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p.105 #1 · p.105 #1 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


sebboh wrote:
hmm, i've heard good things about the lens, but only from people who only shot them on film and had no real experience with anything that wasn't available in SR mount.

perhaps the internal focusing MD version is better? it has an extra element.


I dropped it off with a local repair guy yesterday. Today I received an e-mail from him stating, "Wow, someone f****d this up good." He's got to dig a bit more to know for sure, but he does think it's fixable. Not quite the bargain it started out to be, but we'll see what the seller has to say once I get the estimate.

In the meantime, I found an AI 300/4.5 ED for a good price, so that's on the way. It's heavier than I wanted for the NEX, but since it can be used on both the a900 and NEX-7 and has a slightly better tripod mount than the Minolta, it may end up being the solution.



Jan 07, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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p.105 #2 · p.105 #2 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Zuiko 100/2.8 MC (again),Yashica 35/2.8 ML,Rollei Planar HFT 50/1.8 with the NEX-QBM adapter,Minolta MD 35-70/3.5 with macro (not Rokkor),Rokkor MD 50/1.7 55mm,Rokkor MD 135/3.5. 55mm.

I'm curious how will Rollei Planar 50/1.8 stand against Planar C/Y 50/1.7 - optical design is the same (7/6),but Rollei's front lens is flat,not convex.Will HFT coatings really match T* coatings quality?

I suppose Yashica ML 35/2.8 will be worse than C/Y Distagon 35/2.8 the same way as Yashica ML 28/2.8 is inferior compared to C/Y Distagon 28/2.8 (softer corners,poorer contrast).

Rokkor 135/3.5 55mm should be better wo than 135/2.8,but is it true it's crisper overall?We'll see.

35-70/3.5 MD Rokkor with no macro is very good for a zoom and I do not expect any major IQ differences compared to "plain" MD 35-70/3.5 macro.



Jan 09, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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p.105 #3 · p.105 #3 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


roboticspro wrote:
So...the point of your post is?


I'm thinking old gears envy may be the issue here Edd...

Rich may have 'Lost That Lovin Feeling' for those rigid, straight F1 lines, glowing LEDs of that adavaced A-1, and those thick black barrels with their red stripes...perhaps not, he's now LeicaMan; but isn't KR LeicaMan.

Well who really knows, I get confused quite easy these dayz, just seeing that Tamron SP 500mm mirror and it's 2x T/C sitting outside it's black leather, red velvet lined case...kinda gets me all...I need to go shoot something...NOW

Thanks for the adapter tip Edd, it's been ordered



Jan 10, 2013 at 12:51 AM
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p.105 #4 · p.105 #4 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Jerry,

Glad to help my friend...

Half of the fun of this hobby for me is shooting with the huge variety of glass that is out there, much like Bif does with his mega-collection of gear. When I really want to be serious, out comes the Linhof gear, and the day or weekend are instantly spoken for...but it is all worth it.

Regards,

Edd



Jan 10, 2013 at 01:10 AM
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p.105 #5 · p.105 #5 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


roboticspro wrote:
When I really want to be serious, out comes the Linhof gear, and the day or weekend are instantly spoken for...but it is all worth it.

Regards,

Edd

My relatively serious gear is my Nex-7 & an FD SSC 35/2.8 tilt shift, this lens will be killer on a FF Nex.

Edit:
An update to my Canon RF 100/3.5
I just did a proper infinity test, OMG, one word... sharp.
I'm ~3km(~2miles) from downtown, and I can see details within the office windows.
I'm quite happy
This version btw: http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/lens/s/data/100-1000/s_sere_100_35v1.html



Jan 10, 2013 at 04:17 AM
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p.105 #6 · p.105 #6 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I found a Contax C/Y Distagon 3.5/15 that I was able to afford. Absolutely beautiful work of art. And it takes great pics as well :-))


Jan 10, 2013 at 04:04 PM
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p.105 #7 · p.105 #7 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Hi,

LightShow wrote:
[An update to my Canon RF 100/3.5
I just did a proper infinity test, OMG, one word... sharp.
I'm ~3km(~2miles) from downtown, and I can see details within the office windows.
I'm quite happy


James, glad to hear that, as I feel it is one of the many "sleeper lenses" out there...

Regards,

Edd



Jan 10, 2013 at 07:32 PM
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p.105 #8 · p.105 #8 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I'm really looking forward to seeing what it can do on a FF Nex-9 or similar.


Jan 11, 2013 at 06:07 AM
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p.105 #9 · p.105 #9 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I tried to purchase a Leica 28/2.8 Elmarit-R, but as discussed in this thread it didn't work out :/

Instead, I got myself a late-model (1992) Leica 180/3.4 APO-Telyt-R. I will post a beauty shot when I get it.

I'll also be putting together an article with extensive side-by-side images, comparing it to my Nikon 180/2.8 ED AI-s (and possibly a Hasselblad 180/4 Sonnar if I have some extra cash).

Only decision is whether to do this with my D700 or wait until I can upgrade to a D800E.

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Jan 12, 2013 at 12:40 AM
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p.105 #10 · p.105 #10 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Lee Saxon wrote:
... I got myself a late-model (1992) Leica 180/3.4 APO-Telyt-R. I will post a beauty shot when I get it.


Excellent lens.

Lee Saxon wrote:
...Only decision is whether to do this on my D700 or wait until I can upgrade to a D800E.


Do it now. Do it again later, if and when.



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p.105 #11 · p.105 #11 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Yeah, I'm excited! And thanks to your database I shopped smarter and didn't overpay! So you get lots of credit!!


Jan 12, 2013 at 12:50 AM
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p.105 #12 · p.105 #12 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


3 Leica R lenses....

Summilux 35
Summilux 80
Summicron APO 90

And, I'm on a verge of being kicked out of my home........



Jan 12, 2013 at 01:16 AM
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p.105 #13 · p.105 #13 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Paul Yi wrote:
3 Leica R lenses....

Summilux 35
Summilux 80
Summicron APO 90

And, I'm on a verge of being kicked out of my home........


Paul,

I don't doubt it for that kind of investment.

I hope that you enjoy the lenses.

Rich



Jan 12, 2013 at 02:00 AM
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p.105 #14 · p.105 #14 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Lee Saxon wrote:
Yeah, I'm excited! And thanks to your database I shopped smarter and didn't overpay! So you get lots of credit!!


Thanks Lee. Show us some pics, when you get a chance.



Jan 12, 2013 at 02:26 AM
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p.105 #15 · p.105 #15 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I just had something bizarre happening to me. I was bidding on a Mamiya RZ 90mm lens on eBay, and placed my bid 4 seconds before the end. I was immediately greeted with a screen saying that the bidding had ended, all the while the time is still counting down on the very same screen. At the end of the auction, the previous bid stood, although mine was significantly higher. Just weird. This is all on the latest version of the iPhone app.

Has anyone ever seen anything like this?



Jan 12, 2013 at 07:23 PM
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p.105 #16 · p.105 #16 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I would contact them through the app store or leave feedback in the review section of what happened.


Jan 12, 2013 at 10:55 PM
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p.105 #17 · p.105 #17 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


M42 lenses:2X Zeiss Flektogon 35/2.4+3x Zeiss Pancolar 50/1.8 MC (one zebra)+2x Pentacon 50/1.8 Multicoatig+Pentacon Auto 100/2.8+Pentacon auto 50/1.8,Mir 200/4,Jupiter 85/2,Flektogon 20/4..Bought at the beginning of this week and sold yestarday.None of them was technically good enough to keep. .Oil on blades or defective apertute ring or wobbly focusing mechanism.They were all funcioning but not perfectly.Mir - excellent lens but very strong reflex from the rear lens on NEX sensor.

BTW-IQ differences on the NEX5N between Yashica 35/2.8 ML and Distagon 35/2.8 C/Y are hardly discernible-Yashica is only very slightly less sharp in corners.Great lens.Unexpectedly good.



Jan 13, 2013 at 02:23 PM
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p.105 #18 · p.105 #18 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Today:Carl Zeiss Jena Biometar MC 120/2.8 for Pentacon Six.I liked this lens in the time of Pentacon Six for it's excellent IQ.It apparently holds it's high rank on EOS 5D2/600D and NEX5N/7.Sharp w/o with minimal CA.Very sharp with crisp and bright colours from f5.6.The adapter I use is big and clumsy but you can't get everything.Despite the size my little table top Manfrotto tripod 709B Digi gives this combo stable enough support.

BTW:on the NEX 5N/7,MC Tele Rokkor 135/2.8 55mm has significantly less LoCA overall and slightly more of 3D look compared to MD Rokkor 135/3.5 ,55mm.



Jan 14, 2013 at 03:13 PM
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p.105 #19 · p.105 #19 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Voigtlander 90mm APO Lanthar.
Wow, what a little gem.



Jan 15, 2013 at 03:54 AM
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p.105 #20 · p.105 #20 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Tamron 24-70 2.8. My first copy had dust between the front lens elements, but was fairly sharp, I exchanged it and WOW. Much sharper. I wouldn't say sharper than my nikkor 50mm1.8, but close. And a bit more dynamic which is what I was looking for.


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