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I'm considering a FD 55/1.2 for my next alt purchase to use on the X-Pro1, but it'd be cool to see some results with FD lenses on the X-Pro1.
I have a Kipon pen F adapter on the way so I can use the 42mm f1.2 on my X-Pro1.
I'm also considering the 60/1.5, 25/2.8, and the 38/1.8 from the pen f mount.
Buuuut the Canon 55/1.2 really peaks my interest... I actually prefer the way it renders over the Rokkor 58/1.2 which seems to be a real cult classic at this point (for a good reason too!)
I'm pretty confident that the X-mount will soon become a strong contentor as a camera platform for alt. lenses, providing that the updates found on the X100s trickle down to the X-Pro1s (or X-Pro2 or whatever.)
I think Fuji realizes the potential considering they leaned on the M-mount adapter as a sales point for the X-Pro1.
Having both focus peaking and a digital split image paired with the X-Trans will be a fanatic combination for low-light shooting with f1.2 alt. glass.
Though I'm more than happy with the 3x focus check for most applications.
I'm sure most lenses Fuji releases for the X-mount will out preform most glass on a technical level, but it won't be able to match the character rich rendering offered by many alt. lenses.
Not to hi-jack this thread, I wonder what the thinnest adapters are for the X-Pro1. I know and M-mout and Pen f-mount have a very thin profile compared to the Nikon F adapter, but what about Canon FD, Pentax, Olympus OM, and Minolta (Rokkor) lenses? It seems like every company has something great to offer.