Fuji X-Pro 1 - Manual Focus with the f-mount Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5

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Fuji X-Pro 1 Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 nikon f mount + KIPON NIK>FK Adapter
Fuji X-Pro 1 Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 nikon f mount + KIPON NIK>FK Adapter

Fuji X-Pro 1 Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 nikon f mount + KIPON NIK>FK Adapter

This looks great. From 20 feet away.......  (sorry!) 

My first adapter arrived, the Kipon Nikon F > Fuji XP. Its a well made adapter and gives infinity focus. In fact it gives infinity focus where its supposed to, so it does make it possible to use the depth of field markings on the lens barrel to allow use of the hyperfocal distance.

Using this manual focus lens means that all of a sudden I have a relatively silent camera. There is still some noise changing between screens, but its a lot better.

Focusing is obviously a lot smoother than the electronic 35mm lens, and it certainly requires a lot less movement. Using the magnification screen works and overall it is a very similar process to using MF lenses on Panasonic m4/3 cameras. Not as good as the Sony focus peaking system but OK.

As you will see from the samples below, it works fine. I will put together more samples when I'm able to get outside as yesterday it was pouring with rain and I could only work indoors.

Fuji X-Pro 1 Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 nikon f mount + KIPON NIK>FK Adapter

Fuji X-Pro 1 Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 nikon f mount + KIPON NIK>FK Adapter

Fuji X-Pro 1 Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 nikon f mount + KIPON NIK>FK Adapter

Fuji X-Pro 1 Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 nikon f mount + KIPON NIK>FK Adapter

The lens gives softer results than I've been getting with the 35mm f/1.4, but they look pretty much in line with the samples that I've seen from the Fuji 18mm. The colours the lens produces are not quite so accurate as with the 35mm lens either and there are also a few bits of CA on the raw files, though the jpgs. are very clean. As I said I will post more when I've had a chance to use it "properly".

Finally I shot all the above samples at ISO 6400 and this sensor really is incredible in low light.

Fuji X-Pro 1 Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 nikon f mount + KIPON NIK>FK Adapter

Fuji X-Pro 1 Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 nikon f mount + KIPON NIK>FK Adapter


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