Best Manual Lens for Fuji X-Pro 3

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Best Manual Lens for Fuji X-Pro 3
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Hey everyone,

I am a X100 user. I owned a x100F and now have a X100V. its a great camera, love it to bit but these days i wish for....less! To make a long story short, my ultimate dream camera is a Leica M10D but Im afraid it is outside my reach.

I dont want/need video setting, screen, HDR, super fast AF System, buttons everywhere. I am just yearning for a striped down camera where i have direct access to the triangle exposure in a beautiful and handcrafted body.

So my eyes aim in di rection of the "Leica of the poor" the Fuji XPro3:-D. While it doesn’t tick all the boxes (still too many functionalities to my liking) it is the closest contender to the M10D .

But my ordeal (!!!) doesn’t stop here. My next dilemna is to find the best (or ‘my’ best) manual 23mm lens (35mm equivalent). I looked everywhere but beside a few Chinese copies (i.e Zonlai 22mm F1.8) the choice is limited : Fuji lenses are all wired AF which is a no go for me, Leica lenses in 23mm Summicron/Sumilux (with a M adapter) seem a bit too slow (F3.5) to justify the steep price tag, Zeiss doesn’t offer much for Fuji X and Voigtlander (i have a sweet spot for those) dont do Fuji X mount and when they do (VM mount via adaptor) they don’t have a 23 mm option! So as you can see this quest is not easy (Welcome to 1st problem;-)) However there are a lot more 35mn (50mmm equivalent) but again i'm on a market for a 23mm..

In an nutshell…my perfect lens would be :
- 23 mm (35mm equivalent)
- Manual Focus
- Super-dampened-buttery-like focus ring
- Click aperture
- DOF Scale
- All Metal made
- Between F1.4 to F2
- Weight : 400grams max

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- and on a sexy side too !

So im relying on you guys. Would anyone have been on that path already and found the manual focus 23 mm holy grail ?!?!

Thanks !
Nico.

 Nicollino's gear list:Nicollino's gear list
Fujifilm X100V Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Canon EF 85mm F1.8 USM Canon EF-S 10-22mm F3.5-4.5 USM +4 more
Fujifilm X100V Fujifilm X-Pro3
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