Home · Register · Search · View Winners · Software · Hosting · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username   Password

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Alternative Gear & Lenses | Join Upload & Sell

1       2      
3
       4       end
  

Archive 2012 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses
  
 
AhamB
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


Krosavcheg wrote:
Perhaps I am confusing with Jena 35/2.8 which seems to be sought after?


That would be the CZJ Flektogon 35/2.4. Very nice lens, especially for close-ups. There is a CZJ 35/2.8 but it's not as good as the 2.4.



Oct 08, 2012 at 06:32 AM
Edgars Kalnins
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


Flektogon 35/2.4 sells for more than Distagon 35/2.8 in rollei mount. Is it just the legendary status of the Flek?! but I am getting off topic here.


Oct 08, 2012 at 09:28 AM
ZoneV
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


Krosavcheg wrote:
...
Edgards: I think Oly 24/2.8 lost to Canon 24/1.4L in terms of performance...though of course, the price difference is too much of a factor.


I have the Canon Fd 24/1.4L converted to Canon, but I am not very impressed by this lens at the moment. But I need to work more with it, havenīt used it much because of my small childs - and bad weather.
It seems to have good close up quality. But I donīt like the flashy bokeh for most images. But I suppose most fast wideangles are not much better.

http://www.4photos.de/camera-diy/Canon-24mm-f-1.4-L.jpg



Oct 08, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Krosavcheg
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


ZoneV wrote:



I have the Canon Fd 24/1.4L converted to Canon, but I am not very impressed by this lens at the moment. But I need to work more with it, havenīt used it much because of my small childs - and bad weather.
It seems to have good close up quality. But I donīt like the flashy bokeh for most images. But I suppose most fast wideangles are not much better.

http://www.4photos.de/camera-diy/Canon-24mm-f-1.4-L.jpg


This is the FD? Actually quite like it. Is it fairly difficult to convert?



Oct 08, 2012 at 01:57 PM
ZoneV
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


Krosavcheg wrote:
...
This is the FD? Actually quite like it. Is it fairly difficult to convert?


Yes it is.
Conversion is typical newFD - EF conversion. So not as easy as Rokkor 58, but not as hard as the FD 85/1.2L with its special mounted back-lens.
At the moment I am not sure wheter this lens work on normal Canon EOS 5D. I think yes - but during conversion and testing my 5D mirror falls away :-)
See my Canon FD 24/1.4L EF mount conversion page.

I suppose Ed Mikas conversion kit for this lens could be avialable soon...



Oct 08, 2012 at 02:12 PM
AhamB
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


Edgars Kalnins wrote:
Flektogon 35/2.4 sells for more than Distagon 35/2.8 in rollei mount. Is it just the legendary status of the Flek?! but I am getting off topic here.


I've seen the Flektogon going for good prices and Rollei lenses aren't so easy to adapt to Canon.



Oct 08, 2012 at 03:24 PM
JohnJ
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


http://photocornucopia.com/images/Lenses/General/g_025_400.jpg

Leica Elmarit-R 28/2.8 (E55), Contax 28/2.8 MM and Zuiko 28/2.0 all noteworthy. I have the Contax 28/2.8 AE and Olympus 28/2.8 and 28/3.5 but have never properly compared them, even though it's been on the to-do list for a while.

At the end of the day I tend to grab the Olympus 28/2 for wide open stuff or the Leica or Contax MM for landscape (stopped down) stuff.

http://castlereaghstay.com.au/images/120526_Kiron_28_1000px/IMG_2223.jpg

Even the Kiron 28/2.0 is sharp stopped down, although not particularly sharp wide open, so you can't go too far wrong with most decent 28's. However I think it's a lenses faults that make it interesting so in the case of the Kiron I have found it gives quite a unique look wide open as the central area is acceptably sharp (not great) but the fall off to the edges is quite significant and this alone give a kind of 3D effect that can be used to effect. I don't use the Kiron much but this 'fault' is a point of difference that can be used to great advantage in the right circumstances. The 'perfect' lens (Leica/Contax) isn't always the right choice.



Oct 08, 2012 at 09:34 PM
sandycrane
Online
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


These are from the Nikon 28/2.8 ais doing what it does best.












Oct 09, 2012 at 12:36 AM
LightShow
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


aleksanderpolo wrote:
I am not sure Jena has 24mm or 28mm lens, the 28mm Jena lens is a rebranded Cosina from old days if I remember correctly, and usually sell for cheap. You might have confused it with Yashica ML lens? (the other half of C/Y) which is of good reputation.


I did compare my CZJena(Cosina made)MC 28/2.8 to the E-mount Zeiss 24, and didn't see a difference other than FOV.



Oct 09, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Krosavcheg
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #10 · p.3 #10 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


Sandy: It does work well up close, have to give it that..

John: How is 28/2 drawing style? Damn, I misplaced my adaptor and BigIS screwed up the delivery for the one I bought before...



Oct 09, 2012 at 11:03 AM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



JohnJ
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #11 · p.3 #11 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


Krosavcheg wrote:
..John: How is 28/2 drawing style? Damn, I misplaced my adaptor and BigIS screwed up the delivery for the one I bought before...


I'd say it's fairly typical of a fast lens with bokeh a bit on the funky side, but I like that and I'm sure that not everyone else will. It has typical Olympus colours, ie not very saturated or contrasty but quite nice. The thing I like about it as that it is quite sharp wide open and I can comfortably use it that way. I don't have any images I can link to at present.

It does have considerable coma, which you would mainly notice at night and is gone when stopped down, but I'm not sure how this manifests itself in typical images shot wide open. Maybe this is part of the character it brings to the table.



Oct 09, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Krosavcheg
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #12 · p.3 #12 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


Sounds good to me.
I quite liked 35/2.8 and 28/3.5 zuiko drawing, but it lacks in microcontrast. Having said that, close up both lenses are quite good performers.
Will go to shops tomorrow to see what I can score..



Oct 09, 2012 at 12:17 PM
jvincenc76
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #13 · p.3 #13 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


I owned CZJ flektogon 35mm F2.4 MC and wasn't impressed. While olympus OM 24m and 28mm (both F2.8 MC) were better then my canon EF 17-40 F4 L, flektogon wasn't (on 5DII). I also had CZJ flektogon 20mm F2.8 MC and sonnar 200mm F2.8 MC (both are described as legendary) and they were better than consumer zooms on canon EOS 300D, but couldn't keep up on 5DII. I sold them (3x CZJ and EF 17-40) with nice profit and replaced them with olympus OM 24mm, CZ vario-sonnar 35-70mm F3.4 and 100-300mm F4.5-5.6 for the same price. This is my landscape holy trinity. Now I'm considering replacing OM 24mm with something wider - 20mm or 21mm.


Oct 09, 2012 at 04:13 PM
ISO1600
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.3 #14 · p.3 #14 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


i was always a huge fan of the Nikon 28/2 and 28/2.8(AIS ONLY). Their 2.8 AIS is wonderful. Very close focus, nice tidy little package, great optics.

On the other hand- the Olympus 21/2 was one of the biggest let-downs i've ever paid money for, as far as photo gear goes.
Terribly difficult to focus (at least for shooting wide open/hand-held), and not a good performer anywhere near wide open.



Oct 09, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Krosavcheg
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #15 · p.3 #15 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


Iso: I thought AI and AI-s only differ in build but optically nearly identical?


Oct 09, 2012 at 05:39 PM
aleksanderpolo
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #16 · p.3 #16 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


The 28/2.8 AiS has floating element (CRC), the Ai version does not. There is no change in optics for the 28/2 from Ai to AiS.


Oct 09, 2012 at 06:08 PM
AhamB
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #17 · p.3 #17 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


jvincenc76 wrote:
I owned CZJ flektogon 35mm F2.4 MC and wasn't impressed.


Cheap build quality so it can go out of alignement, but it should be easy to fix. The lens has a very good reputation, at least for close-ups and medium range it's supposed to be really nice.



Oct 09, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Edgars Kalnins
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #18 · p.3 #18 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


ZoneV wrote:



I have the Canon Fd 24/1.4L converted to Canon, but I am not very impressed by this lens at the moment. But I need to work more with it, havenīt used it much because of my small childs - and bad weather.
It seems to have good close up quality. But I donīt like the flashy bokeh for most images. But I suppose most fast wideangles are not much better.

http://www.4photos.de/camera-diy/Canon-24mm-f-1.4-L.jpg


Lovely picture! I used to have an FD 24/1.4. Tried it on NEX, kind of soft, low contrast wide open. could be because of the many cleaning marks at the front.



Oct 09, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Krosavcheg
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #19 · p.3 #19 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


Snagged up a 28/2.8 MMJ today. To be honest, I preferred it to ZE 28/2 I tested in a shop...but that kind of test shooting is never conclusive.
So far I really enjoy shooting it..



Oct 10, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Krosavcheg
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.3 #20 · p.3 #20 · 21mm - 28mm range: Noteworthy lenses


Here are the shots.
I examined some up close and I can see my top right corner being unacceptable. I blame it on adaptor though..
Also, I am shooting wide open at near infinity, so..no expectations there...

Sorry, nothing exciting at night in Japan..

http://www.3byk.org/imgposts/cy28_2_8/IMG_2636.jpg

http://www.3byk.org/imgposts/cy28_2_8/IMG_2642.jpg

http://www.3byk.org/imgposts/cy28_2_8/IMG_2654.jpg

http://www.3byk.org/imgposts/cy28_2_8/IMG_2659.jpg



Oct 10, 2012 at 04:43 PM
1       2      
3
       4       end




FM Forums | Alternative Gear & Lenses | Join Upload & Sell

1       2      
3
       4       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username   Password    Reset password