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p.160 #1 · p.160 #1 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I mounted my Distagon using a M42 adapter and threaded PVC pipe. Not very elegant
but it works. The aperture is adjusted by a stiff wire connected to the aperture lever.
Hope this helps.
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Feb 07, 2014 at 01:56 AM
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The center of the G45 is very comparable to the FE 55. I haven't looked at the borders or corners yet. I was mainly testing at infinity and mainly looking at aharpness. What I did find was that when manual focusing the FE55 for longer distance subjects, it is very hard to get optimal resolution whereas it was quite easy with the G45. The contrast from the G45 made it much easier to nail the manual focus. The FE 55 seems to meters much more warmly on the A7R, and maybe that was throwing off my ability to manual focus.
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Great, thanks! I'm definitely sold on the FE 55, but very curious how the g45 compares to it in the mid-zones and corners, especially at wider apertures. Regarding the FE 35, I did some comparisons with my 35 Lux FLE. In short, the FE 35 is better at 2.8 and 3.5 in the edges and corners, but then the Lux tightens up rapidly and surpasses it in sharpness and contrast from ~f/4 on. Under landscape conditions (infinity and f/5.6-f/8), the Lux is noticeably better. However, for the price, I still think the FE 35 is a great lens!



Feb 07, 2014 at 03:14 AM
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p.160 #3 · p.160 #3 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


sflxn wrote:
The center of the G45 is very comparable to the FE 55. I haven't looked at the borders or corners yet.


I think you will find the G45 will fall off in the corners versus the ZM50. The G45 has the old school center sharpness like some of the Leica M lenses. The ZM50 sacrificed some of that central sharpness for the field, and the FE seems to take it to the next level, as far as sharpness in the field/corners at wider apertures..



Feb 07, 2014 at 03:23 AM
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p.160 #4 · p.160 #4 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I picked up a Zuiko OM 35mm f2.8 from eBay this morning. From my recollection of the bygone film days, this lens performed on par with the superb Zuiko 24mm f2.8 and 50mm f3.5 lenses... so hopefully my memory is correct on this one.


Feb 08, 2014 at 07:22 PM
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p.160 #5 · p.160 #5 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


cherubino wrote:
I mounted my Distagon using a M42 adapter and threaded PVC pipe. Not very elegant
but it works. The aperture is adjusted by a stiff wire connected to the aperture lever.
Hope this helps.

Thanks cherubino.
I've seen one or two other conversions like this on the web. Would love to see some samples. Have you used it on a FF body as well?
Not sure whether it makes too much sense for me to go down that path. I did some tests by holding the lens flat against some thin extension tubes (with a M42 Adapter as a flange). It appears that it should be possible to get infinity focus on a 5D II without mirror collisions. Also, it does cover the whole image circle - though it appears to be a bit soft in the corners at open apertures.



Feb 08, 2014 at 08:58 PM
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p.160 #6 · p.160 #6 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Rolleinar MC 85/2.8 with Rollei mount.


Feb 09, 2014 at 11:09 AM
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Just got FD 50mm f1.2 SSC










Feb 11, 2014 at 11:36 PM
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Just found a used Fuji 18-55 f/2.8-4 at my local store, complete with box, for $350. Snapped it up for that price.


Feb 13, 2014 at 08:12 PM
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zeiss 50 c sonnar for my m9 and a7



Feb 13, 2014 at 08:39 PM
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p.160 #10 · p.160 #10 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


It looks like your M9-P stole it from the M9 and M7


Feb 13, 2014 at 09:39 PM
 

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p.160 #11 · p.160 #11 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Wow, good deal!
I love mine.

Jman13 wrote:
Just found a used Fuji 18-55 f/2.8-4 at my local store, complete with box, for $350. Snapped it up for that price.




Feb 13, 2014 at 11:08 PM
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p.160 #12 · p.160 #12 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I just ordered a new X-E2 + 18-55/2.8-4 OIS kit for $1300 CA, that's $1185 US.


Feb 13, 2014 at 11:15 PM
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p.160 #13 · p.160 #13 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Just paid for an FD SSC 55/1.2 Aspherical, still hunting the 85/1.2.

garysblim: I believe yours is also a 55/1.2 and not 50/1.2.



Feb 14, 2014 at 01:24 AM
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p.160 #14 · p.160 #14 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


carstenw wrote:
It looks like your M9-P stole it from the M9 and M7


He is very naughty indeed



Feb 14, 2014 at 07:53 AM
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I picked up a used Fuji XF 60mm f2.4 after the rebates started - the price was too good to pass up.


Feb 16, 2014 at 06:56 PM
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Rokkor 45/2,Minolta MD 35/2.8 and Oly Zuiko 70-150/4.They are pretty good on the A7,esp MD 35/2.8 - great,tiny landscape lens.


Feb 16, 2014 at 07:55 PM
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Topcor RE 85/1.8 in Black.


Feb 17, 2014 at 01:00 AM
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p.160 #18 · p.160 #18 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Finally bought another Zuiko 50mm f1.8 - now I have the complete set of Zuiko 50mm lenses.


Feb 17, 2014 at 01:53 PM
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p.160 #19 · p.160 #19 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


This one:

IMG_0187 by junda.fotos, on Flickr

Had been keeping an eye out for one of those for a while. This copy is practically mint.
The rear shroud prevents mounting on the 5D with an adapter. Luckily this shroud can simply be (reversibly) removed after removing 3 small screws. Now it mounts just fine.



Feb 18, 2014 at 09:39 PM
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p.160 #20 · p.160 #20 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Fujifilm X-E2 with XF18-55/2.8-4 R OIS lens.







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