Shot some portraits for a client last week in Georgetown DC. I had brought along my recent acquisition, a Vivitar Series 1 135 f2.3 lens to try it out along with Fuji 56, 35, 18-55 and Canon FD 80-200 F4L. I ended up using all the lenses for different types of looks and the client loved them all. Fuji and Canon FD were easy, however the Vivitar has a strong personality, and flares easily, but when used right, its super sharp (relatively speaking) and produces beautiful images. Used the Focus Assist button on X-T1 on regular screen and was able to get about 70-80% keepers with the 2 MF lenses.
Here are some with the Vivitar and Canon FD. Most of these images were shot wide open or half stop less than wide open.
Vivitar 135 F2.3
Canon FD 80-200IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/yLQipz SNXTCL_Web-20150903-4412 by Sanjay Nayar, on FlickrIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/xP3jsm SNXTCL_Web-20150903-4397 by Sanjay Nayar, on Flickr
Fuji 56 @ 2.5 for comparisonIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/yK6P9s SNXTCL_Web-20150903-4280 by Sanjay Nayar, on Flickr
Picked up a Vivitar Series 1 200mm F3 a couple of days ago and can't wait to try that out on my next shoot...