Yikes on a bike, I didn’t think this wee little lens would have anything good to say. However the short stub of glass spoke up and rendered some nice treats. The old school lens in question is better known as the Yashinon 50mm f/1.9. While comparing it to the common cheap Russian Helios 53mm isn’t certainly as chubby. (I’ll review the Helios in an upcoming blog post.) Both lens are M42 screw type.
How to use M42 lens on a Fujifilm GFX
To achieve connecting a M42 lens to the Fujifilm GFX50s I used not one adapter but two. Yes double adaptering (if that’s an actual word who knows). This liberal way of binding and stacking adapters gives you a lot of options. Most certainly if you still wish to shoot film too.
Why use a cheap lens on a Fujifilm GFX ?
But why would you put such a cheap lens on such an expensive camera its not exactly a $5 camera. Well why not, this is joy of mirror less especially on Fujifilm,Panasonic and Olympus bodies. As you see mirrorless cameras are getting more and more popular.
Of course there’s no autofocus with these old school lens and then there is the certain trade offs to live with. In the case of the Yashinon lens here it heavily vignettes on the Fujifilm GFX.
But what it brings to the party is that its light weight and it’s bokeh is quite pleasing (if you like bubbles!). It tends to get sharp at round f/4 but very usable wide open. As sweet as a nut and about the same size too!
If you need the adapters below I’ve links them. These links supports this site when you purchase an item.