Fujinon XF 80mm F2.8 LM OIS WR Macro lens

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In the early days of my Fujification, I bought the 60mm macro lens. Well, techincally it’s not actually a macro lens, as it doesn’t match the strict definition of being able to create an image on the sensor that’s the same size as the actual object. But it still managed some quite nice close up shots. But Fujifilm being Fujifilm, they’ve now rectified that with the shiny new 80mm actual macro lens that I accidentally bought yesterday. Well, it was like this. I’d seen some reviews, and some sample images and thought I might put it on my shopping list. But I was in Jessops in the Metrocentre and there it was in the cabinet. Ooooooooh. So, I wandered off for a bit, thought about it and went back in and sort of bought it. They made me do it! They forced me!!! I’m innocent, I tell you!

While I was at it, I added a bit of light, the usual UV filter to protect the front element, and took the unusual step of accepting the offer of repair insurance, on the grounds that with the various discounts I was being given, it was effectively free.

I’ve been doing a bit of playing, making maximum use of the new light and not taking the trouble to set up a tripod, and so far I really like what I’m seeing. Here are some more examples.

First, just to show just how close this thing gets:

It's a matter of scale

It’s a matter of scale

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 80mm
ISO: 1000
Taken: 25 February, 2018

I don’t think I need to tell you the actual size of what you’re seeing there.

There’s always a Dalek around somewhere:

Exterminate

Exterminate

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 80mm
ISO: 2500
Taken: 25 February, 2018

And where there’s a Dalek, you just know who’s going to show up:

Eleven

Eleven

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/4.5
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 80mm
ISO: 800
Taken: 25 February, 2018

And the other thing you’re likely to find here is a dragon, of course:

Dragon

Dragon

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 80mm
ISO: 1250
Taken: 25 February, 2018

So, seems like a nice lens.

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