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    Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    Seriously considering grabbing this for use with the M adapter. Anyone tried it?

    Also hoping that the new 14mm adds a viable super wide too.
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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    Easiest manual focus lens on the Pro-1 by using distance scale. Lovely combo.
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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    works pretty well.





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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    Thanks folks - any vignette / colour cast issues or does the Fuji M adapter allow for in-camera corrections?
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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    i've got a cheap $25 adapter. don't notice any color casts or vignettes, but i think the crop sensor takes care of any vignette or corner sharpness issues.

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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    Works great for me with the Fuji adapter. No colour cast issues just needed to dial in some pincushion adjustments. First two were shot at f5.6 last one at f16.





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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    Gorgeous shot of the harbour, Shawn!

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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    Quote Originally Posted by simonclivehughes View Post
    Gorgeous shot of the harbour, Shawn!
    Thanks Simon!
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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    That harbour shot is exceptional; it will make a lovely print.

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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    OMG - I received my 12/5.6 and Rayqual adapter this week and in the couple of days of test shooting I can only say that I'm thoroughly impressed with this lens on the Fuji! I'll post some pics soon to explain why but basically this is almost the ultimate set and forget wide P&S lens on this camera. No need to focus - I just set it to 2 or 3m and leave it there @ f/5.6 or f/8 for basically toes to infinity hyper focus.

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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    This is one of the few CV lenses I still have, and I am thinking now I will keep it; on the GXR, was exceptionally sharp, and I an sure it will be on the forthcoming X-E1, too.

    Great to hear; it is a tiny lens, too, and will fit on this new Fuji body perfectly. Thanks for your note, and I look forward to the pics!

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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    Kit - will do.

    I'm still keeping my 14mm order. At this end of the lens spectrum there's still a significant difference between 12mm and 14mm so room for both in the bag.
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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    Understand completely; I will use the 12/5.6 in the meantime and get the 27/2.8 when it is released; perfect on this body and my favourite FL. I will definitely get the 60/2.4, too.

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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    These are hardly high art but I was impressed with the lack of distortion. One of the shots shows a strong blue/purple colour cast in the top left corner - it's the glow from a neon clock on the adjacent wall.

    All ISO 200 0.7s f/11

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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    Quote Originally Posted by scifitographer View Post
    works pretty well.





    Nice photo! Is there color shift when you use the 12mm lens in Xpro1?

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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    Can someone remind me of the advantages of the Fuji adapter over (say) the Photodiox one for manual CV/Leica lenses?

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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    well my cheap $25 adapter had the screws come loose. after a bit of glue and some time with the screwdriver it's working again. for the price i hope the fuji adapter doesn't do that.

    but i think the fuji adapter automatically turns on the shoot without lens mode. and there's a button on the side for some setting..not sure which one..

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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    The button on the side pulls up the Lens Profile menu which is handy if you've got a new lens you're attaching and want to dial in the settings without going through the usual camera button presses.

    Aside from that it's mostly just the build quality I find as the Fuji is an all metal build that feels solid and everything has a strong 'click' and locks into place. My only gripe seems to be that the adapter doesn't communicate the aperture settings so I have to jot down or remember what settings I used for a shot when processing.
    Shawn

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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    Quote Originally Posted by kit laughlin View Post
    Can someone remind me of the advantages of the Fuji adapter over (say) the Photodiox one for manual CV/Leica lenses?
    -The Fuji adapter allow automatic switch to the "shoot without lens allowed" mode (not a big deal since you can let it on all the time)
    -With the Fuji adapter you can store specific lens corrections (peripheral illumination, color shading and distortion) which will affect the jpeg files only.
    Nothing else as far as I remember.

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    Re: Voigtlander 12/5.6 on X-Pro1

    Thanks everyone; I just sourced a Fuji adapter at a reasonable price. Cheers, KL

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