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p.174 #1 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Phillip Reeve wrote:
thanks! For clarification: Is it the last nFD version?


The 300 is, yes. The 1.4x-A is breech lock.



May 16, 2014 at 01:12 PM
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p.174 #2 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Holy Cow, the nFD 300 2.8 lens showed up today, I was not expecting it until Monday. It is in really nice shape. Mounted on my Fuji X-E1 it is like a 420mm equivalent. I took a few tests shots in wicked low light resting on a window frame @3200iso 1/30 sec f/2.8 and they look real good. with proper shutter speed this thing is gonna rock! I will be a meetings/ classes all weekend and will have no time to really shoot. But judging from tonight's messing around I have a winner.

I'll try & get a picture of it up over the weekend



May 17, 2014 at 12:15 AM
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p.174 #3 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Congrats, Warren. Have fun with it.

My Hassy S-Planar 135 came today, so I'll be in deep macro mode this weekend.



May 17, 2014 at 04:20 AM
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p.174 #4 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


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I'm the proud new owner of an SMC Pentax K 28/2 which is similar to the Contax Hollywood.
http://forum.mflenses.com/asahi-smc-28-2-0-k-mount-t39064.html


Wow, that was fast, I missed the FedEx truck today, So ill have it in hand tomorrow, yet the 35/1.8HH is still down east.



May 17, 2014 at 05:49 AM
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p.174 #5 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


just bought a Voigtlander 35mm Color-Skopar 2.5 earlier today, very impressed by it, sharper than the Nokton 1.4 MC at f/8


May 17, 2014 at 06:43 AM
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p.174 #6 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Another Flektogon MC 35/2.4 and Sonnar 135/3.5.Both in excellent conditiions and for a song plus 3 kg of other noname,but good and solid lenses with different mounts.


May 17, 2014 at 04:50 PM
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p.174 #7 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Just bought the Voigtlander 15/4.5:



What an incredibly small lens! I didn't realize it was this small, and I thought the 40/1.4 Nokton was smaller. Well, the 15 is shorter but wider.

Since I got it late in the evening, I didn't get to do much other than do some test shots at the store and at home. But tinkering around with the lens profiles, I find 28/2.8 ASPH profile gives the best results in terms of corner color shift.



May 18, 2014 at 04:10 PM
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p.174 #8 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Some light-weight glass for the Sony:

Zeiss Distagon 28mm f2.8 MMJ
Zeiss Tessar 45mm f2.8 MMJ
Zeiss Sonnar 100mm f3.5 AEJ



May 20, 2014 at 04:13 AM
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p.174 #9 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


A lightly-used (preowned) 30mm Sigma DN f/2.8 "Art" lens in the micro 4/3 mount for my Lumix GX7.

And, so far, it's more than living up to the positive hype for being a great - and inexpensive - lens with impressive IQ and superior bokeh. Plus it's quite small and lightweight. And the smooth metal focusing ring actually works surprisingly well.



May 24, 2014 at 05:16 PM
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p.174 #10 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Two 35s, a back-up Lux-M and a CV 35/1.2 vII. I'm hoping the Voigtlander will pair up nicely with the FD 85L for night shooting.

If it does, then it's probably time to consider selling the a99 and some of the R's, since I say that's why I'm hanging on to them even though the past few times I've gone out at night it's been the a7 and 85L that's come along.



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p.174 #11 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Picked up nice kit of Leica-R lenses this week.
Two 50mm f2 a 2 cam and a 3 cam
60mm macro f2.8
21mm f4
135mm f2.8
250mm f4



May 30, 2014 at 11:53 PM
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p.174 #12 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


My Distagon 28/2.8 (MM) arrived a couple of hours ago - very excited and really happy with the shape it's in, considering the price and the '8' grade from B&H.


May 31, 2014 at 12:41 AM
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p.174 #13 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Minolta MD W.Rokkor 28/2 to join my late MC version of this lens.


May 31, 2014 at 07:07 AM
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p.174 #14 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Got me 2 rare MC Zuikos:

135/3.5 "Japan" very late s/n 400xxx
200/5.0 MC, s/n 130xxx (apparently only 2000 made as MC).



May 31, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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p.174 #15 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I just got a Voigtlander APO-Lanthar SLii 90mm f/3.5, followed quickly by
CZJ 135mm f/3.5 yesterday, for use on 5Dii and soon the A7r.

So, these ALMOST complete the set for landscape/travel I've had for a long long time, which includes ZE 21/2.8 or Oly 21/3.5 depending if size/weight is the priority, C/Y 28/2.8, C/Y 50/1.7, C/Y 85/2.8 or the above APO-Lanthar 90 depending on whether close focus/auto aperture is desired, and the CZJ 135.

It's not alt, but I always have the Canon 40mm Pancake for something AF.

I'm still looking for a 17ish that is compact, affordable and very good to the corners. I have the Tokina 17/3.5 AT-X Aspherical, which is OK except for CA that is sometimes near incorrectable. I'm getting the new Canon 16-35 f/4 ASAP, but that is clearly not in the spirit of this kit.

I did not warm up to the Pentax-M 135 f/3.5 I got 2 weeks back, partly due to the long MFD so that will move along.



May 31, 2014 at 01:41 PM
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p.174 #16 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


glina wrote:
Got me 2 rare MC Zuikos:

135/3.5 "Japan" very late s/n 400xxx
200/5.0 MC, s/n 130xxx (apparently only 2000 made as MC).


I don't believe either of these lenses were ever made in an MC version.

They can often be found with the later naming convention and black ring, but none that I have seen have actually been multicoated.



May 31, 2014 at 07:17 PM
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p.174 #17 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Just bought two Olympus primes- the 25mm 1.8 and the 60mm macro.


May 31, 2014 at 09:12 PM
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p.174 #18 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


molson wrote:
I don't believe either of these lenses were ever made in an MC version.

They can often be found with the later naming convention and black ring, but none that I have seen have actually been multicoated.


This is because they are rare ;-).

Why would Olympus put the "MC" marking on it?
This is the case with my 200/5. I'm 100% sure it is multicoated as it has that typical green-violet reflection as seen on most other modern multicoated lenses. There are some reports online about it being only sold in Japan and in very limited quantities (2000pcs) before it was discontinued.

I'm a bit less sure about the 135/3.5 - it has violet+orange reflections. I also have an earlier SC version which I lent out to a friend but will compare how they behave when I have both back with me. I think I remember it having a blueish coating.

I've also found this list:
http://olympus.dementix.org/Hardware/misc/lensCoatings.txt

they have the following one listed
135 3.5 410100 Black Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-T 135mm 1:3.5 4101xx Japan Green, straw, pink

Mine has a 406007 s/n



Jun 01, 2014 at 09:00 AM
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p.174 #19 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?



I just picked up a Nikon Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 AI to go along with the 28mm f2.8 AI-s I got a month or so ago. Have to test it side by side, but I think I like it better than the FDn 24mm f/2.8 I have.

Also picked up a Minolta MD 35-70 f/3.5 Macro to use as a walk around lens. Seems pretty amazing, just losing sharpness in the very deep corners.

Both these to be used on my a7R.

-Tim



Jun 05, 2014 at 01:46 AM
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p.174 #20 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


glina wrote:
This is because they are rare ;-).

Why would Olympus put the "MC" marking on it?
This is the case with my 200/5. I'm 100% sure it is multicoated as it has that typical green-violet reflection as seen on most other modern multicoated lenses. There are some reports online about it being only sold in Japan and in very limited quantities (2000pcs) before it was discontinued.

I'm a bit less sure about the 135/3.5 - it has violet+orange reflections. I also have an earlier SC version which I lent out to a friend but will compare how they behave when I have both
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I came across MC 200/5 three years ago.They are rare.Didn't buy it as it was 3x more expensive vs single coated I decided to go for.



Jun 05, 2014 at 06:06 PM
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