What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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Toha
Registered: Jul 03, 2010
Total Posts: 147
Country: Singapore

Love the images produced by this lens and it's my most expensive (alt) manual focus lens >_<. I reckon it's worth it though and the fact that it's a ZF-I makes it all the more special.







Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
Total Posts: 3301
Country: Czech Republic

carstenw wrote:
Mescalamba wrote:
carstenw wrote:
You bought a Zeiss 50/1.4 and a right-way-mirror?


Hehe, nice one.

Lens, camera and KatzEye focusing screen. Actually my first own "worth something" alt lens. And probably not last (infectious bug that Zeiss one).


Hehe, so now you will be out there, focusing on 3D-looking things 2-5m away with an interesting background, at f/1.4-f/2 Try a stitch as well.


Good guess, kinda what Im doing right now. Im doing stitches pretty much since I have digital camera, so I will just continue, so far it looks quite nice.



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
Total Posts: 3301
Country: Czech Republic

Toha wrote:
Love the images produced by this lens and it's my most expensive (alt) manual focus lens >_<. I reckon it's worth it though and the fact that it's a ZF-I makes it all the more special.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8451097092_8e870264f7_z.jpg


Im quite curious, what does ZF-I mean?

Side-note: I would kill for that lens..



Toha
Registered: Jul 03, 2010
Total Posts: 147
Country: Singapore

It was made for industrial applications, hence the name 'ZF-I'. It features locking screws to set apertures and focus at fixed position so that people can use the lenses to make really precise measurements and comparisons.

Optically, it's essentially the same as the ZF/ZE/ZS/ZK lenses. However, it has a chrome finish on the body, most likely to differentiate it from the mainstream series.

The short article here might explain it better than I can

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2007/11/8/zeisszfi



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 21578
Country: Canada

Here's an Auto Mamiya/Sekor 21mm f/4 SX lens that I just received, and a sample image from a 5DII, 1/800 sec, f/8, ISO 200. It's very sharp in the centre, less sharp at the edges.

The first photo shows the 21mm f/4 SX mounted on a 5DII, followed by an example full image, resized to 800 x 533. The next photo is an edge crop from a 2000px x 1333px version of the same image, to illustrate how the edge region looks on an image sized for display on a large, high resolution monitor. The third image is a 100% crop of this edge region. The entire image would proably be just fine for 8" x 12" prints, but the edges aren't so great when pixel peeping.

The 5DII mirror hangs on the shroud around the rear element for subject distances of from about 5m to infinity (about 1/3 of the focus ring range). The mirror releases fast & easy when you set the focus distance to about 5m.

The Mamiya/Sekor SX mount has an aperture ring overhang, or raised edge, of about 1.5mm that has to be ground off before you can get infinity focus on a standard M42 adapter, as shown in the last photo.



weezintrumpete
Registered: May 18, 2005
Total Posts: 2278
Country: United States



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15971
Country: Germany

Going for broke, eh? There is no tomorrow, do it today!



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1375
Country: Poland

SMC Pentax M 28/2.8,Takumar Bayonet 135/2.5,Canon FD 135/2.5 SC,Rokkor MC 28/2.8, (second),MD 28/3.5,Rokkor MC PG 50/1.4 (second),Sigma Mini Wide II 28/2.8,Cosina AF Macro 100/3.5 Nikon.I was 5 minutes too late to buy 58/1.2 MC Rokkor for only 190 Euro Too bad.



crazeazn
Registered: Jul 16, 2005
Total Posts: 1730
Country: United States

Toha wrote:
Love the images produced by this lens and it's my most expensive (alt) manual focus lens >_<. I reckon it's worth it though and the fact that it's a ZF-I makes it all the more special.







wait how is that silver?


Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
Total Posts: 3301
Country: Czech Republic

Apparently "I" are silver.. Or at least this type is. They could do regular in silver too, would match some cams nicely.. (true, mostly film cams, still worth it).



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15971
Country: Germany







XsigmaSD
Registered: Mar 15, 2006
Total Posts: 486
Country: United States

^^ Was it a software update that bricked your camera? ^^



crazeazn
Registered: Jul 16, 2005
Total Posts: 1730
Country: United States

carstenw wrote:





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Taylor Sherman
Registered: Mar 26, 2012
Total Posts: 1190
Country: United States

Toha wrote:
Love the images produced by this lens and it's my most expensive (alt) manual focus lens >_<. I reckon it's worth it though and the fact that it's a ZF-I makes it all the more special.







Sweet! I'd not heard of those. Now I covet them!


LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5144
Country: Canada

Taylor Sherman wrote:
Toha wrote:
Love the images produced by this lens and it's my most expensive (alt) manual focus lens >_<. I reckon it's worth it though and the fact that it's a ZF-I makes it all the more special.







Sweet! I'd not heard of those. Now I covet them!
It does look pretty.


carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15971
Country: Germany

XsigmaSD wrote:
^^ Was it a software update that bricked your camera? ^^


Hehe, it is a chocolate sculpture Or, was...



bellyface
Registered: Mar 17, 2003
Total Posts: 5098
Country: United States

nice compact pentax super takumar 50mm 1.4 screw mount from the mid 60's. Very well balanced on the fuji X-E1


mid 60's radioactive lens by bellyface, on Flickr


mars by bellyface, on Flickr



weezintrumpete
Registered: May 18, 2005
Total Posts: 2278
Country: United States

A Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 in Exatka mount. I had to modify the mount a little bit in order for it to clear the mirror on my 6D. Only had to take off ~0.009".



AlexanderR
Registered: Feb 21, 2010
Total Posts: 245
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: 3656
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



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