A Few Black and White Pics From My Fuji X-E2 And Zeiss Touit 12mm


Last Weekend With My Fuji X-E2 and Zeiss Touit 12mm:

Over the weekend, my friend Haru came over from Westchester to help me out.  As some of you know, Bob at Bergen County Camera was nice enough to lend me a Leica 75 Summarit, and I wanted to test it out on a person.  Luckily I have a very patient and understanding friend :).  So far, the lens is fantastic.  Best of all, it’s not much bigger than a 50mm lens.  I’m writing up a review on it using my M 240 but I will also be writing up my experience with it on my X-E2.  The lens actually works superbly on Fuji, and since the lens isn’t that heavy, it still feels very balance on the X-E2.

I had some time left over, and I thought I would take out my Zeiss Touit 12mm F2.8.  I thought the 18mm equivalent of the Zeiss would offer a unique perspective, and more importantly, we had a blast with it.  Plus, we were in very tight quarters, so a wide angle definitely came in handy.  If you’re a frequent visitor to my blog, you probably already know that this is one of my favorite lenses for the Fuji X Series system.  Other than it being big (especially with the hood), it’s a pretty handy lens, and excellent optically.  When I bought it, I didn’t know I was going to use it so much but it turns out that this is one of my most used lenses.  In fact, a lot of times, this is the only lens that I carry with me.

So, here are a few photos taken with the 12mm and X-E2 combo I thought I would share.  These were just for fun.  The rest of the photos taken with the 75 Summarit will be posted in my review and my write up about the 75 mounted on the X-E2.  Thanks for visiting today!


↑ Meet my friend, Haru.




↑ She’s definitely a little goofy but always fun to hang out with!

8 comments… add one
  • Your friend here definitely looking pretty good :)….and very nice photo and toning…are there any distortion problem?

    • Patrick

      Hi Meng,

      Thanks and I’ll let my friend know you said that :). Yeah, there’a a little distortion with the 12mm but in this case, it wasn’t major.

      Take care,


  • Manuel Lopez

    Excellent and fun portraits, did you post process these into B&W, or where they done on camera? If so what settings were your tones set to and what color filter did you use? Thanks in advance.

    • Patrick

      Hi Manuel,

      Sorry for the late reply (just came back from a fishing trip) and thank you! The files were originally RAW files that I processed with Photoshop. I used Nik Software to convert them in to black and white. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!

      Take care!


Leave a Comment