I took this snapshot at the same dinner outing that I mentioned yesterday. I had brought along my latest gadget to show Chuck — a friend and fellow photographer. In addition to our conversations and sharing food, we would often show off our latest photographic gadgets. Chuck brought his 7artisans lens, which I discussed yesterday. I brought a Canon lens attached to my Fujifilm GFX 50R.
Early this year, I reviewed my first ever lens adapter, the FotodioX Pro TLT ROKR. That enabled me to attach an old Mamiya film lens to my Fuji GFX 50R. Recently, I bought another adapter, the FotodioX Pro Fusion EF to GFX. This allows me to use my Canon DSLR lenses on the GFX. Remarkably, it autofocuses and controls the aperture on the Canon lens.
The empty picnic tables are courtesy of the Canon 24-105mm f4L at the widest 24mm. The corners are vignetted and slightly soft, but everything else comes out satisfactory. Since the lens’ image circle doesn’t cover the GFX’s sensor, I put it into a 35mm crop mode. Conveniently, there is a physical switch on the FotodioX adapter that shifts between 35mm and standard GFX mode.
I promised a few days ago that I wasn’t going to show any more food photos. I guess I lied inadvertently. However, think of this as more of a lens/adapter test than anything else. The picture of the cheeseburger is from the same lens at 90mm.
The focusing is not super quick. Certainly slower than native Fuji lenses. However, it’s more than adequate for snapshots and general observational photography. I wouldn’t shoot sports with it. But the GFX 50R itself isn’t that kind of camera anyway.
I’ll show you more of what this adapter can do over the next several posts.
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