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chrismuc

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Fuji GFX with various lenses
« on: March 25, 2017, 02:24:43 AM »

I got my GFX and had a little time to play with it. I want to share experiences with some lenses.

Canon TSE 17

I used a Fotodiox Canon EF - Fuji GF manual adapter. Fitting is good. The Canon lens can slightly (a few tenth of a mm) move sidewards.

All test pics in ProPhoto RGB, so no correct colors in the thumbs in the browser!

First I tested the TSE 17 (aperture closed to f11) at a Fuji event in Guangzhou. I shifted the lens 12mm down, set the camera on a podest that I could do a pic at 1/30 at ISO 640.
Image circle is sufficient w/o vignetting.
The sharpness just fades away at the last mm towards the bottom image corners.
I don't see any negative effect of the protection and ultrasonic cleaning glass which is located about 9mm in front of the sensor for retrofocus wide angle lenses that were designed for SLR cameras.
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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2017, 02:30:15 AM »

Canon TSE 24

Tripod. ISO 100. f11.
Shift 12 mm to the right side.
I gradually brigthened up the right side maybe half an aperture in ACR.
Image circle sufficient.
Also usable.
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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2017, 02:36:17 AM »

Zeiss ZE 135f2 Apo

image circle sufficient
slight vignetting at larger apertures, easily to compensate in ACR
a pleasure to focus with 100% zoom-in and the precise focus ring

I pre-set the aperture to f2.4. ISO 1000
sharpness good across the frame

Can't wait for an auto-aperture adapter for this lens :-)

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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2017, 02:40:51 AM »

Fuji GF 63f2.8

light. very sharp already at open aperture. i like the bokeh and the way is renders.

1. pic at Fuji event
3200 ISO, f2.8

2. pic at night in Munich
2500 ISO, f2.8

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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2017, 02:45:53 AM »

Contax N 400f4 Apo
(EF converted)

unexpected candidate to use on the GFX ;-)

sufficient image circle
slight vignetting corrected in ACR
hand-held at f4 ISO 1250, 1/250 s (!)
sharpness good but will be better at f5.6
even corner crop at open aperture not bad

... also waiting for the auto-aperture auto-focus adapter
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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2017, 03:17:07 AM »

Leica R 60f2.8 Macro

some vignetting at infinity, barely any at shorter distance
test pic @ f11
excellent corner-to-corner sharpness

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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2017, 03:27:32 AM »

Contax N 17-35f2.8
(EF converted)

as someone mentioned, the lens fully covers 33x44mm image circle from 24 to 35mm and I can copy that

three test pics at f5.6, at 24, 28 and 35 mm
slight vignetting corrected in ACR
the lens is generally weaker at 35 than at 24 and 28
corners soft, I did not test if they would become reasonably sharp at f8 or f11

still funny to have a kind of 18-28mm zoom on the GFX ;-)
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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2017, 04:57:25 AM »

Great, exactly the info I was hoping for.  I have a Canon 24mm ts-e arriving Sunday, and the Fotodiox adapter arriving probably Monday for use with my Fuji GFX50S.
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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2017, 06:27:59 AM »

Thank you very much for your work. Have been looking for a proper test on how the TS-Es behave. Very helpful!
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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2017, 08:20:28 AM »

Thanks very much for the tests - appreciated.  Look fwd to when market sees some quality (auto) stop-down Nikon (in our case) and Hassy adapters.
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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2017, 08:54:57 AM »

Thanks for the tests, especially looking forward to working with the 17mm Canon and Cambo adapter.  Hopefully the 17mm will have the same corner sharpness.

One note, on the Fotodiox adapter, my Nikon to GFX arrived yesterday.  Adapter seems well made, solid, however I was not pleased with how it was shipped.  Basically placed in a thin lightly padded envelope, nothing around the adapter and given to the mercy of UPS.  No box, period around the adapter.  So both flanges (GFX and Nikon) were exposed to damage.  Seemed to come through OK, however.  I have tried the adapter with several Nikon lenses but not used them on the the GFX, but with Fotodiox/Nikon aperture control is possible on Nikon lenses with F mount like 14-24 and 70-200.  Will miss the VR however.

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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2017, 12:52:34 PM »

My Fotodiox EF-GFX adapter came well packed and padded in a small cardboard box.

Expensive at 200€, but it always costst to be the first.

Well made, not metabones league, but surely one of the better adapters.

Will try some OM glass on monday
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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2017, 01:35:13 PM »

Hey Chris say hi to Alwick for me please  8)

I do :-)
He was at the Fuji Guangzhou event and was my model.

He brought the Cambo Actus with Fuji mount. Unfortunately the recently introduced Cambo Canon mount adapter that allows to set the aperture was not yet available. But he/we tested the 24mm Cambo lens and the Rodenstock 50. Both worked very well with the GFX. The Rodie is sharp like crazy, of course does not allow too much shift due to interference of the back lens barrel within the Actus.
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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2017, 01:39:52 PM »

some other lenses:

Contax CY 35-70f3.4

big surprise: no vignetting from 40 (or 42) to 70 mm!
no corner sharpness tested, I just played around a bit

Leica R 180f3.4 Apo

Like tested and stated before, easily covers the 44x33mm image circle. Sharp across the frame.

Olympus 90f2 Macro

also sufficient image circle at short distances and at infinity
only quick test showed good edge sharpness if closed down a bit
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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2017, 03:53:42 AM »

a few more attractive tests shots today at BMW Welt and Olympia Tower

Fuji GF 63f2.8 aperture series


the lens is really stunning

center crops at f 2.8, f4 and f5.6

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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2017, 03:54:56 AM »

corner crops at f2.8, f4 and f5.6
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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2017, 03:58:10 AM »

Leica R 180f3.4 Apo

corner crop at open aperture
light fall-off compensated

mind blowing sharpness
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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2017, 12:17:46 PM »

@chrismuc
Is that moire in the reflection on the building?
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Re: Fuji GFX with various lenses
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2017, 12:20:30 PM »

@chrismuc
Is that moire in the reflection on the building?

definitely

the moiré proves:
1. sensor w/o AA filter
2. sharp lens at rather large aperture with little diffraction
;-)
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