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Favorite legacy lens for Fujifilm X-Pro 1?

dave donaldson , Sep 16, 2012; 12:25 p.m.

I have had my X-Pro 1 for a couple of months now. The only Fuji lens I have is the 35mm f/1.4. I use it primarily for action/moving subjects where it's auto-focus is needed.
One of the things I like about this mirrorless sytem is the fact that you can use lots of older, legendary, manual focus lenses with it by using adapters.
I put a dedicated adapter on each of my legacy lenses. That way it holds down the dust, and I feel that over time, if it were regularly removed the adapters, the joint would get gradually get looser. Also I have found that the cheaper adapters work just as well as the expensive ones.
Here's a list of the manual legacy lenses that I have found work great on my X-Pro 1: Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AIS; Nikkor 200mm f/4.0 AIS; Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 AIS; Minolta MD 24mm f/2.8; and Minolta MC 58mm f/1.2. Also, I exclusively use the EVF with these legacy lenses.
What legendary legacy lenses have you found a good match for the X-Pro 1?

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David Scott , Sep 18, 2012; 11:28 a.m.

I am considering a Fuji X-E1 with adapters for my Pentax K-mount glass (28mm/2.8, 50mm/1.7, 77mm/1.8 Limited, 100mm/2.8, 35-105mm/3.5 and 70-210mm/4)
How do you like using legacy glass and the adapter? Is EVF focussing good? How about metering?

dave donaldson , Sep 18, 2012; 01:00 p.m.

David, I love using legacy glass with the adapter. My legacy glass is all manual focus. Using EVF focusing is great. First, I frame the photo, then I hit the 10X magnification button and fine tune the focusing at 10X, then I hit the 10X magnification button again and go back to regular scale and recomfirm the framing and then trip the shutter. While this all may seem slow and cumbersome, you get faster with practice, and it's worth the extra time because you will always nail the focus doing it this way.
Your new X-E1 will have both 10X and 3X magnification. Also, starting today, us X-Pro 1 owners can download the new software from Fuji for our cameras and we will have 3X magnification too.
As far as metering goes, I set the shutter dial on the red "A", manually set the aperture on the lens, and the camera automatically selects the proper shutter speed. Works good for me.

Dave

dave donaldson , Sep 18, 2012; 01:02 p.m.

Forgot to mention that with the legacy Nikkor and Minolta glass I use there is no autofocus.

Francisco Salaquanda , Oct 16, 2012; 03:55 a.m.

What about metering?

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