Fun with Macro Photography

Fun with Macro Photography

Astro the Cat (Puppet)

Astute readers may have noticed that I’ve been transitioning to using mostly my Fujifilm X-T1 camera, with my Leica M9-P relegated to backup duties. It’s compact and light like the Leica, has plenty of manual controls, and has better ISO performance. Fuji makes a special adapter that lets me use my M-mount lenses with it, and their own lenses are tack sharp, with beautiful color rendering, and auto-focus to boot!

Today I was goofing off with the Fujifilm Macro Extension Tube MCEX-16, which can be used on any interchangeable lens Fuji X-mount camera, even with my Leica and Zeiss M-mount lenses (but only with the M-mount adapter). All of the images were shot with the Fuji + the M-mount adapter and the macro tube supporting my Zeiss Ikon 50mm ƒ/1.5 C Sonnar T* ZM lens. Enjoy some of the resulting images below!


About the Featured Photograph(s)


M-mount lenses do not provide aperture information to the camera body, either electronically or mechanically. Therefore, f-stop settings are approximate, and are probably wildly inaccurate. For what it’s worth, I usually shoot with my lenses wide open.

  • Astro the Cat (Puppet)
  • X-T1
  • ISO:6400
  • 50mm
  • 1/60s
  • ƒ/1


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