FUJI X-PRO 1 with NIKON D lenses

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Fuji X-Pro 1 Nikon 28mm f/2.8D and 50mm f/1.8D lenses

Fuji X-Pro 1 Nikon 28mm f/2.8D and 50mm f/1.8D lenses

It always surprises me that more people don't use Nikon D lenses when using adapted manual focus lenses. There's always lots of words written about Leica and M-mount lenses but very little about these little black wonders. They are (mostly) excellent lenses with excellent optical performance and many of them are small, light and relatively inexpensive.

The 35mm f/1.2 Voigtlander I've been using with my X-Pro 1 is somewhat heavy, and tends to make a bit of a nonsense of the ethos of the camera system. Using it yesterday, it was the heaviest outfit I've carried around for a while, and while it was enjoyable to use, its just that little bit too much. With the NEX-7 its just about OK, but the X-PRO 1 is a heavier camera. 

I thought I'd try a couple of Nikons out. The 28mm f/2.8 and the legendary (£99) 50mm f/1.8. Both performed very well and as expected. Not quite (though by a small margin) as sharp as the Voigtlander, but pretty close and easier to carry. Plus of course I can use them on my NEX and m4/3 cameras.

Here's a few 100% blowups so that you can see what they are like.

Fuji X-Pro 1 Nikon 28mm f/2.8D

Fuji X-Pro 1 Nikon 28mm f/2.8D

Fuji X-Pro 1 Nikon 28mm f/2.8D

Fuji X-Pro 1 Nikon 28mm f/2.8D

Fuji X-Pro 1 Nikon 28mm f/2.8D

Fuji X-Pro 1 Nikon 28mm f/2.8D

Fuji X-Pro 1 Nikon 28mm f/2.8D

Fuji X-Pro 1 Nikon 28mm f/2.8D

Fuji X-Pro 1 Nikon 28mm f/2.8D and 50mm f/1.8D lenses

Fuji X-Pro 1 Nikon 28mm f/2.8D and 50mm f/1.8D lenses

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