35mm lens recommendations for use with X-Pro 1



I used to own an X-Pro 1 some time ago, and have just acquired another. I’m looking for some recommendations of nice old manual 35mm prime lenses to use on it. I have my eye on the Voigtlander Color Skopar f2.5, the Nokton f1.4 and potentially the Zeiss Biogon f2.8, but would like to hear your thoughts and experiences of using these or other lenses. Any input on any 35mm mount type lens would be much appreciated!



For manual 35mm (not old though) the two I have used and like:

Fujian 35mm f1.7 cctv, samples here: https://www.fujix-forum.com/index.php?threads/70725/

Zonlai 35mm f1.8, samples below.

Both are inexpensive, small, and available in FX mount so no need to use (big) adapter.

The Fujian is more specialty lens with its effect, one either likes it or hates it. I didn’t like it at first, but it grows on me and makes good photos on special occasions.


It’s not an old lens, but the new Mitakon 35mm f0.95 MkII is pretty sweet and quite easy to use with the focus peaking.