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Out of Focus

While my wife drove, I had fun capturing images out of the windshield while experimenting with the focusing ring of the aperture of my Asahi SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 lens attached to my Fujifilm X-T2.…

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SMC Takumar 55mm F2

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…

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