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Jun 122012
Kipon Leica M mount to Fuji X mount (L/M - FX) Adapter

Kipon Leica M mount to Fuji X mount (L/M – FX) Adapter

If you read my review of a Third Party M lens mount to Fuji X Pro mount you’ll know that one of the issues that I had with the overall usage of the lens adapter on the body, was that you didn’t get any frame lines for custom lenses in the optical view finder. With the release of the body firmware 1.10, Fujifilm has added custom frame lines to the optical viewfinder. Yea!!!

With the firmware upgrade, if you set the camera to 50mm or 18mm or 75mm you will get an approximate frame line, that is fairly accurate. With lenses that are 15mm and 12mm the angle of view is wider than what the optical viewfinder shows so the camera lets you know this by putting a box with an arrow pointing out in each corner of the frame. When testing these new features, it seems like the 15mm lens is right at the edge of what the view finder sees and you get about 110% of what you see in the frame. This is awesome because it makes using the manual lenses on the Fuji X-Pro1 much easier and it works with non Fuji branded adapter. Although…the lens correction features don’t work. I’m assuming that if you want those to work you must bite the bullet and pay for the Fuji branded adapter with the electronic contacts. This will, I assume unlock the lens correction features and allow adjustment. Hey if you’re cheap like me and have Lightroom with saved actions you may not need the lens correction features. You can just adjust in Lightroom. You’ve got to weigh the convince of it being done in camera or in post processing. Usually I’m not a big post production guy, I like to have everything in camera a much as possible, I was just trained that way, but I’m kinda contradicting myself in this instance because I said I’ll just do it in post. I suppose that I’m just saying this because I already bought the third-party adapter and I don’t want to spend even more money to get the fuji branded one. Honestly, If I had it to do all over again. I probably would have spent the extra money to get the fuji branded adapter so that I could have the correction features in camera as opposed to post processing. I’m just being honest. That’s the price you pay for impatience folks! Happy Image Making!!

Original Review of the Kippon L/M to FX adapter

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