Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 lens – true manual focus mod

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”

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7Artisans 50mm F1.8 lens – is it really covering Full Frame image sensor?

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?”

DIY: Opto Sigma Plano-Convex filter frame

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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Disassembly – Fujinon XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens [front area]

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.

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Disassembly – Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R lens

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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