Does the Veydra Fuji X-Mount Even Exist?

I’ve always thought the Fuji X-T2 would be a great narrative filmmaking camera, but it’s taken a back seat to my Panasonics for the past year. As it happens, I’m planning to begin work on a documentary next month and it occurred to me that this would be a great opportunity to try out my Veydras on the Fuji. Out of curiosity, I searched online for footage shot with the Veydras on a Fuji camera, to no avail. What a coup! To be the very first person to make a film with the best budget cinema lenses available today along with the color science of Fuji’s renowned X-Trans CMOS sensor! Maybe I could convince more filmmakers of just how tasty those Mini Primes are. After all, the soon-to-be released Fujinon MK zooms run nearly $4,000 apiece. I went ahead and ordered three mounts from Veydra’s website. Shipping charges were a little steep – $85.00 – but no price was too high to pay for a shot at five minutes of internet glory, and I assumed that would be overnight delivery. That was two weeks ago, and I still haven’t received anything from Veydra. Looking over their website again, I realized that there were no tools for checking order status; no order history; no estimated delivery date – nada. It was at that moment that I started to wonder: do those X-mounts really exist? And if they did, why was no one shooting with them?

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Veydra Mini Primes Fuji X-Mount

It’s been nearly a year since Veydra announced Fuji X-mounts for their Mini Primes, and as there hasn’t been any footage whatsoever online with the combination, I thought I’d go ahead and order a set to see how I feel about them with an APS-C sensor. Below are some screen grabs shot with the Lumix GH5 and Veydra Mini Prime 50mm T2.2.