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
After spending a little more time with this lens and getting to know it better I’ll share more of my thoughts about what appears to be a fun combo. I’ve only had the Zeiss 18mm f4 Biogon for a few hours and was desperate to grab a few shots on the Fuji X-T1. After mounting it with […]Read More FujiFilm X-T1: Zeiss 18mm ZM
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
Quick update: When you have Mechanical Shutter + Electronic Shutter (MS+ES) activated you will lose access to ISO sensitivities above 6400. The same is true of you only have ES engaged, you’ll be limited to ISO 6400 or below. I never really thought much about the addition of an electronic shutter until I had a […]Read More The Fuji X-T1 and its Electronic Shutter