What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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AlexanderR
Registered: Feb 21, 2010
Total Posts: 249
Country: United States

Nex-6 and 16-50, and summilux 50. love the Nexilux combo! e-lens is just for snapshots and video. image shot with my phone


nexilux by 3rdstring, on Flickr



Two23
Registered: Oct 28, 2009
Total Posts: 4948
Country: United States

I've been concentrating on lenses made between 1840 and 1859. I shoot these on my Chamonix 4x5. My latest lens is an 1858 Derogy Petzval. It's about a 150mm and just barely covers 4x5. It's beautifully machined and finished!

http://www.oldphotographiclenses.com/derogy.html


Kent in SD



Thatspeck
Registered: Dec 13, 2003
Total Posts: 786
Country: United States

Well I was going to mention my recently acquired Canon 85/1.9, it's about 62 this year but many generations younger than the Derogy Post some images with it when you can, please.

I finally gave up trying to find a reasonably priced 85/1.5, the 1.9 has the 20 bladed aperture as well and seems to be at least as sharp as the Contax 90G. It's amazing to me sometimes how little has changed...

This looks over-sharpened after whatever flickr did to it






100% crop






Brody LeBlanc
Registered: Oct 04, 2007
Total Posts: 1052
Country: Canada

Got the Leica Summicron-R 35/2 E55 & the metabones SB on the way.



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5890
Country: Canada

AlexanderR wrote:
Nex-6 and 16-50, and summilux 50. love the Nexilux combo! e-lens is just for snapshots and video.

Nexilux, I like that, I also like Nexicron, Neximarit, not so much.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 7224
Country: United States

Adorama had a user-condition Summilux-M 50 v1 for $799. I couldn't pass it up.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 7224
Country: United States

LightShow wrote:
AlexanderR wrote:
Nex-6 and 16-50, and summilux 50. love the Nexilux combo! e-lens is just for snapshots and video.

Nexilux, I like that, I also like Nexicron, Neximarit, not so much.


Neximrit? Don't forget Nexisrit, Neximar, and Nexitelemar.



roboticspro
Registered: Aug 12, 2010
Total Posts: 1947
Country: United States

Hi,

For the longer end of 4x5, a mint condition (with caps & retaining ring)) Wollensak 15 inch (381mm) f5.6 Raptar telephoto (mono-coated), in CLA'd Alphax. The max shutter speed is only 1/50th, so it will have to be a calm-day lens on the Linhof "Brick" and Technika monorail. Another NV pawn-shop find...

Regards,

Edd



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
Total Posts: 13007
Country: United States

My newest:







hijazist
Registered: Sep 14, 2012
Total Posts: 3060
Country: United States

The Zeiss 100 f/2 Makro ZF & Zeiss 35 f/2 ZF. Though I am letting the 100 go cause I am not using that focal length much... Convince me otherwise cause I love it!



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 28235
Country: Canada

roboticspro wrote:
Hi,

For the longer end of 4x5, a mint condition (with caps & retaining ring)) Wollensak 15 inch (381mm) f5.6 Raptar telephoto (mono-coated), in CLA'd Alphax. The max shutter speed is only 1/50th, so it will have to be a calm-day lens on the Linhof "Brick" and Technika monorail. Another NV pawn-shop find...

Regards,

Edd


Hi Edd,

Looks sweet. It would be awesome on my Mamiya Auto Bellows N. With the N bellows and a DSLR, you're not limited by the in-lens shutter - put it on T and use the camera's shutter.

Jim

P.S. what's up with the white grip? I can't recall seeing one, before now.

Oh, wait! I know. It's a prop from the original Tron. How easily we forget.



JimBuchanan
Registered: Jan 11, 2006
Total Posts: 1563
Country: United States

roboticspro wrote:
Hi,

For the longer end of 4x5, a mint condition (with caps & retaining ring)) Wollensak 15 inch (381mm) f5.6 Raptar telephoto (mono-coated), in CLA'd Alphax. The max shutter speed is only 1/50th, so it will have to be a calm-day lens on the Linhof "Brick" and Technika monorail. Another NV pawn-shop find...

Regards,

Edd


With all due respect to the Wollensak rig, and all the other lenses, I'm really drawn to the background bear!



JimBuchanan
Registered: Jan 11, 2006
Total Posts: 1563
Country: United States

A Millennium Nikon 50/1.4 in Nikon S mount:





Any ideas about how I can get this into a Leica M mount?


crazeazn
Registered: Jul 16, 2005
Total Posts: 1765
Country: United States

hijazist wrote:
The Zeiss 100 f/2 Makro ZF & Zeiss 35 f/2 ZF. Though I am letting the 100 go cause I am not using that focal length much... Convince me otherwise cause I love it!


saw your post on pixtus for trade



mcbroomf
Registered: Mar 18, 2003
Total Posts: 3575
Country: United States

Will this do the job Jim or does the adapter need to focus?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Contax-RF-Nikon-S-Ranger-Lens-to-Leica-M-Adapter-M6-M8-M7-M9-Ricoh-GXR-Mount-A12-/330722688793?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item4d009bbf19

If so you need something like this I think which has a pretty high sticker shock
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Kipon-adapter-for-Contax-RF-Rangefinder-Mount-lens-to-Leica-M39-L39-camera-/110976307522?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item19d6b41142
I believe Amedeo was the original designer of this type.

If you search "RF adapter" in ebay lenses you should get a good selection.
Mike



VladiD
Registered: Apr 14, 2008
Total Posts: 1050
Country: United States

Went a little alt-crazy lately. 203FE + 110/2 and Rolleiflex 2.8 FX. Now looking to add a 4x5 camera in the near future, just don't know where to start.





















Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 2329
Country: Poland

VladiD:Edd's Linhof Technika (shown above) is a very fine,well made and portable 4x5 "camera, that I can also recommend.

Last purchase:Rollei Planar HFT 35/2.8 (this time without flaws I believe - I had to return the previous one as it was faulty) and Sigma Apo Macro 180/5.6 in MD mount - very small and lightweight (320g) ,apo corrected (2 large ED glasses), tele macro lens with 1:2 RR ,for general use as well.I have one in Nikon AF mount already,but this MF is significantly smaller and lighter.The smallest apo macro 180mm lens ever! Ideal for my NEXes.Hope it will be fungus-free (the previous one with OM mount was infested).



buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
Total Posts: 1938
Country: United States

I would be interested in how this compares, and differs from the latest Fuji 35/1.4.
Do you have both?

Jman13 wrote:
My newest:







carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 16163
Country: Germany

VladiD wrote:
Went a little alt-crazy lately. 203FE + 110/2 and Rolleiflex 2.8 FX. Now looking to add a 4x5 camera in the near future, just don't know where to start.


If you want portable and rugged German metal, get a Linhof Technika V or Master. If you don't need portability, then any number of Linhof or Sinar cameras will do the trick. If you want something portable, lighter and smaller, yet rigid, with a classically inspired design, get a Chamonix 45N2. If you want a real classic, with the compromises that entails, then look at some older American folders.

I have a V/Master hybrid and want to switch it for a Chamonix when I get around to it sometime. Both are great.



buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
Total Posts: 1938
Country: United States

I LOVE my Sinar F2 rig!
Though, I would like to have a folding style system as well.

carstenw wrote:
VladiD wrote:
Went a little alt-crazy lately. 203FE + 110/2 and Rolleiflex 2.8 FX. Now looking to add a 4x5 camera in the near future, just don't know where to start.


If you want portable and rugged German metal, get a Linhof Technika V or Master. If you don't need portability, then any number of Linhof or Sinar cameras will do the trick. If you want something portable, lighter and smaller, yet rigid, with a classically inspired design, get a Chamonix 45N2. If you want a real classic, with the compromises that entails, then look at some older American folders.

I have a V/Master hybrid and want to switch it for a Chamonix when I get around to it sometime. Both are great.



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