Minolta Rokkor MC 24mm F2.8 on Fujifilm X-Pro1

Today I wanted to test as close as I could get to the 35mm field of view on my Fujifilm X-Pro1. To achieve this I used a Kipon MD-FX adaptor to mount a Minolta Rokkor MC 24mm F2.8 lens. This effectively gave me a 36mm field of view.

All shots were taken with an aperture of 5.6 and ISO200. I varied the exposure time, which can be seen in the EXIF data of each image (mouse over the image to see the EXIF data). With the exception of the last image in this post, none of the images have been cropped, thus showing the 36mm field of view that I witnessed when taking the shot. The images were originally in colour, however I treated them in Snapseed on the iPad to make them black and white.

I typically walked around with the focus set to a distance of about 1 meter, and shot when in front of the subjects as I approached them. Using a non-native X-system lens, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 suffers no shutter lag as it has no aperture to control. Many of my shots are not perfectly in focus, but I do like the effect given by the Minolta Rokkor MC 24mm F2.8 lens. The results are less sharp than using a native X-system lens, but are acceptable enough for me, and the keeper rate is higher because there is no shutter lag .

When I see my first effort results using manual zone focussing, I feel with practice I will improve. Once I’ve improved on my zone focussing technique, I think I’ll get the Zeiss ZM Biogon 25mm f/2.8 with the Fujifilm M Mount Adaptor !

Cool rapper dude moving — Place Royale, Nantes
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Cool Rapper Dude Posing For A Shot — Place Royale, Nantes
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Man Getting Out Of The Rain — Place du Commerce, Nantes
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Happy As Ever — Rue d’Orléans, Nantes
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Mad Rush Lady — Place Royale, Nantes
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Enjoying his day — Rue d’Orléans, Nantes
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Matrix Revisited ? — Commerce Tram Stop, Nantes
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Proving Her Point — Commerce Tram Stop, Nantes
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I don’t want to ! — Commerce Tram Stop, Nantes
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Watching Over The Walking ….. Rue de la Bleterie, Nantes
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