Fujinon XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro – does it work for infrared?

Fujinon XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro @ f/2,8 and black&white.

One of the readers of my blog has pointed out that I haven’t wrote about using XF 80mm f/2.8 Macro for infrared photography. Well, in infrared I take landscapes and for landscapes I prefer wide angle lenses. But inspired by the inquiry, I decided to give this lens a try.

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Sunny afternoon on the banks of the Vistula

A sunny, festive afternoon, it became an excuse to test the Fujifilm XF 18-135 lens for infrared photography. I took this lens on Fujifilm X-T1 IR and went to the banks of Vistula river. Unfortunately, as you can see below, this lens is completely unsuitable for infrared photography in color, and this is due to the tragic hot spot, which practically makes it impossible to control the color. Therefore, apart from the first two photos, I processed the rest in black and white. And still my lenses for infrared photography, remain 23mm f / 2 and 35mm f / 2.

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Autumn in infrared

I am sad knowing that production of X-T1 IR has ended. I’m even more sad because of another bad news – Fujifilm is not going to offer X-T2 IR. It’s too bad! Nyway, I more and more make use of every opportunity to shoot in Infrared with my X-T1 IR.

X-T1 IR + XF 23mm f/2.0 - ISO 200, 1/320s, f/5,6
X-T1 IR + XF 23mm f/2.0 – ISO 200, 1/320s, f/5,6.

X-T1 IR + XF 23mm f/2.0 - ISO 200, 1/125s, f/4,5
X-T1 IR + XF 23mm f/2.0 – ISO 200, 1/125s, f/4,5

X-T1 IR + XF 23mm f/2.0 - ISO 200, 1/125s, f/4,5
X-T1 IR + XF 23mm f/2.0 – ISO 200, 1/125s, f/4,5

X-T1 IR + XF 23mm f/2.0 - ISO 500, 1/60s, f/11
X-T1 IR + XF 23mm f/2.0 – ISO 500, 1/60s, f/11

X-T1 IR + XF 23mm f/2.0 - ISO 200, 1/220s, f/8
X-T1 IR + XF 23mm f/2.0 – ISO 200, 1/220s, f/8

X-T1 IR + XF 23mm f/2.0 - ISO 200, 1/60s, f/8
X-T1 IR + XF 23mm f/2.0 – ISO 200, 1/60s, f/8

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”.

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