Magnify button for manually focusing legacy glass?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by carlb, May 29, 2013.

  1. carlb

    carlb FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2013
    twin cities, minnesota
    Carl
    Sorry if this is covered elsewhere - a quick search didn't seem to indicate so.

    I have a legacy 50mm f1.4 Canon FD, have been wanting to use that on the X-E1 for a some time. Finally purchased the RainbowImaging adapter, it's well made and works great.

    So far AOK, manual focus and aperture are right on the barrel, set the camera for "Take picture without lens."

    However, I can't seem to figure out how to get a magnified pre-view for critical focusing. With the native lenses, this was done by pushing on the thumbwheel (if I remember correctly), but neither that nor anything else I'm trying is working for pre-view magnify with this old lens.

    Anyone let me if that's doable and how it's done?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Set to manual focus, then press the thumbwheel on the back... it should work.

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  3. carlb

    carlb FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2013
    twin cities, minnesota
    Carl

    Ah, that was the problem. Set the front switch to "M" and pressing the thumbwheel to magnify works now. All set for portraits at my son's high school graduation on Friday. :)


    Thanks!
     
  4. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    All part of the service ;) have a great time!

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  5. pniev

    pniev FujiXspot Veteran

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    May 13, 2013
    thanks for the thread. Helps me too as I would like to (try to) use a Nikon zoom.

    Congratulations with your son's graduation. Quite an achievement. Have fun on Friday.

    Peter
     
  6. carlb

    carlb FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2013
    twin cities, minnesota
    Carl
  7. pniev

    pniev FujiXspot Veteran

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    May 13, 2013
    He looks like a happy fine young man indeed.

    Beautiful bokeh of the lens too.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Peter