There is nothing overly stunning or remarkable about this photo…but it is a bit of an experiment.
Believe it or not…It was taken with the Voigtlander 40mm f/1.4 SC lens, on the Fuji X-E1 body, mounted with a Metabones adapter. It was quickly manually focused using only the EVF (no magnification, or focus peaking) and shot while lying on the floor. (RAW, ISO 2000, f/1.4, 1/60). The crop factor of the body is 1.5, so the lens is effectively 60mm.
Babie J was moving quickly (as you can see by the blurred hand and car).
In any case, the colors and white balance were much more accurate (out-of-camera) than the venerable M240.
Is it a useable combo?
I have always loved the X-E1–it is my go-to vacation camera. The ability to adapt M-mount lenses is a big plus; the crop factor makes some focal lengths a bit awkward for shooting in close-quarters (50mm+) but focusing manually is surprisingly easy. Furthermore, I have always liked how this sensor renders.
Anyway, given the dropping prices on X-E1 bodies (there is a “2” now!) it is probably worth picking up and having around.
Tell Fuji I sent you.