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Shot at Old Car City  X-T2 / 18-135 in Acros with a red filter


I got a bunch of email questions about the previous blog entry so I thought I would answer them!


Question:  When do you prefer to use the X PRO 2 and the single focal length lenses?


Answer:  First, it is the tactal experience, I simply love hand holding the X PRO 2 with any of the single focal length lenses, second for some subjects the quality of the glass just screams with wonderful images!!!  60mm Macro below!



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Question:  I notice you don’t have either the 18-55 or the 16-55, I remember you had and sold a 16-55,  why do you own neither one?


Answer:  Actually you are right, I own the 18-135 which covers the range of both   It is slower and maybe just a very tad less sharp, but enormousely useful and plenty sharp enough.  I had both and found I rarely used them after getting the 18-135.  From time to time I am tempted to re-purchase one of the two, if I did,  it would be the 18-55,  if I find a good deal on one I would still like to have it for travel.  The image below should kill all debates over if the 18-55 is “sharp enough”!!!


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Question:  How would you use the 16mm f 1.4 for greatest affect?


Answer:  Actually the image below, is a great exanple of extreme shallow depth-of-field and close focus ability of the 16mm!  These kinds of lenses help us make a statement that can’t be accomplished with any other lens!



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Question:  I read a test report on E PHOTO Zone that said the 18-135 was not very sharp, any comments?


Answer:  I read the same report and I generally have a great deal of trust in their test reports, I think they are very fair minded and thorough.  One thing I know is that all lenses vary in quality on rare occasions.   If they had tested five lenses I would bet  a bunch that the other four would have gotten much higer scores.  I truly beleive and know that  the two I have owned are both very sharp and of the highest quality, proof below!






Question:  I’ve considered the 100-400 but wonder if it is really that good?


Answer:  To be honest, I felt the same,  I really worried about if a zoom of that much range could be good enough for critical work.  When I tested it for Fujifilm, I was astounded.  The image below was the one that sold me!



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So at least that is a few, more to come!




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One last point, we worry too much about the gear!  Guess what this was shot with?




How about the original Fujifilm X10, a $600. high quality point and shoot!  Hand held no less!