It’s tricky because it involves the movement of the model and myself. Thanks for reading, François! I just wanted to understand if it’s working fine with Fujifilm mirrorless cameras like the XE-1. Finally, here are some sample images I have made using manual focus lenses on my Fujifilm X system. 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. and turn on "Zebra" to help with exposure. If I get one of the adapters you mentioned for my film lenses will I have this same exposure (not showing) problem?? However, if you have a full line-up of canon lenses you want to work with your Fuji, then the Fringer might be a good option. Stay away from the EOS to Fuji X adapters that do not have aperture control rings. The only drawback is the manual focus, but that can easily be rectified if you are a keen photographer. So on cameras like the X-H1, X-T4, and X-S10, it is best to input the data properly. Really helped with setting up my new Fuji XH-1 and Samyang 12mm. During those DSLR days, it was undoubtedly a terrible experience for me to use a manual lens to shoot. Fuji X-T1 with a Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5. Unless you have completed the shots you need and have some spare time exploring with this lens, I think it is okay to experience using it. Yes, Aperture Priority mode will work with manual lenses. It can still hold its own despite being a fairly old body and gives you pretty much all you need when using manual lenses. Your email address will not be published. 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. There are also more specialized (and expensive) ones like Zhongyi Lens Turbo and Metabones Speed Booster. The Sigma UC zoom is made for various mounts, so you’ll have to check that. Then, following the arrival of the mirrorless era, there was a rise in many 3rd party manual lens manufacturers, especially from China. This is one of the reasons why it caught my attention. have you ever tried one and what is your opinion. category: Cameras • 2 min read I started photography in the so called: “ the good old days.” On SLRs (Single Lens Reflex cameras - long before the digital revolution) we had a small split screen in the center of the viewfinder to focus and that was it. I've used adapted lenses on all digital cameras I've owned, and it's especially good on the XT cameras as the viewfinder is good and large. Believe it or not, when I am compiling my photos, I could not tell which ones were taken with the manual lens. It’s small, surprisingly sharp wide open (for its price), and is only about $100 brand new. They are very expensive, much heavier and as I already said, they are manual focus only. . When using manual focus lenses on Fuji X bodies, don’t forget the following settings: 1. the only Thing I don’t like with the Fuji, is the Focus by wire. I did the shoot without lens and entered the distance (50mm). The camera will not know exactly what aperture you are at when using vintage lenses, since there is no data communication between them. Unfortunately, I did not know much about this company’s background. There is a faster f/2.5 version but it’s bigger and more expensive. Thank you for your comment. I got my manual focus lenses with slower types of photography in mind. Hope this helps. Use Canon EF Lens at Native Aperture. Required fields are marked *. My adapter arrived yesterday and it works great. From Canon to Nikon, M42 to Leica, the rabbit hole goes very deep for using adapters and lenses for your Fuji X. This lens will never replace a proper fuji lens, but at the same … While it can be very useful, there are some cases when we don’t recommend using focus peaking. Hi Roy Thanks a lot for your ideas I have the FUJIFILM XE2-S and I’d like to use these lences: a) Carl Zeiss Planar T 1.7/50 , b) Yashica ML Zoom 28-85 1:3.5-4.5 , g) Sigma UC Zoom 35-135 1:4.5-5.6 and finally d) MC Helios 44M-4 58mm 1:2 M 52×0,75 What adaptors shall I need for each one? Since M42 lenses are screw-type, the lettering on the lenses may not always align properly. 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. - Despite it looks, the Fuji is not a rangefinder - you will need to use focus peaking and magnification to focus. Then, following the arrival of the mirrorless era, there was a rise in many 3rd party manual lens manufacturers, especially from China. Thanks for reading and enjoy your classic lenses! 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. Thank you a lot Greetings from Greece. This tells the camera what focal length your lens is, and will record it in your EXIF data. 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. It fills in the focal length EXIF data embedded on the image files. He loves to experience and discover many genres. Thank you! There are several preset focal lengths and two programmable ones. I had heard so many great things about this lens and I ended up buying it even before I had a camera to use it with. I have a X100T and recently bought a Nikon FE Film camera. Thanks for checking out the article! One thing I noticed about the cheaper adapters, however, is the focus scale is a bit off. The only manual lens I already tried with my Fuji X system is Meike 35 mm f/1.7. Why it Stands Out to Us I shoot on a X-T200 and the lens is a NIKKOR 35mm F1.2 if that helps. would still like to see an example also make sure shooting without lens is switched on in the menus. 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). When I locate my subject, I will simply rotate the focusing ring to the desired distance and snap. As a 50mm (full-frame equivalent) lens, it can be used for most genres but what I use here are mainly street and portrait. The good thing about newer phase-detect bodies is the additional split-image option for MF assist, as well as different focus peaking colors. The X-Pro 1 is also quite cheap now, and will provide a similar experience, though I’m not sure how the optical viewfinder will function with them (leave a comment below if you have any info on this). It was a joyful compact camera and it also introduced film simulations to him. 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. Again, I have used some Amazon affiliate links in this article to show you more information about the products mentioned here. I use filters a lot on this lens, so I just leave the filter holder on and use the square Cokin lens cap to protect it while in the bag. Thanks in advance for your advice. It has a maximum aperture of f/1.7, which enables you to shoot at night time and dark environment. I think Olympus say as much in the manuals. This gives me an equivalent reach of 200mm in a small, travel-friendly package. I believe so too! It is very pricey though, and you might be better off getting a true Fuji lens. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. I don’t really mind, but it may be a turn-off for some. Anyone that shoots with manual lenses knows that it can be tricky to get used to, and it … For the time being, I would either look at the Fuji XT-1 or wait for the X-Pro 2 - if you aren't concerned about the crop factor or a willing to cope with the speed-booster. You can search Google for other kinds of lens adapters. His first encounter with Fujifilm was the launch of the X10 in 2012. Hope this helps! Required fields are marked *, Handsome, like a weapon. I just purchased my fuji x-t20 and is just getting started out. Your email address will not be published. There are also some special adapters that can do tilt and shift, but we won’t discuss those. Lenses with a focus distance indicator must be set to manual focus mode (MF) before this option can be used. With a bit of Googling, you can find a wealth of information on the best lenses in any price range. Those are more modern and generally sharper with better lens coatings compared to the M42. The camera will not trigger if this is not enabled. It's better than nothing, but it's poor if focus precision is what you want. When you use a “manual” lens, I understand that means manual focus. I paid for this lens from my own pocket. However, they will be a bit more expensive. My Top 10 Photos of 2020 – South Korea Travel and Documentary Photographer, Rainy Miraesa – Travel Photography in Tongyeong, South Korea, Gwanggyo – Street Photography in Suwon, South Korea. They call them low and high. It is a saviour for me. Definitely agree on the Fujifilm controls and ergonomics. Found under SHOOTING MENU 4. However, I cannot control that temptation, and I eventually bought a few manual lenses to try out. What follows is my advice on how to focus the GFX with good-quality lenses with the camera on a tripod. Hi Simon. The title is a bit confusing given your decision to keep it. If you are using the EVF mode it should be exactly the same as the LCD. This works for me every time. I use these manual focus lenses with a Fujifilm X-E1 and an X-T1. I did some research online. For street shots, I usually set my focusing distance to infinity first. I went to take a picture and the LCD showed a nice exposure— took the picture and it was quite dark. Your email address will not be published. The XF35mm F1.4 is about 6 times the price of this manual lens. 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). I cannot seem to get peaking or Split Focus working when using Leica Lenses. How is the image quality compared to the Fujinon XF35mm F1.4? I got mine with case and metal hood for $31 USD, shipped straight from Japan. Thank you for the great article, and sharing your stunning photos! Hi Ella. I know that some people are really good (and fast) with manual focus lenses, particularly for street shooting using the zone focus method. This sucks and one out of 50 pics are I focus, due to very thin focus plane and the lack of phase focus (contrast focus does not work well on white birds which such a lens). As technology evolved over the years, the mirrorless systems came and replaced my DSLR camera. It can be found under SHOOTING MENU 3. 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. Since this was just a fun experiment for me, I went for the cheapest one I could find. -Focus Peak Highlight: This mode highlights the areas of the image that are in focus. -Standard: This basically zooms into the image real time and helps you check focus at pixel level. The EVF, the new magnified split view as well as colored focus peaking makes this camera a fantastic experience for shooting vintage glass! But the most popular focal lengths are 35mm and 50mm on APS-C format. 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. 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. Is it possible to use it for professional work? I was using focus peaking and getting perfect results at f/1.4. Hi Roy, this is such a great article! At first, it took me a while to become familiar with using this lens. One thing to note is that this adapter will be Manual Focus only. I do not doubt that both lenses are enjoyable to use, and they have different hands-on experience to achieve the shots. I call them high and higher, but for this post, we’ll stick to Fuji’s terminology. I’m glad it could help! and let the camera choose the exposure time/ISO setting combination (basically, ISO 160 subject to a minimum shutter speed of 1/200sec). Fortunately, even the cheapest adapter comes with a hex key adjustment so you can adjust the lens alignment. You can combine the two methods to get sharpness slightly faster. When Not to Use It. The bokehlicious Helios 44-2 58mm f/2.0 + X-T1: The long and strong Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5 + X-T1: Want to read more about manual lenses on Fuji X and watch them in action? I would recommend at least a phase focus enabled camera. This is similar to split image viewfinders on manual film SLR cameras. 2. There needs to be an electronic connection to the lens to make focusing work. That bird (egret?) All the best with your new kit! I shoot mainly landscapes with the Samyang 12mm and the Takumar 135mm, while the Helios is mainly a portrait lens. It’s also very cheap. For faster-paced shoots, I use autofocus lenses. Having said that, both lenses have their own beauty, their own character and purpose to serve their target audiences. I use focus peaking on a XPro-1 with an old 500mm MTO F8 tele lens (manual). I must be honest saying I’m asking this before even mounting the lenses I received the camera yesterday and still waiting for the lenses, but I’m already digging the manual (thing I usually don’t do:)). First, ignore the two lower settings for magnified view. If you want to use these lenses, best go with an adapter that has built-in iris control, like these for Canon EF and for Nikon G. Update: I have been receiving numerous questions specifically about using Canon EOS lenses with Fuji X bodies. Since the aperture ring rotates in the opposite direction from Fujinon lenses, there were times when I accidentally turned to the wrong aperture. I bought an X-E2 and I bought an EOS-FX mount off of ebay. Hi Chris. Hi Stavros. For your information, the default “logo” on the lens is the lens element’s simplified cutaway. Not all are available in all camera models. Maybe I wasn’t born talented with such precise and sharp eyes. if using the 35mm Shoot at F/8 with focus object a few meters away to give you a large DOF. SHOOT WITHOUT LENS. Secondly, it’s the price tag. Thank you for reading! 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. I hope my answer helps. The focusing scale remains the best way of judging distance on old lenses with Fuji cameras, IMO. Hi Roy Just got x-pro2 and minolta 135 every thing works but it seems that i only can use the lcd screen to se the focus and not in the eyefinder? Focus peaking allows you to focus much quicker with manual lenses than the traditional live view magnification method. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Thanks for reading and for the great feedback! Might be due to the smaller size than the Fujinon XF35mm F1.4, it felt heavier than the Fuji lens. Now there Comes the vintage lenses into Play…..I just ordered a Xpro1 for a ridicolous Price in excellent condition. I love your Videos too, thanks a lot for your help! If you want the most bang for your buck, I’d recommend getting an X-E1 used or refurbished. All the best on your journey with digital! I’m not super familiar with the X-Pro 2, but there are a few more things to consider since it has a hybrid viewfinder. One of my main interests in buying this camera was seeing accurate exposure before taking a picture. BUT after reading that the EVF is terrible and the OVF is no good with focussing, I wonder if it is no god with old glass or Manual focussing in General. There is a wide range of adapters available on the market. I was so confused about shooting with my Canon lens using an adapter for a newly purchased Fuji XA-3. Using this lens for portrait photos is a little tricky. Add $7 for the adapter and you’ve got a killer portrait lens for $40 (plus a few more bucks for shipping). Miche from Switzerland. Modern lenses from third-party manufacturers like Samyang are awesome, and classic lenses can give you some unique looks to your images. – No focus peaking – Hard to manual focus with EVF [Verdict] The Fuji Xpro with manual focus lenses was not a good experience. Using manual lenses with the Fujifilm X system is a great option to experiment and expand your camera system. Sorry Roy Long post, I know. The latter two adapters mentioned have special optics inside that effectively make your camera perform like a full frame camera. Attachment standing on the water with reflections is really cool. But pop in the X mount lenses and this is a little beast. 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. Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS – this was actually the reason I got an interchangeable Fuji camera in the first place. Thank you for reading, Beatrix! Hi Maher. 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. So, I just purchased an X-T20 and you’ve inspired me to buy some old manual lenses. A CY to FX adapter is available. Another thing that should be mentioned is that the adapters do make the lens a bit bigger. Turn on focus peaking. I found this post and quickly followed your guide. After placing my order, I was having a hard time thinking of what design or logo to be printed on the lens. I’d love to try Leica glass someday as well! I mainly use fuji xt10 for both XF af lens and MF lens with adaptor I think sony offer more choices of adaptors and more compatible with MF lens than fuji but i didn’t like to sony function & control I love to shoot with fuji x. I can get almost evertything i need..the Picture styles, jpeg file and control is Great. You can certainly feel the weight when you hold it. Early days but looking forward to getting out there to fully test it! I’ve been searching about this topic online but didn’t really find an answer. Might as well save up a bit and go for the Samyang, IMO. Third-party lens manufacturers such as Samyang produce very high quality and relatively affordable manual focus lenses. The look of this lens wide open is very vintage chic. Focus peaking works really well in decent light, even wide open. 1/160” . but is a lot harder to nail manual focus when shooting with a shallow dof (f/1.7) than at F/8 etc goodluck The Samyang lens that you posted about is kind of expnesive. Persevere. Yes, you lose autofocus functionality, but the manual focus assist options provided by mirrorless cameras has made manual lenses very easy to use. The lenses are typically older and have older designs, so things like flare and corner sharpness may not be the greatest. Re: Manual lenses and focus peaking Focus peaking is simply a visual measure of high edge contrast. This video shows what that looks like: https://youtu.be/LrT5hHV4PWU?t=197. Third-party lens manufacturers such as Samyang produce very high quality and relatively affordable manual focus lenses. Let’s start with some introduction on this lens. Hope this helps! Fujinon 80mm F2.8 @80mm . I remember seeing this lens on the web some time back, and thought the external design showing the optical formula was kind of neat. Here is my manual focus Fuji X kit: 1. 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. But from my understanding, it is a very recent Chinese company and was made known to the world as early as November 2019 (based on news reported in various well-known sources), and it started off with producing very decent quality lenses for Lecia mount. 3. Thanks for your comment! There are standout M42 lenses such as the Helios 44 that can hold their own compared to more modern lenses. Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post by the lens manufacturer. 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. It’s a solid and well-built lens. Thanks to the models’ patience, I did try for a few times and managed to get some successful shots. Before buying our first Fuji, most of us came from anothe…, Two-month trip across the Northeastern United States in one minute. Hope this helps and thanks for dropping by! In the above photo, you’ll see a Cokin P series filter holder attached to the lens. Is there any way to i can get focus peaking to work. I love Fotos with character and imperfections, for me, it is the Moment and the emotions that are important to Frame, not a clinical shot. The aperture on the EF Lens is controlled electronically by the EOS Camera its attached to. If you want to go the inexpensive route, a vintage lens with the corresponding adapter will not cost much. 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? Helios 44-2 58mm f/2.0 + M42-FX adapter – this Russian lens is famous for its center sharpness and swirly bokeh. This company has come out with more focal lengths with same exterior. In my opinion, this is something unusual, and it is kind of adding a personal touch to a lens. Then I noticed that they do not have their logo printed on the lens and only the letters “TTartisan”, so I decided to ask them to print their logo on it. Reserve the “fun” lenses for those focal lengths that you only play with once in a while. Bloody hell, what a cool experience..again, Transports me back to the 80ies when I did photography Courses in School. Focus manually using the lens focus ring. This is as long as your camera does not have in body image stabilization (IBIS). Thanks for reading and I hope this article proves to be helpful. However, with shallow depth of field, it still can be challenging to focus. It cost me around USD75. Thanks for the great article and feedback. This lens is sharp (especially when stopped down a bit), small, built like a tank, and cheap! Ironically, it is 7 grams lighter. The results are awesome. That’s why the X-E1 is still my favorite body for manual focus lenses. For example, on my generic adapters, if you set the lens to infinity, you are actually a bit PAST infinity. MF ASSIST. Best regards! It was love at first sight. One question please. Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5 + M42-FX adapter – I got this lens for a bit more reach. The sharpness hit perfectly well. In manual focus mode, zoom can be adjusted by rotating the rear command dial when STANDARD or FOCUS PEAK HIGHLIGHT is selected for AF/MF SETTING > MF ASSIST, while if ON is selected for AF/MF SETTING > FOCUS CHECK, the camera will automatically zoom in on the selected focus area when the focus ring is rotated. Otherwise, the cheaper adapters will do the job just fine. They released many focal lengths, with options from ultrawide to mid-telephoto. 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. Roy I have a question. I got my Fuji X-E1 soon after, and it this combination has put more photos into my portfolio than any camera I’d ever used before. 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