For some time now I have been trying to incorporate a lighter camera into my gear. After finally giving up on my Leica m9 (explanation one post earlier), I decided to try a Fujifilm X-Pro1. There seems to be as many positive posts as negative ones concerning the usage and purpose of the X-Pro1. Personally, I didn’t find the AF to be slower, nor did I have any problems with focus accuracy. Clean high ISO, light weight and an excellent Fujinon 35mm f1.4 lens, in my view, make this camera a very capable photographic tool. During my trials with this camera, I came across a few useful accessories I think other XP1 users may take an interest in.
I lost the original eyepiece on the second day after receiving my XP1. It wasn’t screwed in properly and fell off when I was walking with the camera hanging on my neck. Thanks to some friendly advice from a member on Fuji X-Forum, I tried the eyepiece from my Nikon FM2/T and it worked great. Surprisingly, I found the original Fuji eyepiece a few days later on a sidewalk near my house, but decided to keep and use the Nikon one, since (due to a different coating?) it didn’t collect as much oil from eyelashes and stayed cleaner. Those who need a diopter correction eyepiece for their X-Pro1 cameras ought to try the diopters made for the Nikon FM series since they are easily obtainable both new and used.
If you need a substitute hood for your Fujinon 35mm f1.4 or Fujinon 18mm f2 lens, there are quite a few cheap but good 52mm screw-in, vented hoods. Some of them have a filter thread and allow mounting filters inside the hood. The vented hoods work well with Fujinon XF lenses giving your camera a slightly different look.
Macro (kind of)
If you don’t have the Fujinon XF 60mm f2.4 Macro lens, or just want to keep things compact, the Canon 250D close up lens mounted on your Fujinon 35mm f1.4 in macro mode will let you get 8 cm closer to your subject. Not a real macro solution, but an interesting accessory. Here is a picture taken with a Fujinon 35mm f1.4 in macro focusing mode at minimum focus diastance of 28 cm. The minimum focus distance is measured from the focal plane mark on the body. And here is a Canon 250D close-up lens screwed on the Fujinon 35mm f1.4 at minimum focus distance of 20 cm.
See on www.nandemofoto.com
Well, you finally got an X-Pro1. Sure, you still can’t convert raw files easily and are probably still getting used to the focusing – but there is no better time to [junk up] accessorize than the present.
Official Accessories Website by Fujifilm
See on www.dantestella.com
This list of compatible lenses actually confirmed by Fujifilm is provided for your reference. Since the lens may be deteriorated due to individual difference or aging, or its form may have been changed due to damage, usability of all lenses of the same type is not guaranteed. Please make your own judgments when actually attaching the M Mount lens.
See on www.fujifilm.com
See on Scoop.it – Fuji X-Pro1
Fujifilm has officially unveiled its promised adapter to allow the use of Leica M-mount lenses on the X-Pro1. Unlike third-party adapters, but in a similar manner to the Ricoh GXR Mount A12, it’s capable of storing up to six user-created lens profiles to correct distortion, vignetting and corner colour shading, which can be recalled by pressing a Function button on the side of the adapter. The camera can show framelines in its unique hybrid viewfinder for 21mm, 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm lenses (though not, oddly, for 50mm). For other focal lengths the camera’s electronic viewfinder or rear screen will show a preview with 100% coverage of the field of view. To make full use of the adapter, a firmware update for the X-Pro1 (version 1.10) will be made available in June 2012.
See on www.dpreview.com
Finally some rumors for us! Samyang will release the first lens for the Fuji X system in June!!! There is no info about the lens specs yet but I like the manual focusing Samyang lenses a lot! usually they have a very high image quality and a very low price.
See on www.fujirumors.com
Smatty continued his test of the Kipon Canon EF to Fuji XF lens adapter on last weekend.
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 -
Canon EF 135mm f/2 L and
Canon EF 70-200mm F4 IS L plus TC 1.4x II
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…
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.
Smatty’s Website http://www.PhotosdeLux.com
See on forums.dpreview.com
I recently contacted Tim Isaac from Match Technical just to reconfirm that a new Thumbs up model was coming for the X-Pro. One thing led to another and since weare both in the Seattle area Tim offered to get together over coffee so he could show me the final production prototype and get my feedback/impressions. I spent a delightful hour with Tim and his wife talking about a variety of topics, sharing photos and of course trying out the new Thumbs-up, which model designation will be EP-7S. At my request and for comparison purposes Tim was also kind enough to bring along the CSEP-2 which was originally designed for theLeica X1 (and Fuji X-100) but which also works well on Fuji X-Pro. Photos onX-Pro can be seen at Match Technical’s website:
Just as a quick overview of differences between the two models the CSEP-2 has a coldshoe and sticks up above the camera, whereas the new soon to be released EP-7S has no cold shoe and sits totally flush with the camera….
See on www.fujix-forum.com