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p.184 #1 · p.184 #1 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I picked up a Nikkor 50/2.8 and 75/2.8 in Bronica S2 mount to be adapted to my Mamiya bellows. The 50 was sourced from the US, so it's here, and the 75 is coming from Germany. Unfortunately, the 75 includes the piece I need to make the adapter, so I'm going to have to figure out a way to play with the 50 in the meantime (drilled out body cap and tape?).

I also picked up an MR-Telyt-R 500/8, or, as my buddy calls it, V8-can lens. I love my FD 500/4.5L enough to plan entire days just to use it, but it's too much of a beast to drag around with me when it "might be useful", so I'll see if this is an acceptable alternate for those days. I was just going to get a cheaper Rokkor CAT, since they're both apparently manufactured by Minolta, but I couldn't see a comfortable way to hand-hold the Rokkor. It looks like it's 90% focusing grip. The Leica actually has a place to put your hand.



Jul 26, 2014 at 12:02 AM
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p.184 #2 · p.184 #2 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Recently I had a bad luck and came across a few lemon copies of lenses well known for their very good/excellent IQ (OM Zuiko MC 24/2.8,C/Y Distagon 35/2.8 MM,Canon FDn 24/2,Hexanon AR 135/2.5).All of them looked unused,so I warn fellow FMers to be suspicious when old alt lens looks too good.

Not to repeat the same mistake this time,I've just bought a little used copy of the Canon FD 135/2 from it's previous owner instead of a mint copy offered by some internet shop.



Aug 01, 2014 at 08:34 AM
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p.184 #3 · p.184 #3 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


In what way were they lemons? Damaged in some way or just having poor IQ despite looking fine?


Aug 03, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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p.184 #4 · p.184 #4 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


sebboh wrote:
finally got the smaller late version of the rokkor 28/2, fits much nicer on the a7. will have to see how it compares to my older MD W version:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/14552866858_1216287684_c.jpg
i also got my first non alt lens in forever:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3913/14759382933_4a21f61b46_c.jpg


What's this world coming to, sebboh buys an AF lens......




Aug 03, 2014 at 01:38 PM
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p.184 #5 · p.184 #5 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Most recent . . .

Meyer Optik Gorlitz Orestor 135/2.8 in M42 mount - mint, optically perfect

Tair-11A 135/2.8 in M42 mount - mint, optically sublime

Revuenon MC 55mm f/1.2 in Pentax K-mount - very good copy of this stonkingly fast sharp beast

Sony Zeiss FE 55/1.8 - new

Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited (to complete my set of the Three Amigos) - used, Made in Japan copy



Aug 03, 2014 at 01:45 PM
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p.184 #6 · p.184 #6 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


LightShow wrote:
What's this world coming to, sebboh buys an AF lens......



i won't use the AF at least.




Aug 03, 2014 at 03:00 PM
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p.184 #7 · p.184 #7 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Add to the above . . .

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED IF UMC in Sony E mount.

Downloaded the Adobe lens profile to get rid of mustache distortion. Fingers crossed.



Aug 03, 2014 at 04:39 PM
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p.184 #8 · p.184 #8 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


sebboh wrote:
i won't use the AF at least.


We'll let it go for now, but we'll be keeping an eye on you....

Manual Only Focusing Organization
MOFO

Hope it works out for ya.




Aug 03, 2014 at 04:56 PM
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p.184 #9 · p.184 #9 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Hahaha MOFO (OMG, ROFL)

Well this MOFO acts in accordande with the Uplift Party Plan:
Just picked up a Leica R80-200/4 in excellent condition. Sure looks like a great performer based on first shots down town. I haven't owned a zoom lens the past... ...fifteen years?

Also picked up a Summarit 50/2.5 and there is a Contax 60/2.8 C version en route from Japan, possibly replacing the S-Planar 1:1 as I seldom churn the helicoid past 1:2.

The Summarit has surprised me with the quality of the lens and nice drawing style.

That A7 has had me rotating my lens line up and rethinking it. For better and worse, we'll see.



Aug 03, 2014 at 05:49 PM
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p.184 #10 · p.184 #10 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


MOFO...very good!

I just bought a Fujinon XF56mm 1.2. to use on a Fuji camera. But somehow that does not seem to be Alt to me even though they say it is.



Aug 03, 2014 at 06:50 PM
 

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p.184 #11 · p.184 #11 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


sceptic wrote:
In what way were they lemons? Damaged in some way or just having poor IQ despite looking fine?


They were just bad optically (still soft stopped down 2 f stops or deceneterd or showing huge amount of ghosting/flare for no reason).No wonder no one wanted to use them,which accounts for their nearly mint status years after production.




Aug 04, 2014 at 04:55 AM
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p.184 #12 · p.184 #12 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


lol...

Alternatively... Manual Only Focusing Optics.

e.g "I just bought this MOFO today..."



Aug 04, 2014 at 07:22 AM
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p.184 #13 · p.184 #13 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


for fear of losing my MOFO status i got rollei zeiss 50/1.4 with the metal focus ring:





both the focus ring and aperture ring feel much smoother and more nicely damped than the copies of the c/y version i've tried.




Aug 04, 2014 at 11:20 PM
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p.184 #14 · p.184 #14 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


sebboh wrote:
for fear of losing my MOFO status i got rollei zeiss 50/1.4 with the metal focus ring:

both the focus ring and aperture ring feel much smoother and more nicely damped than the copies of the c/y version i've tried.



Nice. I was going to make fun of you for buying a lens with only three aperture blades, but I guess it's just the Rollei Distagon 35/1.4 that got saddled with triangle bokeh.



Aug 05, 2014 at 12:00 AM
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p.184 #15 · p.184 #15 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


The 50/1.4 Rollei Zeiss Made in Germany is a fairly sought after lens and is reputed to be very sharp.

I compared the Rollei 35/2.8 (Zeiss Made in W. Germany) to the CY Zeiss 35/2.8 recently and found the Rollei actually sharper into the corners on FF.

The Rollei's are really nice to use - just don't go trying to take one apart. What a nightmare!



Aug 05, 2014 at 12:03 AM
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p.184 #16 · p.184 #16 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I posted these pics elsewhere though I guess they belong here as I just received this a few days back. I also received a late Minolta MC 35/2.8 with 5 element optical design (same or similar to the later MD versions - and tests the same as those as I have all of them at the moment).

Minolta MD 100/2.5





With built-in hood extended:





Front of lens:








Aug 05, 2014 at 12:09 AM
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p.184 #17 · p.184 #17 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


sebboh wrote:
for fear of losing my MOFO status i got rollei zeiss 50/1.4 with the metal focus ring:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3841/14644754780_36ffbb598d_b.jpg
both the focus ring and aperture ring feel much smoother and more nicely damped than the copies of the c/y version i've tried.


Ooh shiny!



Aug 05, 2014 at 12:20 AM
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p.184 #18 · p.184 #18 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


freaklikeme wrote:
Nice. I was going to make fun of you for buying a lens with only three aperture blades, but I guess it's just the Rollei Distagon 35/1.4 that got saddled with triangle bokeh.


i think the 85/1.4 has three as well. too bad because i really like the body design of both those.

tariq - any idea how that minolta stands up to the nikkor?




Aug 05, 2014 at 12:59 AM
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p.184 #19 · p.184 #19 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


sebboh wrote:
tariq - any idea how that minolta stands up to the nikkor?



I can's say for sure as It's been about a decade since I owned the Nikkor 105/2.5.



Aug 05, 2014 at 01:35 AM
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p.184 #20 · p.184 #20 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Latest alt glass is a Canon FD 35mm f2.8 Tilt Shift. Adapted to Sony A7r


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