X-Pro1 and Nokton 40mm 1.4


I recently picked up a Nokton 40mm 1.4 MC lens in anticipation of the arrival of a Voigtlander Bessa R3M, which I hope will be here next week. Due to my impatient nature I decided to get an M Mount adapter for the X-Pro1 so I could give this lens a try. 

First thing I noticed is this lens is heavier than the 35mm 1.4 (197g v’s 186g), which so far is my favourite x series lens (the 56mm 1.2 may challenge that title). The additional weight makes it feel a little front heavy, but it’s not detrimental, in fact the solid compact nature of this lens (it’s smaller as well) demonstrates the quality of the manufacturing. Secondly (and obviously) this is a manual focus lens only, but you can still take advantage of the focus peaking and focus zoom which works a treat. The focus ring works really well too and the aperture ring is smooth.

In terms of looks, I think this paring works really well...arguably better than the 35mm, although what really matters is the IQ. I’ve not had chance to get outside with this lens yet so only taken a few shots around the house and so far I’m pleased with the results. The manual focus slows me down even further, but this works for me..the move from DSLR to Fuji initiated this approach and my hard drive is all the better for it....!

I've not had chance to get outside with this lens yet, so just quickly took a few shots around the house. 

So far, so good. More to follow.

And some additional images of the lens and adapter.