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p.291 #1 · p.291 #1 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


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SMC Pentax 200mm f/2.5 K-mount.

It's seen a lot of use. Awesome bag wear. The glass is near-Mint. There's almost no dust at all. It's clean and clear as a bell. $198 US, with free shipping. Lens$db shows: $340 [E/E+] to $510 [M-]. I almost sprung for it the previous week at $250, but it came back with a lower price, and FS. Couldn't not do it.

I've owned this lens before, but sold it for the -A*ED, which was slightly better stopped-down. This time, it'll be wide-open.

I've attached a photo of it, and one by it, with the first 'by
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I had this lens for some time,but sold it.My major complaint, (when used with the A7 series), was excessive CA,especially wide open.Also it was rather f2.7 than f2.5 in fact.



Aug 12, 2017 at 06:56 AM
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p.291 #2 · p.291 #2 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


MD1 Rokkor 200/4 and MD2 Rokkor 200/4 on the way.If they turn out good copies,I will have all 200/4 Minolta MD models ever produced.


Aug 12, 2017 at 06:59 AM
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p.291 #3 · p.291 #3 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


buggz wrote:
What Pentax K/EOS adapter are you you using?


It's a Kindai (Rayqual) K to EOS adapter. It's the best of six that I compared a couple of years ago. The two next best were an old, DIY adapter, and Kiwi. The last three (generic, Rolf, Big-Is) were all poor for fit & function.

buggz wrote:
...I find the lever on the lens is a problem, and the "horn" goes exactly into the electrical contacts.
I think I could dremel these off? I'm hoping I can...


The aperture control lever and lever shield have to be removed, before you can use a Pentax K-mount lens on an EOS FF body, except for a few, manual aperture K-mount lenses that have no aperture linkage to the camera.

I prefer cutting off the aperture lever and shield using diagonal wire-cutting pliers. I think it's a lot easier on the lens innards than using a dremel. In order to keep junk out of the lens, I cover the rear element with a hand-cut cardboard disc, and then secure it with masking tape. The cut end of the metal lever needs a few light touches from a fine file, to smooth it out.

Here's some links that you might find useful.

[leverectomy effect on price] http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1207193/1#11508363
Pentax aperture leverectomy http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/937895/0#8881087
Pentax to EOS alt lens questions, http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/718836/0&year=2008#6498441
Altering Pentax K Mount to Canon Eos 5D http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/574010
Pentax K and M42 http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00ExzY





Aug 12, 2017 at 12:27 PM
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Peire wrote:
I had this lens for some time,but sold it.My major complaint, (when used with the A7 series), was excessive CA,especially wide open.Also it was rather f2.7 than f2.5 in fact.


Yeah, you can see the CA in the 100% crop. That often disqualifies a lens for me, but I want to evaluate it in comparison with newer L-series lenses, for wide-open rendering. I can either correct the CA in post (which irks me), or use it for B&W.



Aug 12, 2017 at 12:29 PM
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p.291 #5 · p.291 #5 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Jim,
Thanks for Pentax K mount info!



Aug 13, 2017 at 02:34 AM
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p.291 #6 · p.291 #6 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Pentax SMC Takumar 50/1.4. Currently working to remove the yellowing from the glass.


Aug 14, 2017 at 01:53 AM
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CrazyLeicaFox wrote:
I just picked up a used, mint Leica SEM 21/3.4 from Webb Cam in Philadelphia, with a Leica UV filter thrown in as part of the deal.

It came with the original box, case, instructions, and test certificate, but no guarantee card. I assume the guarantee card wasn't included because it was filled out in the original owner's name...? I thought it would be included when they advertised "all paperwork", and am a bit annoyed with its omission.

There is, however, the Leica 3 Year Passport Protection Plan mail-in card. Of course, it says this must be filled out and
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I contacted Webb Cam and they were very helpful. Apparently this particular lens was from a collector who wanted to keep everything in new condition, so the mail-in Passport Protection card was not filled-out and instead just kept in the box. It's not valid any more, unfortunately for me, but Webb Cam included it in my purchase just for the sake of completion.

Overall, the lens is in perfect shape and the images I got on a weekend hike look great



Aug 15, 2017 at 08:47 AM
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p.291 #8 · p.291 #8 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Excellent FM name, @CrazyLeicaFox


Aug 15, 2017 at 12:09 PM
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p.291 #9 · p.291 #9 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Summicron-R 50 with PK adapter (en route to me presently).

I should never have sold my first copy. Looking forward to shooting this on my Pentax K-1 and also on my M240.



Aug 19, 2017 at 08:22 AM
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p.291 #10 · p.291 #10 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


(I'm on my second -R 50/2, too.)


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p.291 #11 · p.291 #11 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


ltm nikkor 50/1.4 rangefinder lens - assuming this one counts as alternate?

Lovely shape but oil on the blades (that was not part of the deal!). Sent to yye to clean it up, ought to be back next week.

now looking for a millennium nikkor 50/1.4 RF lens w S mount (and Amedeo adapter).






Aug 19, 2017 at 07:07 PM
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p.291 #12 · p.291 #12 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


MD1 Tele Rokkor 200/4 has arrived some Times ago and now all 200/4 Minolta MD lenses are in places.I like them for their overall image quality,lack of major optical flaws and solid built.With a little of PP they can easily match most of modern 200 tele lenses.200/3.5 Rokkors are similarly good,though their dated design shows slightly more shortcomings at full aperture.Nothing serious thogh.

From left to right :
-MC Tele Rokkor QF 200/3.5
-MC Tele Rokkor 200/3.5
-MC Tele Rokkor 200/4x2
-MD1 Tele Rokkor 200/4
-MD2 Tele Rokkor 200/4
-MD3 Minolta 200/4
Note how the colouring of coatings changes from 200/3.5 to MD3 200/4



















Aug 25, 2017 at 04:23 PM
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p.291 #13 · p.291 #13 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Great, I admire your collection, Peire! I will show it to my wife... :-)


Aug 25, 2017 at 05:11 PM
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Olaf G wrote:
Great, I admire your collection, Peire! I will show it to my wife... :-)


Thank you Olaf.Tell your wife that mine bears over 360 lenses occupying the whole corner of the living room and have never asked me question like "Why do you like to buy another Minolta MD though you have 74 of them already?So it's feasible.




Aug 25, 2017 at 05:45 PM
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p.291 #15 · p.291 #15 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I know I will probably regret it (because no one seems to like this lens) but I picked up a very clean Nikkor-N 24/2.8.



Aug 27, 2017 at 05:31 PM
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Peire wrote:
Thank you Olaf.Tell your wife that mine bears over 360 lenses occupying the whole corner of the living room and have never asked me question like "Why do you like to buy another Minolta MD though you have 74 of them already?So it's feasible.



And I though I was going "a little crazy" with 7 lenses.



Aug 27, 2017 at 05:32 PM
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Olaf G wrote:
Great, I admire your collection, Peire! I will show it to my wife... :-)

Peire wrote:
Thank you Olaf.Tell your wife that mine bears over 360 lenses occupying the whole corner of the living room and have never asked me question like "Why do you like to buy another Minolta MD though you have 74 of them already?So it's feasible.



dixeyk wrote:
And I though I was going "a little crazy" with 7 lenses.


You got nothing to worry about.



Aug 27, 2017 at 06:52 PM
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p.291 #18 · p.291 #18 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I just picked up a Canon FL 35mm f/2.5 and FL 50mm f/1.4 - both are in excellent physical and optical condition which is great, but for some reason someone removed the aperture mechanism from the 50mm. Not sure why you would do that to an otherwise perfect lens... but the 35mm is complete and that's what I was originally after and the 50mm didn't cost me extra so I'm happy.


Aug 28, 2017 at 02:48 AM
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p.291 #19 · p.291 #19 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Latest is CZJ 4/50 MC Flektogon (c.1984) and similar vintage CZJ 2.8/120 MC Biometar P6 mount, fixed with Hartblei P6-M42 shift adapter and M42-Sigma SA ring to Sigma sd Quattro-H.

So far the Sigma sdQ-H has 6 M42 Russian and DDR lenses, plus one Russian Vega and 2 CZJ DDR P6 lenses in its bag.

Being M42 mounts, all the above (including the shift adapter & P6 lenses) fit my Fuji X cameras as well, of course.



Aug 29, 2017 at 12:01 AM
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p.291 #20 · p.291 #20 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Carl Zeiss 100 mm f/2 Makro-Planar, ZF.2-version.
Time to get rid of my other macro/fast short tele lenses, as this one is more than capable of double duty as portrait and macro (I rarely go beyond 1:2).
Too bad about the purple fringing, otherwise a more or less perfect lens...



Aug 29, 2017 at 07:55 AM
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