New lens - Fujinon 56mm

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  1. CherylL

    CherylL TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Stopped by my favorite camera store the other day. Good thing it is 45 min away and across the river. I wanted to see what used lenses were available. Ended up with the 56mm new on sale.

    Quincy sat for me and got bored.

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    Tropicalmemories Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Nice lens, really nice portraits.

    I also keep dropping in to my local store waiting to see if he gets a used 56mm.

    I just want it for portraits, but can't the cost the cost new as I mainly use shorter lenses for portraits (35mm and 23mm).
     
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    cgw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The 50/2 isn't half bad for portraits. Gave up looking for a used 56mm!
     
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    56mm. highly desirable lens... one of my former gear saleguys went Fuji in 2015 and his name is Brian Hines and his Instagram is at lifeofhines
     
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    Great lens.
     
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    The 35mm stays on the camera most days. I think I will keep the 56mm on now. I like the 85mm on my full frame so the 56mm on the Fuji feels natural view to me.

    Looked up his Instagram and wow! Thanks for the info. I started following him.

    The day I got the lens on Saturday, friends were driving thru our area and I snapped off a few with the lens. The ground was saturated so took a few on the porch. I noticed right away the sharpness. Think this was at f3.5 and the dog photos were at 2.2.
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    amazing lens, i was lucky to find someone
    selling it for
    1/3 the price

    great all around lens once you get used to the focal
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    You got a great deal! I took it on vacation and used it half the time as a walking around lens. Doesn't weigh too much more than the 35mm. I was taking photos one night of a fire show and it hard time locking focus with the fire and the movement.
     

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