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Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 1568
Country: Germany

i just returned from a 2-week trip to tenerife, a lot of great stuff on the last pages!

@mawz that frog on p526 is awesome! do you ase an la-ea1 or la-ea2 adapter?
@Highfive welcome here! #2 and #3 on p526 are my favourites
@photoomaha impressive portrait on p526
@jim schemel great stuff as ever
@jacob d nice landscapes on p527
@Dawud thats a interesting set
@alan_m what do you think about the nfd 28/2.8? i own one but haven't found the time to try it yet.
@photoomaha what a beautiful dog!

here are a few images from my trip, i think i will make a thread for them when i find the time to review them all











photoomaha
Registered: Feb 14, 2005
Total Posts: 372
Country: United States

Phillip, I always look forward to your work. Really good stuff. You handle shooting into the light really well and really seem to get a ton of range out of your images. Thanks for posting.



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5195
Country: Canada

You sure do make that Heliar sing, great series too.



ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
Total Posts: 713
Country: United States

Phillip,

Great set as usual. You make the 135 Minolta look better than I have ever seen it.



alan_m
Registered: Jun 21, 2012
Total Posts: 231
Country: N/A

How did everyone ignore srhphoto's eagle and owl shots? Great stuff, among many others!

@Phillip - Did you see these from my new FDn 24/2.8?
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/969329/528#11373765
And the following page for a couple of night shots. From first impressions it seems to be great, sharp with good colour, saturation and contrast, like most FDn primes. Roughly the size & weight of the 35/2, feels more solid than the 28/2.8. I haven't done corner tests or anything (yet, though I may not bother!). The 24/2 is thought to be better, but for around 1/5 the price this seems like amazing value - I like cheap good lenses!

This doesn't necessarily show it off:

Stadium by specularist, on Flickr

I'll try and post a few more from it later.

Alan



Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 1568
Country: Germany

alan_m wrote:
@Phillip - Did you see these from my new FDn 24/2.8?
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/969329/528#11373765
And the following page for a couple of night shots. From first impressions it seems to be great, sharp with good colour, saturation and contrast, like most FDn primes. Roughly the size & weight of the 35/2, feels more solid than the 28/2.8. I haven't done corner tests or anything (yet, though I may not bother!). The 24/2 is thought to be better, but for around 1/5 the price this seems like amazing value - I like cheap good lenses!

I did and liked them, that was why i asked about the 28



alwang
Registered: Sep 02, 2011
Total Posts: 1050
Country: United States

A couple with the Meyer Trioplan:


whorl tip by alwang, on Flickr


profile by alwang, on Flickr


hanging dark by alwang, on Flickr



photoomaha
Registered: Feb 14, 2005
Total Posts: 372
Country: United States

Out for a walk this morning. Sony Nex 6, Nikon 28 2.8.



alan_m
Registered: Jun 21, 2012
Total Posts: 231
Country: N/A

Phillip Reeve wrote:
alan_m wrote:
@Phillip - Did you see these from my new FDn 24/2.8?
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/969329/528#11373765
And the following page for a couple of night shots. From first impressions it seems to be great, sharp with good colour, saturation and contrast, like most FDn primes. Roughly the size & weight of the 35/2, feels more solid than the 28/2.8. I haven't done corner tests or anything (yet, though I may not bother!). The 24/2 is thought to be better, but for around 1/5 the price this seems like amazing value - I like cheap good lenses!

I did and liked them, that was why i asked about the 28

Finally, the compliment I was fishing for. ;-) But seriously, I thought that either it was a typo on your part, or you thought that I was posting about the 28/2.8, or... anyway my mistake!

I have the FDn 28/2.8 as well, and despite it being among the cheapest FDn's (along with the 50/1.8), not particularly well regarded and feeling a bit light-weight (more plastic than metal inside, I assume?) it's very good. Flare can be funky (blue blobs), prone to purple fringing, but aside from that it's very sharp and contrasty. I'm not the best to ask about subtle rendering qualities or wide open corner sharpness, aside from good central sharpness I'm not too bothered (well, that's my excuse for buying only cheap/sharp lenses!). These are from last year, edited from JPG, not RAW, old NEX-5:


Old Chubb lock by specularist, on Flickr


Bullock by specularist, on Flickr


Graffiti on rust by specularist, on Flickr

But was it you who said they didn't particularly like the FDn 35/2? If so, there may be no hope for you with the 28mm or 24mm. ;-)

Alan



Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 1568
Country: Germany

alan_m wrote:
But was it you who said they didn't particularly like the FDn 35/2? If so, there may be no hope for you with the 28mm or 24mm. ;-)

thanks for your explanations :-)
i didn't like what i got out of my nfd 35/2, but i like what you get out of it. so i will test the 28/2.8 and see what i can do :-).
Any opinions on nfd 70-210/4 or 100-300/5.6? i bought too much canon stuff because it was cheap



ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
Total Posts: 713
Country: United States

On the subject of good cheap lenses. Here are a couple of test shots from my recently acquired 135mm F:3.5 Auto- Topcor which I became aware of on this forum. I paid $24.95 on eBay.




Jim Schemel
Registered: Oct 18, 2006
Total Posts: 4822
Country: United States

ebookman - nice work with some fantastic plastic!

A few today with Summaron 35 / NEX 7













plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
Total Posts: 931
Country: United States

First shots with the Bokina around the yard.



















Lovely look. Extremely sharp wide open. Bokeh is to die for! Only problem is my copy is mint....but with a broken aperture lock. I think the aperture may be wonky too. Does anyone have one and can describe the feel of the aperture ring. Mine's clicks feel a little too dampened. Rolling over a curb instead of a bump. Abrupt feel. Of course, I may be overly worried because of the broken aperture lock.


Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 1568
Country: Germany

dammit, i really want a bokina now
it would probably even make sense, i have like ten 50mm lenses but only the samylux, minolta md 100/2.5 and Minolta 100/4 Macro in that range^^
Maybe i should sell the MD 100/4 to finance a Bokina? The Minolta Macro has great optics but a really high focusing resistance, which is why i rarely use it.







Gary Clennan
Registered: Mar 29, 2007
Total Posts: 5392
Country: Canada

Jim - you get such great results out of that Summaron! How would your describe the overall performance of that lens?

Phillip - great work as usual!



plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
Total Posts: 931
Country: United States

Phillip Reeve wrote:
dammit, i really want a bokina now
it would probably even make sense, i have like ten 50mm lenses but only the samylux, minolta md 100/2.5 and Minolta 100/4 Macro in that range^^
Maybe i should sell the MD 100/4 to finance a Bokina? The Minolta Macro has great optics but a really high focusing resistance, which is why i rarely use it.



It was the second to last lens on my dream list. The last is the Rokkor 58/1.2. SOON!



lumis beans
Registered: Mar 15, 2007
Total Posts: 217
Country: United States

Phillip, before your stunning photos of it, I only knew of Tenerife for being the site of the worst airline disaster. Good to see it in a different light now; gorgeous as always.



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10762
Country: United States

plasticmotif wrote:
First shots with the Bokina around the yard.


sweet! looks beautiful.

here are a few more from the san francisco color run with the 40 cron:








Jim Schemel
Registered: Oct 18, 2006
Total Posts: 4822
Country: United States

Gary Clennan wrote:
Jim - you get such great results out of that Summaron! How would your describe the overall performance of that lens?

Phillip - great work as usual!


The Summaron lives up to its legendary status.Amazingly sharp WO, great color.But what i really like about it is its ability to maintain brightness in the center of the image while shutting down the shadows of the image.I do not get that with any other lens that i have now or have had in the past.Its size is very small being a Leica M lens.
-Jim



Taylor Sherman
Registered: Mar 26, 2012
Total Posts: 1204
Country: United States

Made do w/ the local surrounds yesterday while stuck in the middle of nowhere, relatively speaking, but decent weather. Nex-7 + Elmar 135/4


MOTEL by Taylor Sherman, on Flickr



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