Upload & Sell: On
Now that it appears that the M240 does not seem to be in my future due to its restrictions, let me resurrect this thread.
Has anyone used the 18mm M Distagon on their Fujifilm X-E1 or Fujifilm X Pro1 cameras? If so, did you use the Fui adapter and how does the lens perform on these cameras?
Also, thoughts on using this lens on FF cameras (and if it is even possible with current FF cameras) and the thoughts on using it with a FF mirroless camera when they become available from Sony, Fuji, Ricoh, or anyone else during the course of the next year or so.
Extremely disappointed in what the new Leica M240 will offer to me for my needs including moving the magnified view, and 60 second maximum bulb setting to name but several of its limitations.
I would be curious too, because the early results I saw with a number of wide angle M-series lenses on the XP1 didn't look good in the edges/corners. It wasn't a problem of colour shift, rather, the general inability to render sharp details in a pleasing way.
I suspect this will be a huge differentiator between the M240 and any other FF MILC, unless those other MILCs' sensors are optimized for rangefinder lens designs. Therefore I would be cautious about selecting the ZM with this in mind. That said, you should be able to resell it relatively easily.
The Fuji 18 seems to be a different animal from the ZM. From what I've seen, it's not really optimized for edge performance and seems to need stopping down a fair amount. For the X series, if the ZM doesn't pan out, I'd probably wait for the Zeiss release. BTW, you can rent the ZM and ZF from lensrentals. They also have the Fuji M to X mount adapter.