Classic Lenses

Using classic lenses on the Fujifilm XT2 - Olympus OM Zuiko 135mm f3.5

Using classic lenses on the Fujifilm XT2 - Olympus OM Zuiko 135mm f3.5

I always enjoy taking a telephoto lens in the city to shoot some architecture inspired photographs. The compression on this lenses mean that I can emphasising shape, line and contrast to create some interesting shots. So how does the budget friendly 135mm f3.5 measure up on the Fujifim Xt2?

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How to break free from the tyranny of perfect sharpness in photography by learning to love vintage lenses: the Auto Chinon 35mm 2.8

How to break free from the tyranny of perfect sharpness in photography by learning to love vintage lenses: the Auto Chinon 35mm 2.8

I am starting to really enjoy trying out these vintage lenses on the Fujifilm X-T2.  The ability to easily pick up a lot of vintage lenses very cheaply means I can experiment with various focal lengths without forking out a fortune each time I want a new lens.  I managed to pick up the Auto Chinon 35mm 2.8 for about £20, so even if I tried the lens and hated it I could easily sell it on again with minimal loss.  Hopefully.

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Testing out vintage camera lenses on the Fujifilm X-T2: shooting with Helios 44-2

Testing out vintage camera lenses on the Fujifilm X-T2: shooting with Helios 44-2

Photography with classic lenses was never something I have previously considered.  However, since starting to shoot with Fuji mirrorless I have read a lot about using adaptors in order to use these older lenses, how cheap old lenses (generally) are, and how the results can be interesting / inspiring / infuriating / something a bit different… so I decided to give it a go.

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