XPro-1 maybe not for legacy glass, leica users

Started Feb 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jim King
Jim King Veteran Member • Posts: 8,277
Re: XPro-1 maybe not for legacy glass, leica users

obv wrote:

I find this thread useful. I own an X100 -- which made me fall in love with Fuji gear -- one Leica lens with a film Leica body and I am currently wondering if I should consider an X-Pro 1 or X-E1 to get an affordable digital body for my Leica lens. By the contributions to this thread, it looks like there is a fair amount of people who are also interested in this topic. There is actual useful content and it's clearly not intended as a troll. I don't see any good reason why this shouldn't be discussed here.

I have a number of Leica lenses and IMO the mid to long focal length ones work well on my X-E1.  The wider ones show some edge blurring; these work better on my Ricoh GXW Mount M, which has offset microlenses to deal with the steeper angle of incidence of the exit beam from such lenses.

I really like the X-E1; its size is similar to a Barnack Leica.  It's a camera Leica should have built.

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