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p.5 #1 · p.5 #1 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


They are all adaptable to EOS and some of then (Samyang, Zeiss ZE, Voigtländer (CV)) are available in native EF mount. One or two of the mentioned Contax lenses have been reported by some to have some problem with catching the mirror on the 5D/5DmkII but many people also use them without problems on those cameras.


Feb 23, 2011 at 04:32 PM
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p.5 #2 · p.5 #2 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


onegreatcity wrote:
Hello to all, I'm new to this section of FM. I just dipped a toe in the 'alt water' with a Minolta Rokkor 58 1.4 and I love it! I'd like to go wider with another fast prime (converted to EOS). Any suggestions? Thanks!
-Cam


Minolta Rokkor 35/1.8...



Feb 23, 2011 at 04:58 PM
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p.5 #3 · p.5 #3 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


onegreatcity wrote:
I don't want to hijack the original intent of the thread but...
I shoot Canon crop frame right now with a (remote) possibility of going FF in the next year or so. I'd like to explore 24-50mm somewhere in the f/1.2 - f/2.0 range. Are all of the lenses you mention adaptable to EOS? I picked up a Fotodiox FD-EOS adapter because I've seen some good local deals on FD glass. Should I be concentrating on modified glass (ala the Jim Buchanan conversions)?

As for $$, I have no oil well in my backyard so budget is always a consideration.

Sorry if this
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In that range, I'd focus on the Oly 24/2, 28/2, Nikon 28/2, CV 40/2 and helimat's 35/1.8 (Which seems to be and good option and coincidentally he's selling right now...shameless plug for a good guy ) There's a lot of info here so do a search.

The FD adapter isn't a a great idea IMO. You won't get infinity focus without optics in the adapter and the adapter optics are generally crap. The alternative is to have the lens converted, the difficulty and cost of which vary depending on the lens. There's a reason why they are cheap.



Feb 23, 2011 at 05:15 PM
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p.5 #4 · p.5 #4 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


helimat wrote:
Minolta Rokkor 35/1.8...


the rokkor 28/2 is stellar as well.



Feb 23, 2011 at 05:38 PM
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helimat wrote:
Minolta Rokkor 35/1.8...


Ha! Yer killing me! I'm pretending didn't see the listing; it's my classic passive/aggressive negotiation tactic, lol!



Feb 23, 2011 at 06:57 PM
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CVickery wrote:
The FD adapter isn't a a great idea IMO. You won't get infinity focus without optics in the adapter and the adapter optics are generally crap.


Yes, this is consistent with what I've read. I got the adapter real cheap and I've got friends with old FD glass to experiment with so it seems like a low-risk proposition right now. Low risk might equal low reward however...



Feb 23, 2011 at 06:59 PM
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p.5 #7 · p.5 #7 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


helimat wrote:
Minolta Rokkor 35/1.8...

Matt is selling his, but I am keeping mine. It really is a very nice lens, and definitely worth considering.



Feb 23, 2011 at 07:03 PM
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p.5 #8 · p.5 #8 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Ha ha! Busted with my shameless plug. Thanks guys for backing me up!

onegreatcity wrote:
Ha! Yer killing me! I'm pretending didn't see the listing; it's my classic passive/aggressive negotiation tactic, lol!


Well... It might be working. PM and we can talk deal...



Feb 24, 2011 at 12:35 AM
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p.5 #9 · p.5 #9 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


helimat wrote:
Ha ha! Busted with my shameless plug. Thanks guys for backing me up!

Well... It might be working. PM and we can talk deal...


Shameless, yet effective!



Feb 24, 2011 at 02:32 AM
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p.5 #10 · p.5 #10 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Just got an EOS mount converted Minolta Rokkor 58f1.2!
What a piece of glass! Hehe.
This lens is gonna rock, ROCK ON ROKKOR!
A bit psyched, can ya tell?
*8^)




Feb 24, 2011 at 10:49 PM
 

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p.5 #11 · p.5 #11 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I honestly don't remember what my latest alt lens purchase was. I kind of went nuts a few years ago and then slowed down. When you have lenses in your sock drawers, you have a problem.


Feb 24, 2011 at 11:26 PM
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p.5 #12 · p.5 #12 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


My MIR 24N 35 mm f/2 finally arrived yesterday. Bought from a US Ebay store November 26 last year and shipped by seller Dec. 1 via USPS. Waited, waited and then gave up. Considered it lost then unexpectedly it showed up.


Feb 24, 2011 at 11:59 PM
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p.5 #13 · p.5 #13 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


two 1.4s!




Feb 25, 2011 at 12:05 AM
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p.5 #14 · p.5 #14 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Nice! I wouldn't mind getting those two... Then I would have the Contax holy trinity.


Feb 25, 2011 at 02:00 AM
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p.5 #15 · p.5 #15 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


15mm apart
35+15 = 50
50 +15 = 85

however, i think i may go the other direction and get the 21
35-15 =! 21

almost....

how easy is it to focus the 84 wide open?



Feb 25, 2011 at 02:36 AM
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p.5 #16 · p.5 #16 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I'm not buying another lens....never ever ever again.


Feb 25, 2011 at 02:49 AM
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p.5 #17 · p.5 #17 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


.....ever


Feb 25, 2011 at 02:50 AM
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p.5 #18 · p.5 #18 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


(Well maybe just one more)


Feb 25, 2011 at 02:50 AM
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p.5 #19 · p.5 #19 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


this thread makes me spend money.....

now I need to get a new body.... 1d3 or 5d2 sighs



Feb 25, 2011 at 03:04 AM
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p.5 #20 · p.5 #20 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


For me it was the Zeiss 100 - 300, 'cause I really needed another lens in that range.... (I swear this pic was razor sharp before resizing and posting...yuck)







Feb 25, 2011 at 03:18 AM
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