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p.165 #1 · p.165 #1 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Canon FD 24/2 - lemon copy,that I have just returned.Softish and hazy.Both my SSC and FDn 24/2.8s were sharper and crisper at any aperture.Try before you buy!






Apr 05, 2014 at 07:01 PM
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p.165 #2 · p.165 #2 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I just took advantage of the Fuji sale and picked up the 14mm prime and the 55-200 for my X-E2. I knew the 14mm would be great, but I'm shocked at how good the 55-200 has been so far.


Apr 05, 2014 at 09:40 PM
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Peire wrote:
This is what I'm looking for.There are fairly many Canon EF versions,whereas other mounts at reasonable prices are almost not seen in the EU.

I got the Canon mount which actually took me quite awhile to find. There seems to be a lot more Nikon mounts on this side of the Atlantic.



Apr 05, 2014 at 09:56 PM
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p.165 #4 · p.165 #4 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


SMC Pentax-M 20/4.

I'll test it head-to-head with my Oly 21/3.5, and post the results on the Alt forum, of course. The -M is actually a bit lighter (0.15 kg vs. 0.18 kg) and a bit shorter (30mm vs. 31mm) than the Oly, but the -M a bit wider (63mm vs. 58mm).



Apr 05, 2014 at 09:59 PM
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p.165 #5 · p.165 #5 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


This is a Ultra Wide Angle by Vivitar - 13mm 2.8 in Sony A mount.

http://www.vivitar.com/products/105/lenses-and-accessories/858/13mm-p

Similar to the Samyang 14mm but not exactly the same.

Angle of view: 115.7
Group/Elements: 10/14
Weight: 18.83 oz

I like it on the Sony A7 with the LA-EA4 adapter. I had tried a few other UW angles and I had problems with live view not being correct as what you see on the screen & then snap picture it would be way blown out. This set-up is giving me correct exposure and a very sharp lens wide open and even more stepped down some. I'm also happy with the construction and appearance of lens, comes in orange marking and a sony A logo, with a snap on lens hood and a carrying bag.



Vivitar 13mm Sony A mount by xposhore, on Flickr



Apr 05, 2014 at 11:30 PM
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p.165 #6 · p.165 #6 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Zeiss APO 135 ZE Puts a smile on my face every time I use it '


Apr 06, 2014 at 12:36 AM
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A Zeiss CY 3.4 35-70 mm has founds its way into may bag.
Looking forward to use it.



Apr 07, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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p.165 #8 · p.165 #8 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I bit the bullet and added the Fuji 10-24/4. Looking forward to shooting with it.


Apr 08, 2014 at 05:46 PM
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Dudewithoutape wrote:
I'm looking at one of those too! You and I are always looking at the same lenses, but you beat me to them. Same with the A7 too! It's like looking into the future.

Which 60 2.8, C or S?


In case you're not perusing the Zeiss thread, it came...



...and we love it. Here's one at 1:1 and f/22, which is perfectly usable at this distance, but it's at its best at f/8. There's just not much DoF at 1:1 and f/8.



-YFS



Apr 09, 2014 at 04:03 AM
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freaklikeme wrote:
In case you're not perusing the Zeiss thread, it came...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3716/13728666483_62cd6be882_o.jpg

...and we love it. Here's one at 1:1 and f/22, which is perfectly usable at this distance, but it's at its best at f/8. There's just not much DoF at 1:1 and f/8.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5506/13728633665_1dcf26c9f9_o.jpg

-YFS

The more I look at your 100/2.8 MP C/Y,the more I think that my 100/2MP ZE is not enough.



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p.165 #11 · p.165 #11 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Just ordered the ZF.2 Otus 55!!! My credit card is on fire! :^)
As a rental she dazzled me back in Dec. but I had to wait till for B&H to have it in stock again.



Apr 09, 2014 at 08:23 AM
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Peire wrote:
The more I look at your 100/2.8 MP C/Y,the more I think that my 100/2MP ZE is not enough.


If it makes you feel any better, Peire, that's the 60mm. I don't have the 100... yet.



Apr 09, 2014 at 06:24 PM
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wayne seltzer wrote:
Just ordered the ZF.2 Otus 55!!! My credit card is on fire! :^)
As a rental she dazzled me back in Dec. but I had to wait till for B&H to have it in stock again.


Right on, Wayne! Can't wait to see your shots from it.



Apr 09, 2014 at 06:26 PM
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p.165 #14 · p.165 #14 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Does anyone here have experience at 1:2 and greater magnification with both the Contax S-Planar 60mm and Makro-Planar 100mm?


Apr 09, 2014 at 06:53 PM
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carstenw wrote:
Does anyone here have experience at 1:2 and greater magnification with both the Contax S-Planar 60mm and Makro-Planar 100mm?


A limited amount on a DsII. The 100 was my first macro lens but I sold it, having only had it for four months, after I picked up the Leica R APO 100. The performance is actually more similar to the Leica lens as far as sharpness and resolution across the frame (great wide open, jaw-dropping at f/8) than it is in comparison to the SP 60, which is plenty center sharp at all apertures, but loses quite a bit at the edges wide-open to 5.6. The SP and MP do share a slight pin distortion and their CA characteristics in common.

The MP gives you more working distance than either the SP or Leica (with the screw in 1:1.2 adapter); 160mm versus 70mm-ish versus 5mm (okay, an exaggeration, but that's how it feels with the Leica +Elpro). I kept the Leica for the APO and because it's a more versatile landscape/pano lens when it comes to direct light sources. The MP is a truly killer macro lens that's also a great (if bulky) landscape lens.



Apr 09, 2014 at 07:54 PM
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Apr 09, 2014 at 07:58 PM
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freaklikeme wrote:
A limited amount on a DsII. The 100 was my first macro lens but I sold it, having only had it for four months, after I picked up the Leica R APO 100. The performance is actually more similar to the Leica lens as far as sharpness and resolution across the frame (great wide open, jaw-dropping at f/8) than it is in comparison to the SP 60, which is plenty center sharp at all apertures, but loses quite a bit at the edges wide-open to 5.6. The SP and MP do share a slight pin distortion and their CA characteristics
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I'm sure the 100MP is every bit as good as freak is describing, but if I recall correctly carsten, you sold the real killer macro lens, the C645 Zeiss 120/4 APO... Or did you keep it after all? With the new Contax N to A7/R adapter, which now has AF/aperture compability with the NAM-1 for all C645 lenses, I'm glad I've kept mine together with the 80/2 and 140/2.8.



Apr 09, 2014 at 08:16 PM
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briantho wrote:
I'm sure the 100MP is every bit as good as freak is describing, but if I recall correctly carsten, you sold the real killer macro lens, the C645 Zeiss 120/4 APO... Or did you keep it after all? With the new Contax N to A7/R adapter, which now has AF/aperture compability with the NAM-1 for all C645 lenses, I'm glad I've kept mine together with the 80/2 and 140/2.8.

Your images with that lens always stood out in my eyes, looking forward for more :-).



Apr 09, 2014 at 08:25 PM
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Wasn't it you who bought mine, Brian? I can't quite recall now. Yeah, brilliant lens, I still toy with the idea of picking one up again, but in fact I want a lens for 2:1 or 3:1, which I would like to play with. I do have those brilliant Contax (SLR) bellows still, which is why I was thinking of a Contax lens.


Apr 09, 2014 at 09:22 PM
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I didn't buy the lens from you, but I did buy your C645 camera. Ah yes the bellows... you'll need the 100MP then. Something I've always wanted to try is the Zeiss Luminar 63mm/f4.5 on the Contax bellows. I've heard it's awsome. You could look that up instead of a MP.

Thanks Phillip, I'll be using the lens in the coming weeks on my A7R, just need some sunshine over here first.



Apr 09, 2014 at 09:34 PM
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