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What lenses are you currently using?

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Your wait for the Z 85 f/1.2 is over ... hope your budget can handle it. :cool:
 

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Nice lens, but way beyond my needs and the point of diminishing returns.
Absolutely. Around 15 years ago I bought a used AF-D 85 f/1.8 for about € 240 and couldn't be happier. Image quality is outstanding while size is small and weight very low.
 

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Your wait for the Z 85 f/1.2 is over ... hope your budget can handle it. :cool:
Oh dear, that sounds awfully nice. I just ordered a Z6ii and Z 50mm f/1.2 along with a Zeiss Milvus 135/2 F mount and FTZii. I’ve been shooting a D3S and D810 with F mount glass for many years, but wanted the ability to shoot 4K video and hear that Z6ii is great for manual focus glass (IBIS, focus-peaking, etc.). I will continue to shoot my older DSLRs as well, but looking forward to seeing what mirrorless brings to the table. If I didn’t have a ton of Nikon glass already, I might have shifted over to Sony.
 

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My girlfriend. Leica M10, Summilux 50mm f/1.4.

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Characteristic of the lens can be seen. Smooth drop-off in focus at f/1.4 (note the jawline is just out of focus) along with incredible sharpness at the area of focus.
 
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List of lenses I use for work and play:
Nikon 28mm F/1.4E + FTZ adapter
Nikon 85mm f/1.8 S

Contax Zeiss 50mm F/1.4 T* Planar CY mount + CY to Z adapter

Contax Zeiss 85mm F/1.4 T* Planar CY mount + CY to Z adapter

Contax Zeiss 180mm F/2.8 T* Sonnar CY mount + CY to Z adapter

Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro Planar + FTZ adapter

Nikon 28mm f/2 AIS + FTZ adapter
Nikon 85mm f/2 AIS + FTZ adapter
Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AIS + FTZ adapter
Nikon 135mm f/2.8 AI + FTZ adapter

My TM ESB Vader Helmet - Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro Planar @ f/2
 

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I have recently sold Nikon FM3a and FE2 with Nikkor 28 f2.8 AiS and Voigtlander 40 F2 and went for Fuji GFX 50S II. I use this camera with Fuji GF 45 f2.8. One lens. It's all I need for my work. I am a third year photography student (working on my graduation exhibition and book) and last month I was accepted at the MA Documentary Photography course in Cardiff. Yay!!
 
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I think it's fair here to mention my new, small camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100. That's because the the lens was a major consideration along with various other factors. The Panny ZS100 isn't the highest rated camera in it's category by the critics but it is exceptionally good value at its price. It has been on the market for several years.

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I wasn't looking to replace my well-loved Fujifilm X-T10 or X-T2, but I wanted a smaller camera for when I wasn't disposed to lug around those larger cameras. A few parameters I considered were:
  1. Relatively small size that might carried in a larger pocket, in this case 111 x 65 x 44 mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.73″)
  2. A good zoom range, especially on the wide end, here 25 - 250 mm 35mm equivalent
  3. Reasonably fast lens: in this case f/2.8 albeit only at the widest zoom
  4. A reasonably large sensor which ought to be better in low light situations: the ZS100 is in the 1 sq.in. class
  5. Decent ergonomics
  6. Decent looking, but not attention grabbing.
That's about it. Video capabilities weren't a major consideration

As for lens it's fine for general use which what I wanted. Color and contrast seem very good. Sharpness is pretty good, though a bit soft.
 
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I have recently added a couple of lens to my Fujifilm X mount collection.
  1. FUJINON XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS II telephoto, and
  2. FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ. This, of course, fits in the "normal" zoom range.
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As you might be aware Fujifilm's small selection of 'XC' lens is considered not necessarily equal in quality to their 'XF' range. The XC's are cheaper and, apart from the glass, are primarily made of plastic. The plastic has a lot to do with their lighter weight.

So as for the XC55-230mm lens I think it will be adequate for me, given I'm not a bit telephoto user in the normal course. It has in-lense stabalization, (OIS). This lens obviously is disadvantaged by relatively small apertures -- but then it is cheap and light.

As for the XC15-45mm, I already owned a FUJINON XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS. Just now I'm not sure which lens I'll use most often, but I suspect for travel I'll be leaning to the XC15-45mm. How come? Well the XC lens is smaller and significantly less than half the weight of the XF lens. The XC15-45mm benefits, (in my case), by having a short, 23mm equivalent, minimum focal length. It does have the in-lens OIS stabalization (like the XF).

On the downside, the XC15-45mm:
  1. Has a plastic lens to body mount, :oops: but I'm assuming my relatively light usage won't make this a problem.
  2. It lacks the mechanical OIS and auto aperture controls as on the XF lens, though menu controls provide these features.
  3. It has obligatory power zoom. :( Power zoom (at least on a still camera) is pain in the butt, IMO.
As yet I'm not sure of the picture quality of the XC15-45mm versus the XF18-55mm. I suspect the XC is just a bit less sharp at the edges than the XF.
 
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I've been a Nikon guy since my kids started playing sports, when I got a D200 and the very nice AF-S 70-200/f2.8 VR. Used that combo for many years.

The tracking capabilities of the newer cameras is really amazing. My keeper ratio would be much higher today, but it was a fun way to be able to stalk the sidelines.

Upgraded to the D750 some years ago and now have a few more lenses.

Nikkor AF-S 200-500/f5.6
Nikkor AF-S 24-120/f4

Nikkor AF-S 50/f1.8
Nikkor AF-S 85/f1.8

Tamron SP Di 35mm/f1.8
Tamron SP Di 90mm 2.8 (Macro lens)

That covers most bases for me.

Oh, I have the 1.4 teleconverter as well.
 

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I've the Fujifilm X-T2 with the standard kit lens as well as the XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR.

Since the pandemic I've not used the camera much to take still photos but it works marvellously as a web camera with the XF16-55mm F2.8 lens, and the connection to the PC is with the Elgato Cam Link 4K via a small 4K monitor.

For a simple lipsynch I use my RME Fireface UCX II to add 200 ms to the audio.
 

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Fuji Xt-2 , the xf90 f2 stays on it most times..
I do have a large collection of minolta glass that I really like.
Joe
 

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I still shoot film. I have an old F3, but I use a 35ti often.
I still shoot film too .Nice shot by the way.
I use a Minolta XD-s for B & W
& a Canon EOS 1 for most color stuff
I have a guy in California that that still does Ciba for me.
Joe
 

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Main body is Olympus E-M1x. Secondary is M5MkIII.

All round indoor zoom is M.Zuiko 12-40 F2.8 Pro. Serves as wide lens for outdoor.
All round outdoor zoom is Lumix GX 35-100 F2.8

Leica DG 25mm F1.4 Mark II is main prime lens.
Sigma 56mm F1.4 is portrait lens

Also I have Sirui 50mm F1,8 Anamorphic, M. Zuiko 75mm F1.8
 

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Lately I've been using...
Bodies: Nikon D810, Nikon Z6ii, and Nikon F3HP
Lenses: Nikon 20/2G, Nikon 85/2.8PC, Nikon 19/4PC, Nikon 50/1.2Z (only on Z6ii), Zeiss 15/2.8 Distagon, Zeiss 35/1.4 Milvus, Zeiss 135/2 Milvus. I also pull out my Nikon 200/2G and Nikon 600/4Dii on occasion (would like to use them more often).

I've done a little travel lately, but need to get out and shoot some more. Too busy with work and other things.
 

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I love the Sigma Art 135 1.8 and it’s a focal width I really enjoy shooting at.

Would love to have the Nikkor 135 1.8 as well as the 85 1.2 for the Z mount but both of those come with quite a price tag.

These were shot on a Nikon D810 but I upgraded to the Z9 last year.

I also have a Nikon Z Fc with a manual focus Voigtländer 35 1.2 when I want to bring a smaller kit just for fun.

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