|Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:53 am Post subject:
|I agree on the 1.8/55 and 1.6/55 being gems.
The last set of X-Fujinons were produced to a price point, very cheap plastic construction and a noticeable reduction in build and image quality.
The superb 1.6/55 was replaced with a smaller and inferior 1.6/50, the 55 is metal and solid, the 50 is flimsy plastic.
The 2.2/55 and 1.9/50 were budget items, they never received the EBC coating (the 1.6s came in both EBC and non-EBC) and are really cheaply made if you take one apart.
I don't know what other X-Fujinons are inferior, the 2.2/55, 1.9/50 and 1.6/50 are not upto the usual standard, but I have an EBC 3.5/28 that is superb.
I know the EBC 2.8/100, 1.6/55 and 2.5/135 are superb.
I don't care who designed it, who made it or what country it comes from - I just enjoy using it!