What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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naturephoto1
Registered: Nov 09, 2005
Total Posts: 1580
Country: United States

My black Fuji X-E1 arrived earlier today. Wading through instructions and working with the camera and my Leica R lenses.

Rich



contas
Registered: Jul 21, 2010
Total Posts: 1047
Country: Vietnam

1- Sigma 12-24mm II, impressed by new construction, FLD and can't wait
FF Foveon to shoot 17-35mm range .
2- Russian Mir-1 37mm , Brussel Grand Prix, a copy of Flektogon, but better corner performance.
3- Russian mir 26V 45mm Tilt, another Zeiss optical copy and is original of Hartblei.Need tilt for elongating DOF in landscapes.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1305
Country: Poland

Canon FD SSC 400/4.5 and about 2 kg of other Canon FDn lenses.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20615
Country: Canada

Distagon 18/3.5 ZE.



Bacalhau
Registered: Mar 21, 2012
Total Posts: 122
Country: United States

Zeiss 50mm *T f/2 MP - ZE mount



joxang
Registered: May 08, 2012
Total Posts: 121
Country: United Kingdom

About to pull the trigger on something I've wanted for a long time but having last minute doubts...how much would one spend on a very good condition Contax 35mm 1.4 w/ excellent glass but some small barrel scuffs?



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5635
Country: United States

AE or MM?



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15308
Country: Germany

There is a user copy on eBay right now:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/G70-Distagon-1-4-35-T-Carl-Zeiss-Contax-Yashica-Bajonett-35mm-mm-/251202092364

I would think that if the glass was perfect, but the body not quite, you might pay 1200 Euro or so. But this can fluctuate...



Two23
Registered: Oct 28, 2009
Total Posts: 3438
Country: United States

I just got a lens back from SK Grimes, with a newly made adapter. It's a Civil War vintage Petzval that is now put in a Nikon F-mount adapter. Bottom line is I'm now using a Civil War era lens on my Nikon D5100 DSLR. Does that count?



Kent in SD



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4979
Country: Canada

Sounds cool Kent, post some pics.

I just picked up a FDn 50/1.4 & a Nikkor E 50/1.8 pancake.



Lotusm50
Registered: Sep 26, 2005
Total Posts: 6228
Country: United States

I've just succumbed to the cheap Korean Rokinon lens syndrome. Picked up the 8mmn f2.8 fisheye for the NEX. Haven't taken it out of the box yet, but I expect it to exceed my expectations. ;-)



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20615
Country: Canada

Two23 wrote:
... Bottom line is I'm now using a Civil War era lens on my Nikon D5100 DSLR. Does that count?


You should get a Nikon to Canon adapter and put in on a Rebel...



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15308
Country: Germany

Two23 wrote:
I just got a lens back from SK Grimes, with a newly made adapter. It's a Civil War vintage Petzval that is now put in a Nikon F-mount adapter. Bottom line is I'm now using a Civil War era lens on my Nikon D5100 DSLR. Does that count?


Oh, please please please post photos of that! And photos made with that too, of course



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4979
Country: Canada

jcolwell wrote:
Two23 wrote:
... Bottom line is I'm now using a Civil War era lens on my Nikon D5100 DSLR. Does that count?


You should get a Nikon to Canon adapter and put in on a Rebel...

Groan, You soooo funny.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5635
Country: United States

I've got a Minolta MC 300/4.5 coming today. I'll be very interested to see how it does with the NEX-7 since it was less than a third the price of the CZ 300/4.

Also got a Maxxum APO 1.4x for the a900. I'm looking to replace the Leica 1.4 with something that will accept the Alpha mount and I think I may have stumbled onto something here. The Maxxum's front element doesn't extend past the mount like it does on the Leica 1.4, so it actually fits on lenses, like the Cron-R 90 and the Elmarit-R 100 APO, that the Leica doesn't. It won't fit if lens' rear element is right at or protrudes from the mount, which are mostly wides anyway, and not lenses I'd use with a converter. The only mechanical problem is that the diameter of the Maxxum's front element is wider than that of the Leica, so it pinches off the aperture arm on the lens. Not only won't the iris close, I can't even set the aperture and then mount the lens. The rotation of the lens on the converter pushes the arm back to wide open, no matter the setting on the aperture ring. I'm going to test it wide open to see if it's worth pursuing an arm removal.



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10237
Country: United States

freaklikeme wrote:
I've got a Minolta MC 300/4.5 coming today. I'll be very interested to see how it does with the NEX-7 since it was less than a third the price of the CZ 300/4.


let me know what you think of it, i'm been meaning to try one and keep forgetting to bid on them.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15308
Country: Germany

Mamiya Sekor Z 127mm f/3.8 for the RZ67 (which I don't yet own)

I have decided to try the RZ67, with the 127mm and 65mm lenses. This is a focal length spacing I really enjoy, and I have wanted to try 6x7 for some time now.



JimBuchanan
Registered: Jan 11, 2006
Total Posts: 1448
Country: United States

I really like to see photos of all these new/old lenses.

I had a CV 15 Super wide LTM and sold it after using on the NEX-7 due to corner color casts, but the NEX-6 has restored my faith in using symetrical wide angles on NEX cameras. I rented a M mount version from lensrentals, as a first time renter, and now took delivery of my own M mount version today. This lens is one of those staple lenses that can find a 23mm EFL home on APS-C especially, but full frame as well if you want to go that wide. Pardon the dust.






LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4979
Country: Canada

I hope it will work well on a future NEX-9 FF, if it does, It could be my fave lens.



rico
Registered: Jul 13, 2003
Total Posts: 3841
Country: United States

Been really busy with work, so no new lenses lately. Did acquire a monster PC, and finally tried a photo-related test: loading and whacking a 31000x23000 image. Final memory footprint was 12GB, or 19% of available core - not too shabby. Disappointed that the latest Gimp is using just one Xeon core of the 16 available, despite the 16 threads launched. Plus, it's still 8 bits per channel: c'mon guys, it's been at least 11 years!



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