Is the process any different? Thanks for reading and enjoy your classic lenses! Your email address will not be published. This lens will never replace a proper fuji lens, but at the same … Hope this helps! I thought of getting this lens to play with, but then my fear was that it might be on my camera when a once in a lifetime shot presents itself. There are also some special adapters that can do tilt and shift, but we won’t discuss those. As a consumer, I am also attracted to these features, but I believe that I will not enjoy using it if the image quality is being compromised. Thanks for having sharing your knowledge and experience with those cameras and lenses. thanks again and stay safe! f8 . Now I know you mentioned I won’t be able to control the aperture with a mount like that… However, even though there is a focusing ring on my canon lens (50 1.8 STM)… Nothing happens when I move the ring to focus. Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5 + M42-FX adapter – I got this lens for a bit more reach. . They released many focal lengths, with options from ultrawide to mid-telephoto. haven’t checked through your blog but another possibility of MF Focusing and handling the camera would be a cheap third Party lens like Pergear, 7 Artisans etc. Take pictures. This company has come out with more focal lengths with same exterior. Use Canon EF Lens at Native Aperture. SHOOT WITHOUT LENS. I am able to get focus peaking to work on my Fuji lenses but is there any way to get them to work with my NIKKOR lenses. ISO 160 Although it is not 100% perfect, it does improve my accuracy in getting my subject in focus. This is similar to split image viewfinders on manual film SLR cameras. but is a lot harder to nail manual focus when shooting with a shallow dof (f/1.7) than at F/8 etc goodluck Hi Chris. Fuji X-T3 . Hi Ella. From Canon to Nikon, M42 to Leica, the rabbit hole goes very deep for using adapters and lenses for your Fuji X. The build quality at such an economical price is very pleasing to recent buyers. If I get one of the adapters you mentioned for my film lenses will I have this same exposure (not showing) problem?? Thanks for your question! I switched the control up front (M C S — put it on M). I haven’t tried Yashica lenses myself, but have heard good things. Again, thanks for the images. If I were to choose one line of lenses to use with one high quality adapter, I might be inclined to suggest Nikon D lenses. The results are awesome. focus peaking Blue hi M-C-S switch in front to M The blue focus peaking seems to be on all the time and is a distraction when composing a shot. Add $7 for the adapter and you’ve got a killer portrait lens for $40 (plus a few more bucks for shipping). I’d love to try Leica glass someday as well! However, with shallow depth of field, it still can be challenging to focus. There are 19mm and 20mm M42 lenses out there but their prices are often around $200 USD or more. Focus peaking allows you to focus much quicker with manual lenses than the traditional live view magnification method. Thanks. Really helped with setting up my new Fuji XH-1 and Samyang 12mm. Hey Roy stunning photos. Interesting insights. The Samyang lens that you posted about is kind of expnesive. I have no problems with manual focus, I’ve been using analog camera many years ago, what is not very clear to me yet is the aperture, I will set it on the lens but how the camera know which aperture I’m shooting at? Again, I have used some Amazon affiliate links in this article to show you more information about the products mentioned here. I don’t understand. 2. Can anyone tell me if they have used the Fuji Adaptor and Leica Lenses and seen the Focus Peaking working specifically on the X-T1? This is purely my own opinion about this piece of wonderful glass, and I wish to share with more people who are keen to explore with a manual lens. Having said that, they are all manual lenses (excluding Viltrox). I shoot mainly landscapes with the Samyang 12mm and the Takumar 135mm, while the Helios is mainly a portrait lens. Otherwise when not connected to a Camera body the lens sits wide open at its native aperture, so if you have F1.8 lens it mean it remains at F1.8. The Helios 44M, which is mentioned in this article, is an M42 mount, so M42 – FX. Alwin is a 37 years old engineer, husband and Fujifilm fanboy from Singapore. Nothing much to complain about for a USD75 lens. It was a joyful compact camera and it also introduced film simulations to him. Since vintage lenses are more of a hobby and experiment, I personally chose the M42 line of lenses. I know that some people are really good (and fast) with manual focus lenses, particularly for street shooting using the zone focus method. For a “most used lens”, beg, borrow or steal and get the best one. 3. If you are using the EVF mode it should be exactly the same as the LCD. standing on the water with reflections is really cool. The focus peaking on my X-M1 is hardly better than guessing, and there's no zoom magnification with manual lenses to check focus accuracy on screen, which the Nex has. If you want to go the inexpensive route, a vintage lens with the corresponding adapter will not cost much. I set my lens to manual focus, with focus peaking selected and then I adjust the focus ring until the focus scale shows that I have reached infinity. Those are more modern and generally sharper with better lens coatings compared to the M42. However, they will be a bit more expensive. For your information, the default “logo” on the lens is the lens element’s simplified cutaway. Focus Peaking Function Some cameras now incorporate a technology called focus peaking which visually outlines the edges of the most in-focus area of a scene,, before the shutter is ever released. Hi Maher. If you have any experiences to share in using manual focus lenses with your Fuji, leave a comment below. The only manual lens I already tried with my Fuji X system is Meike 35 mm f/1.7. Maybe I wasn’t born talented with such precise and sharp eyes. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Clicking and purchasing will, of course, help me out at no extra cost to you. would cost you apx as much as an old lens BUT without the extra bulk of the Adapter (for me this is a strong Point for the cheaper x mount lenses). Hi Roy – So happy to have found your article! They are very expensive, much heavier and as I already said, they are manual focus only. and turn on "Zebra" to help with exposure. It’s probably my not-so-perfect eyes to look at the photos, and I have to rely on the EXIF data to tell me. I remember seeing this lens on the web some time back, and thought the external design showing the optical formula was kind of neat. I have actually been searching for a cheap and wide M42 lens but have not had much success. You can combine the two methods to get sharpness slightly faster. So I wanted to bring that Manual and analog experience in to the digital world (like so many). Turn on focus peaking. However, I cannot control that temptation, and I eventually bought a few manual lenses to try out. You can certainly feel the weight when you hold it. It's better than nothing, but it's poor if focus precision is what you want. Well, don't worry, we don’t mind. Your email address will not be published. Also— does the EVF/LCD screen not accurately show the exposure before taking a picture— when using a lens with adapter like this? I recently jumped to the mirrorless bandwagon and this is so helpful! Despite having 10 aperture blades, the bokeh balls are oval-shaped at the corner of the lens, but you still get very nice circular bokeh balls at the centre. Lenses with a focus distance indicator must be set to manual focus mode (MF) before this option can be used. Does it work like a DSLR when used like this and you have to CHIMP? Just one curiosity: does the Asahi Super Takumar lens not come with a Fuji X Mount? One thing I noticed about the cheaper adapters, however, is the focus scale is a bit off. Best regards! I have never really been a fan of the OVF on any of the Fuji X bodies and I can imagine it’s quite tough with manual focusing, especially with a 500mm. Might be due to the smaller size than the Fujinon XF35mm F1.4, it felt heavier than the Fuji lens. I love your Videos too, thanks a lot for your help! When you use a “manual” lens, I understand that means manual focus. Peaking isn't perfect however—one thing to watch for is that it may not be clear where the plane of sharpest focus is, such as whether it is the eye or the ear, for example, and when using wide lenses or when stopped down (or both), some cameras will give you peaking highlights over almost the entire photograph. I will still use the XF 35mm F1.4 for most occasions, this manual lens will be there for me when I need my brain exercise. I have recently purchased a second hand Fuji X-T1 and use vintage Yashica ML lenses of various focal lengths inherited from my Yashica FX Super film camera. As you adjust the aperture ring on the manual lens, the camera will still be able to meter the light coming through the lens and automatically set the shutter speed accordingly. Fuji has two peaking sensitivities in the GFX, not including off. Unfortunately, I did not know much about this company’s background. I just wanted to understand if it’s working fine with Fujifilm mirrorless cameras like the XE-1. Hi Roy, good item on manual lenses, thank you. Persevere. Bloody hell, what a cool experience..again, Transports me back to the 80ies when I did photography Courses in School. It’s small, surprisingly sharp wide open (for its price), and is only about $100 brand new. During those DSLR days, it was undoubtedly a terrible experience for me to use a manual lens to shoot. Focus peaking is probably one of the best features in mirrorless cameras. I use magnified focus assist, never found the peaking worth bothering with. Hope this helps. Thanks for this review, Alwin. First, as of this moment, Fujifilm is still struggling to supply this wonderful XF50mm F1 lens to the hands of…, So the battle of the sub f/2.0 portrait lenses for the Fujifilm X series is heating up with some of the best lenses I have used to capture anything from my son to a CEO of a huge …, The camera world has been completely turned upside down in the last few years and though about 90% of the content we create is written to prospective brides or clients, every once…, “Honey, I’m sorry, but I’ve been seeing my Ex...” - Does this sound familiar to you? Secondly, it’s the price tag. Since it does not impact the image quality, and I do not do videography, it is not a big deal for me. Please the Pro-1 EVF has a ridiculous resolution, on this first generation shooting OVF is a must (so no big tele lens), EVF is more like a backup when OVF doesn’t work). Personally, I use the manual focus lenses when I can take it slow. Thank you a lot Greetings from Greece. Early days but looking forward to getting out there to fully test it! It’s a solid and well-built lens. One thing to note is that this adapter will be Manual Focus only. Attachment Not familiar with all the lenses you mentioned, but a quick Google search indicates the first 2 are Contax Yashica mounts. Hence, I wouldn’t recommend it. MOUNT ADAPTOR SETTING. It has a band of values over which it will work and that means it'll show when the focus is not perfect. You can upload: image, audio, video, document, spreadsheet, interactive, text, archive, code, other. Personally, I went for a combination of modern third-party and classic M42 screw mount lenses. have you ever tried one and what is your opinion. For a bit more money, you can get a phase-detect enabled body such as an X-E2, X-T1, or any newer model after these. Fujinon 80mm F2.8 @80mm . 2. HI Roy, I’m really new to this Vintage lens to Digital body thing and maybe my question could be wrong or stupid I just bought a Fujifilm X-T20 and a new Fujinon lens with it, but searching for it before buying it I was intrigued by this Vintage lenses thing. However, the light metering is fully functional and the camera will accurately tell you the exposure reading and/or adjust exposure automatically (depending on what mode you’re in). This lens is sharp (especially when stopped down a bit), small, built like a tank, and cheap! Since this was just a fun experiment for me, I went for the cheapest one I could find. To continue from what I have mentioned in my disclaimer, this lens has changed my perception, and it’s giving me a very positive image of how China-made manual lenses have come so far. X-Pro 1 with the very heavy Summicron 90mm f/2 attached X-Pro1, 1/125, f/ 2.8, ISO 1000 – Summicron 90mm f/2 So there’s no actual connection between the camera and lens. Focus peaking works really well in decent light, even wide open. But why should you take the risk of having off focus results and deliver it to your clients? It’s very cheap, just about USD 100. This can also be found under SHOOTING MENU 3. I am a novice and hope to get good at taking photos. After placing my order, I was having a hard time thinking of what design or logo to be printed on the lens. This is one of the reasons why it caught my attention. Recent buyers have been very pleased with the results of the lens when used with the Fuji camera. Thank you for the great article, and sharing your stunning photos! In my opinion, this is something unusual, and it is kind of adding a personal touch to a lens. Hence, I always have to do a visual check on the lens before I shoot. Thanks for reading and for the great feedback! I believe so too! probably just needs practice. Plus Samyang makes them in the native Fuji X mount, so no adapters necessary. I got my manual focus lenses with slower types of photography in mind. Wondering what the most practical strategy might be for investing in one lens line/type/company (M42, Nikon, Canon, etc…) and then buying one really high-quality adapter to be shared among them all. I got mine with case and metal hood for $31 USD, shipped straight from Japan. Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post by the lens manufacturer. When Not to Use It. the XE-1 seems to be the best cheap option for manual lenses. However, I noticed some lens breathing with this lens. All the best with your new kit! Found under SHOOTING MENU 4. It is possible, but please note that Canon EF lenses do not have manual aperture controls, so you will need to get an adapter that can control the aperture, like this one. Some tips in using the manual lens: use M mode and manually set all settings (ISO, aperture, shutter speed). I imagine the more expensive models will be more accurate, but I don’t have first hand experience. hi everyone i own a x-e2 i have a big problem with focus peaking in manual focus (with old lenses and adapter ring) focus peak with my vintage lenses worked fine before but since the firmware update from 2.00=4.01, i have not the function working any more after the update of firmware i … Then, following the arrival of the mirrorless era, there was a rise in many 3rd party manual lens manufacturers, especially from China. As regards exposure, I normally shoot with my Fuji XT-30 in Aperture Priority mode, meaning I set the aperture (it seems to always be F/5.6 on my Fuji 35mm lens!) Modern lenses from third-party manufacturers like Samyang are awesome, and classic lenses can give you some unique looks to your images. These work brilliantly using a C/Y – X adapter and as one who cut his teeth on analogue cameras I find the X-T1 controls so easy to use. Thanks for reading. That’s why the X-E1 is still my favorite body for manual focus lenses. The excitement is the process of focusing on the subjects, and the satisfaction comes in when the shots nailed it. Hi Roy, this is such a great article! It’s a performer for its price, and the photos are surprisingly usable too. It can be found under SHOOTING MENU 3. He loves to experience and discover many genres. I just take picutures for myself, it is a hobby, no Need for fast AF or huge MP, I like to take my time, the whole process and experience is importtant to me and not just the final Picture, Kinda like to slow down, nice balance to hectic life, wotk, Family etc. The X-M cannot magnify the view on the rear screen? How is the image quality compared to the Fujinon XF35mm F1.4? But since I rely mostly on the focus peaking, I don’t really look at the focus scale on the lens. They definitely have some of the lowest price points and pretty good quality. 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