First day out with the 35mm Summilux on an X-T1

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by jloden, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. jloden

    jloden Leica Place Rookie

    Mar 28, 2014
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Picked up my first Leica glass this week in the form of a 35mm Summilux ASPH :cool:

    Naturally, I've been dying to get a chance to go out and shoot instead of being cooped up working. Wouldn't you know it, it rains all weekend! Made it out anyway for a bit today to have lunch and coffee with friends, so I brought along the Summilux mounted on an X-T1 with the Fuji adapter and grabbed a few shots.

    These are all from JPGs since LightRoom doesn't support X-T1 RAW yet, but I can already say I absolutely love the way this lens renders, and I'm utterly hooked on Leica glass!





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  2. Mijo

    Mijo Leica Place Veteran

    Apr 11, 2013
    San Francisco
    What you think of the X-T1 and adapting M-mount lenses to it?
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  3. jloden

    jloden Leica Place Rookie

    Mar 28, 2014
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Overall excellent... I actually ended up liking the way it feels better than shooting M lenses on the Sony A7 due to the slightly taller body on the Fuji which feels better balanced. If the Fuji was a full frame sensor I think it'd be just about perfect for me! (Purely for the purposes of mounting M glass at native focal length; I don't mind it with the Fujinon lenses).

    With the Fuji adapter it mounts rock solid, transmits the focal length data into EXIF, and balances fairly well (still a little front heavy). Very comfortable to shoot, and the ergonomics are good. The EVF is big and bright and clear, and between that and a good focus peaking implementation I had very little problem getting focus right even without magnifying for critical focus.
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  4. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    May 1, 2013
    Lens works a charm on the fuji sensor, Jay. A lens that helps to tell a story.
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  5. xdayv

    xdayv Leica Place Veteran

    Mar 31, 2013
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    seems like the leica adapted to the xt1 is working quite well!
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  6. Amin

    Amin Administrator

    Mar 28, 2013
    Somehow I missed this thread. These look great, Jay!
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