Here's some more shots with the Kamlan 50mm f1.1 and one from the Fuji 50mm f2.0. Testing, testing.

Kamlan in the studio. f2.8

Fuji XF 50mm f2.0.


Kamlan. Love the choice of manual focus indicator options in the X-E3.


Kamlan. Not altogether sharp but loving the background...



Kamlan+X-E3 at f4.0. Acros setting.

1 comment:

mikehessey@GMAIL.COM said...

Sorry, I've not visited your site for a couple of weeks (retro Nikon content!), though I've been a very regular visitor for a long time before that. So you are trying Fuji now - I'm afraid that though my main interest is in photography I do also enjoy trying different cameras as well, though now exclusively mirrorless - Panasonic G1 since it was announced, and G9, the latest in the series, but Olympus too. I've had a Fuji since the X-E1 (not a pioneer, but early adopter). I've got the 18-55, 50-200 and some primes, certainly great glass in the original 'kit' lenses, but if you are going to compare the pro 4/3 lenses like the 12-100 (I have that lens) with the Fuji ones, then for equality (BUT NO IS!!) the Fuji 16-? is surely more suitable, including price). Ditto, the very good and modestly priced Fuji tele zoom - to compare with the Oly Pro lens there is a more obvious lens (including price) in the Fuji range (I only have the same version as you). If you want a wider range zoom, reasonable performance, though not very fast, and no need to change lenses, the 18-135 is what I use most. I bought the 60mm with X-E1 camera as a bundle (early days!) - it is of course a 'half-macro' not full macro (I didn't know this when I bought it!), but for my purposes it is a good lens though sadly not stabilised - the much newer 80mm would probably be better for me and perhaps you for longer FL portraits, and faster?
Horses for courses (and, my addition I think, jockeys) - I'm a landscape and close-up photographer, is I'm very sad I've never got to Iceland.

There are some other native lenses I would have thought were of potential interest (80mm Macro - a macro, but report suggest it is good for other work, like your main interest, or 56mm).

Fujifilm are great for continuous improvement, and though they aren't by any means perfect (a bit too easy to move the exposure compensation dial on my X-P2 and I REALLY want image stabilisation on the smaller bodies due too my age and unsteady hands, and a Panasonic-style rear display) they do seem to me the most aware of what they need to do to satisfy photographers.

Sorry to inflict this on you and perhaps others, it's just what suits me for my kind of photography.

Thanks for a great web site.