Using M Lenses on Fujifilm X Cameras | La Vida Leica!

In our first Fujifilm related review, Fujifilm X-T1 vs. the Leica T – we touched on using various M lenses from Leica, Voigtländer, Zeiss and others on this camera. In this article, we’ll be expanding on this greatly, covering Fujifilm X series cameras in general, the various adapter options available and their use as well as looking at the performance and general results of using M lenses on these cameras. We’ll be using the Fujifilm X-T1 camera for this article, along with M lenses from the top three manufacturers. Everything from the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH to the Voigtländer Color Skopar LTM and Zeiss ZM lenses. Why are we talking about Fujifilm cameras? Well, much to Leica Camera’s chagrin, it’s a capable platform that appeals to many with a cost and feature set that’s hard to ignore. And while we’re a Leica oriented website – we’re not a Leica owned website. We’re unbiased here, and free to discuss any and all things relating to Leica, even mixing brands interchangeably. Remember, we’re about photography here, not brand loyalty. So it it fits into the ecosystem somehow, we’re cool with it. When it comes to adapters, there are two ways to go about using M lenses on Fujifilm X cameras. The official way, with the Fujifilm M Mount Adapter (link is external) – or the third-party way. Every adapter does the same, essential thing – converting the M lens bayonet at the rear of the lens to the X mount bayonet. The Fujifilm option stands out as the only electronic solution, which is good and bad, having some compatibility issues. Third-party adapters come in two flavors, both of which are non-electronic……..

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