FUJINON XF60mm F2.4 R Macro

 

After several months of use, I have got already quite well crystallized opinion about this lens. In assumptions, it is a macro lens. But focal length of 60mm in case of APS-C size is rather a short tele – I would say it is one of the portrait focal lengths. But I don’t do portraits – I do macro, so my opinion about this lens is an opinion about tool to photograph small objects, from the relatively small distance, for maximum reproduction ratio. And what about the reproduction ratio? Unfortunately it is not 1:1 – it is 1:2 only. Not good for macro lens. Continue reading “FUJINON XF60mm F2.4 R Macro”

Fujinon XF 18-135mm F/3,5-5,6 R LM OIS WR

Fujinon XF 18-135mm F/3,5-5,6 R LM OIS WR is an underrated lens, because wide range of focal length suggests poor optical performance. And to some extent it is true – it is hard to expect extraordinary image quality. But on the other hand this lens is very universal, quite good to take photos as well as make video, where even in 4K mode we will not use the full resolution of the sensor and optics. Continue reading “Fujinon XF 18-135mm F/3,5-5,6 R LM OIS WR”

Long May weekend with X-T1 IR

The long May weekend  (here in Poland we had two days of holidays: May 1-st and May 3-rd, so most of the people took additional three days to enjoy 9-day long weekend 🙂 ) was a perfect opportunity to go outside of the city with the X-T1 IR equipped with the XF 23mm f/2 and a infrared, 720nm filter. I must say that the comfort of use of such set is very high. X-T1 IR is previous generation camera, but it performs well. The XF 23mm f/2 is an excellent optics in small, lightweight and compact body – a great lens. I have also discovered that in case of infrared photography the OOC jpgs are not perfect. In case of color photographs, coming from X-T2 I rarely feel a need to make additional adjustments. But in case of IR shots with X-T1 IR the minimum is to adjust levels at least – the pictures become more “clear”. Continue reading “Long May weekend with X-T1 IR”