I try to carry a camera with me wherever I go because you just never know when a photographic opportunity might present itself. One recent example of this was dinner. Specifically, my family and I ate out at a local Japanese restaurant called Kobe Teppanyaki, which was a fun and delicious place. Because I had a camera with me, I was able to capture a few photographs of the experience, a couple of which turned out decently enough.
The camera I used was a Fujifilm X-T20. I sometimes like to use vintage lenses, and I had an Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 attached to the front of the camera. This is one of my all-time favorite lenses, as it produces lovely images. The dark environment proved to be challenging. It’s a restaurant, and people move pretty quick to get their work done. The lens is a manual focus lens, and nailing focus with a large aperture is not an easy task. The added challenge is that I had my one-year-old daughter in my lap, so I was one-handed photographer much of the time. Still, I managed to capture a few pictures that I’m happy with.
> The camera I used was a Fujifilm X-T20. I sometimes like to use vintage lenses, and I had an Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 attached to the front of the camera
Co-incidentally I just bought a Fotodiox adapter to attach the Asahi SMC 55mm f/2 from my Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II to my Fuji X-T2. I have not had any chance yet to use the kit, but I am excited to try it.
I am considering buying an Asahi SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 (M42 mount). I think the 28mm is just the right FOV for messing around with street photography and vintage lenses on the Fuji X-T2. When used with the APS-C sensor on the Fuji X-T2, I would get a ~42 mm in 35m FF format.
I think that the Asahi Takumar 28mm would be a fantastic lens for street photography. You’ll have to let me know how it goes.
And I look forward to seeing what you do with your new X-T30.
I’m excited to try some of the new features like Color Chrome Effect and b&w toning.