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


Yeah, $130 sounds reasonable.
The more I use Nikkor glass the more I like it.



Nov 09, 2011 at 02:59 AM
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p.51 #2 · p.51 #2 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


helimat wrote:
Hmmmm... There is a pretty nice AI one for sale locally for $130. Maybe I should pick it up, even if I end up not using it much someone else would want it I'm sure at that price.


that's a sweet lens! the only reason not to get it is if you already have the leica R 100/2.8 apo or the zeiss makro planar. even then it might nice to have a lens that performs nearly as well without the macro at half the size.



Nov 09, 2011 at 03:27 AM
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p.51 #3 · p.51 #3 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I have had it in the past, and agree it is very nice. It went out in a purge as I figured my CV 125/2.5 would cover my alt/tele needs. But I do still have a spare Nikon-Canon adapter kicking around...

One of my favourites with the 105/2.5:

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_MG_2133 by helimat, on Flickr



Nov 09, 2011 at 03:42 AM
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p.51 #4 · p.51 #4 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


here's a family portrait of some of my rokkor normals:





the 58/1.4 and sr-7 just arrived today. the 58/1.4 is older silvernosed 8 aperture blade auto-rokkor version. my plan is to see if it is possible hack the aperture from that lens into my MC PG 50/1.4 which is one of my favorite lenses, though marred by hexagons. i doubt it will work, but if not i'll CLA the 58/1.4 and pass it on.

i figured i should test the lens out before i open it up today, and it seems to perform exactly as i remember my MC 58/1.4 performing - low contrast with dreamy funky bokeh that can be much harsher than the 58/1.2 or 50/1.4.

here's a quick non scientific comparison between the 58/1.4 and 50/1.4 wide open at mfd:












Nov 09, 2011 at 06:42 AM
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p.51 #5 · p.51 #5 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I think I like the 2nd shot(the 50?) more for it's drawing style.


Nov 09, 2011 at 01:45 PM
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p.51 #6 · p.51 #6 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


LightShow wrote:
I think I like the 2nd shot(the 50?) more for it's drawing style.

yup, the second one is the 50. it's not the greatest shot for comparing lenses but i'm never sure exactly how to compare lenses of different focal lengths with non-flat subjects. in any event you can see the 50 has better color contrast and sharpness, it also has better bokeh, but that's harder to see on a shot like this.



Nov 09, 2011 at 02:36 PM
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p.51 #7 · p.51 #7 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


sebboh wrote:
yup, the second one is the 50. it's not the greatest shot for comparing lenses but i'm never sure exactly how to compare lenses of different focal lengths with non-flat subjects. in any event you can see the 50 has better color contrast and sharpness, it also has better bokeh, but that's harder to see on a shot like this.


I would say the difference is substantial. Thanks sebboh.



Nov 09, 2011 at 04:26 PM
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p.51 #8 · p.51 #8 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Helios 44 13 blade, & Helios 40.


Edited on Dec 14, 2011 at 11:48 PM · View previous versions



Nov 20, 2011 at 07:14 PM
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p.51 #9 · p.51 #9 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Recent purchases:

Yashica 35 mm f/2.8 ML
Micro Nikkor 55 mm f/3.5 (auto compensating)
Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8 AIS (earlier version)
Leica Elpro III
Tamron Adaptall 2X Flat field teleconverter
Nikon BR-3
Olympus Pen EPL-2 (for my daughter but she said I can borrow)

Brgds,

Chris...



Dec 01, 2011 at 02:40 AM
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p.51 #10 · p.51 #10 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Zeiss 50mm Makro Planar.


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



IMG_4149Rcs by kitaflix, on Flickr

This peahen was shot with Canon 40D on that 200/4-AIS on p.40 that came on the FE2 (AND, I got the motor drive to work...lens, body and motordrive, $80....and the $60 200/4-AI I got on Ebay the week earlier? It had to be returned....oil on the aperture blades...)

Then...I got this puppy...for $12

Fbar by kitaflix, on Flickr


1st shot attempt...

IMG_4038Rs by kitaflix, on Flickr


IMG_4038RCsb by kitaflix, on Flickr



Dec 01, 2011 at 03:13 AM
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p.51 #12 · p.51 #12 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


lots of CA, but for $12, it could be lots of fun, and post processing could clean things up nicely.


Dec 01, 2011 at 05:28 AM
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p.51 #13 · p.51 #13 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Just splurged for the holidays and bought a mint Zeiss 75/1.5 Biotar in m42 mount.
Been wanting to get this lens for a long time but the supply is limited and prices high.
Speaking of lenses with character, this and I think the Leica M 50 1.0 I think are top contenders.

Anybody have some 75 Biotar swirly bokeh shots to post here to get me ready for my copy?



Dec 08, 2011 at 07:10 PM
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p.51 #14 · p.51 #14 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


LightShow wrote:
Helios 44 13 blade, & Helios 40.

Sigh....
The 40 has damage waiting to hear from seller.
The 44's shipping label was damaged and returned to sender.

But I did receive my FD, LTM, & Konica NEX adapters, looks like I'll need an M-mount adapter...



Dec 14, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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p.51 #15 · p.51 #15 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


^^^ need a gold cle.


Dec 14, 2011 at 11:51 PM
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p.51 #16 · p.51 #16 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


wow, nice set!


Dec 15, 2011 at 12:14 AM
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p.51 #17 · p.51 #17 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


I bought a Zuiko 50/1.2 to replace my Rokkor.
I simply feel I need a FF fast normal which works on an unshaved 5D.



Dec 15, 2011 at 12:15 AM
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p.51 #18 · p.51 #18 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


wayne seltzer wrote:
Just splurged for the holidays and bought a mint Zeiss 75/1.5 Biotar in m42 mount.
Been wanting to get this lens for a long time but the supply is limited and prices high.
Speaking of lenses with character, this and I think the Leica M 50 1.0 I think are top contenders.

Anybody have some 75 Biotar swirly bokeh shots to post here to get me ready for my copy?


I have one I've posted my review on mflenses.com months ago.
Be warned that although it's one of the legendary Carl Zeiss lens, best lens in it's era, it's a demanding lens and tricky to master
For an old lens surprisingly it's very sharp at wide open, significantly sharper than the clone, Helios 40-2 85/1.5 (and it's also significantly smaller and lighter than the big giant heavy Helios which I also have) and from my test it's a bit sharper than my Contax Zeiss 85/1.4. But only at center area while at the corner area it suffers very bad.
It has extreme field curvature at wide open where you can see the long distance background is out of focus in the center but sharp in the border.

The bokeh is a tough thing to master. In some condition it's harsh and ugly like hell, but in perfect condition it gives a beautiful look that I think other lens can not give (except the Helios off course )
We have to find out what object and geometry shape that works and also in what distance from the subjects.

It prones to have low contrast when too much strong light source coming to the lens. Due to old coating I guess.
And some said it prones to fog too. Hopefully it won't happen to my lens


Just to show the lens completely different rendering compared to the modern lens (my Samyang 85/1.4 as an example).






























Dec 15, 2011 at 12:53 AM
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p.51 #19 · p.51 #19 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


alexandre wrote:
I bought a Zuiko 50/1.2 to replace my Rokkor.
I simply feel I need a FF fast normal which works on an unshaved 5D.


It's one of lenses on my wish list. I've lost bid on eBay once. Still searching for more affordable one.
Please share the result (either on Olympus OM thread or a new thread) I want to know the rendering at f/1.2 (sharpness and bokeh, especially for busy background as tree, leaves, etc.)



Dec 15, 2011 at 01:00 AM
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p.51 #20 · p.51 #20 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Yesterday, a Kalejnar 100/2.8.


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