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p.284 #1 · p.284 #1 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Massimo Foti wrote:
I've been searching for a used Zeiss ZE 25 mm f/2.0...


One of my best lenses.




Apr 18, 2017 at 12:38 PM
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p.284 #2 · p.284 #2 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


timballic wrote:
Hi Jim,

I got it for a special purpose, for those "artistic", "dreamy" types of shots like this: (Not one of mine!) https://www.flickr.com/photos/cytonick/32674969104/in/faves-27297062@N02/

Arguably, the lowered contrast won't be the great issue it would be for landscapes, etc, but I want a LOT refunding before I keep it!

I can already tell, even with the problems, that this is about the sharpest lens I've handled, wide open and closed down, Close-up and distance, and that includes the Macro Planar 100/2!

In its day, (1995-'96 European Awards Lens of the Year and CAPA "Best Lens" 1995), it was something special. Described as, "The
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I'm curious why the Canon mount "no longer work on anything, except wide open." ? Seems like it ought to work on something like 1Ds2 or 1Ds3 -- not compatible with newer Digic versions?

Sorry for your trouble. Hope you get it sorted out.



Apr 18, 2017 at 01:21 PM
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p.284 #3 · p.284 #3 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


rokinon 85/1.4, craigslist bargain




Apr 18, 2017 at 01:21 PM
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p.284 #4 · p.284 #4 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Gunzorro wrote:

Re: Sigma APO Macro 180/2.8

I'm curious why the Canon mount "no longer work on anything, except wide open." ? Seems like it ought to work on something like 1Ds2 or 1Ds3 -- not compatible with newer Digic versions?

Sorry for your trouble. Hope you get it sorted out.


You're probably right! So little info about it.



Apr 18, 2017 at 01:52 PM
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p.284 #5 · p.284 #5 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


jcolwell wrote:
One of my best lenses.



I know it's good and having already the 21 mm f/2.8 and 35 mm f/2.0 I had to fill the gap




Apr 18, 2017 at 02:27 PM
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p.284 #6 · p.284 #6 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


A Minolta 600 F4 G lens from KEH.
Harry Palmer





600 G lens.







American Avocet with 600 G lens.

  ILCE-7RM2    600mm F4 lens    600mm    f/6.3    1/1000s    800 ISO    -0.7 EV  




Apr 18, 2017 at 02:52 PM
 

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p.284 #7 · p.284 #7 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Sigma 135 f1.8 behemoth


Apr 18, 2017 at 07:48 PM
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p.284 #8 · p.284 #8 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


More projection lenses...
Leica Elmarit-Pro 120mm f2.8
Carl Zeiss Jena Visionar 1.6/109



Apr 18, 2017 at 10:14 PM
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p.284 #9 · p.284 #9 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


timballic wrote:
You're probably right! So little info about it.


I guess charting the unknown is part of the charm of playing with Alt gear!

Nice shots you are getting for your trouble. Looks like an interesting lens.



Apr 19, 2017 at 01:43 PM
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p.284 #10 · p.284 #10 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


The razorsharp FA 50/1.7. A crummy plastic lens but very very good!




Apr 20, 2017 at 12:22 PM
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Voigtlander 15/4.5 ASPH SW Heliar DS




jcolwell 2017


CV 15/4.5 LTM in front of EF 16-35/4L IS




Apr 22, 2017 at 05:51 PM
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