digital meets analog: fujifilm x olympus

Many years ago the path to the more ambitious hobby photography led me from a Canon 350D to the Canon full-frame model 5D. The cameras did their job and the 5D in particular was a real workhorse. In 2016 I decided to switch to Fujifilm and at the same time rediscovered my love for analog photography. It took me a few months to realize that the Fujifilm X platform is wonderfully suited for old analog lenses.

In addition to the analog Olympus OM2-N, which I bought on ebay, I was able to find several different lenses over time and added them to the collection – gear acquisition syndrome. :-) Including two fixed focal lengths, namely the OM-Zuiko 24mm F2.8 and the OM-Zuiko 35mm F2.8. With the crop factor of the Fujifilm XT-2, these result in a focal length of around 35mm and around 50mm – ideal standard lenses. All you need is an adapter that connects the Olympus lenses to the X-body. Of course, features like autofocus are not supported, everything is manual, but that’s exactly what makes it so appealing.

I recently sold all of the Canon equipment and now concentrate fully on Fujifilm for digital and Olympus for analog – and sometimes, when I feel like it, both worlds come together. Like here in London and Vienna, when the OM-Zuiko 24mm F2.8 was used on the XT-2.

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