Latest or all posts or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
Upgrade the memory of your 2018 Mac mini up to 64GB
877-865-7002
Today’s Deal Zone Items... Handpicked deals...
$1398 $898
SAVE $500

$140 $100
SAVE $40

$699 $549
SAVE $150

$4499 $2649
SAVE $1850

$1699 $1199
SAVE $500

$5999 $5999
SAVE $0

$181 $141
SAVE $40

$7699 $7699
SAVE $0

$4499 $2649
SAVE $1850

$400 $330
SAVE $70

$4499 $2649
SAVE $1850

$2350 $1950
SAVE $400

$1700 $1300
SAVE $400

$200 $160
SAVE $40

$1997 $897
SAVE $1100

$250 $110
SAVE $140

$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

$186 $99
SAVE $87

$3999 $2499
SAVE $1500

$200 $170
SAVE $30

$3999 $2499
SAVE $1500

$1498 $1398
SAVE $100

$2497 $1897
SAVE $600

$748 $598
SAVE $150

$899 $699
SAVE $200

$350 $220
SAVE $130

$150 $100
SAVE $50

$799 $599
SAVE $200

$2799 $2099
SAVE $700

$4500 $3500
SAVE $1000

$1699 $1199
SAVE $500

$6799 $6799
SAVE $0

$249 $249
SAVE $0

$3198 $1798
SAVE $1400

$199 $199
SAVE $0

Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR Aperture Series: Face In Boulder (worst lens I have ever seen)

See my Fujifilm GFX wish list.

Update 22 July 2017: see the same scene shot with a good sample.

...

Shooting last night, I observed extreme smearing when trying to focus the Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2, making it virtually impossible to determine best focus, and autofocus could do no better.

This unthinkable sample of the about $2799 Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR somehow made it out of the garbage bin, calling into question the quality control at Fujifilm (does it exist?); the lens is literally unusable garbage, optically speaking.

This copy of the Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2 R WR is by far the worst “bad sample” I have ever seen in a decade of testing. It is insanely bad—even at f/13 it cannot make a sharp image outside the central 1/2 of the frame. One reader sent me a few raw files using his 110mm f/2, and they are razor sharp at f/2. So clearly this lens I received is damaged.

The 110mm f/2 has that clunk-clunk linear focusing motor like the 120/4 (when power is off something clunks around internally). My guess is a box was dropped off the truck somewhere and that loose internal part slammed around. If so, such a design probably won't stay sharp with use over time with parts like that clunking around.

This aperture series is useful only in showing just how bad a lens can be.

Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2 Aperture Series: Face in Boulder (Extreme Bad Sample)

Includes images up to full resolution from f/2 through f/13.

I’ve requested a replacement GF 110mm f/2, but how long that will take I do not know.

While I am very unhappy about having my entire shoot with the GF 110/2 as a total loss, at least it goes no further than one wasted evening. I also shot the GF 23mm f/4 and I’m hoping that it has no issues.

f2 @ 0.7 sec, ISO 100; 2017-07-01 20:30:39
GFX 50S + Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR @ 87mm equiv (110mm)

[low-res image for bot]

Save the tax, we pay you back, instantly!
View all handpicked deals...

Nokia 2.2 TA-1179 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Tungsten Black)
$140 $100
SAVE $40

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2020 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.