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p.51 #1 · p.51 #1 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


A Leica R50/2 on it's way and planning on getting a C/Y 85/2.8 for Christmas


Dec 16, 2011 at 09:46 AM
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p.51 #2 · p.51 #2 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


camera store begging me to buy cron 50, cron 90 and elmarit 28... lol


Dec 16, 2011 at 02:49 PM
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p.51 #3 · p.51 #3 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Distagon 28/2.8 MMJ mint with pouch,Planar 50/1.7 MMJ mint-,Sonnar 85/2.8 MMG mint as new,boxed with paperwork and pouch.

So now I have two 28/2.8,50/1.7 and 85/2.8 but just wanted to get mint replacement copies before they become hard to get.




Dec 16, 2011 at 03:06 PM
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p.51 #4 · p.51 #4 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


LightShow wrote:
Congrats! does your mirror hit?


Thanks! Yes it does. Anytime focusing above 5m stops it. Need to do more LV I'm afraid. Never ever have I longed more that the 5D2 was equipped with a tilt-screen...

Also, it seem *just* able to focus on infinity. I haven't been able to test it thoroughly yet. Is your ok with that? The rear element's frame must be touching the plastic parts around the mirror.



Dec 16, 2011 at 03:55 PM
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p.51 #5 · p.51 #5 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Infinity seems fine on my 1DIII, and my mirror was contacting the rear face of the rear element retaining ring, some filing cured my issue, but my friends 5D still had issues.


Dec 16, 2011 at 04:53 PM
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p.51 #6 · p.51 #6 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Just received a nice, tiny Pentax Super Multi Coated Macro Takumar 100 F4. Pretty respectful performance for under $200. Here's an initial test taken at F8 on the Sony a900. 100% crop below full image taken from the extreme top right corner. This performance is at least as good as that from a late Minolta 100 2.8 Macro D I just sold (and compared against).












Dec 17, 2011 at 05:34 AM
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p.51 #7 · p.51 #7 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I gush and blush about the Summicron R 50. I've used about 10 to 12 fifities over the years, and a finer general-purpose fifty doesn't yet exist, in my opinion.

dc430 wrote:
A Leica R50/2 on it's way and planning on getting a C/Y 85/2.8 for Christmas




Dec 17, 2011 at 05:40 AM
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p.51 #8 · p.51 #8 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


sirimiri wrote:
I gush and blush about the Summicron R 50. I've used about 10 to 12 fifities over the years, and a finer general-purpose fifty doesn't yet exist, in my opinion.



whats so great about it?



Dec 17, 2011 at 06:06 AM
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p.51 #9 · p.51 #9 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


At all apertures, it has appealing color rendition.

Wide open, it is sharp in the center, with some OK transitions leading away from it, plus "easy-going" halation and what looks to my understanding as a tad bit of "spherical aberration" that kinda sorta looks like a soft halo around what's in the center of the lens.

If you stop down to f/2.8 or f/4 and it's suddenly nuts sharp all over, with virtually no lateral or axial chromatic aberration.

The only criticisms I have is that wide open, point light sources very often form truly gnarly chromatic (purple) fringing, plus some might say the bokeh is a bit "active".






Dec 17, 2011 at 06:31 AM
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p.51 #10 · p.51 #10 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


At F4, I don't know that I have seen anything better with regard to color and contrast than the Summicron R 50 as far as SLR normal lenses are concerned. Wide open, its not so hot unless you like that dreamy look, in which case just buy a filter and smear vasalene over it! There are many normal lenses available for much cheaper with superior performance to the Summicron 50 wide open - and a few of these look much better even at 1.4 - but few can match the Summicron by F4/5.6.


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p.51 #11 · p.51 #11 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I just got a bargain (Ebay, so was it really? less than it usually goes for by quite a bit anyway) on a OM Zuiko 28mm f/2.8. It had front element something, seemed like soap that could be seen on the listing picture, cleaned up really really well. It was my first Alt lens purchase, and my first manual only lens. Once I get the EF-s focusing screen for the 40D I'll be all set I think. Line view works for now, and the viewfinder for small apertures.


Dec 17, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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p.51 #12 · p.51 #12 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Super Takumar 85mm f/1.9 sitting under the Christmas tree waiting for me.


Dec 17, 2011 at 06:44 PM
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p.51 #13 · p.51 #13 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I picked this up last week to sell...I have a couple of Nikkor 50s and that's really enough isn't it?....Well, I read that the Yashinon may be a kin of Zeiss...sooooo....

I will have to take another look through it...and perhaps even get an M42 adapter...finally....














Dec 18, 2011 at 02:12 AM
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p.51 #14 · p.51 #14 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


somehow ended up with a OM-1, 28 3.5, 50 1.8 and 16 3.5


Dec 18, 2011 at 07:00 AM
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p.51 #15 · p.51 #15 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


shroud72 wrote:
Super Takumar 85mm f/1.9 sitting under the Christmas tree waiting for me.

Congrats! really great lens, I sure enjoy mine.



Dec 18, 2011 at 07:21 AM
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p.51 #16 · p.51 #16 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


crazeazn wrote:
somehow ended up with a OM-1, 28 3.5, 50 1.8 and 16 3.5



JLH_9578 by crazeazn, on Flickr

Anyone know if the fisheye is any good?



Dec 18, 2011 at 07:19 PM
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p.51 #17 · p.51 #17 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


No "new" lenses for a long time.
Just picked up a Contax 35-70 3.4 and a 100mm 3.5. Having a problem with the mirror on my 5D, but I think they both need a little filing!
Had them both for aprox. 360$
Best, Anders




Dec 18, 2011 at 08:49 PM
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p.51 #18 · p.51 #18 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


On a whim, checked out the flea market today hoping to maybe find a screw mount Takumar and low and behold, scored a late 70's Leica R 50 Summicron in nice shape for $350. I owned one previously but sold it when the prices took off but had missed it ever since. Nice to have one again. First one was a 79 and this one is from 77. Performance appears to be exactly the same so I'm guessing there must not have been much sample variation with this lens, a good thing.


Dec 18, 2011 at 09:06 PM
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p.51 #19 · p.51 #19 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Yes a good thing. Congrats.


Dec 19, 2011 at 04:19 AM
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p.51 #20 · p.51 #20 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Got the
Yashica ML 50/1.4, 28/2.8 and 35/2.8
all for around 100 .

Most recent purchase has been a Fujinon X 35/1.9 EBC. Still have to convert it though.

And there is a F-Zuiko 300/4.5 on order.



Dec 19, 2011 at 07:23 AM
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