Home · Register · Software · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username  

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Fuji Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1       2       3              9      
10
       11       12       13       end
  

Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s
  
 
JLRII
Offline

Upload & Sell: On
p.10 #1 · p.10 #1 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


A few full res images shot with the GFX and 17mm TS-E, first one was shot at f/11, 12mm (maximum) shift, the second is f/14, 8-9mm shift, no filters. I'd been using the lens with a fotodiox wonderpana hood and 145mm CPL, with the filter mounted, the corners take a hit in resolution and there is heavy vignetting after about 8mm shift.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4408/37109543361_138079e593_o.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4368/37109534651_ff11774346_o.jpg



Sep 16, 2017 at 06:12 PM
stempsons
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.10 #2 · p.10 #2 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


Minolta Rokkor 45/2 @f/2 (uncropped full image) followed by cropped version




  GFX 50S    f/1.0    1/950s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  GFX 50S    f/1.0    1/950s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Sep 16, 2017 at 08:22 PM
stempsons
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.10 #3 · p.10 #3 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


Rokkor 45/2 again just for an idea of the quality of this $30 lens on 6k camera...





full frame

  GFX 50S    f/1.0    1/1000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  







100% crop




Sep 16, 2017 at 09:22 PM
sputnik
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.10 #4 · p.10 #4 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


So I just recieved the GFX and 63/2.8 yesterday and I've been following this thread closely. Ideally I would like to have a 3 lens setup to keep things simple. Looking for something wider and something longer to complement the 63.

The Rokkor 45/2 looks really promising. Any other alternatives I should concider on the wider end?

I do have the Hasselblad V-mount 50/2.8, 80/2.8, 110/2.0 and 150/2.8. While I'm curious to try out the 110 and 150 I'm not too thrilled about the length of the adapter.

So any FF alternatives to in the 100-180mm span? I'm thinking perhaps Nikon 105/1.8 or 180/2.8. All thoughts much appreciated.

/Anders



Sep 17, 2017 at 11:53 AM
mdelrossi
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.10 #5 · p.10 #5 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


I use the 105 1.8 nikkor ais, sharp and narrow DOF for portraits.
The rokinon 24 TS for architecture.
And I've also used a 80-200 2.8 push pull 80's nikkor.

All work well, sharp and cover the GFX frame, maybe ever so slight vignette but I haven't really noticed it.
They are definitely not for action shots .

Good luck,
mdr



Sep 17, 2017 at 01:46 PM
sputnik
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.10 #6 · p.10 #6 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s




mdelrossi wrote:
I use the 105 1.8 nikkor ais, sharp and narrow DOF for portraits.
The rokinon 24 TS for architecture.
And I've also used a 80-200 2.8 push pull 80's nikkor.

All work well, sharp and cover the GFX frame, maybe ever so slight vignette but I haven't really noticed it.
They are definitely not for action shots .

Good luck,
mdr


Thanks, will look into them. I do have an old 105/2.5 that I can try as well. Regarding your comment on not being for action shots the whole reason for getting the GFX was IQ and being forced to slow down. Had a D850 with my name in the first shipment, but decided it was not for me.



Sep 17, 2017 at 02:01 PM
mdelrossi
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.10 #7 · p.10 #7 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


sputnik wrote:
Thanks, will look into them. I do have an old 105/2.5 that I can try as well. Regarding your comment on not being for action shots the whole reason for getting the GFX was IQ and being forced to slow down. Had a D850 with my name in the first shipment, but decided it was not for me.


Yea, the GFX has been great to force me to slow down as well.




Sep 17, 2017 at 02:18 PM
gilgabo
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.10 #8 · p.10 #8 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


FYI, the Techart Canon EF-GFX adapter order page is now up!


Sep 19, 2017 at 07:00 AM
JLRII
Offline

Upload & Sell: On
p.10 #9 · p.10 #9 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


gilgabo wrote:
FYI, the Techart Canon EF-GFX adapter order page is now up!


Sounds pretty good to me. More compact than the Kipon adapter I'm using now; being able to set aperture from the body and having some EXIF data from the lens pass through would be convenient. I'm looking forward to seeing a review or two, am mildly curious about AF performance and performance with stabilized lenses - but even for manual focus use only it sounds like a better option than the Cambo and Kipon adapters.



Sep 19, 2017 at 06:42 PM
Bubble
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.10 #10 · p.10 #10 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


Not many canon lens can cover the gfx sensor. I'm not too excite about the adapter.


Sep 19, 2017 at 07:03 PM
 

Search in Used Dept. 

        


gilgabo
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.10 #11 · p.10 #11 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


Bubble wrote:
Not many canon lens can cover the gfx sensor. I'm not too excite about the adapter.


I understand the 17 TS, 40/2.8 STM and 85L all cover the sensor. Those interestingly fill gaps between the 63 and 110. I remain curious about the 180L macro.



Sep 19, 2017 at 07:08 PM
Steve Spencer
Online
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.10 #12 · p.10 #12 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


Bubble wrote:
Not many canon lens can cover the gfx sensor. I'm not too excite about the adapter.


Well, all the tilt/shift lenses will definitely cover. That means 17, 24, 50, 90, & 135 for sure. It is not clear how much tilt or shift they will get (not much for the 17 & 24, but a little), but that isn't a bad place to start. The 50, 90, and 135 would be about a 35 f/2; 65 f/2; and 100 f/2 equivalents (when cropped to 4/3 or squarer), so they are not bad options at all. I have seen shots with the 135 f/2L that look pretty good too, and I suspect almost all the long telephoto lenses would work. Even the 200 f/2.8L might be a very good option as a 144 f/2 equivalent, and the 200 f/2 IS might be pretty special as a 144 f/1.5 equivalent with IS. I am not sure those 200mm lenses will cover the image circle, but I think there is a good chance they will. I personally will not be getting this adapter, and I don't plan to adapt any Canon lenses, but I can see why people would be interested in it.



Sep 19, 2017 at 07:54 PM
gilgabo
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.10 #13 · p.10 #13 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


Steve Spencer wrote:
Well, all the tilt/shift lenses will definitely cover. That means 17, 24, 50, 90, & 135 for sure. It is not clear how much tilt or shift they will get (not much for the 17 & 24, but a little), but that isn't a bad place to start. The 50, 90, and 135 would be about a 35 f/2; 65 f/2; and 100 f/2 equivalents (when cropped to 4/3 or squarer), so they are not bad options at all. I have seen shots with the 135 f/2L that look pretty good too, and I suspect almost all the long
...Show more

Is the conversion 0.72 or 0.79? I thought latter...



Sep 19, 2017 at 08:35 PM
Steve Spencer
Online
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.10 #14 · p.10 #14 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


gilgabo wrote:
Is the conversion 0.72 or 0.79? I thought latter...


It is .73 if you crop to 4 X 3 or squarer and .82 if you crop to 3 X 2 or a skinnier rectangle. Since the sensors are different aspect ratios you need to take that into account when thinking about the crop factor otherwise you aren't comparing apples to apples. Here is a calculator that Lee Saxon created that works well for comparisons:

http://www.leesaxon.com/pages/calculator.php



Sep 19, 2017 at 09:49 PM
rfkiii
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.10 #15 · p.10 #15 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


Thanks for the info. I am leaning toward the Techart adapter b/c it allows IS along with AF, EXIF & aperture control. The IS will be handy for the 100-400. Since I was going to spend $300+ anyway, what's another $200?

Shame about those zooms other than the 100-400. I am also planning on investing in the new TS lenses which should be alright on the GFX.



Sep 21, 2017 at 02:04 AM
rollsman4
Offline

Upload & Sell: On
p.10 #16 · p.10 #16 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


Is the Contax 645 120/f2 better than the Carl Zeiss 135/ Apo Sonnar on the Fuji GFX. I need to get a good portrait lense and not sure which one performs better on the GFX Thanks Dennis


Oct 03, 2017 at 09:03 PM
rollsman4
Offline

Upload & Sell: On
p.10 #17 · p.10 #17 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


The Rokkor lens look fantastic. Can you recommend one for portraits using the GFX . This sounds more reasonable than the CZ and the Contax. Thanks


Oct 03, 2017 at 09:08 PM
Steve Spencer
Online
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.10 #18 · p.10 #18 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


rollsman4 wrote:
Is the Contax 645 120/f2 better than the Carl Zeiss 135/ Apo Sonnar on the Fuji GFX. I need to get a good portrait lense and not sure which one performs better on the GFX Thanks Dennis


If you need a good portrait lens and you want autofocus (AF), then you need look no further than the Fuji 110 f/2. If you want manual focus (MF), then there are lots of choices. I have the Zeiss 135 f/2 APO and it performs excellently and allows very shallow depth of field. I plan to get the Contax 645 120 f/4 Macro (note this lens is f/4 not f/2), and by all accounts it is an excellent lens with a very short minimum focus distance (MFD). It is a macro after all. There are many other possibilities, however, including several from Minolta. You might consider the 100 f/2.5, for example which is a small and very competent lens (I am not sure if it covers the image circle, however). If you can find it the Minolta MC 100 f/2 has, in my view, among the best bokeh of any lens made and might be an excellent choice as well. Again I haven't tested or seen tested whether it covers the image circle. If you could live with a slightly shorter focal length the Minolta 85 lenses are all very nice and they have been tested to cover the image circle.



Oct 04, 2017 at 10:18 AM
rollsman4
Offline

Upload & Sell: On
p.10 #19 · p.10 #19 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


Thank you very much. I appreciate it. I am looking to buy the Minolta 85/1.7 I don't want to have to buy it from Japan but it seems that this is the only place that has a very good one. Thanks again


Oct 04, 2017 at 11:37 AM
Steve Spencer
Online
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.10 #20 · p.10 #20 · Adapting Lenses to the Fuji GFX - 50s


I wanted to report on a few new lenses I have been trying out on the GFX. I now have the Leica R 50 f/1.4 E55, the Leica R 80 f/1.4, and the Minolta MD 135 f/2. If you crop to 4 X 3 or squarer those have FF 35mm equivalents in field of view and depth of field of 35 f/1.0, 58 f/1.0, and 100 f/1.5 lenses. The Leica R 50 f/1.4 E55 and the Minolta MD 135 f/2 can both be had for less than $1,000 (each), and even the Leica R 80 f/1.4 has dropped in price considerably lately. I am traveling so I can't post pictures right now but here is my take. The Leica R 80 and Minolta MD 135 both cover the image circle very well. At portrait distances, which is all I have tested so far, there is no problem with even 4 X 3 crops and IMO they don't need vignetting correction, but you can completely eliminate any vignetting if you use the manual correction in Lightroom. Both of these lenses have great rendering IMO as well with lovely bokeh. The Leica R 80 is a bit soft wide open (but some including me love this look when it works and some even call this the Leica glow) but sharpness up very nicely as you stop down, and has a bit of longitudinal CA. I think I am going to like it on the GFX a lot.

The Minolta MD 135 f/2 is quite sharp even from wide open but does get sharper as you stop down. It too has a bit of longitudinal CA, but not a lot. Those who know the Sony 135 f/1.8 for A mount might see some of this lens in that one. In its time the Minolta was very highly regarded as an excellent lens and I think it holds up quite well.
Note I haven't mentioned the Leica R 50 f/1.4 E55 yet. I have a very recent copy of this lens near the end of its run. I like the rendering of the lens a lot, but it certainly does not cover the full 4 X 3 aspect ratio of the sensor. Even cropped to 4 X 5 the corners have some darkness that I cannot yet correct in post (maybe I will find a way to do so). Despite this vignetting the rest of the image circle is very nice and don't see (yet at least) any evidence that the image is degrading at the edge or even up to the dark corners. I still think it will work for portraits, but I need some more time to evaluate what I think about the vignetting. It really doesn't fully cover the image circle needed for the GFX, but I might be able to live with its inadequacies as I tend to crop to 4 X 5 on almost all my portraits. Like the other two lenses it has very nice bokeh, IMO, and although it shows some softness wide open sharpens up nicely as you stop down. It also has some longitudinal CA at wider apertures and seems to be the worst of the three in that regard.

Two other quick reports. I also tried out my Leica M 50 cron APO, and my Leica M 90 cron APO on the GFX and I wasn't really happy with either. The 50 cron APO has some funkiness at the edges and some color shift as well, which maybe isn't too surprising for such a small lens. It is blisteringly sharp in the centre, but I doubt I will use it ever on the GFX as the combination of the super sharp center and failing edges, dark corners, and color shift just isn't very appealing. I see the R 50 lux E55 as a much better candidate and I have the Hassy HC 50 f/3.5 and Contax 645 45 f/2.8 as alternatives as well, and of course they both have excellent coverage at approximately this focal length. The 90 cron APO is also sharp on the GFX, but it doesn't really cover the image circle fully with dark corners even with a 4 X 5 or 3 X 2 crop. I don't see any color shift, but I think I do see some weakening of performance at the edges of the frame. Given that I have the Leica R 80 f/1.4 and the Hassy HC 100 f/2.2, both of which are lovely on the GFX and fully cover the sensor I can't see using the M 90 cron APO, which falls right in the middle of these two excellent lenses.

I have others to report on but I will write more later, and in four or five days should have some pictures too.



Nov 05, 2017 at 06:17 AM
1       2       3              9      
10
       11       12       13       end






FM Forums | Fuji Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1       2       3              9      
10
       11       12       13       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username     Reset password