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joanlvh
Registered: Oct 19, 2008
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Country: United States

touit 12mm



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
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ulrikft2 wrote:
alan_m wrote:

Consider the Canon FDn 100/2.8? Prone to purple fringing, but otherwise great sharpness & contrast, decent bokeh, light (270g), compact (53.4mm) so unobtrusive for candid/street.



It looks great, but I already have the contax-g zeiss 90/2.8, so I'm looking for something a bit longer (135mm). If I could find a similarly small 150mm, that would also be of interest.

Thanks for the tip nevertheless!


Check out the Oly Pen 150/4. You probably won't get much more compact than that in a like focal length. The lens is sharp wide open, but the Pens aren't the contrastiest lenses available, and the color pallet tends to be fairly simple. It's not too hard to find for a decent price, either.



ulrikft2
Registered: Oct 21, 2009
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freaklikeme wrote:
ulrikft2 wrote:
alan_m wrote:

Consider the Canon FDn 100/2.8? Prone to purple fringing, but otherwise great sharpness & contrast, decent bokeh, light (270g), compact (53.4mm) so unobtrusive for candid/street.



It looks great, but I already have the contax-g zeiss 90/2.8, so I'm looking for something a bit longer (135mm). If I could find a similarly small 150mm, that would also be of interest.

Thanks for the tip nevertheless!


Check out the Oly Pen 150/4. You probably won't get much more compact than that in a like focal length. The lens is sharp wide open, but the Pens aren't the contrastiest lenses available, and the color pallet tends to be fairly simple. It's not too hard to find for a decent price, either.


Thank you!

ebookman wrote:
ulrikft2 wrote:
Not sure if this is the right thread, but I'll ask anyway since the nex-crowd hangs out here!

I'm looking for a compact relatively/moderately fast 135mm manual focus lens (f/2.8-3.5-ish).

So far I'm considering the Carl Zeiss Jena 135/3.5, and the Canon FL 3.5/135...

Any other "usual suspects" that are compact, sharp and contrasty preferably?

I have three 135mm lenses, but only the Jena 135/3.5 has a minimum focus distance of 1 meter. The others are aprox. 1.3. This is a big deal with hand-held closeup work. It is sharp. I also like it because it takes a 49mm filter.


Thanks!



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
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Country: United States

there's a rokkor 135/3.5 too, no idea how it performs.

haven't had any chance to shoot lately , so here's the view out a window at work with the canon FL 55/1.2:






and a siting from my walk home with the c/y 35/1.4:






briantho
Registered: Oct 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1122
Country: Sweden

Nice catch, those Ferraris Sebboh...

Here are some test shots with a lens I've owned for a while, but never used; Contax 645 Zeiss 140mm Sonnar f2.8


DSC02387 by briantho, on Flickr


DSC02397 by briantho, on Flickr



ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
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Three more with Nex 5n and the Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm f/3.5



snapsy
Registered: Feb 24, 2008
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5N + 35mm OSS:






ulrikft2
Registered: Oct 21, 2009
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Nex-7 + sigma 19/2.8:







Contax-g 45/2:







ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
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Country: United States

Nex 5n - CV15



briantho
Registered: Oct 07, 2011
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Country: Sweden

My oldest daughter with Contax Zeiss Sonnar 140mm f2.8


Isabelle by briantho, on Flickr

My verdict of this lens after a few test shots on NEX (wide open) is that it has very low contrast, isn't very sharp, but that it's actually a very good lens for portraits, as the drawing syle and bokeh is very pleasing (imho) and the colors are fantastic. On the Contax 645 I imagine this lens is the perfect portrait lens, but it's not one of those medium format lenses that are as sharp on smaller formats. Still, it produces some gorgeous photos even on APS-C.



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 9313
Country: France

I have been away from this thread too long to comment on all the pics that are worthy of compliments. But this is a very nice church shot, eBookman, and lovely picture of your lovely daughter, Brian! Plus all the usual suspects, Jim and his exotic lenses, Philip Reeve (lovely last shot!), etc...

On my end, getting to grips with my Touit 12. As I have never really been a wide angle shooter, it is a challenge for me.



Highfive
Registered: Feb 17, 2013
Total Posts: 89
Country: Norway

Been working with my Tokina 90mm AT-X and a macro flash setup lately, very fun
Here are a few.



















Two landscapes i took on a walk.















philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
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Not that your other four pictures are less than excellent, highfive, but your first one simply dropped my jaw!



Highfive
Registered: Feb 17, 2013
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Country: Norway

Thanks Philber.
Its amazing how a flash and a homemade softbox make the colors and reflections in these little bugs shine.



Nex Barker
Registered: Feb 08, 2013
Total Posts: 161
Country: Germany

Monster



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 9313
Country: France

Highfive wrote:
Thanks Philber.
Its amazing how a flash and a homemade softbox make the colors and reflections in these little bugs shine.


No doubt. But still, your subject and composition are brilliant as well! BTW, have you thought about cropping out or cloning out the shadow on the top left? I think the picture might be better without i, but it is only a personal opinion...



ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1356
Country: United States

Highfive wrote:
Thanks Philber.
Its amazing how a flash and a homemade softbox make the colors and reflections in these little bugs shine.

That first shot is a show stopper. I would love to see a picture of your softbox.



sculptormic
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
Total Posts: 2583
Country: Netherlands

Lovely portrait, briantho!
Amazig macrowork Highfive!

Some from tonight at a Son et Lumière show. Actually these were shot after the show was finished.
First work out with this lens. I like it. 800 and 1600 ISO, I believe.













Jim Schemel
Registered: Oct 18, 2006
Total Posts: 4931
Country: United States

high five i agree very nice set. First one is my fave as well.

sculptormic - nice set as well. I like the shot with the hand sticking out the VW,hard to believe that with a person right in front of the shot that it would work but you pulled it off nice job.

-Jim

NEX 7 / Jupiter 9 @ f11
Tiger Lily Jupiter 9 by jmschemel, on Flickr



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 12608
Country: United States

wow! fantastic work on this page everybody!

one from the g28:








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