flickr-free-ic3d pan white

Fuji X-Pro 1, Jupiter 8 (50mm f/2) using Kipon Adapter

Fuji X-Pro 1, Jupiter 8 (50mm f/2) using Kipon Adapter

 

The Kipon, Leica M to Fuji FX lens adapter arrived from Hong Kong.

 

I've had a chance to use it—and, it does what it's supposed to do. Focusing to infinity works. Build wise, it's lighter than the similar sized Fotodiox adapter for micro 4/3. It does seem well-built and mounts smoothly and perfectly.

 

The Experience of Shooting with LTM/M-lenses

 

I no longer have Leica M8 to do side by side comparisons for those interested. However, if you have good eye sight (which I do), focusing is really a breeze, even with the 50mm lens. If you need critical focus, you have to press the button on the scroll wheel in the back of the camera. The position of the button is placed perfectly within the reach of the thumb. I've learned to focus very fast with it—as quickly as I would with the M8 or any modern rangefinder cameras.

 

How about image quality compared to the M8?

It's hard to tell. Like I stated, I no longer have the M8. But, one thing for sure, metering and color accuracy are far better than the M8. There will be less post processing to do.

 

Handling LTM/M Lenses on Fuji X-Pro 1

 

Because the X-Pro 1 is lighter than the M8, but is sized similarly, handling feels pretty good. I can hold for a while without wrist fatigue. I guess, ideally, it'd be better to use the add-on grip or a thumbs-up. I can see that for bigger hands, a bigger grip would benefit.

  

Images coming soon…

34,464 views
13 faves
8 comments
Taken on April 30, 2012