''Standard zooms' are the most common lenses around, due to many version being bundled with cameras and becoming 'kit' lenses. In my early film days it used to be a 50mm f/1.8 or f/1.7 that came with that new camera, but for some time those have been replaced by zooms. And in many cases, people never buy another lens. They don't get much attention, unless they have a fast aperture, but I suspect that the majority of images taken on interchangeable lens cameras are with a lens of this type. So this type of lens with this type of coverage must have something going for it. 'Read More
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'Well I don't think anyone would deny that the X-T1 / Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens combination certainly looks professional enough, but is it a serious alternative, with the 50-140mm f/2.8 of course, to a DSLR? And are there enough features and lack of operating anomalies to make those who make their living from photography switch to Fuji?'Read More
'Fuji continues to come up with interesting and 'legacy' type lenses to further expand their their ever more extensive range. 35mm 'equivalents' of lots of lenses I've used in the past, particularly 135mm f/2.8 (The 90mm f/2.8) and 180mm f/2.8 (120mm f/2.8) There's a small 'standard' lens, the 35mm f/2, a teleconverter, a huge 100-400mm (one for the birders and private detectives!!) and a 16mm f/1.4. All very tempting and liable to make it even more difficult for me to put a halt to my on / off relationship with my Fuji gear.'Read More