12 Sep Fujinon XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR first impressions

Source: Fujifilm Insider

e sample shots I’ve got here are all shot at f/2, and to be honest, the reason for buying a lens like this is to shoot it wide open, and nothing else. And at f/2 it’s really sharp, the DOF is really shallow and the bokeh is really nice. I hate the expression “creamy”, but sure, I guess that’s what the bokeh is like. Bear in mind that all the shots are taken hand held and at f/2 the DOF is really shallow, which is most obvious on the “macro” (not really macro) type of shots, which also makes it a bit hard to hit the exact spot.

The lens should not be used as a shaker, since there are moving parts inside of it that you can feel move while the lens is not attached and powered on by a camera, but it’s normal and due to some fact that I’m not sure of. Google it.

And as I said, it’s kinda big and heavy and it doesn’t balance super well on my X-T1 due to this, but it’s a minor complaint. Myself I received the Fujifilm VG-XT1 yesterday and with that one I think it will balance a bit better and also the addition of a vertical shutter release is good while doing a lot of shots in vertical/portrait mode. This will take away the a bit of the reason to getting the X-T1 for me, the small and lightweight bit, but for adding while just doing model/portrait shots it’s okay. …

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