Monday, 18 November 2013

Helios 58mm f2.0 and Tokina 135mm f2.8 M42 lenses on the Fuji X-Pro1

I'm not sure if I need the Fuji 55-200mm lens, obviously I'd love to have it, I just can't afford all the things I want. But I'll definitely get the new 56mm 1.2 lens once it comes out. Meanwhile we are all waiting for it there are plenty of old lenses with similar or longer focal lengths to play with. My choices of vintage glasses are the Helios 58mm f2.0 and the Tokina 135mm f2.8 M42 screw mount lenses. On a Fuji X camera it translates into 87 and 203mm. They both built to last forever, apertures rings are nice to handle, focus ring is smooth on the Tokina, a bit stiff on the Helios, but it produces amazing swirly bokeh effects.
Here are a few shots from the last couple of weeks taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 using both lenses.

Helios 58mm f2.0

Helios 58mm f2.0

Helios 58mm f2.0

Helios 58mm f2.0

Helios 58mm f2.0

Tokina 135mm f2.8

Tokina 135mm f2.8

Tokina 135mm f2.8

Tokina 135mm f2.8

Tokina 135mm f2.8