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I WANT THE 80mm MACRO LENS...NOW!!!

Discussion in 'Native X-Mount Lens Forum' started by GreenGuy33, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. ScottyMac

    ScottyMac Well-Known Member

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    I also find $1199 out of my reach for one lens, though I was hoping the price would be closer to $1000. At that point, I could dream a little. Since I like manual focus with macro, this will be fine. Of course, when the reviews start coming in about how this is the best, sharpest, yada yada, lens that Fuji has ever made, we'll see if I can resist. I'm just glad that Fuji is coming out with new product.
     
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    I could have used the 120mm last weekend! :mad:
     
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    Erm.. get the Samyang and a 90mm f/2 Fuji..
    You don't ever need AF with real macros, so you'll be fine. :)
     
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    Yes, I get beautiful images with the Fuji 90mm and 16mm extension tube.
     
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    Was thinking I might finally sell my 5d3 and 100L macro when this was released. It's the last lens I lacked a good alternative for and one I'm struggling to part with.

    But while this looks excellent it's bigger, heavier and 50% more than the Canon.

    Would be nice to settle on 1 system, maybe wait for the price to go down first....
     
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    No way I spend $1199+tax here in NYC for this lens, sight-unseen. The Rokinon is looking better every day. I've been getting some really good results with the 55-200 and 16mm extension tube as well as my 60mm.
     
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    Is the 80mm internal focusing?

    George
     
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    Personally I think its too expensive and too heavy, especially because I am an xpro2 user. I personally feel it would be better on an XT-2.

    Ill stick to my Canon 6D/Tamron 90mm vc. Was hoping to consolidate gear but alas...
     
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    Does this particular Rokinon have the built in adapter, or is it actually made for the Fuji? It seems some Rokinon lenses have the adapter piece.
     
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    It's a dslr lens, so comes with the adapter built-in
     
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    Seen the first review / comparison today
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    My understanding is that it is an actual X mount. I have the 8mm Samyang (same thing as a Rokinon) and it is absolutely X mount with no adaptor of any kind needed.
     
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    @NYRich Unfortunately, while the 12mm f/2 and some others are mirrorless designs, most Samyang lenses were designed for DSLR with long flange distances, just like the 85/1.4, the 100mm macro and the 135mm lens (there was an 8mm f/3.5 fisheye for DSLR too)..
    The Fuji X version of those lenses comes with a built-in "adapter" that's just an elongated lens barrell.
     
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    Yes...that's the info I'm seeking...which Samyang (and related brands) are specifically made for mirrorless designs, and which are dslr. I just ordered the 12mm...supposed to get here today. My thought is that if I've got to deal with the longer flange distance, I might as well use adapted lenses like the Nikkor, etc. In most cases, I prefer manual focus lenses anyway.
     
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    My wife is very excited...I think I will need to hold off on my 90mm lens purchase for a bit now lol
     
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    I hadn't realized that. I checked out the 100mm at B&H last week but it was the sales clerk who mounted it so I didn't realize it was different from my Samyang 8mm mount-wise. Good to know. Thanks.
     
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    Too expensive :( I want it, but not worth it imo.
     
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    Does anyone know 80mm macro shipping date? Seen all kind of estimations between late October and early November but haven't found exact date yet.
     
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    Certainly appears to be a performer

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    At its price I shall not be replacing my Canon gear too quickly. Had it been a 120mm it may have been a different story. My 100mm f2.8 macro & 65 MPE- considered by many to be the ultimate macro lens- are more than competent. The 100 also being an excellent portrait lens & the 65 incomparable in what it does.
    For all else 2x XT2s & lenses suffice.
     
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    "The only downside is the physical size, but that simply can not be avoided with all these functions included in a mid-range telephoto lens!"

    I'm looking forward to my fullframe 300mm f/4E from Nikon. Almost identical size and weight to this Fuji :D
    Okay, a fresnel element doesn't suit Fujis "no compromise" attitude, but they were okay with raw baking and digital lens corrections in the past..
     

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