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Discussion in 'Fujifilm Cameras' started by steveandthedogs, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    Fuji have made lenses of all types up to including large format, they have always been a top rated lens maker.
    many of their film cameras and lenses were directed primarily towards professional users.
    They were perhaps less well known among the amateur ranks, who saw them principally as film suppliers.

    It seems they have 70% of the television lens market
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
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  2. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Indeed. Now, who was it made the X-Pan for Hasselblad?
  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    The one with the lead solder? I think it was some non-compliance with an electrical components regulation that killed the X-Pan off. I didn't know Fuji were involved.
  4. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Fuji made it and the lenses.

    But then Fuji also used to make cheap M42 SLRs and lenses, and the rather odd X series SLRs too.
  5. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    The lenses were actually fine, the cameras had some slightly oddball quirks though, one had a fastest shutter speed of 1/700th sec.
  6. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    That's the STX-1 - I still have one!
  7. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    And the ST605.

    The 50mm f2.2 lens that came with it was not to the same standard as most Fujinons.
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  8. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Yes - IIRC the ST605 was the m42 mount - is that correct?

    The STX-1 mount is Fujica X-bayonet - somewhat similar nomenclature, but definitely not the same as the current Fujifilm x-mount.
  9. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Yes, that's right. Fuji made some quite interesting M42 cameras, and the X range of the manual STX-1, the aperture priority only AX-1, aperture priority/manual AX-3 and multtimode AX-5 - all of these rather limited in sales success by that X bayonet.
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  10. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Oh dear.

    Yes the 18-55mm is a great lens. I throw up my hands in despair every time I hear the, oh but it's f2.8-f4 is too slow, I then ferret out a few of the posters images and find they specialise in Granny on the beach in Margate or setting sun over Macclesfield. I manage and my shooting is normally in low light situations, I hate sunshine give me a rainy dark night in the backstreets of Brighton.....too slow? well they seem to come out good enough for A3+ prints, pixel peepers might not be satisfied but that's their problem,
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  11. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    We used to manage with films of 100 to 400 iso not so long ago and many people were using zooms slower than f2.8-4 which were vastly inferior to the Fujifilm 18-55!
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  12. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Exactly so starting with your base 400ISO at f2'8, lets turn the wick up a bit 6400, that gives you the same result as an f1!!!!!!!!!!!!!, and tack sharp. then we have the very effective Image stabilisation, four stops, Haven't a clue how that stacks up.. But the thing is with the XT1, X Pro2 X100T I haver never missed a shot because of low light, As an old time film user it just amazes me of these cameras ability to photograph in just about any light conditions.

    It's the freedom which is so exciting, and the sad thing......most will still moan and take pictures of Granny on Margate beach.

    Actually if I have the figures a bit wrong please forgive, I'm suffering a rather Nasty bout of flue, brought on by........a flue jab.

    Actually I wonder why I use Margate beach, didn't Turner find it an inspiring place? :)
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2017
  13. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    He certainly enjoyed the attractions of his landlady.
  14. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Everytime Brighton is visited one has to take one of these.

    But this is the 18 mm end of the 18-55mm 'Kit" lens.

  15. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    A variation or two. Again 18-55mm "Kit" zoom.

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  16. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    I really ought to have a day in Brighton, it's ages since I last went...

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