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p.123 #1 · p.123 #1 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


SoulNibbler wrote:
Strange! that lens has a focusing barrel... odd for an RZ.


The bottom ring is for locking the lens to the camera, and the blue ring is for moving the floating group. Since the focusing is normally done from the body, there is no way for the lens itself to move the floating group, so you must focus twice, transferring the distance from body to lens.



Apr 13, 2013 at 08:06 AM
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p.123 #2 · p.123 #2 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Just added a Topcor 50/2 LTM to my collection, I read a few recommendations on the RF forum that says its a good performer, I guess I'll see soon.


Apr 13, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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p.123 #3 · p.123 #3 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Mint Rokkor MD 50/1.2.


Apr 13, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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p.123 #4 · p.123 #4 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Rokkor - PG 58mm /1.2 converted to Sony A mount.


Apr 13, 2013 at 01:57 PM
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p.123 #5 · p.123 #5 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Here's a nice SMC Pentax-M 400mm f/5.6 lens that I picked up yesterday through my local Kijiji. It's on my Fujifilm X-Pro 1, using three stacked adapters; (i) Pentax-EOS, (ii) EOS-LM, and (iii) LM-FX. The first two photos show the gear. The third photo shows the scene taken with a 24mm lens, with a small red rectangle to highlight the FOV shown in the fourth photo, which is the full scene from the X-Pro 1 + SMCP-M 400/5.6, at f/8. This fourth image is the RAF RAW file from ACR, lightly touched for exposure and USM using PS CS6. In this case, the lightly PP'ed RAW file looks better than the SOOC jpeg file, using camera defaults.





SMC Pentax-M 400mm f/5.6 on X-Pro 1







SMC Pentax-M 400mm f/5.6 on X-Pro 1







Scene out the window, taken with 24mm lens (red frame for 400mm)







X-Pro 1 + SMCP-M 400/5.6, with light PP through ACR & PS CS6




Apr 13, 2013 at 03:14 PM
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p.123 #6 · p.123 #6 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Looks god Jim.


Apr 13, 2013 at 03:35 PM
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p.123 #7 · p.123 #7 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Why so many adapters? Looks good anyway!


Apr 13, 2013 at 03:46 PM
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p.123 #8 · p.123 #8 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Thanks guys. I'll probably pick up an EOS-FX adapter soon. Too bad there isn't a Leitax solution for Pentax to EOS, or even Fotodiox Pro...


Apr 13, 2013 at 04:23 PM
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Apr 13, 2013 at 05:14 PM
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p.123 #10 · p.123 #10 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I am curious what you think of the image quality compared to the old X100. Everything else is better without argument, I guess.


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p.123 #11 · p.123 #11 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


carstenw wrote:
I am curious what you think of the image quality compared to the old X100. Everything else is better without argument, I guess.


Me too.



Apr 13, 2013 at 06:02 PM
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p.123 #12 · p.123 #12 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Zeiss 25 2.8 ZF and Sigma 35 1.4... what an exciting weekend! Though cameraless


Apr 13, 2013 at 07:12 PM
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p.123 #13 · p.123 #13 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Konica Hexanon AR 85/1.8 AE - they say it is even better than the excellent Hexanon 100/2.8 that I already have.We'll see

And another Hexanon 40/1.8 - so cheap and so good that having two just in case is not obtrusive.

BTW:Rokkor 50/1.2 is really a very special lens - after today's shootout I found that it's colours and image "plasticity" speak to me louder than those of MC PG Rokkor 50/1.4 which was till now my favourite MD standard.And it's perfectly usable/sharp at f 1.2.



Apr 14, 2013 at 06:05 PM
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p.123 #14 · p.123 #14 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Well, my RZ67 90mm with the scratch is going back. Too bad, I tried it once, and love the results, but the guy just wouldn't budge on the price, which was too high even without a scratch, but with, it was just ludicrous.

If anyone know where I might find a nice 90 for a decent price in Europe, I am all ears.



Apr 14, 2013 at 06:09 PM
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p.123 #15 · p.123 #15 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Peire wrote:
BTW:Rokkor 50/1.2 is really a very special lens - after today's shootout I found that it's colours and image "plasticity" speak to me louder than those of MC PG Rokkor 50/1.4 which was till now my favourite MD standard.And it's perfectly usable/sharp at f 1.2.


it's a pretty awesome lens, i sorely miss it. it's big weaknesses are hexagons stopped down and loCA. it can have some pretty funky bokeh wide open too, but sometimes i liked that.



Apr 14, 2013 at 09:21 PM
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p.123 #16 · p.123 #16 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Thanks Carstenw for blue ring/floating group explanation - My Apo-Makro-Planar also has FLE but it seems to work automatically.


Apr 15, 2013 at 02:48 AM
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p.123 #17 · p.123 #17 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


sebboh wrote:
it's a pretty awesome lens, i sorely miss it. it's big weaknesses are hexagons stopped down and loCA. it can have some pretty funky bokeh wide open too, but sometimes i liked that.


Yes.It can show some hexagons in more or less contrasty lighting,but in even lighting boheh is smooth and it is sharp wide open

NEX5N+Rokkor MD 50/1.2 at f1.2








Apr 15, 2013 at 07:05 AM
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p.123 #18 · p.123 #18 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


contas wrote:
Thanks Carstenw for blue ring/floating group explanation - My Apo-Makro-Planar also has FLE but it seems to work automatically.


Most lenses do, there is one or more helicoids inside to move them, but not the lenses without helicoids, like Mamiya RB and RZ.



Apr 15, 2013 at 06:49 PM
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p.123 #19 · p.123 #19 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Oh look what i found at yesterdays local flea market - two Focotar lenses attached to a Focomat 11a enlarger, for $10.00 . I may be the only kid in North America with a mobile darkroom consisting of a Toyota Camry with a Leitz Focomat in its trunk. Talk about a heavy mama Two Canon FD normals turned up also.
Harry Palmer





Mobile darkroom

  DMC-GF2    14mm    f/5.6    1/50s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  







Focotar lenses.

  DMC-GF2    42mm    f/5.6    1/60s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  







Leitz head.

  DMC-GF2    24mm    f/5.6    1/60s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  







Column base.

  DMC-GF2    42mm    f/5.6    1/60s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  







FDn 50 F1.4 and FD 50 F1.8 lenses.

  E-M5     LUMIX G 20/F1.7 lens    20mm    f/6.7    1/45s    1000 ISO    -0.5 EV  




Apr 15, 2013 at 08:29 PM
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p.123 #20 · p.123 #20 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Nice catch! So, are you setting up a darkroom?


Apr 15, 2013 at 08:43 PM
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