What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
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Country: United States

wayne seltzer wrote:
sebboh wrote:
wayne seltzer wrote:
I have both versions both converted excellently by Jim.
Yes, the older version has one more element and is considered the better version.
I have not done side by side comparisons but I think the MC W is sharper wide open and has less vignetting with the larger front element.


what are you waiting for compare them!!!

or we can meet up and compare them. from my experience with other rokkors i would expect the 49mm version to have more vignetting and weaker corners but higher contrast and better closeup performance. wide open performance i don't have a guess.


Ok, I will try to post some comparison shots soon!



sweet!



ZoneV
Registered: Nov 20, 2008
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Country: Germany

carstenw wrote:
.....The ring surrounding this actually comes off, but it was hella stiff, and I had to resort to using the two ring-removal tools with a pair of thick leather gloves and a surface I could push down on for leverage. Finally I got it off, and the last two lenses came out.
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I have some of these macro teleconverters. I take the teleconverter lenses away, and use this for different lenses, for example as wideangle macro lens with a Carl Zeiss Jena 35mm f/2.8 or for a projection lens as helicoid.
And on every single of these macro converters the inner lens tube is extremely hard to screw out :-/



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Country: Germany

Do you have any tricks for making it easier?



ZoneV
Registered: Nov 20, 2008
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Country: Germany

Pure force at the moment.
I use a car-oil-filter tool (with a rubber band and grip) to get more power. And leather working gloves in case I slip off.



johnahill
Registered: Jan 08, 2006
Total Posts: 2492
Country: United Kingdom

A store near my workplace had a Mamiya 645 1000S with a 80/2.8C and A 120 macro for 199. I thought about it for a minute then stopped thinking and bought it



Lee Saxon
Registered: Jun 07, 2012
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Country: United States

Pics or it didn't happen, John



johnahill
Registered: Jan 08, 2006
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No pics of the gear yet, but here's one from this morning using the Mamiya 80mm on the mirex adapter



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Country: Germany

Nice! Is that a shifting adapter?



R.Young
Registered: Jul 01, 2011
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Country: United Kingdom

Which shop was that? Any other bargains going?



johnahill
Registered: Jan 08, 2006
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Country: United Kingdom

It's the tilt shift, but the pic above is a straight shot that's been cropped in post



Edgars Kalnins
Registered: Mar 09, 2007
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Country: Latvia



I think I saw that kit, but passed on. If it had 80/1.9 I would have taken - I have the 80/2.8. I am glad you are using the lens already!
I have just picked up 2 polaroids (95 and 900). Been thinking of doing the conversion to 4x5 one day. With my speed it will be after my retirement in 30 years!



naturephoto1
Registered: Nov 09, 2005
Total Posts: 1607
Country: United States

I have a Leica f4 80-200mm Vario Elmar on its way. I hope to have it later this week.

Rich



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5017
Country: Canada

Just picked up:
28/2.8 Elmarit II M 1976 according to
http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/28mm_f/2.8_Elmarit_II
So far it's sharp with minimal color shift and no smearing(looking on camera).
Included with the lens is the funky hood, and a leather Olympus bag(and a bag for the Topcor below too)

And a Topcor R 13.5cm f3.5 preset(12 blade), it looked sharp, but may need a re-grease. Edit: I have cleaned and relubed the lens, she will be fun to use, although a bit on the long side for me.

The main page:
http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/Main_Page



Lee Saxon
Registered: Jun 07, 2012
Total Posts: 894
Country: United States

A weekend rental (gave my girlfriend a fashion shoot with a professional make-up artist for her birthday), not a purchase, but I thought you guys might enjoy this picture anyway.

Sony A99 + Sony-Zeiss 135mm f/1.8

LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5017
Country: Canada

Cool gift.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15562
Country: Germany

Great idea for a present Lee. But... this has to be said: it looks like 4 of those top 6 buttons are 3-year old girl size! A77 or A99?



Lee Saxon
Registered: Jun 07, 2012
Total Posts: 894
Country: United States

A99.

Actually I agree, I couldn't push those buttons very well. Luckily they're ones you don't need often (well, maybe the backlight).

That lens, by the way, is unbelievable. Even wide open it's too sharp for portraits (even for my girlfriend who's only 22)! I'm going to have to soften in post.



Lee Saxon
Registered: Jun 07, 2012
Total Posts: 894
Country: United States

Here's a sample from the shoot, if you're curious.

carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15562
Country: Germany

Nice shot. I wish that lens would exist for Nikon.



CVickery
Registered: May 14, 2004
Total Posts: 2585
Country: Canada

A couple of things that arrived recently.



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