Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 + Fujifilm X-T2

Posted on Sunday, 24th March 2019 7:25 AM EDT

I'm experimenting with some vintage lenses and Fotodiox adapters. In a fit of nostalgia, I recently bought an Asahi Optical Co. Pentax Spotmatic II on eBay. It came with an Asahi SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 lenses. This lens has an M42 mount. X-photographers such as Jonas Rask and amateurs such as Ritchie Roesch are adept at using vintage lenses with a Fuji X camera. I wanted to give it a try. I bought a Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter Compatible with M42 Screw Mount SLR Lens on Fuji X-Mount Cameras and mounted the Asahi SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 lens to my Fuji X-T2.

All shots were handheld, so any softness in the photos is probably because of my unsteady hand. Please keep in mind that this is more of a superficial look at the kinds of results I might expect from this lens and adapter combination. It is not a review. It is me just wanting to be curious and find a reason to go out and shot and have some fun. If attaching an old lens to my modern "digital photon capturing device" does that for me, it might do that for you. I'm just having fun. After all, one of the reasons why I switched to the Fuji X system was the retro experience.

The Fuji X-T2 has an APS-C sensor. The crop factor is 1.5. That means that the 55mm lens on this camera has the same FOV as an 82.5mm lens on a 35mm full-frame camera. Jonas Rask recommended the Mitakon Zhongyi Lens Turbo Adapter V2 for Full-Frame M42 Mount Lens to Fujifilm X Mount APS-C adapter.

The Lens Turbo Adapter V2 for Full-Frame M42 Mount Lens to Fujifilm X Mount APS-C Camera from Mitakon Zhongyi allows a full-frame M42 mount lens to be mounted onto a Fujifilm X mount camera. While doing so, the adapter approximates the lens's angle of view as if it were placed directly on a camera with a full-frame sensor while providing a 1-stop increase over the lens's aperture range.Jonas Rask

With the Mitakon Zhongyi Lens Turbo Adapter V2 for Full-Frame M42 Mount Lens to Fujifilm X Mount APS-C adapter, I could use the Asahi SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 lens like a 55mm lens. I am considering buying an Asahi SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 lens. On the Fuji X-T2, the lens would offer a ~42mm FOV, which is a normal FOV. This lens and adapter combination would be perfect for street photography.

The focus peaking feature of the Fuji X-T2 is handy for manually focusing this lens. The lens adapter does not transmit aperture settings back to the camera body. My biggest challenge is remembering which aperture setting I used to take the shot. The following sample photos reflect my unscientific testing: namely, attach the Asahi SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 lens to the Fuji X-T2 and shoot stuff around the neighbourhood. I shot using a modified version of Ritchie Roesch's Kodachrome II Film Simulation Recipe. The following is the result. The following JPEG images are straight out of cameras (SOOC).

Lens

  • Name: Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2
  • Mount: M42
  • Tested On: Fujifilm X-T2 with FotodioX M42-FX adapter
  • Zoom/Prime: Prime
  • Focal Length: 55mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2
  • Minimum Aperture: f/16
  • Diaphragm Blades: 6
  • Price Paid: US$45
  • Product Ratings (1=miserable, 5=excellent):
  • Construction Quality: 4
  • Image Quality: 4.5
  • Overall Value For Price: 4.5
  • Recommended: Yes

Lens Photos

Shaan | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 | f/5.6, ISO200
Straight Out of the Camera (SOOC) | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 | f/5.6 | ISO200
Seiko 5 Automatic | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 | f/5.6 | ISO200
Ikigai-SIPA | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 | f/2.8 | ISO200
FujiFilm X-T2 | FAsahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 | f/5.6.0 | ISO200
Self Storage | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 | f/5.6 | ISO200
Eno Terra, Kingston | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 | f/5.6 | ISO200
Kingston Mill House at the D&R Canal | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 | f/5.6 | ISO200
Kiran | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 | f/5.6 &124; ISO800
Lunch at Aunt Chubby's, Hopewell Township, Mercer County | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 | f/5.6 | ISO500
Bokeh | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 55mm f/2 | f/5.6 | ISO 400

7 thoughts on “Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 + Fujifilm X-T2”

  1. While driving home after breakfast at Aunt Chubby’s I asked Bhavna to take a walk with me along the Aunt Molly Trail of St. Michael’s Nature Preserve. I had mentioned to her that a few weeks prior, I had walked the Aunt Molly Trail after breakfast by myself at Aunt Chubby’s. After we started walking Bhavna mentioned that after our adult children returned to university for the winter semester that the two of us could develop a weekend routine of breakfast and after breakfast walk.It was cold and windy and the trail was muddy and swampy, not at all like the frozen trail I walked a few weeks ago. We walked along on the grass to the side of the trail. Bhavna was concerned about walking out alone in the woods for fear she would be murdered and her body disposed of in a wood chipper. She asked about my concern when out by myself and I mentioned that I was far more worried about falling and hurting myself. We both agreed that our iPhones provided some comfort because we could be tracked via GPS. I guess we've been watching too many movies.I noticed that the Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 has a tendency to sun flare but I liked the way it looked.My wife is attentive. She had noticed that I had been looking at camera bags on my iPad Pro and wanted to know more. I told her that I wanted a camera bag to hold my Fujifilm X-T2 and a couple of lenses along with my diabetes kit, a small tripod, and some snacks but that I was having trouble making a decision. Some of the leather “Indian Jones” style satchels are expensive and I didn’t feel that I could justify the expense. But she reminded me that I was the type of person to buy quality items and use them for a very long time.I also like classic canvas and leather look of the Fujifilm/Domke F-803 Camera Bag. But I don’t like the padded velcro dividers inserts that come with many camera bags. I would prefer to toss my lenses and camera body into the bag, using lens wraps and pouches to protect the lenses from damage in the bag. But the bottom of the bag may not be padded and I could damage my body so I would at least like some padding on the bottom of the bag. Argh! Choices!We walked and talked further than when I was out on my first walk but eventually, the trail was too muddy, and we feeling cold so we turned around and walked back to the car. I'm looking forward to the next one.? FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2? FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2? FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2? FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2
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  2. I had every intention of getting up early this morning, driving to Hopewell for breakfast at Aunty Chubby’s, then afterwards either walking around town or on the Aunt Molly Trail of the with my camera. However, I was up late last night binge-watching episodes of Messiah, a show that I had in my watchlist but hadn’t watched until it started trending on Netflix, and woke up tired and didn’t have the motivation to get dressed.Instead, I made my breakfast and coffee and settled on the sofa to continue watching the show. I was fascinated by Messiah, a show with a brown-skinned middle eastern messianic main character whose actions (or non-actions) threatened the long-standing world order.Around 11 AM, Bhavna came downstairs, and we chatted for a bit while I watched myself toward a show-hole. She suggested we get out of the house for brunch at Aunty Chubby’s. I misunderstood her, thinking she meant that we included our kids, and I started watching another show, which she took to mean that I wasn’t interested and let me watch shows until almost 1:30 PM, before asking me if I was still interested in going. We didn’t leave the house until 2 PM, but fortunately, Aunt Chubb’s is open until 3 PM on Sunday.After we were seated, we both ordered grits and greens with an egg on top. It’s warming, healthy, and filling.I told Bhavna that the feelings I have when I am greeted and served at Aunty Chubby’s reminds me of when I would visit my grandmother in Bequia. Mom always got us on the very early morning ferry, a hand-built sailing vessel called the Friendship Rose, which often meant that upon arrival at Port Elizabeth, her young boys were ready to eat. We would catch a ride to LaPompe, stopping at one of the restaurants/rum shops/convenience stores to eat. I reminisced with Bhavna that, because the island was so small, most of the owners were my mom’s family; second and third cousins. Being at Aunt Chubby’s feels like that.I brought my FujiFilm X-T2 to which I had attached my Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 lens. Manual focusing is harder for me but made easier when using the peak focusing feature of the FujiFilm X-T2. Combined with the Classic Chrome film simulation preset, it almost feels like I am back in college, shooting a roll of film.I asked about the drawings and other scribbles that was all over the diner bar. I was told that they had a minor fire that burnt the surface and while it was being refinished, they covered it with paper. Patrons and kids were decorating it with art.? FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2? FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2? FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2? FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2
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  3. I have often read that the 35mm (full-frame equivalent) is the perfect all-around focal length. On a 35mm camera, this focal length is wide enough for a scene to fill a frame, but long enough to isolate an individual subject. I had often also read that a 50mm prime lens, the ‘nifty fifty,’ is the most useful and complete all-round lens. Before the advent of zooms, most film cameras were fitted with 50mm lenses. It has been written that Henri Cartier-Bresson, whom many photographers hold in high esteem, used a 50mm lens for most of his photography.A 50mm lens is a great addition to any camera bag because it's a versatile piece of glass. The point is that it is a great walk around or travel lens because it can help you photograph almost anything from your dog to mountains to small objects and everything in between.Many photographers erroneously claim that the 50mm lens on a 35mm full-frame camera has an angle of view that closely matches the field of view of the human eye1.I shoot mostly digital (APS-C), but I also own an Asahi Optical Co. Pentax Spotmatic II 35mm film camera. I went into the only local camera shop in Princeton to pick up a battery for the Spotmatic II and ended up buying a Soligor 35mm f/2.8 Wide-Auto M42 lens for $50.I now have a good set of manual primes - 28mm 35mm and 55mm for my Asahi Optical Co. Pentax Spotmatic II which I can also use on my Fujifilm X-T2 at ~42 mm FF FOV, ~53mm FF FOV and ~84mm FF FOV.FujiFilm X-T2 | Soligor Wide-Auto 35mm f/2.8 M42 | f/5.6 | ISO 400As I have written a few times while writing about other old lenses, "it's all-metal, substantial, great construction, yadda yadda". Just about every old lens I've come across would get high marks for that.This lens has an A-M switch, a smooth and damped focus with a beautiful range of only over 180 degrees, reasonably compact build and nicely knurled focus and aperture rings. However, I noticed a tendency to move the A-M ring when changing aperture and mounting/unmounting.On a 35mm film camera, I would use this lens primarily for street photography work but it can be put to that purpose on an APS-C sensor camera as well. I used it at around f/5.6 to f/11, which helps with sharpness.But it's the pictures that matter. They were all shot at f/5.6 on my Fujifilm X-T2 with a Fotodiox M42-FX adapter.I do think the images are a bit soft but I am unsure if it’s the lens or just my poor manual focusing technique.Name: Soligor Wide-Auto 1:28 f=35mm
    Mount: M42
    Tested On: Fujifilm X-T2 with FotodioX M42-FX adapter
    Zoom/Prime: Prime
    Focal Length: 35mm
    Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
    Minimum Aperture: f/16
    Diaphragm Blades: 8
    Price Paid: US$50
    Product Ratings (1=miserable, 5=excellent):
    Construction Quality: 4
    Image Quality: 3
    Overall Value For Price: 4
    Recommended: MaybeFujiFilm X-T2 | Soligor Wide-Auto 35mm f/2.8 M42 | f/5.6 | ISO 400Griggstown Delaware Canal Lock | FujiFilm X-T2 | Soligor Wide-Auto 35mm f/2.8 M42 | f/5.6 | ISO 400Griggstown Delaware Canal Lock | FujiFilm X-T2 | Soligor Wide-Auto 35mm f/2.8 M42 | f/5.6 | ISO 400Griggstown Delaware Canal Lock | FujiFilm X-T2 | Soligor Wide-Auto 35mm f/2.8 M42 | f/5.6 | ISO 400Griggstown Delaware Canal Lock | FujiFilm X-T2 | Soligor Wide-Auto 35mm f/2.8 M42 | f/5.6 | ISO 400Griggstown Delaware Canal Lock | FujiFilm X-T2 | Soligor Wide-Auto 35mm f/2.8 M42 | f/5.6 | ISO 400Griggstown Delaware Canal Lock | FujiFilm X-T2 | Soligor Wide-Auto 35mm f/2.8 M42 | f/5.6 | ISO 400

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  4. I'm experimenting with some vintage Asahi lenses and Fotodiox adapters. I have my father’s non-working Asahi Optical Co. Pentax Spotmatic II which, after he passed earlier this year, became even more precious to me. My first film camera was a Pentax P3 which I still own. Earlier this year (2019), as a tribute to my dad, I bought my own Asahi Optical Co. Pentax Spotmatic II on eBay with an Asahi Optical Co. Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 55mm f/2, and I have slowly started to re-learn film photography.I also bought up a Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter Compatible with M42 Screw Mount SLR Lens on Fujifilm X-Mount cameras lens adapter that I can use these on my Fujifilm X-T2.Many websites keep propagating the “story” that a 50mm focal length on a 35mm full-frame camera is roughly equivalent to the field-of-view (FOV) of the human eye. The statement always seemed odd to me given that when I look straight ahead, keeping my eyes from moving side-to-side, I see “wider” than 50mm FOV. The “50mm is standard” mantra also seemed strange, given what I had learned about FOV in graduate school during my “vision” classes. We were being taught about the human eye because designing displays and image processing algorithms requires an understanding of the human vision.The focal length of the eye is 17 or 24mm however, only part of the retina processes the main image we see. This part of the retina is called the cone of visual attention which is about 55º wide. On a 35mm full-frame camera, a 43mm focal length provides an angle of view of approximately 55º. The 43mm focal length closely approximates the angle of view of the human eye.43 is not roughly 50. That’s a round-up of nearly 14%. And then saying 52mm, when using a 35mm focal length on a crop factor camera, is close enough to 50 mm compounds the error (20%).Maybe it’s the engineer in me, but these sort of “errors” get passed around and become “truth”, and then we get stuck with them1.It was with the 43mm focal length in mind that I purchased an Asahi Optical Co. Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28mm f/3.5 lens. This 28mm lens, when mounted to a Fujifilm X camera, provides a 42.56mm (28×1.52) full-frame equivalent field of view which is near enough to the actual visible focal length of the human eye.
    ? Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 | Canon EOS 5D Mark IV | EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM | f/4.0My purchase came directly from Japan with the lens in a leather pouch along with the lens hood in another leather pouch.On my Fujifilm X-T2, this lens has a 42.6mm full-frame equivalent field of view which is within the range of the visible focal length of the human eye, making this an excellent lens for travel and street photography. Between 1962 and 1975, Asahi Optical Co., which eventually become Pentax, manufactured a various version of the Takumar 28mm f/3.5 for its range of Spotmatic cameras. This version of the lens was produced with a multi-coated layer designed to reduce lens flare. The lens was sold from 1971 to 1975 and was given the Super-Multi-Coated label.The first time I used this lens was during my trips into Philadelphia for daily radiation treatments for my Graves Eye Disease. After each treatment, while I waited for the valet to bring the car around, I would stand on the street and take photos. I have used the lens mostly for street photography ever since. Street photography was something I hadn’t done much with other cameras and lenses, but learning how to use this lens was a big help. Instead of pointing the lens at people, I practised by looking down at the flip screen to use focus-peaking, which I think made me seem less threating as perhaps some people thought I was using a film camera.Like most Asahi Optical Co. lenses from the era, the [Asahi Optical Co. Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28mm f/3.5 is all-metal and glass construction. It feels solid in the hand and compliments the look and feel of the Fujifilm X-T2. The focus ring is silky smooth, and the aperture ring gives noticeable clicks as it moves through the half-stops. The lens has a 49mm filter ring and comes with a plastic lens hood. The lens has a maximum aperture of f/3.5, and the minimum aperture is f/16, with intermediate stops at ½ increments. This lens is not a lens for bokehlicious photography. The Asahi Optical Co. Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 55mm f/2 is a better choice for that. Most of my images were shot at f/5.6, which works well for street photography but also seems to be one of the sweet spots for sharpness in this lens. Because the lens is not able to communicate with the electronics in the Fujifilm X-T2, when I attach vintage lenses, I tend to shoot the glass at one aperture setting to make it easier for me to add that metadata to the image later.I know not everyone will be as into vintage lenses, and losing access to auto-focus is a deal-breaker for some. Still, if you do have an interest in trying out older lense, the Asahi Optical Co. Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28mm f/3.5 is highly recommended. The lens is inexpensive, and both the build quality and image quality are great. The Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28mm f/3.5 is my second Asahi prime lens after the Asahi Optical Co. Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 55mm f/2 and probably won't be my last.
    Name: Asahi Optical Co. Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28mm f/3.5

    Mount: M42
    Tested on: Fujifilm X-T2 with FotodioX M42-FX adapter
    Zoom/Prime: Prime
    Focal Length: 28mm
    Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
    Minimum aperture: f/16
    Diaphragm Blades: 8
    Price Paid: US$94.95
    Product Ratings (1=miserable, 5=excellent):
    Construction Quality: 4
    Image Quality: 4.5
    Overall Value For Price: 4.5
    Recommended: Yes
    Lens PhotosHolly Hedge Estate | Fujifilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 | f/5.6 | ISO 1250Fujifilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 | f/5.6 | ISO 1250Sansom Street, Philadelphia | Fujifilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 | f/5.6 | ISO 32026 August 2019 | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 | f/5.6 | ISO 400
    Fujifilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 | f/5.6 | ISO 400
    Montgomery Friends Farmers' Market, Skillman, Montgomery Township, New Jersey | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 | f/5.6 | ISO200
    Kiran | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5
    New Hope, Pennsylvania. | 5 October 2019 | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5
    West College Street, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5Aug 26, 2019, West College Street | FujiFilm X-T2 | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5

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  5. I read a post by Little Big Traveling Camera, which motivated me to analyse my Lightroom Catalogue. Since I switched over to using Fujifilm X cameras last year, I have bought only one lens for my Fujifilm X-T2. I am considering buying more lenses but want to limit my purchase to glass that I am most likely to use. With that intention in mind, I analysed my lightroom catalogue, which contains twelve years of images from the cameras and lenses I have owned over the years. The Adobe Lightroom Catalogue includes images from various Sony point-n-shoot cameras, iPhones, and Nikon DLSRs.The result of the analysis was fascinating. I have had my Fujifilm X-T2 for just over a year, so most of the data analysed are from my Nikon D5100 and Nikon D40. By far, the most used lens was the AF-S Nikkor 18.0?55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 G DX lens, which is an upgraded kit lens. My favourite aperture is f/5.6, followed by f/8 and f/4. It seems my preferred focal length is 35mm, which reflects a period in the past when I would go out with just one lens, the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G DX.
    Lens Statistics compiled 2019-08-15The most used ISO settings of 100 and 200 reflect the fact that I enjoy shooting landscapes and cityscapes.
    Camera Statistics compiled 2019-08-15Looking at the stats over the just the last year, which highlights my usage of the Fuji X-T2, I see that not much has changed. I am shooting mostly at the 16mm or 55mm end of the Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR with a small bump at 23mm and 27mm. The 27mm is probably from the times I have rented a Fujifilm X100F.
    Fujifilm Camera Statistics compiled 2019-08-15
    Fujifilm Lens Statistics compiled 2019-08-15I am uncertain that I learned enough from this analysis to decide on which Fujifilm lens purchase will be next, but I think either the Fujinon XF 23mm F2 R WR, Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R would be well used. Of course, I could just set my Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR to those focal lengths and keep the money.I could save even more money by purchasing used/vintage Asahi Pentax lenses which would be useful in my Asahi Optical Co. Pentax Spotmatic II 35mm film camera but which could be used on my Fujifilm X-T2 with the inexpensive FotoDioX M42-FX adapter I bought earlier this year. To date, I have purchased Asahi SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 and Asahi SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 lenses, which are 42mm and ~82mm full-frame lens equivalents on the Fujifilm X-T2. Both lenses were relatively inexpensive lenses on eBay.
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  6. After my treatment at the Bodine Center For Radiation Therapy, I had a follow-up appointment with my eye specialist. We checked in, and I was seen 5 minutes after that. Therapy was quick, about five minutes, and we had a lot more time than I expected between my treatment and my appointment. We strolled along 11th Street toward Walnut Street.I stopped when I noticed the restaurant. I thought it was humorous. I think it's interesting that the best pizza in Philadelphia is from a place called N.Y.P.D.When I started taking these “after radiation treatment” images, I wanted to use one of my vintage film lenses mounted to my Fujifilm X-T2 with Fotodiox lens adapter. I thought it would be cool.But after a few weeks of shooting street scenes, I have learned that I often have just seconds to raise the camera to my face, compose, and push the shutter button. With time, I could learn to quickly focus the manual lens using the focus peaking feature of the Fuji.
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    Fujifilm dropped the highly-anticipated firmware update ver. 3.00 for Fujifilm X-T3 and a small incremental firmware update ver. 1.01 for the Fujifilm X-T30 this week.

    I typically update my electronic equipment when the vendor no longer provides firmware or OS software updates for a product. My experience is that for an iPhone or iPad, iOS updates can be expected for 3-4 years, for macOS, Apple will provide updates for Macs that are up to 7-8 years old. I bought my current iMac in 2013, but it runs macOS Mojave just fine. After a battery replacement, my iPhone 7 runs iOS 12.2 just fine. Apple released the 11” iPad Pro in 2015, so I think my current iPad Pro will be able to run iOS 13 just fine.Fuji has been good about updates to the Fujifilm X-T2 even adding or improving features with each firmware release. Last summer, I bought a Fujifilm X-T2 used (pre-owned) on MPB. The camera does everything I expect of it. I have just one lens on my X-T2, but I have budgeted for a new lens at the end of this year. I bought some inexpensive Fotodiox adapters to use with some vintage Pentax lenses that I already own.However, I am contemplating whether it’s time to move the X-T3. Is it too soon? What does the X-T3 do for me that my X-T2 cannot? Am I just suffering from GAS and FOMO?
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