5 Great Third Party Lenses For Fujifilm X Mount That Will Inspire You

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Perhaps the biggest downer about Fujifilm cameras is that the X series system is a closed one. While Sony has opened the gates so that Sigma, Tamron, and others can create lenses without reverse engineering their AF system, Fujifilm does not want to go this route. This is fine, simply because Fujifilm creates gorgeous lenses. However, having choices in lenses (and price points) is always a win for the consumer. Still, there are, in fact, some third party lenses for the Fujifilm X mount; and they’re incredible. Not much attention is given to these mostly manual focus Fujifilm X mount gems. They should really be on your radar, though, if you want to branch out a little when it comes to lenses. After the break, we’ll share 5 third party lenses for the Fujifilm X mount that will leave you speechless.

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Cheap Photo: Sony Fans, Get These Zeiss, Tamron Lenses While On Sale

These fantastic Zeiss lenses for Sony E mount cameras have had their prices slashed.

It’s a great time to be a Sony shooter, especially if you’re looking to add some top-quality lenses to your collection. For a short time you can save hundreds on lenses from Zeiss, like the Zeiss Loxia 25mm f2.4 which has a discount of $358.90, and the Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 which has had a massive $455.61 chopped of its regular price, You can also grab the Zeiss Touit 32mm f1.8 for just $610, and the Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8 Macro for $849. There are also deals on Tamron lenses, like the 20mm f2.8, the 24mm f2.8, and the 35mm f2.8. All are still just $299 each. You can even save on the newly released Tamron 70-180mm f2.8. Head on past the break to see all of the deals on Zeiss lenses and more.

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These Third Party X Mount Lenses Complement Fujifilm’s Film Simulations

There are some great third party X mount lenses available for your Fujifilm cameras.

Recently, Sigma told the world that they would love to make lenses for the Fujifilm X mount platform. Still, because Fujifilm will not play nice and share their algorithms with third parties, Sigma said they would have to walk away as they do not have the time to reverse engineer Fujifilm’s AF system. You would think this means that you cannot use or buy third party lenses on your X mount camera, but you would be wrong. You can actually get your hands on some fantastic third party X mount lenses; you just have to know where to look for them. In this roundup, we will share a few of our favorite third party X mount lenses.

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Review: Carl Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 (Sony)

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As compact camera systems constantly improve, third-party lens manufacturers are finally taking the leap and expanding their lens offerings. After a “wait and see” approach, Zeiss has finally entered the fray with its unveiling of the Touit lens system. I was recently handed the Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 and can say I thoroughtly enjoyed my time shooting with it. But with so many options available (and more on the horizon) for compact system cameras, is it worth it? And more importantly, does it live up to the Zeiss name?

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