Fujifilm offers a Leica M mount adapter for the X-Mount cameras including the X-T2. As I am currently not in possession of a M mount lens this might be a bit impractical. However, the idea is quite a good one and a short web search brought me to K&F Concept who offer a vast amount of different adapters to camera systems. I opted for the Minolta MD/MC to Fujifilm X mount adapter to use my available lenses. Benefit of using the Minolta lenses: as the adapters make the lenses only manually usable the Canon lenses without manual aperture ring would not work in a practical way (change setting on Canon camera, move it to Fujifilm camera) and also the benefit of the lightweight system would be absurdly dispensed with.
The test subjects
I have three Minolta lenses, which all fit perfectly on the adapter. Now to a sample picture per lens. Please note that the first sample picture has one of the famous settings by Fujifilm applied, Classic Chrome.
- Minolta MC ROKKOR-PF 58/1.4
- excellent bokeh
- focusing takes some time
- looking forward to portrait work (87mm equivalent to full frame)
- Minolta MC W.ROKKOR-SG 28/3.5
- focus ring easy to use
- fast to focus
- not so fast regarding aperture, but sharp and for the sunshine
- almost a default lens (42mm equivalent to full frame)
- Minolta MD TELE ROKKOR 200/2.8
- long focusing time
- steady hand required
- quite a tele (300mm equivalent to full frame)
Color Profile: Camera Calibration section in Lr
Adding a Color Profile after shooting with RAW is still possible via Lightroom in Develop mode, Camera Calibration section on the right hand side:
Alternatively you can use the Fujifilm RAW Studio which does the job with the camera processor.
So far I am extremely pleased with the K&F Concept adapter and the Minolta lenses on the Fujifilm X-T2. It is quite some joy to use the old Minolta lenses and the results are very good indeed. Combined with the Fujifilm Color Profiles, this is just wow. The adapter is solid, no wobbling, no nothing and just works as expected. With the Minolta lenses the camera is also not front-heavy, they fit in size quite well (maybe except the 200/2.8). Despite that the 58/1.4 is of course quite a fast one and the 200/2.8 is like a good tele but requires a bit setup time – probably tripod mandatory.