What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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StillFingerz
Registered: Jul 29, 2010
Total Posts: 3335
Country: United States

roboticspro wrote:
naturephoto1 wrote:

I haven't used the Canon FD system since I switched from an entire Canon system with 3 F series Canons including old F1, F1N, and A1 with half a dozen Canon FD and FDn lenses to a Leica R system in 1984.

Rich


So...the point of your post is?


I'm thinking old gears envy may be the issue here Edd...

Rich may have 'Lost That Lovin Feeling' for those rigid, straight F1 lines, glowing LEDs of that adavaced A-1, and those thick black barrels with their red stripes...perhaps not, he's now LeicaMan; but isn't KR LeicaMan.

Well who really knows, I get confused quite easy these dayz, just seeing that Tamron SP 500mm mirror and it's 2x T/C sitting outside it's black leather, red velvet lined case...kinda gets me all...I need to go shoot something...NOW

Thanks for the adapter tip Edd, it's been ordered



roboticspro
Registered: Aug 12, 2010
Total Posts: 1866
Country: United States

Jerry,

Glad to help my friend...

Half of the fun of this hobby for me is shooting with the huge variety of glass that is out there, much like Bif does with his mega-collection of gear. When I really want to be serious, out comes the Linhof gear, and the day or weekend are instantly spoken for...but it is all worth it.

Regards,

Edd



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4995
Country: Canada

roboticspro wrote:
When I really want to be serious, out comes the Linhof gear, and the day or weekend are instantly spoken for...but it is all worth it.

Regards,

Edd

My relatively serious gear is my Nex-7 & an FD SSC 35/2.8 tilt shift, this lens will be killer on a FF Nex.

Edit:
An update to my Canon RF 100/3.5
I just did a proper infinity test, OMG, one word... sharp.
I'm ~3km(~2miles) from downtown, and I can see details within the office windows.
I'm quite happy
This version btw: http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/lens/s/data/100-1000/s_sere_100_35v1.html



Propellor
Registered: Feb 05, 2011
Total Posts: 15
Country: Netherlands

I found a Contax C/Y Distagon 3.5/15 that I was able to afford. Absolutely beautiful work of art. And it takes great pics as well :-))



roboticspro
Registered: Aug 12, 2010
Total Posts: 1866
Country: United States

Hi,

LightShow wrote:
[An update to my Canon RF 100/3.5
I just did a proper infinity test, OMG, one word... sharp.
I'm ~3km(~2miles) from downtown, and I can see details within the office windows.
I'm quite happy


James, glad to hear that, as I feel it is one of the many "sleeper lenses" out there...

Regards,

Edd



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4995
Country: Canada

I'm really looking forward to seeing what it can do on a FF Nex-9 or similar.



Lee Saxon
Registered: Jun 07, 2012
Total Posts: 885
Country: United States

I tried to purchase a Leica 28/2.8 Elmarit-R, but as discussed in this thread it didn't work out :/

Instead, I got myself a late-model (1992) Leica 180/3.4 APO-Telyt-R. I will post a beauty shot when I get it.

I'll also be putting together an article with extensive side-by-side images, comparing it to my Nikon 180/2.8 ED AI-s (and possibly a Hasselblad 180/4 Sonnar if I have some extra cash).

Only decision is whether to do this with my D700 or wait until I can upgrade to a D800E.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20690
Country: Canada

Lee Saxon wrote:
... I got myself a late-model (1992) Leica 180/3.4 APO-Telyt-R. I will post a beauty shot when I get it.


Excellent lens.

Lee Saxon wrote:
...Only decision is whether to do this on my D700 or wait until I can upgrade to a D800E.


Do it now. Do it again later, if and when.



Lee Saxon
Registered: Jun 07, 2012
Total Posts: 885
Country: United States

Yeah, I'm excited! And thanks to your database I shopped smarter and didn't overpay! So you get lots of credit!!



Paul Yi
Registered: Dec 10, 2004
Total Posts: 5272
Country: United States

3 Leica R lenses....

Summilux 35
Summilux 80
Summicron APO 90

And, I'm on a verge of being kicked out of my home........



naturephoto1
Registered: Nov 09, 2005
Total Posts: 1580
Country: United States

Paul Yi wrote:
3 Leica R lenses....

Summilux 35
Summilux 80
Summicron APO 90

And, I'm on a verge of being kicked out of my home........


Paul,

I don't doubt it for that kind of investment.

I hope that you enjoy the lenses.

Rich



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20690
Country: Canada

Lee Saxon wrote:
Yeah, I'm excited! And thanks to your database I shopped smarter and didn't overpay! So you get lots of credit!!


Thanks Lee. Show us some pics, when you get a chance.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15362
Country: Germany

I just had something bizarre happening to me. I was bidding on a Mamiya RZ 90mm lens on eBay, and placed my bid 4 seconds before the end. I was immediately greeted with a screen saying that the bidding had ended, all the while the time is still counting down on the very same screen. At the end of the auction, the previous bid stood, although mine was significantly higher. Just weird. This is all on the latest version of the iPhone app.

Has anyone ever seen anything like this?



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4995
Country: Canada

I would contact them through the app store or leave feedback in the review section of what happened.



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

M42 lenses:2X Zeiss Flektogon 35/2.4+3x Zeiss Pancolar 50/1.8 MC (one zebra)+2x Pentacon 50/1.8 Multicoatig+Pentacon Auto 100/2.8+Pentacon auto 50/1.8,Mir 200/4,Jupiter 85/2,Flektogon 20/4..Bought at the beginning of this week and sold yestarday.None of them was technically good enough to keep. .Oil on blades or defective apertute ring or wobbly focusing mechanism.They were all funcioning but not perfectly.Mir - excellent lens but very strong reflex from the rear lens on NEX sensor.

BTW-IQ differences on the NEX5N between Yashica 35/2.8 ML and Distagon 35/2.8 C/Y are hardly discernible-Yashica is only very slightly less sharp in corners.Great lens.Unexpectedly good.



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

Today:Carl Zeiss Jena Biometar MC 120/2.8 for Pentacon Six.I liked this lens in the time of Pentacon Six for it's excellent IQ.It apparently holds it's high rank on EOS 5D2/600D and NEX5N/7.Sharp w/o with minimal CA.Very sharp with crisp and bright colours from f5.6.The adapter I use is big and clumsy but you can't get everything.Despite the size my little table top Manfrotto tripod 709B Digi gives this combo stable enough support.

BTW:on the NEX 5N/7,MC Tele Rokkor 135/2.8 55mm has significantly less LoCA overall and slightly more of 3D look compared to MD Rokkor 135/3.5 ,55mm.



bikemore
Registered: Dec 08, 2010
Total Posts: 77
Country: United States

Voigtlander 90mm APO Lanthar.
Wow, what a little gem.



mikereid27
Registered: Jan 01, 2013
Total Posts: 38
Country: United States

Tamron 24-70 2.8. My first copy had dust between the front lens elements, but was fairly sharp, I exchanged it and WOW. Much sharper. I wouldn't say sharper than my nikkor 50mm1.8, but close. And a bit more dynamic which is what I was looking for.



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

I found a latest MD 28/2.0 and have conveted it to EF mount. I use a EF-NEX adapter on the NEX cameras. So far works good, but I have limited time...











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

Looks niiiice!

I have this lens but it is MC W Rokkor 28/2 from latest MC rokkors (1973-1977) still in SR mount.

Yesterday I bought his narrower companion - MC W Rokkor HH 35/1.8



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