You may remember Richard’s X-E1 evolution (see the X-E9 here ).
The latest developments are really interesting. He updated a Sniper X-E1 configuration with a real Leica red dot sight… Now, point and shoot! Guess what lens he is using!
I guess this is going way over my head…
Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VR II. Good luck framing.. (“sniping”?)
Well… Two days ago I’ve attached Meyer Optik Telemegor 400/5.5 to X–E1 (adapter: Kiwi M42 to X). From about 60m, and cropped (effective focal in this crop is about 750mm), and it gives something like this: http://eccentrica.eu/opad/20130129.jpg — but man, framing with this is a nightmare. For this so–so test shot I had to use mechanical shutter cord to keep the camera from moving — hereby confirming that this 30 year old technology works well with X–E1.
Patrick, if you think the readers would be interested in reading how the X–E1 works with my 30 yo M42 glasshouse, I can prepare some kind of a report.
ha ha ha
hahah XD i did the same on the x-pro1 a while ago. While it’s fun to try out a combination like that sadly it won’t do for a long period of time. if someone has a 560mm or a 1000mm let’s see it then xDD
So, if I mount a lens that weighs about a pound or pound and a half to the X-E1, will the camera body and the mount be able to hold it if I put the camera on the tripod?
@Dmitry, if you have really big lens it’s better to attach the lens to the tripod, not the camera. I wouldn’t risk shattering the mount in X–E1 with too heavy lens.
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