Fuji 90mm f/2 or 60mm f/2.4

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  1. SquarePeg

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    Thanks for the detailed response. Honestly I've read it 2x and some of it is still over my head even though your explanation is really good.

    The one thing I still don't understand is (and Gary said this too) that when the lens is extended... how is a prime lens extended? Am I just being too literal? Are you talking about focusing?


     
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    Yes....in order to focus very close, the lens extends, physically, moving the front elements farther and farther from the middle and rear elements. ALso, an extension tube can be used behind the lens, in order to physically extend the lens away from the film plane, which allows for closer minimum focusing distances.

    When focused at Infinity, my 60mm macro lens is about 60mm in length...as it is focused closer and closer, it gets longer overall, literally "extending" its overall length, which allows for closer and closer focusing.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying. None of the prime lenses that I have do that so I was not certain what you guys were referring to. Guess that explains the really long lens hood. I noticed in one of the photos I was looking at of the lens that the lens hood is almost the same length as the lens itself
     
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    This is 1:1 with the Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 AF-D...the front section extends out quite a ways at MFD...in normal use, the front _D3X7630.JPG section is way back, by the main barrel.
     
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    The Fuji doesn't do that, at least externally.
     
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    Now I'm really confused.
     
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    I will tell you this from many hours of use, the 60 is a great image maker for flowers and those baby dolls of yours. End of confusion. Great dual purpose lens, I consider it my best value lens.
     
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    My 7100 was gray market new old stock. It was $600 if I remember correctly. Brand new. Excellent camera. I've bought stuff on Ebay that was used but absolutely pristine for really good prices. The last time I paid retail price for a camera was my first Mamiya RZ-67 just when it was first released. That was quite a while ago. The T2 will serve you well. Great choice.
     
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    Just a follow up. I ordered a used 60mm from Amazon and expect it today. After reading a lot about the 60 vs the 90, I opted for the 60 since what I will be using it for is more macro than anything else. The 90 gets such high marks as the sharpest of all Fuji lenses that it was tempting but in the end, I want that bit of macro capability. If I like it, I'll be selling off the rest of my Nikon gear and will have enough for the 90 or the soon to be released Fuji 80mm which will have OIS which I need as I'm not the most steady hand holder...
     
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    In taking a few test shots, the barrel does extend when focusing close. Not sure @jcdeboever if maybe you never noticed because your eye is at the viewfinder and not looking at the end of the lens...
     
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