Disassembly – Risespray 35mm F0.95 lens (Fuji X mount)

There are very few F0.95 lens for APS-C sensor on the market, and Zhongyi Mitakon 35mm F0.95 mark II is the most compact and affordable since 2016. Oh wait, it was! There is one more new lens appeared under name “Risespray” (and few other brand names). Finally I’ve got hands on lens sample and going to disassemble it and see how it compares to Zhongyi Mitakon (because it looks very close to it optically).

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Disassembly – Viltrox 56mm F1.4 AF lens (Fuji X mount)

This article is a short unboxing/disassembly review of newest Viltrox 56mm F1.4 autofocus lens in Fujifilm X mount.

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MOD: Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8 lens – stronger aperture click at F2.8

Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8 is a great ultra wide angle lens with excellent optics and very high IQ. Mechanically it’s also constructed very well, though there are minor things I’d like to work a bit different. And the aperture click-stop at F2.8 is one of them. It just happens too often – aperture ring gets accidentally rotated without me noticing, and pictures are taken at slightly closed aperture. So how to fix that?

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MOD – 0.65m focusing for Voigtlander 40mm F1.4 M mount lens

Voigtlander 40mm F1.4 Nokton Classic lens has minimal focusing distance of 0.7m. It’d be nice to focus closer in some cases, when shooting with this lens adapted on Fuji X and Sony A7s cameras. There are helicoid close-up focus adapters on market, though I’m not big fan of them due to large adapter size. This article shows how to get at least extra 5cm of close up focus distance (which is not significant difference, but useful enough for me to do it second time for Voigtlander 40mm F1.4 lens). Also I’m showing here extra mod step for focus ring grip.

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Fujifilm X-T30 camera – partial disassembly

This article is a quick glance into Fujifilm X-T30 camera internals. One of blog readers Ricardo Zapata asked for hints regarding malfunctioning Fuji X-T30 . Discovering issue remotely is not an easy task, and after few emails we decided to run exploration disassembly. My local discovery effort ended at dismounting bottom plate of X-T30. But Ricardo went much further with disassembly of his Fuji X-T30 camera, including some soldering work. We didn’t localize the problem, though it sounds useful to show you effort details (thank you Ricardo for sharing!).

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Removing focusing knob – Voigtländer Nokton Classic 40mm F1.4 S.C

Voigtlander 40mm F1.4 is very compact Leica M mount lens, it remains quite small when adapted on Fujifilm X cameras. This lens does not have textured focusing ring, instead there is a focusing knob – quite classic approach for small rangefinder lens. It works great, however I personally prefer operate focusing ring and there is a nice and relatively easy DIY modification (fully reversible) to change that on VM 1.4/40mm lens.

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Custom lens – new look of Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 manual focus mod

It is interesting to keep experimenting with Fujinon XF 27mm F.28 lens modifications and discover new way of reusing its optics in case the electronics fails. Previous mod involved just XF 27mm optical core and Industar lens frame. In this article I’m showing refined version with even more compact size.

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DIY – adapt wide Fuji X mount lens to Fujifilm X-Pro3 camera

There are some Fuji X mount third party lens on the market that have noticeably wider mount ring comparing to native Fujinon XF and Fujinon XC lens. Multiple Fuji X-Pro3 owners are reporting problem that wider mount is chipping off paint around mount release lock button. This article is discussing way of making such lens compatible with Fuji X-Pro3 camera.

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Comparing F1.2 lens – Voiglander 40mm and Rokinon 50mm – on Fuji X-E2s

This article compares test shots taken with Fujifilm X-E2s and lens:

  • Voigtlander 40mm F1.2 Nokton Aspherical
  • Rokinon 50mm F1.2
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Review – Voigtlander 40mm F1.2 Nokton Aspherical VM lens with Fuji X camera

This article is a short review of one of my favorite Voigtlander lens – 40mm F1.2 Nokton Aspherical in Leica M mount. It’s very compact full frame lens, and can be easily adapted to Fuji APS-C system using single ring. Continue reading “Review – Voigtlander 40mm F1.2 Nokton Aspherical VM lens with Fuji X camera”

Review – Voigtlander 35mm F2 Ultron Vintage line lens on Fuji X camera

There are very few super compact 35mm lens in Leica M mount that can be adapted on Fuji X camera. The newest Vintage line Voigtlander 35mm F2 Ultron lens is one of them, and it’s very interesting option to fit retro look of Fujifilm X-E2s. This article is a brief review so far, and will be extended once I find good opportunity for more outdoor shooting. Continue reading “Review – Voigtlander 35mm F2 Ultron Vintage line lens on Fuji X camera”