This morning, I had a last-minute visit with the doctors as the Bodine Center For Radiation Therapy. Radiation treatment for my Grave's Eye Disease burned my skin at the edges of my eyes. It feels like a slightly painful sunburn. The doctors wanted to examine me to ensure it wasn't serious. I'll use aloe to help my facial skin recover.
My hair is also falling out; another side effect of radiation treatment. I have patches in my hairline.
All shots were handheld, so any softness in the photos is probably because of my unsteady hand. Please remember that this is a simple look at the results I might expect from this lens and adapter combination. It is not a review. I just want to be curious and find a reason to go out and shoot 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, I switched to the Fuji X system was the retro experience.
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 placed directly on a camera with a full-frame sensor while providing a 1-stop increase over the lens's aperture range.Jonas Rask
I could use the Asahi SMC with the Mitakon Zhongyi Lens Turbo Adapter V2 for Full-Frame M42 Mount Lens to Fujifilm X Mount APS-C adapter 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: 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).
Tested On: Fujifilm X-T2 with FotodioX M42-FX adapter
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