Fuji some cheap fun (Fotasy C mount lens)

Luke

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Milwaukee, WI USA
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Luke
I recently picked up an X-E2 with kit zoom when I found a good deal on one. And not having enough dough to buy a proper Fuji prime lens right away decided to buy a couple cheapo c-mount f1.4 lenses to play with until I can save up for something a little further up the food chain.

I grabbed a 25mm and 50mm with an adapter for around $80. I finally had a chance to play around with the 50mm this morning while I put off doing actual work. I may have stopped down slightly on one or two of the shots of Lucy (the brown dog), but I'll pretty much just be using these things wide-open.

Here's what it looks like mounted on the camera
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I tweaked this one in Color Efex pro to bring back some saturation and contrast lost while shooting straight into the light
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contemplating evil
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here's a heavy crop from an underexposed shot that was heavily tweaked in SIlver Efex
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you can get some mildly swirly bokeh with the right distance between your subject and the background......
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It's not too difficult to focus despite the narrow DOF. I tried to focus on the eyes here, but may have missed just an inch (or less) too far....close enough for me.
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I like having OOF foreground elements in my photos. Sleepy Lucy looks nice and sharp here.
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She perked up a bit when she heard a chipmunk right outside the window
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They'll be special use lenses, but for the price I think they're a good value. And manual focus is just fun sometimes.
 

unstable_rider

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USA Minnesota
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Paul
Subject matter and composition is everything. How much (or how little) one spends on glass sometimes is not such a factor.

I love adapted lens shots. It also says a lot about the investment in patience the shooter has with the "science" of this type of manual/old school experience as it meets newer type of technology.
The end result, a person knows way more about how their camera reacts to different situations, as we are not running around on 'full auto'.
Cool shots, I enjoyed them.
 

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