October 25th, 2012, 11:47 AM
a new focal length for my X100
I know a lot of you X100 shooters like shooting wide and bought the Fuji WCL. I tend to go the other way and as much I like the 35mm FOV, I also am a fan of 50mm. So I picked up a couple 1.4 tele conversion lenses on the cheap. They are cartoonishly soft at the edges when shot wide open.....almost like the world's most expensive LOMO......LOL. Still, the center is plenty sharp and it was a cheap purchase. Definitely fun for experimental type photography or likely a nice portrait option. Stopped down to around f5.6 it's still a bit soft, but much more useable in a normal sort of way. You'd never use it for landscape shots where you demand corner to corner sharpnesss, but again, the cost of admission was around $30 for each of them.
If there's any kind of geeky test shots you want to see, just ask. I shot a few quickies (with NO tripod unfortunately, so VERY unscientific.....and of course, some of the blur is my poor technique in a dark room).
First a shot WITHOUT the conversion lens and the camera @f5.6
DSCF1089 by Lukinosity, on Flickr
And here is from the same spot with the conversion lens (also f5.6).....
DSCF1091 by Lukinosity, on Flickr
it's a big chunk of glass.....
DSCF1093 by Lukinosity, on Flickr
easy to hide behind.....
DSCF1094 by Lukinosity, on Flickr
a side view from the hunchback.....
DSCF1095 by Lukinosity, on Flickr
crazy soft @ f2
DSCF1096 by Lukinosity, on Flickr
marginally better @ f2.8
DSCF1097 by Lukinosity, on Flickr
f4 was too blurry from motion shake, but here we are at f5.6.....quite useable if sharpness isn't more main goal
DSCF1099 by Lukinosity, on Flickr
f8 was roughly the same. Let me know if you want any specific shots and I'll see what I can do for you. Also, after a bit more testing, I'll have one for sale if anyone wants one. It'll be around $30 + shipping if you are interested.
October 25th, 2012, 11:55 AM
The best camera you have is the one you actually brought with you.
October 25th, 2012, 12:03 PM
What I WANT is a 50mm X100, instead of 35mm. Still steamed no one's released such a beast yet
October 25th, 2012, 12:09 PM
It'll be out soon. It's called the X-E1 with Fuji 35mm (50mm equivalent). It retails for $1599
Originally Posted by wt21
October 25th, 2012, 12:12 PM
Interesting, I haven't seen anyone use this adapter on the x100 before. I'm about to trade in my nikon d90 for the fuji, so any add-ons to make it more versatile should be fun to play with.
Has anyone here on SC tried the nikon .68 Wide-angle adapter to make the it a 24mm EQ lens. Results seem decent at f5.6-8
a link to some tests with the adater- Finally a Fuji X100 wide angle solution that works - FM Forums
October 25th, 2012, 12:14 PM
Yes, but no silent shutter :(
Originally Posted by Luke
October 25th, 2012, 12:31 PM
Cool experiment! Nice collection of jazz on vinyl also.
October 25th, 2012, 12:57 PM
October 25th, 2012, 02:11 PM
Luke, does putting the converter reduce the amount of light getting to the sensor in any significant amount?
Current Gear: A little bit of this and a little bit of that, but want more!
October 25th, 2012, 02:30 PM
I would assume so, but one shouldn't assume. I'll test that in some controlled lighting, but in my VERY unscientific shots above with my dog Lucy (where the natural light could have changed a bit from one shot to the next), the shutter speed without the adapter is 1/220 and adding the adapter resulted in 1/140. I'll get back to you on that.
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