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16-80 f/4 lens

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Ordered one yesterday from B&H.  Scheduled to arrive on Tuesday.  Greatly looking forward to this lens for hiking and other outdoor adventures.  The extra 2mm on the wide end and about 35mm on the long end compared with the stellar 18-55 will make it much more useful as a single lens to carry on Nature outings.

 

Will report back and post some images.

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Fuji X-T2 (2), 16/1.4, 23/1.4, 56/1.2, 90/2, 18-55; X30

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Merlin, try 25mm extra at the long end!


Mike Gorman

 

Lumix G9 , GX8 - Leica 12, 15, 20, 25, 42.5 - 8-18, 12-35, 12-60, 35-100, 45-175

 

 

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1 hour ago, Mike G said:

Merlin, try 25mm extra at the long end!

 

Not as far as AOV goes.  18-55 = 27-84.  16-80 = 24-120.


Fuji X-T2 (2), 16/1.4, 23/1.4, 56/1.2, 90/2, 18-55; X30

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That’s cheating!


Mike Gorman

 

Lumix G9 , GX8 - Leica 12, 15, 20, 25, 42.5 - 8-18, 12-35, 12-60, 35-100, 45-175

 

 

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I'll  be interested to hear more!

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Lens arrived about an hour ago.  It needed a firmware upgrade to 1.02 from 1.0.  It is very well-built, and the aperture and zoom rings work smoothly but are not overly loose.  It is much less bulky and heavy than I expected, and will make an excellent choice for hiking and other outings.

 

Here are some quick shots.

 

XT2F6256_lzn-X3.jpg

 

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XT2F6258_lzn-X3.jpg

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Enjoy Merlin! I am looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

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Despite the inclement weather, here are a few more photographs taken in our garden.  These are with the lens set at 16mm.
 
XT2F6260_lzn-X3.jpg
 
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Fuji X-T2 (2), 16/1.4, 23/1.4, 56/1.2, 90/2, 18-55; X30

http://merlinemrysphoto.com

blog.evening-sun.com

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