After posting 5-Frames with a Zeiss Otus 55mm sometime ago, a few people asked whether I’d mind sharing the results on other emulsions – so I thought ‘great idea!’, then got totally side tracked for a few years and forgot all about it. Thing is, good lenses have been able to out-resolve film for decades, so there’s really not that much point to this, except that it’s fun and it gives me an excuse to shoot film.
Thanks to quite convenient focus assist system, it’s a joy to use true manual focus lens on Fuji X cameras. It’s the main reason I use these third party lenses available for Fuji X mount. One of my favourite adapted lens on Fuji X camera is the Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5. It’s designed for a full frame cameras, and is a bit heavy, but I like it for its small size and decent moderate sharpness – it’s also great for portraits. Of course an APS-C alternative should be optically smaller so I have for a long time looking for other options. The 7artisans 55mm F1.4 made quite an interesting candidate, partly due to attractive price, but also for its 14-blade aperture.