REVIEW: The Pulling Power of the Different Fujinon Lenses
Preparing the recent blogs on the Fujinon 90mm f2 and the 50-140mm f2.8 got me thinking about the other lenses in my camera bag and the different focal lengths I have available to me. When people ask me what lenses I use I reply with 'oh I used a 10-24mm at 10mm on that shot' or 'that one was taken with the 56mm' but what does the different focal lengths do to the final image and how far away can I stand with each lens.
Well I decided that I need to show the pulling power of each of the seven Fujinon lenses I have in the camera bag. The focal length range I currently have available is 10mm to 200mm, equivalent to 15mm to 305mm in full frame terms, which are covered by the following lenses I have in my bag.
- Fujinon XF10-24mm F4R LM OIS
- Fujinon XF18mm f2R
- Fujinon XF35mm f1.4R
- Fujinon XF56mm f1.2R
- Fujinon XF90mm f1.2R LM WR
- Fujinon XF50-140mm f2.8R LM OIS WR
- Fujinon XF55-200mm f3.5/4.8R LM OIS
Everything is relative to the size of old 35mm film, the sensors in 'full frame' cameras are roughly the same size as that standard. In full frame terms 50mm gives roughly the same field of view as the human eye and this has become known as the 'standard' lens. Anything with a bigger focal length (51mm +) is telephoto, anything smaller is wide angle.
Now camera manufacturers use a sensor of different sizes which affects the field of view for a given lens. Fujifilm cameras use an APS-C size sensor and this has a crop factor of just over 1.5x. So a standard lens on a Fujifilm X-Series camera is 35mm (53mm) and, 18mm wide angle is 27mm, 56mm telephoto is 85mm and so on.
I took my X-T1 and the camera bag down to Cromwell Harbour in Dunbar and walked along the sea wall to shoot across East Beach towards Dunbar Parish Church. Setting the camera on the tripod I took one picture on each of the prime lenses. For the zoom lenses I took one picture at the short end and one at the long end of the zoom range.
Here are the results and you can see the difference in the various focal lengths on each lens
All images taken on a Fujifilm X-T1