Cycling is a healthy sport, great cardio and low impact, especially on the knees. But, for me, another important part of this sport is getting out into the mountains, clearing my mind and taking photos. Most of the photo taking is done with my mobile phone, which works for most situations, but it is nothing like bringing […]Read More The Ricoh GR as a Cycling Camera
This lens is one of the reasons I wanted to give the Fuji X Mount system a try. The first lens I picked up was the 35mm f1.4 and I was impressed, but not nearly as impressed as I have been with the 56mm f1.2. I have had the chance to shoot with it a […]Read More FujiFilm’s Perfect 56mm f1.2
In the last post I had only spent a few hours with the Zeiss 18mm f/4 ZM and wanted to hold back judgement until I spent more time shooting it. After a long weekend with it on the FujiFilm X-T1 (and the Leica M9) it’s not a stretch to say that it’s quickly becoming one of […]Read More FujiFilm – Settling in with a Wide Zeiss
Like most accessories, there are dozens of variations to choose from. Fuji even has two of their own for the X-T1. At $160 and $130 I was a little more motivated to try something else so I turned to eBay once again. Unlike the cheap adapter in my last post, I’ll be keeping this eBay purchase. […]Read More Fuji X-T1: High Quality, Low Price Grip
I’ve used several adapters for different mounts in the past, some OEM and some cheap alternatives. Fujifilm offers an extensive list of compatible M mount lenses from Leica, Voigtlander, Carl Zeiss and Ricoh that can be found here. In addition to this, Fujifilm have included a handy template to be used on your lens to check […]Read More Fujifilm’s M Mount Adapter or an eBay Adapter?
*Updated with full size images with EXIF data. The full frame Leica M9 with its beautiful CCD sensor vs the APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor is an odd comparison, but it works, because there are a number of users out there with both systems. If not an owner of both systems there are a lot of FujiFilm […]Read More Fujifilm X-T1 VS Leica M9 (35mm, 50mm, 75mm)
The Leica 75mm Summarit (Version I) has and equivalent focal length of approximately 113mm on the Fuji X-T1. For a Leica lens it is a relative bargain and is often found on the used market around $1000. It is extremely compact for this focal length and built like all other Leica lenses, solid. For this […]Read More FujiFilm X-T1 with the Leica 75mm Summarit