What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
Total Posts: 960
Country: United States

Peire wrote:
plasticmotif wrote:
The Hexanon 57 1.4 and 1.2 are pretty great too.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1009301


Thanks. .57/1.2 prices are so high that I would not buy one without trying it out myself.The same refers to 85/1.8.But 57/1.4 seems to be pretty cheap so I can take a risk.



http://forum.mflenses.com/konica-hexanon-ar-1-4-57-nex-7-t45819,highlight,%2Bhexanon.html

samples!



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

Thank you plasticmotif.I spot this thread by our FM earlier this day.Good to know the lens does pretty well with demanding NEX7 sensor.I look around to find some nice 57/1,4 or 50/1.4.

Meanwhile I bought Hexanon 28/3.5 EE,the older,black,full metal version,with 7/7 optical construction,giving up it's newer 5/5 incarnation.

From my experience with old alt lenses without special (i.e. asph,ED,ect) glass, it is quite clear,that more complex optical construction has usually better overall IQ compared with newer,simplified design.
















































AbramG
Registered: Jan 31, 2006
Total Posts: 2898
Country: United States

I just picked up a Nikon 55mm f/2.8 AI-S which would be considered Alternative on my 5DmkII



CronoDL
Registered: Jul 21, 2011
Total Posts: 179
Country: United States

I took delivery of a Nikon Series E 50mm 1.8 yesterday. With the Metabones Speed Booster and my NEX-6, I've now got a nice sharp 50mm with a full frame look in a very small package. I'm very satisfied with the whole package, since I've really missed the full frame look after selling my 5D2 last year.



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5886
Country: Canada

Crono, please post some shots from that setup. Thanks.



dcad10
Registered: Aug 26, 2008
Total Posts: 305
Country: United States

Vivitar Series One 90-180mm flat field macro zoom.



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5886
Country: Canada

rollei 50/1.8 (qbm)
schneider kreuznach 50/2.8 (Diax b mount)14 blade iris
Isco-Gottingen Isconar 50/2.8 (Exakta)
EDIT
here's a Diax camera
https://sites.google.com/site/cameraclassics/diax-ia-and-diax-iib
http://www.leitzmuseum.org/CameraMakes/Diax/diax.html



lsutigerfan
Registered: Jun 25, 2012
Total Posts: 867
Country: N/A

That would be a Tokina 28-70/2.6-2.8 AT-X Pro II. Bought it about 6 months ago & sold it a few months back but it was excellent glass. Wish I'd kept it longer.



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

lsutigerfan wrote:
That would be a Tokina 28-70/2.6-2.8 AT-X Pro II. Bought it about 6 months ago & sold it a few months back but it was excellent glass. Wish I'd kept it longer.



Yes.A great lens.Angenieux zoom emulation.I used to have 3 copies in the film times.It should work well on digital.

It is snowing outside and everything around is white.Looking through the window I think it's Christmas,not Easter.Hunting for new lenses I've just acquired Hexanon 50/1.4 EE to complement my Konica lineup.This lens is very well regarded.



mcbroomf
Registered: Mar 18, 2003
Total Posts: 3574
Country: United States

Vivitar 70-150/3.8 macro (1 touch) for Nikon. Lovely little lens that came with the 2x converter as well.

Minolta 35-70 3.5 macro. No idea if true but I read this is one of the Minolta lenses that was made at the time Minolta were working with Leica and is supposed to have a performance that supports the claim. It should be possible to remove a tab under the mount ring to keep the aperture open fully at wider settings. It stops down a lot @35mm to maintain 3.5 so if nothing else it may be easier to focus.

Mike



ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1356
Country: United States

Canon 50mm Macro FD 3.5
This image taken at F16 on a Nex 5N. The corner sharpness is amazing on this inexpensive lens.



Snopchenko
Registered: May 19, 2010
Total Posts: 3450
Country: Russia

Tokina 17/3.5 from another FMer. Though so far I didn't really have the time to do a proper evaluation, it looks really good.



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
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Country: United States

This guy:








jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 28212
Country: Canada

Nice, Jordan.

I just picked up a CZ 100-300/4.5-5.6 C/Y, soon to be Leitaxed.



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

mcbroomf wrote:
Vivitar 70-150/3.8 macro (1 touch) for Nikon. Lovely little lens that came with the 2x converter as well.

Minolta 35-70 3.5 macro.No idea if true but I read this is one of the Minolta lenses that was made at the time Minolta were working with Leica and is supposed to have a performance that supports the claim. It should be possible to remove a tab under the mount ring to keep the aperture open fully at wider settings. It stops down a lot @35mm to maintain 3.5 so if nothing else it may be easier to focus.

Mike


It is true.The purest Minolta/Leica is the one without macro function,but having both I prefer macro version - lighter,close focusing and a tad better colours/contrast.



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

jcolwell wrote:
Nice, Jordan.

I just picked up a CZ 100-300/4.5-5.6 C/Y, soon to be Leitaxed.


Are there any CZ 100-300/CY available in the universe without zoom play?



cavewalker
Registered: Dec 27, 2008
Total Posts: 317
Country: Germany


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Summilux-M 1.4/75 by Urmelchen, on Flickr



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 28212
Country: Canada

jcolwell wrote:
I just picked up a CZ 100-300/4.5-5.6 C/Y, soon to be Leitaxed.

Peire wrote:
Are there any CZ 100-300/CY available in the universe without zoom play?

Do you mean what I call "zoom creep", where the lens self-extends while pointing down?



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

Or do you mean "breathing", where the focal length reduces as you focus closer?



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 28212
Country: Canada

Or where the outside tube of the lens wiggles around a little bit, over the internal tube/focus helical?



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