What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5535
Country: United States

Not a lens, but I'm going to confess it here anyway. My offer on a GXR + A12 M + EVF-2 was just accepted. My curiosity hit a happy intersection with the dramatically falling prices.



Krosavcheg
Registered: Apr 10, 2006
Total Posts: 2689
Country: Japan

Samyang 14/2.8. So far so good..



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4895
Country: Canada

Contax G 45
& Rokkor 55/1.7 for the transplant.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1279
Country: Poland

Mint :Nikon 180/2.8 ED AIS,Canon FDn 50/1.4,49mm Rokkors 28/2.8+50/1.7.
Exc++ Rokkor MC 85/1.7.

LightShow-lucky you to be able to transplant G45 optics into the body of the Rokkor 55/1.7.Dream combination!



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4895
Country: Canada

Thanks, when I seen that sebboh had been able to do it, I really, really wanted that setup.
I've also been wondering if the 45 will fit in the MC 50/3.5 macro body, I'll have to investigate when I get the 45, if it fits, the 1.7 will be for the future G28 I plan on getting soon.



Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 1416
Country: Germany

i just won an auction for a minolta x-700 paired with a 50/1.7 and a Minolta 500/8RF, now i can take nice shots of the moon



plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
Total Posts: 833
Country: United States

Got another Rokkor 58/1.2 coming. Other copy was returned and refunded.

It should be here tomorrow!



naturephoto1
Registered: Nov 09, 2005
Total Posts: 1545
Country: United States

plasticmotif wrote:
Got another Rokkor 58/1.2 coming. Other copy was returned and refunded.

It should be here tomorrow!


The surface and inside of this one looks good from the photo. Hopefully you won't have any issues or problems.

Rich



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4895
Country: Canada

Looks ok to me too.

What didn't I buy last night...
Contax RF to NEX adapter
Industar 61 Contax RF mount
Helios 103 Contax RF mount
2 Leica helicoids & mounts(LTM)90mm &135mm, I'm thinking that the Contax G 90 may fit in one of them preferably the 90.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1279
Country: Poland

Phillip Reeve wrote:
i just won an auction for a minolta x-700 paired with a 50/1.7 and a Minolta 500/8RF, now i can take nice shots of the moon

500/8 is a nice lens for a mirror.It was also produced for Leica R once upon the time.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1279
Country: Poland

plasticmotif wrote:
Got another Rokkor 58/1.2 coming. Other copy was returned and refunded.

It should be here tomorrow!


I think I have to buy it soon.This is the only interesting Rokkor that I dont' have so far.



plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
Total Posts: 833
Country: United States

Got the lens. A small undescribed problem is the rubber focus ring is loose.

The glass is dusty but immaculate. I think it's a keeper!



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4895
Country: Canada

I assume the rubber is loose on the focus ring, Is it stretched or just not glued to it?
Cleaning the glass should be easy, just use caution when putting tools near the glass.
Oh, and congrats.



plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
Total Posts: 833
Country: United States

It's just stretched. I may try putting it in boiling water to shrink it a bit.



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 2626
Country: United States

80lux.

Now my trinity Lux R are 'partially' finished.('partial' here because my 50lux is an older version)

Dream about 50lux E60. Life is good with dream



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1279
Country: Poland

Konica Hexanon AR 100/2.8 - on the way.

I found Hexanons to be sharp with much lower than average CAs and very neutral colour rendition on the NEX5N/7.

Hexanon AR 24/2.8AE is soft and dreamy wo but at f5.6 is sharp in the centre and reasonably sharp in the corners.It has very low level of CAs compared to other 24-25mm lenses that I've got ,save Distagon 25/2.8 ZF.

Hexanon 35/2.8 EE is sharp in the center wo and soft in corners,but stopped to f4 it gets sharp across the frame and has also very low level of CAs.

Hexanons 50/1.7 and 50/3.5 are sharp wo and very sharp at f5.6 with negligible CAs.

I expect 100/2.8 Hex to behave the same.I'm considering purchase of 40/1.8,135/2.5 and older 28/3.5EE.They seem to be very good performers as well.



plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
Total Posts: 833
Country: United States

The Hexanon 57 1.4 and 1.2 are pretty great too.

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



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1279
Country: Poland

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.



plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
Total Posts: 833
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: 1279
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.
















































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