prime., but not many, and none of them would have made me £5400. Fun to hear from someone whom they would, though.

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I enjoyed reading about this lens, Julie. As a Fuji X-T2 shooter, I’m interested in all things Fuji. I have the 100-400 lens, I don’t shirk away from size. The kit still weighs less than the 80-400 on my Nikon I “once” shot with.

People often think when one goes mirrorless, it’s a crime to put a big lens on it. Not so. I’m still shooting the same things I always shot, and I’ll be d**ned if I will try to shoot birds with a 50mm. 

I can hand-hold my 100-400 on my X-T2. I could not do that with my Nikon rig.

The images you shot are very sharp. The lens looks like a winner. Sigh....wish I were rich. (But white???) :wacko:

Betty

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Julie,

 

Nice write up on the Fujinon X200mm f2.

 

I just got back from the 3 day Fujifilm Festival in Venice CA. Great workshops and loner program were I was able to try the X-T3, X-H1 and my personal favorite the Fujinon X200mm f2.

 

http://moore-photo.com/example/20181007_Fujifilm_Festival_Moore_01.JPG

 

On the last day they had a photo walk along the beach with talent so I was able to try the lens out. All of the images are straight out of camera with no post processing.

 

http://moore-photo.com/example/20181007_Fujifilm_Festival_Moore_02.JPG

 

 

http://moore-photo.com/example/20181007_Fujifilm_Festival_Moore_03.JPG

 

The models above were posed by Michelle Turner as she shared posing tips and strategies.

 

 

http://moore-photo.com/example/20181007_Fujifilm_Festival_Moore_04.JPG

 

For all Fujifilm shooters I would highly recommend going to the next Fujifilm Festival if you can. I was able to speak with the top guy who runs the photo division and offer him my opinion on the current equipment as well as what to release in the future. Having that type of access is amazing. Plus tons of technical experts, clean and check, free prints, loaners and great workshops.

 

As for the Fujinon X200mm f2 It a superb piece of glass! IMHO If you can justify the purchase I think it would be money well spent.

 

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