Leica T (Typ 701) - Nikon Lenses

Leica T (Typ 701) - Nikon Lenses
'Like most MCE (Mirrorless / CSC / E.V.I.L) cameras the Leica T (Typ 701) can, via adapters, be fitted with all kinds of legacy and alternative lenses. Above I've shown some examples taken with my Nikon 20mm f/1.8G and Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 (Nikon fit) lenses.'
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It's flashy, fake retro and a little bit silly, but I love it. The Nikon Df

It's flashy, fake retro and a little bit silly, but I love it. The Nikon Df
'I've been using my Nikon Df a lot lately. Mostly as a reaction to messing around with apps, video, wi-fi and various other complications of the digital photography world. Though as a digital camera it's hardly a back to basics old-school machine like the film SLR's it's presumably based on, it's refreshingly free of many of the frustrating, over elaborate fluff that inhabits many a modern mirrorless / CSC / E.V.I.L camera.
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Nikon Df and 20mm f/1.8 G lens - The DSLR advantages

Nikon Df and 20mm f/1.8 G lens - The DSLR advantages
'Imagine if Panasonic or Olympus released a 10mm f/1.8 m4/3 lens. The users of those cameras would be shouting it from the rooftops for weeks. APS-C mirrorless users wouldn't be able to keep quiet about a 13.5mm f/1.8 lens either. But these are just smaller sensor 'equivalents' of what the Nikon 20mm f/1.8 lens is. And it's arrived with relatively little fuss, because after all this is the kind of lens that DSLR 'Full-Frame' users expect to have available to them. Add in the fact that it's 355g, so not that heavy, costs around £670 (though you can get it cheaper) and turns in a very impressive optical performance. '
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Gear Rationalisation - Sony A7 II now 'AF Free!'

Gear Rationalisation - Sony A7 II now 'AF Free!'
'But I certainly enjoyed using the A7 II yesterday with the Nikons. The focus peaking and whole manual focus facility in the camera is really good and very user friendly. (Unlike some other manufacturers efforts!!) and it's also really quick as well. The Nikon 20mm, the lens I used the most, is actually a pretty light (for a 'FF' DSLR) lens (355g) and that's one of the reasons I like using it. Because paired with my MF Series E 100mm, it makes a combination that gives me a nice wide and moderate telephoto option, without weighting me down.'
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Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA for Fuji X cameras -X-T1 + NIKON 20mm f/1.8G and 100mm Series E f/2.8 lenses

Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA for Fuji X cameras -X-T1 + NIKON 20mm f/1.8G and 100mm Series E f/2.8 lenses
'Now I don't know what caused it, the adapter, the lenses or my increasing the saturation on the classic chrome jpgs. I shot, but I really like this set of images. Grey dull light, but keeping the aperture wide has produced a very other worldly set of images. So an interesting and creative start to my work with the Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA. Camera was the X-T1 and because of the 'fast' lenses and adapter, everything was at ISO 200. '
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Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA for Fuji X cameras

Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA for Fuji X cameras
'I've just got myself the new improved (allegedly!) Metabones speed booster ULTRA for my Fuji X cameras and Nikon lenses. This is the adapter that makes 'FF' lenses approximate the same focal length on APS-C sensors and provides a 1 stop light gathering boost as well. '
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Leica T (Typ 701) and Nikon lenses

Leica T (Typ 701) and Nikon lenses
'Thanks to my Novoflex adapter, I can now use my Nikon lenses on my Leica T. This gives me a lot more options and adds that adapter / alternative / legacy lens dimension to the system. Which is of course how most Mirrorless interchangeable systems have to start off. Leica have the advantage that you can use M mount lenses on the Leica T, which fits the form and size of the camera. '
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The 20mm focal length. - Nikon Df + 20mm f/1.8 G Lens

The 20mm focal length. - Nikon Df + 20mm f/1.8 G Lens
'I've just bought the Nikon 20mm f1.8G lens, having had a Voigtländer 20mm f/3.5 SL-II Aspherical (Nikon Fit) for years. I've also just written a post on how much I like the Fuji 14mm f/2.8 (35mm 'equivalent' of 21mm) So what is it about this focal length i like?'
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NIKON 20mm f/1.8G ON SONY A7s and A7r. Raw file samples for download.

NIKON 20mm f/1.8G ON SONY A7s and A7r. Raw file samples for download.
'......Plus the possibilities of a fast wide-angle on the high resolution A7r and the low light high ISO capabilities of the lens on the A7r are tempting to say the least. With the FE cameras focus peaking, manual focusing isn't really a problem and for me this is a VERY useful lens for my FE cameras. '
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