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p.294 #1 · p.294 #1 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?




mudlake wrote:
Great minds really do think alike!

How do you like the 35-70/3.4?


I think it's a truly fantastic landscape lens. It's got such biting sharpness and is pretty compact, pairs very well with my 16-35 Sony. I have barely touched my Zeiss 24-70 2.8 since getting the 35-70



Oct 03, 2017 at 05:15 PM
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p.294 #2 · p.294 #2 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Canon nFD 100mm f/2.8 in near mint condition. Nothing spectacular but I'm surprised at how compact it is. Nearly the same size and less weight than my 50mm f/1.4 S.S.C!


Oct 04, 2017 at 07:49 PM
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p.294 #3 · p.294 #3 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Mint MC Rokkor 58/1.2 to accompany MC Rokkor PG 58/1.2 and MD1 Rokkor 50/1.2 - the fast holy trinity of my Minolta MD hoard.


Oct 05, 2017 at 05:26 PM
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p.294 #4 · p.294 #4 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Recently acquired a Minolta 24mm f2.8 VFC. Soon I hope to have the MC 40-80mm zoom Rokker but I don't actually have it in my hands yet. This will likely conclude my collection of Rokkors.


Oct 05, 2017 at 09:38 PM
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p.294 #5 · p.294 #5 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Peire wrote:
Mint MC Rokkor 58/1.2 to accompany MC Rokkor PG 58/1.2 and MD1 Rokkor 50/1.2 - the fast holy trinity of my Minolta MD hoard.


I didn't realize there were variations of the 58mm. I should pay more attention.



Oct 05, 2017 at 09:39 PM
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p.294 #6 · p.294 #6 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Huge purchase for me... Leica M10 and a Summicron 35/2


Oct 06, 2017 at 01:33 AM
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p.294 #7 · p.294 #7 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Olympus 28mm 3.5
canon ef 20-35mm 3,5-4,5
last one seems to be no alt,
but it is so old, so cheap, no L, its totally alt.



Oct 06, 2017 at 06:26 AM
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p.294 #8 · p.294 #8 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


pasblues wrote:
I didn't realize there were variations of the 58mm. I should pay more attention.


According to what I ve seen there are more emulations:

1.Full Metal Rokkor MC PG thoriated
2.Full Metal Rokkor MC PG not thoriated
3.Rokkor MC PG with rubber focusing grip
4.Rokkor MC

I got no 3 and 4.





Oct 06, 2017 at 08:12 AM
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p.294 #9 · p.294 #9 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I don't know how to tell thoriated from non. I'm sure I don't have a 1973 because of the length measurement. Do you have a reference site for checking by serial number which lens is which on the 58mm f1.2 Rokkor? I think I have the rubber focusing grip version.

I guess I could check some night by turning off the lights and standing in front of a mirror to see if I glow in the dark.



Oct 06, 2017 at 03:40 PM
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p.294 #10 · p.294 #10 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


MC Tele Rokkor 100mm f2. This is a heavy lens for as short as it is. Quite compact, though.

I must be getting really, really lucky or these old Rokkors are just simply all amazing, sharp as hell.



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p.294 #11 · p.294 #11 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


pasblues wrote:
I don't know how to tell thoriated from non. I'm sure I don't have a 1973 because of the length measurement. Do you have a reference site for checking by serial number which lens is which on the 58mm f1.2 Rokkor? I think I have the rubber focusing grip version.

I guess I could check some night by turning off the lights and standing in front of a mirror to see if I glow in the dark.


It is quite simple to tell toriated versus the rest.It is yellowish-amber,provided somebody had not done an UV treatment to it's rear glass.

As for refrence sites - there are some around,but I prefer to test it all by myself and draw conclusions for my favourite camera+lens configurations.




Oct 06, 2017 at 04:48 PM
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p.294 #12 · p.294 #12 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Oh, good, I see.

I have quite a few recent acquisitions, actually. One of them is a 35-100mm f2.8 Hexanon, which is a massive, heavy lens that actually focuses quite closely and is razor sharp. It's varifocal and a long throw from close to infinity - so it's slow to use. It doesn't really produce bubble bokeh but the subject/focus separation is quite nice, nonetheless.



Oct 06, 2017 at 06:26 PM
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p.294 #13 · p.294 #13 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Mamiya Macro A 1:4 120mm


Oct 10, 2017 at 10:55 AM
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p.294 #14 · p.294 #14 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


What camera body did you put the Mamiya Macro on?

Well, I got it today, finally. Minolta 40-80mm f2.8. What a funky lens. It's in near perfect condition - it did not have the original hood but I can live without that since the lens itself is in such amazing condition. It's smaller than I thought. I think Rokkors may surprise people when they get them because they are often very compact.

I've never seen anything like it - and I've been handling camera gear since the 60s.

Operating, the left hand does the work of adjusting the zoom lever and the focus. It's pretty easy to operate these functions with the left thumb - but I haven't taken it out to do anything with it yet so we'll see how easy it actually is later. Preliminarily, it seems to possess the legendary Rokkor sharpness.











40-80mm Rokkor f2.8







40-80mm Rokkor f2.8







40-80mm Rokkor f2.8




Oct 10, 2017 at 05:18 PM
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p.294 #15 · p.294 #15 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Very nice Rokkor with it's gear-driven zoom...

pasblues wrote:
What camera body did you put the Mamiya Macro on?


I will use the Mamiya Macro (hasn't arrived yet) on my Sony A7 (like my Mamiya 200mm APO).



Oct 10, 2017 at 08:00 PM
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p.294 #16 · p.294 #16 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I'd love to see pics of that. Obviously, I'm pretty stoked and fascinated by lens adaptability. This whole thing has pulled some amazing equipment off the dusty shelves and given them new life purpose.



Oct 10, 2017 at 08:12 PM
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p.294 #17 · p.294 #17 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


My latest is a Minolta Bellows with the Rokkor 100 F4 Auto Bellows Rokkor-X lens.
Harry Palmer



Oct 10, 2017 at 08:34 PM
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p.294 #18 · p.294 #18 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Have you had a chance to use the 100mm with bellows?

I've seen this with a funky trigger grip and wonder how that would work.



Oct 10, 2017 at 10:46 PM
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p.294 #19 · p.294 #19 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Minolta TC 135/4 - compact triplet with multileaved aperture.I'm curious about it's oof blurr.


Oct 11, 2017 at 09:00 AM
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p.294 #20 · p.294 #20 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Peire wrote:
Minolta TC 135/4 - compact triplet with multileaved aperture.I'm curious about it's oof blurr.


Please post some samples. I am waiting for a Carl Zeiss Jena Triplet 100mm f2.8 projection lens and I am also curious about it's oof rendering...




Oct 11, 2017 at 01:54 PM
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