22 May 2019神無月

Carry the Flektogon 20mm with X-A1 , FUJI X-A1 vol 6*

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It’s been a while, but I’m still posting a collection of some city walks on the FUJI X-A1.

Carl Zeiss Jena / Flektogon 20mm/F4.0 M42 Zebra about 1973

Although the Flektogon this time is 20mm, the FUJI X-A1 is APS-C size, so the angle of view is 35mm.
In that case, the angle of view is almost the same as the Flektogon 35mm, which has appeared frequently in this blog, so I will write with an awareness of the differences in that area.

It is a detailed supplement.
The comparison in the text is
Flektogon 20mm with the equivalent 35mm angle of view of this camera X-A1
Flektogon 35mm is compared as a 35mm angle of view such as the same size SONY a7.
It’s a complicated story, but it’s not the Flektogon 20mm and Flektogon 35mm taken with this camera X-A1, so I’m not sure.

Today’s agenda

– Review photos taken while carrying around Shimokitazawa, Setagaya-Daita, Yoyogi-Hachiman, Gaienmae, Higashi-Kitazawa

Trial shoot

Start with flowers that you often take in test shots after lens repair.
I still feel the pedigree of Flektogon, such as the sharpness and the saturation of the highlights in the blur.

Yoyogi Hachiman

Is it somehow sharper than the Flektogon 35mm?

However, the Flektogon 20mm has an aperture release of F4.0, and the Flektogon 35mm has an F2.8 aperture, which may be the difference because I always shoot with the aperture open.


Furthermore, I feel that it looks more dynamic than the Flektogon 35mm.
Is the barrel distortion stronger because the front lens is larger?

The feeling of distance from the petals is even and the beautiful freshness is the same as the sharpness.
It feels a little more dynamic than the Flektogon 35mm.


Looking at the lines of the building, you can see the great distortion.

It’s a picture that looks like a round stomach after a meal.

A temple near Gaienmae Station where the flow of time is different only in this corner.

That’s why it’s a frame, but I personally like it.
I also feel that if I can get one more thing, I can improve it to a higher level.


The north exit company near the police box.
It’s interesting that the surroundings are under development and it has a prominent presence in the flashy streets of Omotesando, but I couldn’t take another picture well.


I got off at Setagaya Daita for the first time

I like the quiet and slow feeling that I feel when traveling.

Sharp resistance may be better than Flektogon 35mm.
The halation and ghost are the taste of the Flektogon series, but the focus surface is like FLektogon 20mm.

Lunch at a fashionable cafe that seems to have just been created.
I think the vegetables were sweet and delicious, but was it a vegetable made at Tokyo University of Agriculture?

I like this taste of city photography.
Graffiti where you feel a city you don’t know about the space of the road and the expanse of light.

STREAMER COFFEE seems to have opened at this station, Setagaya-Daita and Tohokuzawa a while ago.
Is it profitable at a station of this scale?
I feel quite bullish.

Yoyogi Hachiman

I like the feeling that the stairs are bulging due to lens distortion and accentuated.
Distortion may be an important factor for old lenses.

If the focus surface is close and the bokeh is easy to understand in the back, I wonder if it is the easiest to understand the Flektogon-ness.
In the photo, I like the contrast between the red flowers and the yellow hose.

Converting 20mm into APS-C size 35mm seems to be quite fun.
I feel that it is a distortion that other lenses do not have.
Maybe it means getting used to the X-A1.


From the alley next to Bunkamura

The building where Donki was was gone and the distant view changed. The distant view of Shibuya changes drastically.
Then the coffee shop in Junkudo in Bunkamura disappeared before I knew it.
I liked that unusually quiet space, but I’m sorry.


The first post is in front of Higashi-Kitazawa station.
Development has progressed and it has become a little cleaner than when I came a long time ago.

A piece that makes me think that summer is approaching.

By the way, I feel like I walked around here in the first year of the old lens.

An address sign that seems to have been broken before.

I feel like it was summer at that time.
So I focused on F8 and shot it like summer.

I feel like the roses were blooming here even when I came before.
It might have been a telephoto lens at that time.

I like the balance between the color of the bike and the wall and the yellow-green color of the fence.
I would like to include a person in such a photo.
Speaking of which, it seems interesting to take portraits that look like they are not pure portraits.
Maybe I want to do it a little.


About Flektogon 20mm F4.0

Carl Zeiss Jena / Flektogon 20mm/F4.0 M42 Zebra about 1973

With a large lens, it looks like a maniac.
Even if you get close to 16 cm, it is F4.0, so it is difficult to make a picture that emphasizes blur like Flektogon 35 mm, but it seems to be a lens that has a pretty good taste as a wide angle of an old lens.
It is a lens that I would like people who are addicted to the lens swamp to try.

I think the market price is about $200 to $300 yen even if the condition is bad, and the market price is about $400 to $500.
Take a look at eBay
Surprisingly, it is on the market as it is and it seems that the rotation is good, so when purchasing, I should carefully look for a good one without being impatient.

Lens review articles such as purchase details of Flektogon 20mm

→ 「Flektogon 20mm F4.0 Zebra. How stable is the super wide lens?

I’ve taken some portraits

→ 「vol.4 2/2-Black Portrait, HELIOS 44-2 58mm, Flektogon 20mm & 35mm, Curagon 28mm