Recently I picked up a Fujifilm X-E1 digital camera on Craigslist here in PDX for a great price. I have been casually shooting the Sony NEX 3N for about 2 years and wanted a similar sized body but with the controls and styling that the X series was offering so this was my jumping point. Since the budget was dependent on unloading the Sony setup I decided to run with the 7Artisans 25mm f1.8. This manual focus lens is really competitively priced (under $100 USD) and is generally appealing feature wise. Knowing we were headed to the coast for a few days, this would be my kit and a solid proving ground.
Manual lenses means no EXIF so I can really only tell you the shots above were at ISO 200 and somewhere between f2 & f5.6 roughly. Processed in Lightroom with a minimal vignette applied, I loved the way the shots came out in black & white. These 4 best came from a pool of about 30 as the learning curve on the MF assist within the EVF was a bit tricky. These shots were all taken after setting the highlight gain assist which really helped me nail the focus. Without that, almost all my shots were off and even here in the portrait, it’s soft.