Vintage Glass


Doing a bit of digging, Googling,Youtube, and have found you can put old manual focus lens onto my Fuji X-T20 using an adapter. I know I'm a bit late to the game but only switched to the Fuji system last year and have only started shooting in the last couple months, long story.......

I came across the K&F Concept adapters for connecting old Olympus OM lens and Canon FD mount lens. I have a bucket load of these old lens from when I started photography. My first camera was the Olympus OM-1n and then I moved to the Canon T90 before the switch to the Canon EOS system, film with the EOS 3, digital with the Canon EOS 10D.


Pictured here are the Canon 50mm f/1.4, Canon 135mm f/12.8, Canon 28mm f/2.8 along with the K&F Concept FD-FX adaptor.
I also have a Carl Zeiss Jena 35-70mm f/2.8-4 Olympus OM lens along with 135mm OM lens. Considering I only had the Fuji 14mm lens, that's a 300% increase in lens all for the price of 20 euro. A great investment and if the images are any good, wait and see.............

You have to do a couple of thing to the Fuji camera to get started. One is, you tell the camera to shoot with no lens attached as there is no electronic connections with the adaptor and lens. I use focus peaking on the 14mm lens when shooting landscapes and manual focus. Using the adapter I changes a couple of the function buttons of the Fuji to make things a bit easer to control. Other than that shoot away. 


Taken with the Olympus 135mm lens

Olympus 135mm lens + K&F Concept OM-FX adapter on Fuji X-T20

While using these telephoto lens, I can capture detail subject from within the landscape. Here we have above a close-up from a section of the River Boyne. I'm have being unable to capture up until now thanks to the lens adaptor. The images are great, but you do need to do a bit more lens correction in Raw processing to get the best image output. I have found this to be true with the Olympus lens but not as much with the Canon and Carl Zeiss Jens lens.


Taken with the Canon 50mm lens at f/8

As you can see from the images above, the results from theses vintage lens are good if not very good. You have got to remember these lens are 25 years or more old and to be able to use them again and now be sitting on the shelf  collecting dust is just great. Looking forward to using them during the rest of the year and the fun I'm going to have apart for the saving of over 800 euro if I was to buy the modern Fuji lens. That still might happen but for now......