So after scouring the internet I discovered this little beauty…
The Helios 44M 58mm f2, it is a m42 lens and I picked it up attached to a mint Praktica MTL-5 SLR, on eBay for under £15. Bargain.
So after a little play I have some sample shots for you to check out, yes I know I didn’t have a cool model to hand today, I didn’t get to shoot anything particularly interesting. It rained hard when I got to the city centre and I don’t particularly get on with the rain!
But I think these samples prove a good point, this lens, as with many other great legacy lenses, is well worth a punt if you can hack manual focusing.
With the X-Series cameras I like to use peak highlights to help me out. I do think the XT-1 that I have is better for focusing manually but then the X-Pro1 is better, in my opinion, than my Nikon D600 for manual focus. At least to me it’s clearer.
Well check the shots out… look for the out of focus areas in particular, the bokeh. That’s the point of this lens!
The Fujifilm X-Pro 1 can be bought now online:
Fuji X-Pro 1 with Helios 44M 58mm f2 M42 Lens