Finally found time and modified electronically dead Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 lens.
First I removed all electronic parts, AF and aperture drives, cables, light sensors.After that I’ve cut side area under the focus ring and attached metal wire to the inner focusing cylinder. Continue reading “Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 lens – true manual focus mod”
I was mostly shooting with Fuji X APS-C cameras while met 7Artisans lens. It was interesting experience to shoot with these low budget though relatively good performing optics from Shenzhen. I’ve also compared 7Artisans 50mm F1.8 lens images with Full Frame lens like Voigtlnder 50mm F1.5 adapted on Fuji.
Recently I saw a question in one of 7Artisans Flickr group dscussion – Devon Stanczyk asked to check if 7Artisans 50mm F1.8 lens is covering Full Frame sensor of Sony cameras. Continue reading “7Artisans 50mm F1.8 lens – is it really covering Full Frame image sensor?”
First of all I’d like to thank HaruhikoT and BastianK for sharing extremely useful approach and great article about Rangefinder wide angle lenses on A7 cameras: problems and solutions. It significantly improves IQ and performance of many lens, and I’m happy to see that it also works for Voigtlander Ultron 35mm F1.7 lens.
In this short article I’ll show how to build up simple and durable filter frame for Opto Sigma Plano-Convex lens.
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This article covers disassembly of rear lens area to access aperture blades and rear glass elements of Zhongyi 50mm F0.95 Speedmaster. If you are looking just for the focus calibration – try this guide instead. First disassembly step is very … Continue reading Disassembly – Zhongyi 50mm F0.95 mark II “Dark Knight” lens
I’m sparingly using Fujinon XF 100-400mm lens for about a year. It’s great tele zoom lens for wildlife shooting, and I never had any issues with it. This zoom delivers sharp detailed shots at whole focus range and is durably designed and built. In this article I’m disassembling front area to remove dust located under the front glass element.
Continue reading “Disassembly – Fujinon XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens [front area]”
I’ve purchased 7Artisans 35mm F2.0 lens in Sony E mount directly from 7Artisans factory. It arrived quite fast (in 2 weeks) and today I had a chance to extensively use it outdoor. Seattle Volunteer Park has nice selection of flowers for relaxing shooting and experimenting with a new lens.
Continue reading “Lens review – 7Artisans 35mm F2 on Sony A7S”
Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R is one of first three prime lens developed for Fujifilm X mount cameras. I personally think that this particular lens is a real Fuji gem among other XF lens. I love the pictures from this glass, and like the mechanics. In this article I’m disassembling my Fuji XF 35mm F1.4 lens sample to expose the process just in case someone is looking for repair steps or needs to lubricate the focus or aperture ring.
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