X-Pro 1 with Canon EF 85mm lens (5 photos)

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X-Pro 1 with Canon EF 85mm lens (5 photos)
May 10, 2012

My Kipon Canon EF to Fuji XF adapter just arrived and I wanted to give it a quick try during lunch break. It just started raining a bit when I got out but I still managed to get a few shots.

I used the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 set to f/2.2 for the first try. The size and weight of this lens seems to be best suited for my use with the Fuji. I might go up to f/2.8 next time to get a bit more dof as this combo gives me an equivalent field of view of 130mm in 35mm terms.

Metering was as good as with the XF lenses and there was some purple and green fringing in high contrast situations. But this lens behaves the same way on the Canon 5D MK II below f/4. So I am used to quickly fixing this in LightRoom.

I did not have trouble manually focusing the lens with the EVF, but some people seem to have trouble with it...

Here are the photos in the order that I took them. Click on them twice to enlarge:

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In reply to smatty, May 10, 2012

Nice! It seems to do pretty well on the fuji. Is that 85L or the 85/1.8?

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brudy wrote:

Is that 85L or the 85/1.8?

It's the 85/1.8. The L would be too big and heavy for my taste. I will give the EF 135L a try on the weekend, but that will also be a bit bulky. But the bokeh is going to be sweet

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In reply to smatty, May 10, 2012

Definitely. The 135 is a great lens. I have the 85/1.8 and love it. It's a fantastic lens. Good to know it will work well on the fuji.

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brudy wrote:

Is that 85L or the 85/1.8?

It's the 85/1.8. The L would be too big and heavy for my taste. I will give the EF 135L a try on the weekend, but that will also be a bit bulky. But the bokeh is going to be sweet

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Stupid question:

How do you adjust the aperture on an EF lens attached to the XP1? I have an FD adapter, and I got it because my FD lens has a manual Aperture ring, I assumed EF wouldn't be compatible since it's an electronically controlled aperture...

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Can you give a link to where you got the adapter.
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This is the impracticality of it all. I think you have to put it on a canon body set the aperture there and then live with that aperture on the Fuji. Still, cool to know you can use it. For a lens like the 85/1.8 I'd pretty much always shoot it at 2.0ish and with the auto-iso on the fuji this might work ok. It would be a lot more problematic with a less specific lens like a 35 or 50 though when used as a walkaround.

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Stupid question:

How do you adjust the aperture on an EF lens attached to the XP1? I have an FD adapter, and I got it because my FD lens has a manual Aperture ring, I assumed EF wouldn't be compatible since it's an electronically controlled aperture...

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Stupid question:

How do you adjust the aperture on an EF lens attached to the XP1? I have an FD adapter, and I got it because my FD lens has a manual Aperture ring, I assumed EF wouldn't be compatible since it's an electronically controlled aperture...

Not a stupid question at all! Unfortunately Canon dod away with the aperture ring on its EF lenses. I wish they would have the same aperture ring like the Fuji XF lenses...

So you can only use the Canon lenses at its wides aperture when connecting to the adapter. If you want to stop down there is a workaround by connecting it to your Canon camera, set the desired aperture, press the DOF preview buttton and pull the lens off while you still press the DOF preview button. Quite a hack but at least it works

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Can you give a link to where you got the adapter.

The adapter is called "Kipon Canon EOS EF mount lens to Fujifilm X-Pro1" just check ebay and choose the seller that you are most comfortable with.

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Nice. The resolution is great. It's amazing seeing the rain drops in the 2nd shot (the boat). That's some good resolution. You must have added the f/stop information to the Exif data after the fact? Or, maybe you added that with dpr's uploader/editor?

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depth of field is not affected by a crop sensor. shooting an 85mm will give you the viewing angle of a lens that's about 128mm, however you will still have the depth of field as if shooting an 85mm lens.

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Ah ha! I was actually thinking that would be the solution (though I didn't know you'd have to pull the lens off while pressing DoF Preview!).

Probably not worth it for me, but it's interesting that it's out there.

Wonder if they could make an adapter with it's own aperture blades... could be me thinking crazy though.

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Asylum Photo wrote:

Stupid question:

How do you adjust the aperture on an EF lens attached to the XP1? I have an FD adapter, and I got it because my FD lens has a manual Aperture ring, I assumed EF wouldn't be compatible since it's an electronically controlled aperture...

Not a stupid question at all! Unfortunately Canon dod away with the aperture ring on its EF lenses. I wish they would have the same aperture ring like the Fuji XF lenses...

So you can only use the Canon lenses at its wides aperture when connecting to the adapter. If you want to stop down there is a workaround by connecting it to your Canon camera, set the desired aperture, press the DOF preview buttton and pull the lens off while you still press the DOF preview button. Quite a hack but at least it works

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In reply to WolfyWho, May 10, 2012

Raindrops? While I noted that, I also noted the gent piloting the boat is asleep. A little concerning.

Pics look great!

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Nice. The resolution is great. It's amazing seeing the rain drops in the 2nd shot (the boat). That's some good resolution. You must have added the f/stop information to the Exif data after the fact? Or, maybe you added that with dpr's uploader/editor?

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Wonder if they could make an adapter with it's own aperture blades... could be me thinking crazy though.

Not crazy! I have seen adapter with it's own aperture blades. And I think that there would be enough space for it in the EF to XF adapter, too. But it would be more expensive and maybe the blades would not be as good for the bokeh look as the factory ones...

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You must have added the f/stop information to the Exif data after the fact? Or, maybe you added that with dpr's uploader/editor?

Yes, I did edit it in the editor. The exif only showes 50mm f/1 otherwise and I did not want to confues anyone looking at the images.

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depth of field is not affected by a crop sensor. shooting an 85mm will give you the viewing angle of a lens that's about 128mm, however you will still have the depth of field as if shooting an 85mm lens.

That is not quite true. I just had to learn this when trying to compare my 5D MK II and Fuji X-Pro 1 results.

Just play around in this DOF programm and choose the 5D MK II vs. X100 for sensor comparison at the same focal length, aperture and distance: http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

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Raindrops? While I noted that, I also noted the gent piloting the boat is asleep. A little concerning.

Trust me, he was only blinking the second I took the image. He was steering the vessel perfectly and awake

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