Carl Zeiss on X-E1

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Carl Zeiss on X-E1
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Hi there,

I've sold my 5d and now looking for something more compact. Thinking about some fuji's.

I red that there are adapters for the X-E1. Is it also possible to mount my older contax/zeiss lenses? And what would work or not. I guess the 28mm will become like a 45?!

Before I buy a body I would like to know if I can use my lenses..

Cheers, Martin (Netherlands)

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You can buy adapters for a number of mounts that you might find on Zeiss glass that will allow you to fit them to Fuji X mount.  I'm not sure which Zeiss mounts you have.  You can buy them for Contax Yashica and Leica M to Fuji X.  You can also buy them for Nikon F & G and Canon EF to Fuji X mount in case you are using Zeiss ZF or ZE series.

I suggest you have a look through the websites of companies like Novoflex, Metabones, Kipon, Fotodiox, Pixco and others for the details.  If you want any electronic connections for Canon versions, suggest you look at the Metabones or JR smart adapters.

Be aware that you can pay from $10 to $200 each for plain adapters and more for those with electronic couplings, speed boosters, tilt shift and other additional features.  You'll find many threads here from people who've found the cheap ones excellent, and others who've had a lot of trouble and switched to more expensive brands.  It seems that the experience varies......

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http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/pdf/lenses_accessories_catalogue_01.pdf

Have a look at page 18 for m-mount adaptor info.

I remember reading an m-mount breakdown of what lenses work with Fujis somewhere on the net but cannot find it at the moment. Maybe someone can help you with this.

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Nofocus hi)))

you an mount your Zeiss lens to Fuji X, but you need the Canon to FujiX adapter. There are many companies making them, here is one of them, you can find corresponding adapter here:

http://www.fotodioxpro.com/lens-mount-adapters/mirrorless-dslr/fujifilm-x-mount-system-lens-adapters.html

Previous poster did mention LeicaM to FujiX adapter, but that one can be only used for the ZEISS, Leica, Voigtlander and other lenses with Leica M Mount.

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Jaka

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I would really advise you against doing this.

I tried a Contax G 28mm f/2.8 Biogon lens on an X-E1, using a quality Metabones adapter.

I found the corners to be unacceptably soft/smeared until stopped down to f/8-11.

I can provide photos if you wish.

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In reply to no focus, 8 months ago

Why not Sony A7(r/s)? Very compact, plenty of adapters for various mounts, same angle for your existing lenses.

Of course if you would not mind to move to X system entirely, I could recommend XE1 with a heart beat.

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Jasko014 wrote:

Nofocus hi)))

you an mount your Zeiss lens to Fuji X, but you need the Canon to FujiX adapter. There are many companies making them, here is one of them, you can find corresponding adapter here:

http://www.fotodioxpro.com/lens-mount-adapters/mirrorless-dslr/fujifilm-x-mount-system-lens-adapters.html

Previous poster did mention LeicaM to FujiX adapter, but that one can be only used for the ZEISS, Leica, Voigtlander and other lenses with Leica M Mount.

Regards,

Jaka

Huh, why would I need anything from Canon?

I have the C/Y lenses.. planar 1.5 50 and distagon 2.8 28.

I have an adapter with dandelionchip from Leitax for the 5d but I haven't used it and now I've sold the 5d anyway.

That chip would be needed for recognising apertures and ....? I'm very bad with digtal stuff.

But does that mean that you alwaus need a chip? Or how does it work with a simple adapter.

And...what will my lenses become equivalent on the sensorsize 28-45mm?? 50-75mm?

Tx sofar

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no focus wrote:

Hi there,

I've sold my 5d and now looking for something more compact. Thinking about some fuji's.

I red that there are adapters for the X-E1. Is it also possible to mount my older contax/zeiss lenses? And what would work or not. I guess the 28mm will become like a 45?!

Before I buy a body I would like to know if I can use my lenses..

Cheers, Martin (Netherlands)

I have no legacy glass to use with my X-E1. I also like using the native Fuji X Mount lenses, so this isn't much of an issue for me. Last year, while I was waiting for Fuji to release the XF 23mm lens, I did do some searching around.

I came across a thread on a different forum somewhere started by someone who was showing off the used Contax lens he'd just bought and the results he was getting when using it on his X-Pro1. The images he posted were excellent.

At that time, when I did some searching for adaptors I came across a whole slough of them; some expensive, some not. But it seemed like it was possible to adapt just about any lens mount to the Fuji X Mount. There were some reports by people having problems when they used certain brands of adaptors; the flanges didn't quite fit, I believe that was the problem. In other places I came across reports that those irregularities had been addressed and fixed. You'll have to do your own research to find out what's up today.

As far as Fuji cameras go, the X-Pro1, X-E1, X-M1, X-E2, X-T1 all have the same basic sensor; they all produce the same basic IQ, and that is wonderful.

The Fuji crop factor is 1.5x, the same as that used with Nikon DX. Take a standard 35mm film lens, divide the focal length by 2, then add the result back into the original focal length. Your 24mm lens becomes a 42mm lens on the Fuji APS-C sensor, with a slightly different DOF.

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no focus wrote:

Hi there,

I've sold my 5d and now looking for something more compact. Thinking about some fuji's.

I red that there are adapters for the X-E1. Is it also possible to mount my older contax/zeiss lenses? And what would work or not. I guess the 28mm will become like a 45?!

Before I buy a body I would like to know if I can use my lenses..

Cheers, Martin (Netherlands)

28 will become a 42 ... Canon uses 1.6 extension on their APS-C whereas Fuji like old Nikon use 1.5 ...

You can use almost all lenses with some sort of mount that is reasoably common, excluding some enlanger formats and mid-format lenses like Plaubel Rodenstock and the likes, but Hasselblad, Nikon, M42, Canon, Minolta, Leica etc

No worries ...

Good luck!

Deed

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