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p.66 #1 · p.66 #1 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Rich, I'm sure you will enjoy the 14 mm. It is a no complaint kinda lens

A few with the 35 mm.























Mar 15, 2013 at 03:34 PM
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p.66 #2 · p.66 #2 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


frezeiss,
The first one is brilliant! Looks like you got amazing light in most of those photos.



Mar 15, 2013 at 03:46 PM
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p.66 #3 · p.66 #3 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Thaknks, Veeresh! I sure did, the light was very nice. Actually, its my sleepy eyes that gets in the way


Mar 15, 2013 at 03:54 PM
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p.66 #4 · p.66 #4 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread



Rest Your Head - XE-1 w/ Leica-R 35/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr

Distant - XE-1 w/ Leica-R 35/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr



Mar 15, 2013 at 04:48 PM
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p.66 #5 · p.66 #5 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Drove into town to drop the kids with my Mom for Spring Break and stopped at the camera store to drop off some color film for development. Made the huge mistake of testing out the 14mm on my XP1 ... dammit. Now I want one.







Mar 15, 2013 at 08:45 PM
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p.66 #6 · p.66 #6 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


just messing around... my xe-1 mounted to my 400.











Mar 16, 2013 at 02:56 AM
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p.66 #7 · p.66 #7 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Haha wow


Mar 16, 2013 at 05:29 AM
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p.66 #8 · p.66 #8 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Turbodude: Try to actually focus that thing without a tripod though!


Mar 16, 2013 at 07:57 AM
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p.66 #9 · p.66 #9 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


i did, it was bad... especially because i didnt want any weight on the mount, just in case, luckily i have a RRS foot, so my 400 has a lower center of gravity.


Mar 16, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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p.66 #10 · p.66 #10 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Quiet Saturday morning. X-E1 with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4:








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p.66 #11 · p.66 #11 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Jman13 wrote:
Quiet Saturday morning. X-E1 with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4:

http://www.jordansteele.com/2013/chloe_lamb.jpg


nice one Jordan,
I am planning to buy that lens too; how do you like it?
is that shot at f1.4?



Mar 16, 2013 at 02:37 PM
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p.66 #12 · p.66 #12 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Yes, that's at f/1.4. The Canon FD is one of the best all around 50mm f/1.4's I've used, and I've had a ton of them (EF 50/1.4 and f/1.8, Sigma 50/1.4, Takumar 50/1.4, Zeiss 50/1.7, FD 50/1.8, Minolta MD 50/1.4, etc). It's got a good balance of contrast, sharpness and decent bokeh. While it's not the absolute best at any of those, it's good at all of them, and so as far as adapted 50s go, it's my favorite. The FD 50/1.8 is a little sharper, but contrast is a little harsh and bokeh isn't as nice (and it's slower). Interestingly enough, both FD 50s from Canon are better than their current EF siblings.

I like the 50/1.4 on the X-E1 because it's relatively small while still being fast. If I want really shallow DOF in this range, I use my Hexanon 57mm f/1.2, which is also very good, but MUCH bigger and heavier, and not quite as sharp wide open (but REALLY good from f/1.8 on). I got lucky on my FD 50/1.4, as when I got it, the focus ring was jammed and slightly bent. I picked it up for $45. A little messing around with a little precision screwdriver, and I bent the focus ring back and it's now silky smooth. Optics were perfect, so the lens is in great shape aside from a few scratches on the barrel from the denting and repair of said dent.



Mar 16, 2013 at 05:15 PM
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p.66 #13 · p.66 #13 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Well, I am very surprised; are you absolutely sure that's F/1.4?
I am sorry I keep asking, I don't want to seem ill-mannered, but I had a chance to try that lens once, with my xe1, and I am absolutely sure that at F/1.4 it was very soft. It was an s.s.c. version, and started to be pretty sharp from F/2.0 on.



Mar 16, 2013 at 05:55 PM
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p.66 #14 · p.66 #14 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


tardegardo wrote:
Well, I am very surprised; are you absolutely sure that's F/1.4?
I am sorry I keep asking, I don't want to seem ill-mannered, but I had a chance to try that lens once, with my xe1, and I am absolutely sure that at F/1.4 it was very soft. It was an s.s.c. version, and started to be pretty sharp from F/2.0 on.


There can be rather noticeable variation from one sample lens to another. To say nothing as to whether the lens is totally in alignment. As an example and this is in reference to a Leica R lens, I had my Leica 100mm f2.8 Apo Macro Elmarit lens serviced by Leica USA. This lens is know to have exceptional performance. When I picked up the lens from Leica USA, the repair Tech volunteered that I had an extremely fine performing specimen of this particular lens based upon his testing.

Rich



Mar 16, 2013 at 05:58 PM
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p.66 #15 · p.66 #15 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


naturephoto1 wrote:
There can be rather noticeable variation from one sample lens to another. To say nothing as to whether the lens is totally in alignment. As an example and this is in reference to a Leica R lens, I had my Leica 100mm f2.8 Apo Macro Elmarit lens serviced by Leica USA. This lens is know to have exceptional performance. When I picked up the lens from Leica USA, the repair Tech volunteered that I had an extremely fine performing specimen of this particular lens based upon his testing.

Rich


Yes, but all the online samples show the same result as mine: not sharp at all at F/1.4. It seems that Jordan's exemplar is particularly sharp instead, it seems to be the only one really sharp, actually, at that aperture. Maybe he just pulled sharpness in PP. I don't know, just wondering. But I like that shot.



Mar 16, 2013 at 06:17 PM
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p.66 #16 · p.66 #16 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


I mean, there's added sharpness from the reduction. It's not razor sharp at f/1.4, but there's a good bit of resolution and its sharp enough. Mine is the new FD version.


Mar 16, 2013 at 06:50 PM
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p.66 #17 · p.66 #17 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


I see, thank you!


Mar 16, 2013 at 06:52 PM
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p.66 #18 · p.66 #18 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Here's a 100% crop from that image. There's some noise, since it was taken at ISO 2000.







For a more intense test of center and mid range sharpness (since it's edge on Micro 4/3), you can check out my battle of 12 lenses I did a while back, which includes the FD 50/1.8 and 50/1.4, along with my Hexanon 57/1.2, Rokkor 50/1.4, Oly 45/1.8, etc... I say more intense simply because these tests are on a 16MP m4/3 sensor, so very high pixel density.

Center sharpness: http://admiringlight.com/blog/12-lenses-spanning-50-years-do-battle/
Edge Sharpness: http://admiringlight.com/blog/12-lenses-spanning-50-years-do-battle-part-2/
Bokeh: http://admiringlight.com/blog/12-lenses-spanning-50-years-do-battle-part-3/

Don't forget to click the green arrow when enlarging to see at 100%.




Mar 16, 2013 at 08:11 PM
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p.66 #19 · p.66 #19 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Ok, i got the lens from a friend. Tested it again on my x-e1 and on an Olympus e-p3. Well, on micro 4/3 the fd 50mm is much sharper at 1.4


Great review though. Thank you.



Mar 16, 2013 at 09:41 PM
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p.66 #20 · p.66 #20 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


tardegardo wrote:
Ok, i got the lens from a friend. Tested it again on my x-e1 and on an Olympus e-p3. Well, on micro 4/3 the fd 50mm is much sharper at 1.4

Great review though. Thank you.


wait, what? the lens is sharper on your e-p3 than it is on your x-e1?



Mar 16, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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