What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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SoulNibbler
Registered: Oct 12, 2012
Total Posts: 346
Country: Austria

contas wrote:
I just ordered Mamiya RZ67 50mm ULD for my landscapes, I know it's not a Zeiss but I saw some very good images from it and maybe it's the only WA has ULD, so I decided to jump in.I will DIY the mount for Sigma or maybe for Canon also (FFD = 105mm).The image is borrowed:



Strange! that lens has a focusing barrel... odd for an RZ.



contas
Registered: Jul 21, 2010
Total Posts: 1051
Country: Vietnam

I paralelly ordered helicoid adaptor35-90mm m42-m42 and m42-SA adaptor and 3 EF AF confirm chips for this pure mechanical project.If the images is as good as expected, I might think about T/S adaptor also,but certaintly it's 2nd choice.
The blue ring causes an attractive look, but until now, I haven't known what is it for?.I read somewhere that for floating elements adjustment, like fine tuning, after focusing?.
Interesting that Mamiya user maynot know well about Mamiya products in the whole, not like Zeiss or Leica generations.



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

SoulNibbler wrote:
Strange! that lens has a focusing barrel... odd for an RZ.


The bottom ring is for locking the lens to the camera, and the blue ring is for moving the floating group. Since the focusing is normally done from the body, there is no way for the lens itself to move the floating group, so you must focus twice, transferring the distance from body to lens.



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5887
Country: Canada

Just added a Topcor 50/2 LTM to my collection, I read a few recommendations on the RF forum that says its a good performer, I guess I'll see soon.



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

Mint Rokkor MD 50/1.2.



ocean2059
Registered: Jul 16, 2008
Total Posts: 730
Country: United States

Rokkor - PG 58mm /1.2 converted to Sony A mount.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 28227
Country: Canada

Here's a nice SMC Pentax-M 400mm f/5.6 lens that I picked up yesterday through my local Kijiji. It's on my Fujifilm X-Pro 1, using three stacked adapters; (i) Pentax-EOS, (ii) EOS-LM, and (iii) LM-FX. The first two photos show the gear. The third photo shows the scene taken with a 24mm lens, with a small red rectangle to highlight the FOV shown in the fourth photo, which is the full scene from the X-Pro 1 + SMCP-M 400/5.6, at f/8. This fourth image is the RAF RAW file from ACR, lightly touched for exposure and USM using PS CS6. In this case, the lightly PP'ed RAW file looks better than the SOOC jpeg file, using camera defaults.



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5887
Country: Canada

Looks god Jim.



plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
Total Posts: 960
Country: United States

Why so many adapters? Looks good anyway!



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 28227
Country: Canada

Thanks guys. I'll probably pick up an EOS-FX adapter soon. Too bad there isn't a Leitax solution for Pentax to EOS, or even Fotodiox Pro...



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




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

I am curious what you think of the image quality compared to the old X100. Everything else is better without argument, I guess.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 28227
Country: Canada

carstenw wrote:
I am curious what you think of the image quality compared to the old X100. Everything else is better without argument, I guess.


Me too.



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

Zeiss 25 2.8 ZF and Sigma 35 1.4... what an exciting weekend! Though cameraless



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

Konica Hexanon AR 85/1.8 AE - they say it is even better than the excellent Hexanon 100/2.8 that I already have.We'll see

And another Hexanon 40/1.8 - so cheap and so good that having two just in case is not obtrusive.

BTW:Rokkor 50/1.2 is really a very special lens - after today's shootout I found that it's colours and image "plasticity" speak to me louder than those of MC PG Rokkor 50/1.4 which was till now my favourite MD standard.And it's perfectly usable/sharp at f 1.2.



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

Well, my RZ67 90mm with the scratch is going back. Too bad, I tried it once, and love the results, but the guy just wouldn't budge on the price, which was too high even without a scratch, but with, it was just ludicrous.

If anyone know where I might find a nice 90 for a decent price in Europe, I am all ears.



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 12608
Country: United States

Peire wrote:
BTW:Rokkor 50/1.2 is really a very special lens - after today's shootout I found that it's colours and image "plasticity" speak to me louder than those of MC PG Rokkor 50/1.4 which was till now my favourite MD standard.And it's perfectly usable/sharp at f 1.2.


it's a pretty awesome lens, i sorely miss it. it's big weaknesses are hexagons stopped down and loCA. it can have some pretty funky bokeh wide open too, but sometimes i liked that.



contas
Registered: Jul 21, 2010
Total Posts: 1051
Country: Vietnam

Thanks Carstenw for blue ring/floating group explanation - My Apo-Makro-Planar also has FLE but it seems to work automatically.



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

sebboh wrote:
Peire wrote:
BTW:Rokkor 50/1.2 is really a very special lens - after today's shootout I found that it's colours and image "plasticity" speak to me louder than those of MC PG Rokkor 50/1.4 which was till now my favourite MD standard.And it's perfectly usable/sharp at f 1.2.


it's a pretty awesome lens, i sorely miss it. it's big weaknesses are hexagons stopped down and loCA. it can have some pretty funky bokeh wide open too, but sometimes i liked that.


Yes.It can show some hexagons in more or less contrasty lighting,but in even lighting boheh is smooth and it is sharp wide open

NEX5N+Rokkor MD 50/1.2 at f1.2







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

contas wrote:
Thanks Carstenw for blue ring/floating group explanation - My Apo-Makro-Planar also has FLE but it seems to work automatically.


Most lenses do, there is one or more helicoids inside to move them, but not the lenses without helicoids, like Mamiya RB and RZ.



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