I don’t buy much new equipment these days; by and large, I have what I need.
But occasionally, something really compelling comes along. I recently saw an ad
for a Fotodiox adapter to mount Leica lenses on Fuji X cameras, and I bought
one. It arrived on Friday, and yesterday I tried it with the 90mm Elmarit on my
Fuji X-T2. Basically, it looks like a thicker version of a regular lens
adapter, and it is slightly bigger at the bottom, but not overly large. You
mount the lens, roughly focus the lens (to, say, 5 meters for regular street
photography, 1 meter for close-ups and infinity for subjects far away but
necessarily infinity). According to the manual, this pre-focusing is only
needed on telephoto lenses. But my interest is precisely to use the magnificent
90mm on my Fuji. So I tested the combination as I always do—I took some
Monica, at close distance and at f2.8:
Decoration on the wall of my home office, also at f2.8:
A small boat arriving in our harbour:
I am pretty pleased with this device. The AF is not as fast as a native Fuji
lens, but it is serviceable, and the success rate is much higher than when I
focus these lenses manually on the Fuji.
The adapter is here:
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