Good "adapted" portrait lenses for Fuji?

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crashwins Regular Member • Posts: 397
Good "adapted" portrait lenses for Fuji?

I've done my due diligence and searched around on this topic, but didn't find much.

I just picked up an XE1 and have the 14mm 2.8 coming in the mail. I have a Canon mount Rokinon 35 (all manual) and wondering how this would be adapted to the Fuji. If not good, I'll likely grab the 35 1.4. Clearly, the Rokinon would be on the large end, but might be worth a shot.

Otherwise, a good portrait-length lens for Fuji is a must. Wondering what folks are using as solid adapted options? Nikkors seem good, even Canon FD, but Leica is probably out for me. Thanks in advance!

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57LowRider Senior Member • Posts: 3,937
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Spud0 Regular Member • Posts: 289
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57LowRider wrote:

Cheap cheap cheap, brilliant -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95540165@N08/8724096506/

Would you need an adapter mount?

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57LowRider Senior Member • Posts: 3,937
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Spud0 wrote:

57LowRider wrote:

Cheap cheap cheap, brilliant -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95540165@N08/8724096506/

Would you need an adapter mount?

Yes. I have an expensive (!) OM-FX one that was £29

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OP crashwins Regular Member • Posts: 397
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Thanks - nice lens, but a little slow on a crop IMO.

afragisk Senior Member • Posts: 1,449
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Canon FD 85 1.2L with or without speed booster for the ultimate blur.

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kewlguy Senior Member • Posts: 1,935
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My favorite is FD 55/1.2 SSC. Sharp at f/1.2, very sharp at f/1.4 - esp in low light.

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I'm going to try the Takumar 55mm F1.8 when my X-E2 arrives. I already have the lens and adapter. It is a very small combo and the lens receives nothing but glowing reviews. Build quality and focus feel is as good as it gets. Dirt cheap too.

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daddyman Regular Member • Posts: 181
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The Konica Hexanon 50/1.4 and 85/1.8 are both very nice, depending upon the focal length you need.

Mike

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Les Berkley
Les Berkley Senior Member • Posts: 1,528
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Second the vote for the Oly 50 f1.8. Plenty fast, sharp and very light, to go with the Fuji.

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RogerMuss Forum Member • Posts: 52
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Les Berkley wrote:

Second the vote for the Oly 50 f1.8. Plenty fast, sharp and very light, to go with the Fuji.

With the Oly lens do you focus wide open then stop down to shoot? This is what I did when I used it on my Olympus M4/3 but I kept knocking the focus adjustment when I reached over for the aperture ring.--

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hellocrowley Senior Member • Posts: 1,282
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Voigtlander 58/1.4. Small, cheap, sharp, looks good.

biza43 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,097
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Some other options are the M mount lenses, from Leica, Zeiss, or Voigtlander. Leica has some nice 90mm f2.8 and f4 that don't break the bank used... Zeiss has a very nice 50 f2 ZM (I have one)... they also have a 85 f4. Voigt has an excellent 75 f1.8 VM (I am getting one of these too). There are literally hundreds of options available.

Not forgetting Fuji's own upcoming 56 f1.2 of course...

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Elusivesouls Regular Member • Posts: 117
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No one likes the Minolta Rokkor 58 1.2?  I thought it was considered to be legendary.

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Les Berkley Senior Member • Posts: 1,528
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No. With the focus peeking (sic) I can do fine up to about f5.6, which is as stopped-down as I usually go.

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Elusivesouls Regular Member • Posts: 117
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No one likes the Minolta Rokkor 58 1.2? I thought it was considered to be legendary.

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For portrait I use either my XF 35mm 1.4 or my XF 60mm 2.4

The 600mm IMHo is better suited since the distance camera subject is wider F 2.4 is ok for bokeh and DOF It's wise just to stay at f 2.4 since the lens is IMHO a bit too sharp after

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OP crashwins Regular Member • Posts: 397
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Wow! Awesome suggestions. My email didn't notify me after the first 2-3 emails that anyone had responded so sorry I had no idea. I think I'll probably lean towards the Nikkor or Canon FD lenses because they're pretty good doubles for video too. I'm also picking up a Fuji 35 so that might actually have me covered for a lot. Thanks!

deednets Veteran Member • Posts: 7,284
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crashwins wrote:

I've done my due diligence and searched around on this topic, but didn't find much.

I just picked up an XE1 and have the 14mm 2.8 coming in the mail. I have a Canon mount Rokinon 35 (all manual) and wondering how this would be adapted to the Fuji. If not good, I'll likely grab the 35 1.4. Clearly, the Rokinon would be on the large end, but might be worth a shot.

Otherwise, a good portrait-length lens for Fuji is a must. Wondering what folks are using as solid adapted options? Nikkors seem good, even Canon FD, but Leica is probably out for me. Thanks in advance!

Don't forget the fantastic Pentax 50/1.4 Takumar!

Deed

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Birse Boy Regular Member • Posts: 357
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Rokkor MC 58mm f1.4 / Rokkor MC 50mm f1.4 - getting good results from both with cheapo adaptor

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