What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?

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Registered: May 28, 2005
Total Posts: 424
Country: United States

Just got a C/Y 28/2.8 Distagon to use on my 5DII.

My Leitax mount should be somewhere over the Atlantic at the moment.

UPDATE: Leitax should be here Monday.

20110215 042a by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr

Registered: Jan 08, 2006
Total Posts: 3389
Country: United Kingdom

Well, it's not a lens, but just received a Rayqual Nikon-EOS adapter.
Now just need to decide which Nikon/Zeiss ZF/etc to get.

Currently thinking of ZF 25mm, the 'unfavoured' Zeiss that has a cult following by a few members here ;-)

Registered: Jul 08, 2010
Total Posts: 1810
Country: United States

Yashica 50mm 1.4...I love it! Also picked up a Montgomery Ward 28mm 2.8, which despite the branding is a pretty nice lens. It's growing on me.

Registered: Mar 10, 2010
Total Posts: 1938
Country: United States

C/Y 85f1.4 for my 5DMkII.
Haven't used it too much, but, from what I have used it for, I like it!
Wanting C/Y 35f1.4, or C/Y 100f2 next.
Though, wanting a Mirex t/s adapter and Mamiya 35Nf3.5 also.
And then there is the allure of the Olympus Zuiko 50f1.2...
TOO MANY to choose from!
Sigh, I want them all, and probably will, eventually...

Registered: Jul 29, 2003
Total Posts: 116
Country: United States

I just found a factory refurbished Zeiss ZE 2/100 Makro-Planar for my 5Dmkii. A very nice lens, and at a significant savings.

Registered: Dec 13, 2003
Total Posts: 775
Country: United States

Pentax Super takumar 135mm f/3.5 from the local Goodwill. Surprisingly sharp little beast.
OK bokeh, but what do you expect for $19....

Here's a wide open shot on my ol' 20D with a manual focus screen:

wide open on 20D

and it even looks sharp edge to edge on my 5DII:

full frame


(Richard George)

Registered: Dec 14, 2009
Total Posts: 565
Country: United Kingdom

My recent purchase is Carl Zeiss C/Y 35-70mm f/3.4 and love it

Registered: Mar 21, 2005
Total Posts: 2709
Country: Canada

Unmodified Rokkor 58mm F1.2 for use on my NEX and G1. Pairs up nicely with my modded copy used on 5D MKII.

Registered: Feb 05, 2006
Total Posts: 857
Country: United States

c/y 35F1.4 with a leitax mount for my 5D.... think this little gem will keep me happy for a while... I am lusting for some filters though (lee big stopper)

Registered: Jul 11, 2008
Total Posts: 5253
Country: United States

johnahill wrote:
Currently thinking of ZF 25mm, the 'unfavoured' Zeiss that has a cult following by a few members here ;-)

The ZF25 is nice, but I'd also consider the ZF28/2, which will be more versatile.

Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 12605
Country: United States

last purchase was a in december, but i've only recently received them - a contax g 35/2 & 45/2 and rokkor MD W 28/2.

right now i'm looking to sell rather than buy, my shelves are overflowing with lenses.

Registered: Jun 02, 2003
Total Posts: 1104
Country: United States

Leica Vario Elmar 35-70mm f/4

Registered: May 14, 2008
Total Posts: 883
Country: Germany

just bought a zeiss 50mm 1,4.
my wife loves the 3D pop and i was allowed to spend some .
and of course i did.

Registered: Dec 13, 2010
Total Posts: 4170
Country: United States

I added three Carl Zeiss ZF glasses, 1,4/50, 2/35, and 2/100. I may have to sell them all for the new 1,4/35 if that lives up to its expectation.

Lars Johnsson
Registered: Jun 29, 2003
Total Posts: 33669
Country: Thailand

Zeiss ZE 100/2 MP

Registered: Jun 25, 2010
Total Posts: 383
Country: United States

Olympus OM Zuiko 75-150mm f/4 - Super sharp!
Olympus OM Zuiko 21mm f/3.5 - Also Super sharp!
Vivitar (Komine) 400mm f/5.6 MC Pentax K - Can't wait for this one to show up!

Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5885
Country: Canada

Canon FL 28/3.5
coming soon:
Super Tak 50/1.4 & 135/3.5 M42
schneider kreuznach 35mm f4.0 Radiogon (preset) M42
similar to the far right lens

Registered: Jul 09, 2005
Total Posts: 2203
Country: Australia

Not the most recent but still this week;
-Contax 28/2.8 MM and 50/1.4 MM (to keep my Contax 28/2.8 AE and 50/1.4 AE company)


Edgars Kalnins
Registered: Mar 09, 2007
Total Posts: 712
Country: Latvia

mine is the mundane zuiko 50/f1.4

Registered: Apr 25, 2008
Total Posts: 800
Country: United States

very nice set there, rtester.

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