What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4910
Country: Canada

I have a Rokkor X version that I think Jim converted prior to my buying it, it looks to be in better condition than mine.
I used to have the 35/1.8 before I lost it.



Lee Saxon
Registered: Jun 07, 2012
Total Posts: 864
Country: United States

Lenses for the test continue coming in.

Tamron SP180/2.5 LD-IF
Vernon 180/3.5 Edonar

previously purchased:
Leica 180/3.4 APO-Telyt-R
Nikon 180/2.8 ED AI-s



lumis beans
Registered: Mar 15, 2007
Total Posts: 208
Country: United States

SMC Pentax-A 28mm F2
Summicron 50mm

Much getting-to-know time over the weekend is planned.



ocean2059
Registered: Jul 16, 2008
Total Posts: 571
Country: United States

Minolta 100mm f2.0 AF
Minolta 28mm f2.0 AF



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1280
Country: Poland

Rollei Distagon HFT 35/2.8.

Yasterday I received Rollei-NEX adapter and did quick comparison test of Planar 50/1.7 C/Y versus recently acquired Rollei Planar 50/1.8 HFT.The IQ differences are insignificant.w/o Planar C/Y has very slightly less CA and veiling.Stopped down it is tiny bit contrastier.Rollei OTOH has closer mfd - 45cm vs 60cm.

Rollei lenses with Zeiss brand names are in fact as good as C/Y Zeisses but 40-60% cheaper (my mint- Planar cost me 49 Euro+shipment).This encouraged me to try Distagon 35/2.8,which I expect to be as good as Distagon 35/2.8 C/Y that I got.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15122
Country: Germany

White the optical part of the Rolleis are often as good, or close, at least some of the lenses have inferior aperture blade counts, down to an amazing minimum of three, so unless you shoot wide open all the time, you may get some undesirable boke characteristics.



p666
Registered: Oct 29, 2012
Total Posts: 26
Country: Australia

Peire wrote:
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.


I bet you could have got the Flektogon's working perfectly. They are very simple to disassemble. My blades were sticking occasionally, a good clean, and mine is now flawless.

Usually you can't lose pulling them apart and seeing whether it is possible to clean them.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1280
Country: Poland

carstenw wrote:
White the optical part of the Rolleis are often as good, or close, at least some of the lenses have inferior aperture blade counts, down to an amazing minimum of three, so unless you shoot wide open all the time, you may get some undesirable boke characteristics.



Yes,but I think classic Zeiss constructions like Planars,Distagons,Tele-Tessars and Sonnars have similar number of the aperture blades.I don't remeber how it goes with Mamiya made Rolleinars but it's easy to find.

My HFT 50/1.8 Planar has 6 blades like C/Y 50/1.7 and very similar (not so pleasing) bokeh.Here is shot w/o on the NEX5N:







Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1280
Country: Poland

p666 wrote:
Peire wrote:
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.


I bet you could have got the Flektogon's working perfectly. They are very simple to disassemble. My blades were sticking occasionally, a good clean, and mine is now flawless.

Usually you can't lose pulling them apart and seeing whether it is possible to clean them.

You're right.They are mechanically simple,but being impatient and not very handy at tools I'm usually avoiding home fixing.



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 7524
Country: Canada

Picked up a Nikkor 24/2.8 AI-S today, along with a new Canon 50/1.8 II. Both are alt for this NEX shooter.

First lens acquisitions in months actually, and paid for by the sale of the last, a Nikkor 85/3.5DX VR Micro I bought in September.



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4910
Country: Canada

Picked up a P. Angenieux 135/2.5 Type P2 No 371xxx



huebeez
Registered: Nov 01, 2012
Total Posts: 10
Country: United States

Stumbled across three OM lenses in good shape yesterday:
50/3.5 macro
35-70/3.6
300/4.5

Now I just have to wait for the OM>NEX adapter to get here next week to shoot some test shots.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1280
Country: Poland

huebeez wrote:
Stumbled across three OM lenses in good shape yesterday:
50/3.5 macro
35-70/3.6
300/4.5

Now I just have to wait for the OM>NEX adapter to get here next week to shoot some test shots.


All of them are very decent.Maybe 300/4.5 lags a bit behind because of it's long mfd,CA and softness wo,but all in all nice purchase.

Yestarday I managed to buy MC W.Rokkor 28/2.8 - the last one to complete series of late MC Rokkors from 1973-1977 that I have.Now among other MD Rokkors/Plain MD lenses I enjoy 24/2.8 MC+28/2MC+28/2.8MC+35/1.8MC+35/2.8 MC+50/1.4 MC PG+85/1.7MC+135/2.8 MC+200/4MC - the best Rokkor series overall IMO.



huebeez
Registered: Nov 01, 2012
Total Posts: 10
Country: United States

Peire - Thanks for the information on the 300. I'm still looking for a few wide OMs and keeping my eyes open for fast Rokkors at decent prices.



Brody LeBlanc
Registered: Oct 04, 2007
Total Posts: 1024
Country: Canada

Waiting for an Olympus Pen F 42mm f1.2 and a Pen F to XF adapter to come in!
I'm really excited/nervous to see how it preforms on the X-Pro1.



crazeazn
Registered: Jul 16, 2005
Total Posts: 1710
Country: United States

carstenw wrote:
White the optical part of the Rolleis are often as good, or close, at least some of the lenses have inferior aperture blade counts, down to an amazing minimum of three, so unless you shoot wide open all the time, you may get some undesirable boke characteristics.


those weirdos in the distagon 35 1.4 thread really love that rollei



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15122
Country: Germany

The crocodile shot was brilliant!

Reposting, by LeadyGonzales:







Gary Clennan
Registered: Mar 29, 2007
Total Posts: 4826
Country: Canada

Yep - that sure is a great shot!



mortyb
Registered: Feb 15, 2009
Total Posts: 1361
Country: Norway

Ordered a Canon 6D today, I miss using my C/Y lenses (35/1.4, 50/1.7, 100/2, 135/2.8). I considered a used 5D2, but I recon the newer sensor is a tad better all over. Looking forward to it.



Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 1422
Country: Germany

I think i have bought too much stuff last month


  1. Minolta MD 24/2.8 (the 4th or 5th copy i will try, none of them could justify the legends minolta fans sing about this lens) 35/2.8 (i really liked the mc version but the friend who borrowed me his 5dII took it on his trip around the world), 135/2.8, MC 300/5.6 (i don't expect much but we will see, couldn't find any source about it, the Minolta 200/4 MC is quite sharp)
  2. Canon FD 100-300/5.6, 50/1.8, 70-210/4, 28/2.8, 50/1.4, A1, T70 (i placed low bids, not expecting to win)
  3. Samyang 35/1.4 230pounds, new @amazon.co.uk

Most of the stuff will be sold quickly, but i am really looking forward to the 35/1.4


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