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rji2goleez wrote:
There seems to be few, if any, using the Sony Zeiss 24/1.8. I'm curious if anyone has opinions on that lens. Afterall, it autofocuses!


MF is so easy on the 5N that I use it mostly for MF, except for when I use the kit lens or if I purchase the 55-210 in the future.



Feb 11, 2012 at 02:31 PM
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michael49 wrote:
MF is so easy on the 5N that I use it mostly for MF, except for when I use the kit lens or if I purchase the 55-210 in the future.



I agree. Besides the kit lens, all my glass is alt glass. MF is not a problem but sometimes for shooting street, the AF would be nice. I was hoping the 24/1.8 would be worthy. I shot some quick shots in the camera store the other day and I wasn't impressed with the accuracy of the AF on my 5N. My MF of that same lens was better than AF everytime. Maybe it was that copy but I am curious what others think of it.



Feb 11, 2012 at 02:36 PM
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rji2goleez wrote:
There seems to be few, if any, using the Sony Zeiss 24/1.8. I'm curious if anyone has opinions on that lens. Afterall, it autofocuses!


Yup! I tried it, with great expectations, for the 24mm FL, for low light, and for AF. A real trifecta. Well, it was the first time I met a Zeiss lens that I didn't like enough to buy it. Not that it is exactly bad. But, compared with my Contax G and Leica R, and to Leica M loaners from the shop, it was just not good enough. Andrew (snowboarder) said, of the shots I posted, that the kit zoom was better. I wouldn't go quite that far, but there is something to what he dared write...
Now you will see that most of the posted shots with it are at close range. That is where it seems to work best, but not were I would have used it most...



Feb 11, 2012 at 03:47 PM
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Contax G 21, 35, 28, 45
Minolta Rokkor 24/2.8
Canon Fl 55/1.2 and FD 85/1.2 (sale pending as I need cash for LF)



Feb 11, 2012 at 04:53 PM
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in order of good pictures i shot with them in 2012

G 45/2
Minolta Macro Rokkor MD 100/4
Minolta MD Rokkor 50/1.4
Minolta MC Rokkor 50/1.4
Minolta MD Rokkor 35/1.8
Minolta MC Rokkor 58/1.2
Minolta MD Rokkor-PF 135/2.8
Sigma Super Wide II 24/2.8
Minolta MD 85/2
Sony E 18-55
Sony E 16/2.8
Minolta MC 200/4



Feb 11, 2012 at 06:03 PM
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lenticular11 wrote:
Brian - Do you mind telling me what you think of the Mutar TCs and if there's much difference between Ver 1 and II?

many thanks

David


I wish I could, but I haven't really used them yet. My intention is to do some serious testing with both Mutars and the 100-300. I understand that the Mutar I is optimized for shorter focal lengths, while the Mutar II is for longer. I'll report my findings soon.



Feb 11, 2012 at 06:36 PM
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Thanks

I saw a Mutar advertised recently, however I restrained myself for once! That's useful information about the difference between versions.




Feb 11, 2012 at 08:47 PM
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I am using a Nex 3 still but soon will upgrade to a 7 :-)

My lenses:
12mm F5.6 CV (v.1)
24mm F1.4 FD L (arrives soon)
42mm F1.2 Pen Zuiko
45mm F2 Contax G
90mm F2.8 Contax G
180mm F4 CV Apo-Lanthar (adapter arrives soon)

Since my last self-made project is almost finished, I hereby proudly present my "Dr.Oly&Mr.Zeiss" hybrid below. I wanted a proper helical for the Contax G 45mm and then I found a damaged but cheap Zuiko 50mm F3.5 Macro. Quite some time later, I have a helix and built-in extension rings, too :-)


Contax-G-OM-NEX by meizzner, on Flickr


Contax-G-OM-NEX by meizzner, on Flickr



Feb 11, 2012 at 09:00 PM
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^that is an amazing looking franken-lens, you wouldn't happen to have pics of the buildup woulf you?


Feb 11, 2012 at 09:09 PM
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do built-in extension rings mean you can't focus at infinity?


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m-a-x wrote:
I am using a Nex 3 still but soon will upgrade to a 7 :-)

My lenses:
12mm F5.6 CV (v.1)
24mm F1.4 FD L (arrives soon)
42mm F1.2 Pen Zuiko
45mm F2 Contax G
90mm F2.8 Contax G
180mm F4 CV Apo-Lanthar (adapter arrives soon)

Since my last self-made project is almost finished, I hereby proudly present my "Dr.Oly&Mr.Zeiss" hybrid below. I wanted a proper helical for the Contax G 45mm and then I found a damaged but cheap Zuiko 50mm F3.5 Macro. Quite some time later, I have a helix and built-in extension rings, too :-)



Awesome!



Feb 11, 2012 at 09:18 PM
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m-a-x wrote:
Since my last self-made project is almost finished, I hereby proudly present my "Dr.Oly&Mr.Zeiss" hybrid below. I wanted a proper helical for the Contax G 45mm and then I found a damaged but cheap Zuiko 50mm F3.5 Macro. Quite some time later, I have a helix and built-in extension rings, too :-)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7185/6858404955_6e7789338d_z.jpg
Contax-G-OM-NEX by meizzner, on Flickr


that looks awesome!!!

do you think you could post a thread on what exactly you did?

also, did you look at all at the aperture mechanism? i'm curious if it looks like something that could be replaced with a higher blade number iris.



Feb 11, 2012 at 09:21 PM
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Wow, so much response so fast.
Thanks to all of you!

Jabberwockt:
Unfortunately, there are no pics. I did that over five months because I moved house, and my little daughter was born.
I did not have the patience in that long period of time to take photos of the process.

My pictures would not help much because it was no clean process at all.
I started to do it with a M39-M adapter plus a M-NEX adapter, and took away the rear base of the lens to achieve infinity. Not succeeding, I used a different mount (cut from a M42-Nex adapter). This means, the entire process was not perfect. At some time I thought I could not succeed. I would have done it different if I had the knowledge before.

Phillip:
It focuses to infinity. Built in means I always have close focus capability, too, thanks to the Macro double helix.

Douglas, thanx!

Sebboh:

Hmmm, I did not think about that during the conversion process. The easy part with this lens is that there are two "lens blocks" which screw into a metal tube. The aperture sits in the middle.
That makes the elements easy to disassemble, easy to clean, and solid. I'm not saying it is impossible, but the solid tube may hinder exchanging the entire mechanism with that of a donor lens.

I will write down what essentially has to be done, but not today any more.
And you are right: not to hijack this thread, I'll open a new one.
I'll do it tomorrow or within the next week.



Feb 11, 2012 at 09:34 PM
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Great work m-a-x and like others have said, the lens looks impressive too!


Feb 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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lenticular11 wrote:
Great work m-a-x and like others have said, the lens looks impressive too!


Thank you!
Well, with Olympus and Zeiss, it has good roots



Feb 12, 2012 at 12:53 AM
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Have just finished buying my NEX 7 kit. Still waiting on it to all arrive. Have only bought two lenses; a Zeiss ZM 50 f2 and a ZM 85 f2. I may get a wide of some sort down the track but I've never been much of one for wide angles. So we'll see.


Feb 12, 2012 at 01:42 AM
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m-a-x wrote:
Thank you!
Well, with Olympus and Zeiss, it has good roots


Max - that is super cool! Love your work on the lens...



Feb 12, 2012 at 01:46 AM
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p.4 #18 · p.4 #18 · What is your NEX lens lineup?


Just added a CV 15mm, so the new lineup looks like this:

Sony 18-55 AF
CV 15
Contax G 28
Contax G 45
Contax G 90

I think a Contax 100-300 and Contax G 21mm are going to be up next.



Feb 12, 2012 at 07:39 AM
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Nex-3

E16 + UW converter

Contax G 28
Contax G 45
Contax G 90

C/Y Zeiss Distagon 35/2.8
C/Y Zeiss Planar 50/1.7
and have the C/Y 135mm Sonnar 2.8 on the way since yesterday

Konica Hexanon AR 40/1.8
Konica Hexanon AR 50/1.7

Minolta MD Rokkor 50/1.4
Minolta MC Tele Rokkor-X 135/2.8

Holga HL(W)-SN

My idea with the CY and CG lines is that I have one set for reliable and comfortable MF for when I need it, and ultimate portability (and ravishingly good looks; damn those CG's are pretty) when that's my priority. (The Holga is there because sometimes, working with serious limitations is the best boost there is for creativity. The trick is to bring no other lenses at the time, which is never an easy choice).

I suppose I should look into upgrading that E16 sooner or later. Other than that I'm just waiting for something with the 5N sensor qualities in a body with integrated EVF. And preferably some more/better physical controls.



Feb 12, 2012 at 01:50 PM
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MAX, that lens looks great, good job, I wonder who will attempt it next....
2 days and the 7 will be in my hands, can hardly wait.



Feb 13, 2012 at 12:44 AM
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