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    Just picked up a Fujifilm X-T1 and M Adapter to use with my M lenses!

    I'm pretty stoked. Figure I'll start off playing with the M lenses I already have before I get sucked into the Fuji lens addiction... Honestly, I'd rather not start buying more lenses in yet another system. Though I will most certainly pick up the 16-55 f/2.8 slated for release later this year and likely the 23mm or 35mm prime if I like the camera enough.

    Woohoo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Negative View Post
    Just picked up a Fujifilm X-T1 and M Adapter to use with my M lenses!

    I'm pretty stoked. Figure I'll start off playing with the M lenses I already have before I get sucked into the Fuji lens addiction... Honestly, I'd rather not start buying more lenses in yet another system. Though I will most certainly pick up the 16-55 f/2.8 slated for release later this year and likely the 23mm or 35mm prime if I like the camera enough.

    Woohoo!
    Congratulations, you will love it! Try the 35/50 luxes, they are terrific in my experience, and manual focussing is excellent on this camera.

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    Welcome to the Fujirati (love that). I suggest getting the grip base (not with battery). The kit zoom is sweet and the new version (2.8) will be sweeter still.

    The little pancake is nice to have and makes the kit super small.
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    Thanks, Mike! Your photos in the "Fun..." thread definitely swayed me. The 50 Lux (and Noctilux) are high on my list. With all the focus aids the X-T1 offers, I think this'll be an awful lot of fun. I did wonder though; what adapter are you using? I went for the Fuji one... Why d*ck around, I figured. I like the function button.

    Thanks, Brad! Hehe. I actually like the full-on grip. For one, it allows an extra battery and secondly, it seems I shoot more verts than landscape. Which I never expected until I started scrolling through all my photos. I appreciated the feel of such a combo with the Canon 1D2N (and 24-70mm, which I hope to replace with the X-T1).

    It's funny, pretty much unanimously - every Fuji lens is a home run...

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    Yes, Fuji adapter for me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Woods View Post
    Yes, Fuji adapter for me too.
    Cool. Thanks.

    I'm curious; how is a lens "not compatible" with the adapter? Collapsing lenses, super wides, etc. I can see... But something like the 35mm f/1.2 Nokton? Seems weird.

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    congrats - joined the x-t1 club myself a week or so ago. going native though, no m adapter. want to see whether this little kit makes me forget L primes and zoom and big dSLRs when I want AF.
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    You know Mike, that's my thinking too. Before I went mostly all-Leica, my shooter of choice was the 1D2N and L lenses. But honestly, schlepping a 25lb. backpack really sucked. It sucked hard. Even a shoulder bag paired down to maybe 15lbs. was no joy and in fact, worse. I'm never going back to that nonsense.

    But shooting the M, you give up a lot of things which I enjoy doing, and why I still keep the Canon gear around (though I've been using the Hassy more for this sort've stuff like studio/macro/product).

    I think the X-T1 will be what enjoy most about the M - with all the goods I'm missing from the Canon. Best part, I can use a lot of my M glass. Though I do see some Fuji glass in my future... Especially zooms, which I miss. And autofocus. And close focus... And...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Negative View Post

    It's funny, pretty much unanimously - every Fuji lens is a home run...

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    Of course you won't

    Btw, the native Fuji glass is excellent too. Just saying
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    ^ NOT helping.



    I know, the Fuji glass looks very, very good - EVERYONE raves about it. It's all fun and games until you buy your first, right? Hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Negative View Post
    I think the X-T1 will be what enjoy most about the M - with all the goods I'm missing from the Canon. Best part, I can use a lot of my M glass. Though I do see some Fuji glass in my future... Especially zooms, which I miss. And autofocus. And close focus... And...
    Yep, that's my view too. Btw, know u don't yet want to pile on lenses, but the 18-55 seems to me to punch well past its weight. Interested to hear how you get on with the camera.
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    Thanks, Mike! I think I'll probably pick up an 18-55 until the 16-55 comes along. It's cheap enough, and it lets me play with a native lens that I think will have the most utility for me (I've got more than enough M primes). It's cheap enough, and it's not much of a compromise since it's so darn good.

    Should be delivered today... M adapter is coming Wednesday. Can't wait!

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    Thanks, Mike! I think I'll probably pick up an 18-55 until the 16-55 comes along. It's cheap enough, and it lets me play with a native lens that I think will have the most utility for me (I've got more than enough M primes). It's cheap enough, and it's not much of a compromise since it's so darn good.

    Should be delivered today... M adapter is coming Wednesday. Can't wait!

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    I am impressed with the 18-55 Fuji. I think you will be too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Negative View Post
    Cool. Thanks.

    I'm curious; how is a lens "not compatible" with the adapter? Collapsing lenses, super wides, etc. I can see... But something like the 35mm f/1.2 Nokton? Seems weird.
    I too don't want to get into another system, but this one is getting harder to resist each day. This forum is dangerous!

    Your question about the VC 35mm f1.2 not on the recommended list of lenses to be used with the Fuji M adapter has me wondering too as that for the time being would be a mainstay of any Fuji kit I might put together. So if you come up with an explanation of why this lens can't be used with the adapter, please let me know.

    As an aside, does anyone have an opinion how color files converted to B&W from the X-T1 look? The M9 was average, the M8 better than the M9 as are those from the M240, but don't have a handle on those from the X-T1?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&A View Post
    I too don't want to get into another system, but this one is getting harder to resist each day. This forum is dangerous!

    Your question about the VC 35mm f1.2 not on the recommended list of lenses to be used with the Fuji M adapter has me wondering too as that for the time being would be a mainstay of any Fuji kit I might put together. So if you come up with an explanation of why this lens can't be used with the adapter, please let me know.

    As an aside, does anyone have an opinion how color files converted to B&W from the X-T1 look? The M9 was average, the M8 better than the M9 as are those from the M240, but don't have a handle on those from the X-T1?
    Thanks!

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    Dave,

    Not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but in my view the XT-1 files are malleable enough for you to make your B&W look however you want them to look, unlike the Oly EM5 which I came from which fell apart in similar circumstances. Incidentally, I love the M240 B&Ws, so maybe you should ignore all this

    A couple of different treatments:






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    FWIW, I just finished writing up an article comparing the X-T1 with the Leica T, especially how it relates to shooting M lenses with it (which will be expanded in a future article):

    Fujifilm X-T1 vs. Leica T

    Quote Originally Posted by D&A View Post
    I too don't want to get into another system, but this one is getting harder to resist each day. This forum is dangerous!

    Your question about the VC 35mm f1.2 not on the recommended list of lenses to be used with the Fuji M adapter has me wondering too as that for the time being would be a mainstay of any Fuji kit I might put together. So if you come up with an explanation of why this lens can't be used with the adapter, please let me know...)
    Oh this forum is nuts.

    I certainly plan to test the 35mm Nokton as it's one of my favorite lenses. The adapter comes with a gauge to determine compatibility and I get mine on Wednesday, so I'll be able to test then and let you know.

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    Thanks , Mike for the feedback on B&H imagery with the X-T1...extremely helpful. Since you're extremely impressed with the M240 ' s B&W, is it possible to give your impression if the X-T1 comes close to the B&W tonality and malability of the M240? Again much appreciated.

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    I'll have a look at your article in the morning. Looking forward to it! Appreciate knowing what you find regarding use of the VC 35mm f1.4 lens with the Fuji M adapter. It too is one of my favorite lenses and would be somewhat disappointed if it couldn't be used on the X-T1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&A View Post
    Thanks , Mike for the feedback on B&H imagery with the X-T1...extremely helpful. Since you're extremely impressed with the M240 ' s B&W, is it possible to give your impression if the X-T1 comes close to the B&W tonality and malability of the M240? Again much appreciated.

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    Oh I would say it comes very close to malleability, and it has impressive high ISO. The portrait I posted above was at 3200. Tonality....difficult to say; I think there's a full frame advantage to the M which I guess should come as no surprise, but I wouldn't say there's a huge gulf between the two.

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    Mike, just to reiterate - the reason the official Fuji adapter has a compatibility list is because of the reduced diameter/depth due to the electrical contacts for the function button. To use lenses like the 35mm f/1.2 or f/1.4 Noktons you need a non-electronic, non-close focusing adapter.

    I'll probably look at an alternative to the Fuji because of this. I want my f/1.2!

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    Merry Christmas to me!

    18-55mm and M Adapter: "OUT FOR DELIVERY"

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    Oh, happy day! I tested the Fujifilm M Adapter with three lenses that were not on the compatibility list, which worried me...

    I verified that the 35mm f/1.2 Nokton definitely won't fit. Bummer! But...

    The 21mm f/1.8 Ultron, Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH and Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH all do! Woohoo! I got scared with the Noct at first, as the rear element is larger than the throat of the adapter... But thanks to the magic of having a crop sensor... Guess what? It don't matter! The Cron was a tight fit - it JUST fits, but works a treat!

    But I think the coolest lens might just be the C Sonnar 1,5/50 ZM! For once I can actually see where it's REALLY focusing. Might just become my favorite lens on this puppy...
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    ...and the 18-55mm ain't so bad either.

    Ruh roh, Rooby! I like this camera.
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    Manual focusing with this camera is really sweet. Not only can you see your exposure/DoF in realtime (WYSIWYG), but you can also use a polarizer "the normal way" without the Rube Goldberg contraption (Leica Universal Polarizer). Very nice to have peaking, split image and general "ground glass" focusing with instant magnification. Oh, man.

    I knew I save that 46mm polarizer all these years for something.

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    I'm strongly considering the X-T1 to supplement my M9. I'd be using the majority of my M mount lenses with the Fuji adapter but am curious to know which Fuji lenses with a effective focal length wider than 21mm (in full frame 35mm terms) and longer than 135mm (in full frame 35mm terms) have an excellent reputation for excellent optical performance?

    A second question I have is whether your Leica 135mm f4 lens, which is the same version as mine, works baa nd fits properly with the Fuji M adapter?

    Before I start a specific thread for these questions, thought I'd ask here first. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&A View Post
    ... curious to know which Fuji lenses with a effective focal length wider than 21mm (in full frame 35mm terms) and longer than 135mm (in full frame 35mm terms) have an excellent reputation for excellent optical performance?

    ...

    Before I start a specific thread for these questions, thought I'd ask here first. Thanks.

    Dave (D&A)
    Dave,

    The answer here is simple. The Fuji 14mm is excellent and it's partner zoom 10-24 is a stalwart part of my Fuji arsenal. I use the 14mm mostly for IR now that I have the zoom but that's not a reflection of its quality.

    For longer than 135mm equivalent there is only the 55-200 zoom which also turns in great results. It's sharp but not a match for the Nikon 70-200/2.8 or /4 but very close in real world use.

    I found myself using the zeiss 85/4 on the Fuji adapter. If I still had it I'd definitely use the 90 elmarit-m. The zeiss is stronger IMHO than the Fuji zoom but the zoom wins for convenience. It also works well for IR too.
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    Dave,

    The answer here is simple. The Fuji 14mm is excellent and it's partner zoom 10-24 is a stalwart part of my Fuji arsenal. I use the 14mm mostly for IR now that I have the zoom but that's not a reflection of its quality.

    For longer than 135mm equivalent there is only the 55-200 zoom which also turns in great results. It's sharp but not a match for the Nikon 70-200/2.8 or /4 but very close in real world use.

    I found myself using the zeiss 85/4 on the Fuji adapter. If I still had it I'd definitely use the 90 elmarit-m. The zeiss is stronger IMHO than the Fuji zoom but the zoom wins for convenience. It also works well for IR too.
    Graham,

    Thanks thats great info! Optically speaking (aside from lens speed), how would you compare output of the Fuji 14mm vs. the 10-24 zoom. I might assume that the zoom has more distortion than the fixed lens but in additon, how does resolution compare.

    I own the Leica 90mm AA (used to have the Elmarit-M). When I looked at Fuji's list of compatible M lenses with their M adapter, the 90mm AA wasn't listed. I wonder if that lens works with the adapter? If it does, my intent would be the 14mm or 10-24 zoom (most likely), fixed M mount lenses up to 135mm (Leica, Zeiss and/or Voigtlander) and guess the only choice after 135mm is the Fuji 55-200 zoom. Decisions, decisions.

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    I too don't want to get into another system...
    Now, how is the economy going to grow with this, if I might say so, defeatist thinking. You are not getting a new system, but a new lens accessory for your M system. Even the most economically minded spouse might fall for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    Now, how is the economy going to grow with this, if I might say so, defeatist thinking. You are not getting a new system, but a new lens accessory for your M system. Even the most economically minded spouse might fall for that.
    That's exactly how I'm looking at this...it's an accessory to my M system whereby I hope to primarily use my M mount lenses and possibly use the Fuji primarily for B&W imagery.

    Problem is the more I read and hear, the more it's apparent that the system is well designed for it's well regarded Af lenses, color output too. Something tells me I'll be drawn to purchasing more and more Fuji lenses for the body and then I'm back to my original thinking of "I don't want to invest in another system". The Nikon stays of course for it's ability to use telephoto and super telephoto's. Apparently the Fuji presently tops out at 200mm (yes, I know to take into account the APS crop).

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    That's my angle too; an accessory for the M lenses. But I'm weakening... I picked up the vertical grip and another battery! Makes holding the Noctilux-fitted Fuji much nicer.

    It's also a bit stunning. I now have my 1D Mark IIn and 24-70mm f/2.8 rig in a tiny, diminutive size. It's so small and light! And leaps ahead in technology. Loooove.

    Dave, the 135 works atreat! I've got a growing thread of sample photos with M lenses in: Sample Photos - M Lenses on Fuji X Cameras. I plan to write an extensive article on the experience, options, etc.

    Wide angles is one thing, like with all crop cameras, that you'll have to bite the bullet. Since no 10mm M lens exists... If you want wide, the 10-24 zoom is where it's at. I'm teetering on picking one up eventually for that reason.
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    Thanks Michael! I can see where this is all leading to (for myself), and that's what I was afraid of. It starts as an adjunct to the M9 and slowly becomes a whole system unto itself. If it had an option for something longer than 200mm (other than something like a "R" lens adapter with a "R" lens telephoto"), I'd probably introduce it into my workflow for some of the work I do. As it is, all I initially wanted was an extra body for M lenses with some versitility but as you say, there is little choice on the wide end for M lenses.

    I have to look at the list of accepted lenses, but I believe the VC 15mm M mount lens is a "no go" with the Fuji M adapter?

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    The Leica 135mm makes for a nice 205mm on the Fuji. Failing that, yes - an R lens with appropriate adapter would work also. FWIW, the 55-200mm zoom is relatively cheap (cheaper than an R lens and adapter) and might be the way to go; bonus is AF and OIS.

    The "compatibility list" for the Fuji M Mount Adapter is accurate - but misleading. It's not that the lens is incompatible with the camera... It's incompatible with the adapter. The issue is that the Fuji adapter has a really neat function button which brings up the lens focal length settings (and corrections). If you change lenses often, this is a very nice feature, as otherwise the settings are down in the menus. I hope Fuji allows us to assign this to a normal function button with a firmware update! But anyway, the reason for the incompatibility is this feature requires electrical contacts between the adapter and body and this narrows the throat (and depth available) within - and some lenses are just too fat or too deep to work with it.

    The workaround is a Metabones, Novoflex or other adapter that lacks these contacts. I'm tempted to pick one up JUST for the CV 35mm f/1.2 Nokton. But like I said, you'll be setting the focal length in the menus with these...

    UPDATE: I updated ACR from 7.1 to 8.4 (for CS6) and this made a world of difference. For one, no more DNG Convertor to go from RAF->DNG. Bridge/Photoshop now groks the RAF files directly. Furthermore, the Fuji film simulations are available as a drop-down (yay!). And, I do believe the resulting images are a bit sharper. I'm currently going back to previously processed files and comparing... FWIW, LR 5.4 can do this as it seems to have a separate ACR. But I'm a Bridge/Photoshop kinda guy.

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    Thanks again Michael,

    I too am in same boat wanting to use my VC 35mm f1.2 on this camera. You may have missed my question above, but do you know if the VC 15mm (M mount version) is on the list of usable lenses with the Fuji M adapter?

    Yes, I realize why there is the compatibility issue with the electrical contacts in the Fuji M adapter with certain M lenses. I thought I read that the VC 15mm screw mt lens (with M adapter) was a no-go but thought maybe the VC 15mm M mount lens does work with the Fuji M adapter?

    On the long end, I need something longer than 200mm (angle of view of 300mm on the XT-1) but short of an R lens with adapter, I'm not certain if there is any other way to go. Still all in all, it's getting close to my expectations.

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    according to the rumors there will be a fuji 120mm-400mm lens by the end of 2014. (35mm focal length of 180-600mm)

    in the mean time, there are lens adapters for canon and nikon lenses too, so there are lots of choices.
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    Yes, as Brad mentions there's a super zoom due near the end of the year; I suspect it will also be weather-sealed as most from this point on will be. Personally, the upcoming 16-55mm f/2.8 is on my short list to replace the 18-55mm f/2.8-4. But I digress...

    As for the CV 15mm, according to the official chart it appears the LTM version is, but no listing for the M mount version (if I read the "1" correctly to mean "first version"). Could just mean that Fuji hasn't tried it and thus it's not listed. Otherwise it would say either way. I don't have one, so I can't say. I do know the Zeiss 4/18 Distagon ZM works well, FWIW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Negative View Post
    It's also a bit stunning. I now have my 1D Mark IIn and 24-70mm f/2.8 rig in a tiny, diminutive size. It's so small and light! And leaps ahead in technology. Loooove.
    +1 When I compare equivalent FLs (56/1.2 v 85L, 35/1.4 v 50L), taking into account the decent AF and much lighter weight of the x-t1, fuji is a great all-round alternative to my prime and short-range zoom Canon gear. Canon output may be better in some respects, but I'd be kidding myself and my modest skills if I said the fuji files aren't more than good enough.

    Canon becomes for me a specialist kit for TSE, MPE, and super tele use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCTuomey View Post
    +1 When I compare equivalent FLs (56/1.2 v 85L, 35/1.4 v 50L), taking into account the decent AF and much lighter weight of the x-t1, fuji is a great all-round alternative to my prime and short-range zoom Canon gear. Canon output may be better in some respects, but I'd be kidding myself and my modest skills if I said the fuji files aren't more than good enough.

    Canon becomes for me a specialist kit for TSE, MPE, and super tele use.
    Exactly! Honestly, I'm not convinced the Canon files are that much better. And even if they were, I'm not in ANY rush to schlepp all that crap around again. The lack of an AA filter on the Fuji goes a long, long way.

    I have a ton of L lenses. They're quite decent and I'm fond of them. But my beef with Canon is I just don't care for their bodies anymore. I've been waiting for a 1Ds Mark IV or 5D Mark IV for what seems like forever. The current offerings just don't do it for me (the 5D is a bit too consumerish, the 1Dx too damn expensive). And in the end, we still have the weight/size issue.

    I'm solidly in the RF camp again since 2008; but this lil' Fuji is giving me back what I miss from the DSLR days. Best part is, I can share lenses and not have to carry yet more stuff. Works for me.

    If things keep working out with the Fuji, I'm very likely to have a Canon fire sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    according to the rumors there will be a fuji 120mm-400mm lens by the end of 2014. (35mm focal length of 180-600mm)

    in the mean time, there are lens adapters for canon and nikon lenses too, so there are lots of choices.
    Thanks Brad. That upcoming 120-400 may tip the balance for me in favor of the Fuji over the (my) Nikon for most uses and as Michael says, being able to use the M with M lenses along side of the Fuji is a big plus. I especially like the myriad of focusing aids available when using manual focus lenses...that in itself in a bug advantage. Thanks everyone for all the suggests and input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&A View Post
    Thanks again Michael,

    I too am in same boat wanting to use my VC 35mm f1.2 on this camera. You may have missed my question above, but do you know if the VC 15mm (M mount version) is on the list of usable lenses with the Fuji M adapter?

    Yes, I realize why there is the compatibility issue with the electrical contacts in the Fuji M adapter with certain M lenses. I thought I read that the VC 15mm screw mt lens (with M adapter) was a no-go but thought maybe the VC 15mm M mount lens does work with the Fuji M adapter?

    On the long end, I need something longer than 200mm (angle of view of 300mm on the XT-1) but short of an R lens with adapter, I'm not certain if there is any other way to go. Still all in all, it's getting close to my expectations.

    Dave (D&A)
    Over on fujixseries.com in the x-pro 1 section there's a thread from July 2013 entitled "Voightlander 15mm f4.5" which contains info including how the lens performs with Novoflex and Fuji adapters. So it appears the VM15 is usable with the Fujifilm M adapter. How well is another question. There are some images to look at though.

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