Fuji X-T1 test shots with Leica 50mm Apo-Summicron: Another outing to Tower Bridge
My three-camera-one-lens quest continues. After last Tuesday's excursion to Tower Bridge with the 50mm Apo-Summicron ASPH fixed to a Sony Ay Mark II body, I was back this morning with the same lens but a different camera, this time the Fuji X-T1. Both Sony and Fuji acquit themselves surprisingly well with this ultimate Leica lens, the fifty that is not only nifty but a pretty sharp and streetwise confection. As soon as possible I will be back in the same location for the definitive exploration: The ApoCron on home territory with the Leica M-P. Will the last be the best?
With this lens mounted on the Fuji the narrower angle of view is obvious. To make these shots directly comparable I would have had to use a 35mm Summicron. While 50mm at full frame is an ideal general purpose lens, its 75mm equivalent focal length on the Fuji is more restrictive.
Experience of this wonderful lens is growing, as is my knowledge of the two review cameras, the Fuji X-T1 and the Sony A7 II. The Leica I already know well, but the Apo-Cron is pushinginto new territory.
Next week I hope to be able to publish my manual-focus review, comparing this one lens on the three cameras. First, though, I have a day's classic-train excursion to Carlisle, including a ride along the legendary Settle & Carlisle line. That's on Saturday and I have to decide what equipment to take.
The ApoCron is already in the bag, but which camera should I add to the mix? I'd like to take all three but that's out of the question. I will probably end up tossing a coin since all these cameras are great to work with and I'd buy any of them in a heartbeat. It's a hard decision.