Dan Taylor

Retro Sunday with the Fuji X-T1

If I haven't said it enough already, I absolutely love my Fuji X-T1. Ever since picking it up earlier this year in New York, it's seen more use on the street than any other camera I've ever owned. Gone are the days when I have to lug my DSLR around with me just to get a level of quality that meets my standards. And since Fuji's got this whole retro styling going on, I thought it might be interesting to throw a retro lens on it via an adaptor and seen what might happen.

I have a 1969 135mm Nikkor Q f/2.8 that I've used with the X-T1, but it's not optimal for street shooting. So what better than the classic street lens, a vintage 1986 Nikkor 50mm f/1.8? A great lens in it's day, this 50mm was in production for almost 20 years before being replaced.

Using the no-name adaptor that came with my original X-Pro1, I'm able to use all of my existing nikon and nikon compatible lenses. For today's outing I packed the X-T1, X-Pro1, D610, adaptor ring, 50mm Nikkor prime, 8mm Walimex fisheye prime, xf18-55mm fujinon zoom, and 24-70mm Nikkor zoom.

Although I do have a Fuji X-Mount lens that covers the 50mm range, if bottoms out at f/4. as this zoom, and let's be honest...who doesn't love a good depth of field and the patience and accuracy of manual focus? From time to time? So here's what I did today. How about you?

And because I'm a big fan of music AND art, this is what I was listening to while shooting this afternoon. I highly recommend you press play while viewing these images:

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The Fuji X-T1 and Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 combo

Shots with the X-T1+8mm f/4 fisheye combo

Shots with the X-T1+18-55mm f/2.8-4 combo

Shots with the Nikon D610+24-70mm f/2.8 combo

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