Saturday, October 26, 2013

First look at the Fuji X-E2 and 23mm f/1.4 lens at PhotoPlus

Fujifilm booth at 2013 PhotoPlus in New York
Fuji had its new X-E2 prominently displayed along with the soon to be available 23mm f/1.4 lens. I have both of these items on order so I was anxious to see them in the flesh.

I did not expect the 23mm lens to be as large as it was. It is almost a full frame dimension lens. On the plus side, the larger size does provide larger rings for both aperture and focus.

The Fuji 23mm lens on an X-E2.

Focus and viewfinder refresh seemed to be much enhanced with the X-E2.

Manual use of the lens is greatly enhanced with the larger sized rings.

A proto-type of the Zeiss Touit 50mm macro lens due out the early part of 2014 was not available in a Fuji X mount, but it was interesting to see it just the same.  Even without its hood it is quite a long lens.

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