What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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Kingfishphoto
Registered: Nov 26, 2005
Total Posts: 7406
Country: United States

Oh look what i found at yesterdays local flea market - two Focotar lenses attached to a Focomat 11a enlarger, for $10.00 . I may be the only kid in North America with a mobile darkroom consisting of a Toyota Camry with a Leitz Focomat in its trunk. Talk about a heavy mama Two Canon FD normals turned up also.
Harry Palmer



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

Nice catch! So, are you setting up a darkroom?



perost
Registered: Mar 16, 2013
Total Posts: 52
Country: Sweden

I got an aus Jena 135/3.5 lens last week, manufactured some time between 1967 and 1970. The focus ring was very stiff and grinding, so I took it apart and greased it. It was very educational, and amazingly it now works fine (I posted some shots with it yesterday in the NEX thread).

Here's a shot of it mostly disassembled. Sensitive photographers beware


NEX-7 with Sigma 30/2.8



Kingfishphoto
Registered: Nov 26, 2005
Total Posts: 7406
Country: United States

carstenw wrote:
Nice catch! So, are you setting up a darkroom?

Hi Carsten.
I believe ill donate it, unless some one wants to purchase it or the lenses. In Tucson, AZ , at the University of Arizona- is the Center For Creative Photography. This was started by their president, whom my brother knows. Iam moving back to Arizona as a result of recently loosing my wife of 57 years. My brother has been on the faculty staff at UofA for 46 years. He and the ex-pres are friends and this might be a worthy addition to the center. Di you ever remove all the elements from that vivitar 2x converter ? I just did a Nikon mount one, and it seemed a bit different that the Canon one. Still it worked ok and works well on my Nikon lenses. No more dark room for me
Take care
Harry Palmer



jctriguy
Registered: Oct 04, 2004
Total Posts: 1757
Country: Canada

Just picked up a Mamiya 645 500mm 5.6 lens from the original owner (over 25yrs old!). Haven't had a chance to use it yet but looks in near new condition. Came with original Mamiya UV filter, metal cap and leather hard case.





(sorry for the bad quality lighting...didn't have a chance to get a good shot)



zlgragg
Registered: Jan 17, 2013
Total Posts: 434
Country: United States

Minolta Rokkor 45mm f/2
cheap, small, sharp
surprisingly good

(I bought it on FM for $35 shipped.)



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

@Perost: from my bitter experiences while disassembling a lens must on a big towel, or in a big biscuit can, if don't want to spent 20 mins looking for a ball, a spring or a screw with your buttock up.



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

Kingfishphoto wrote:
I believe ill donate it, unless some one wants to purchase it or the lenses. In Tucson, AZ , at the University of Arizona- is the Center For Creative Photography. This was started by their president, whom my brother knows. Iam moving back to Arizona as a result of recently loosing my wife of 57 years. My brother has been on the faculty staff at UofA for 46 years. He and the ex-pres are friends and this might be a worthy addition to the center.


Sounds like a good plan to move back. Must be quite disorienting to be alone again after so long. I hope it goes well.

I hope that they can use the equipment. From what I hear, more schools are shutting down darkrooms than opening them.

Di you ever remove all the elements from that vivitar 2x converter ? I just did a Nikon mount one, and it seemed a bit different that the Canon one. Still it worked ok and works well on my Nikon lenses.

Yes I did! I have a post about it here:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/982966/100#11167550



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

contas wrote:
@Perost: from my bitter experiences while disassembling a lens must on a big towel, or in a big biscuit can, if don't want to spent 20 mins looking for a ball, a spring or a screw with your buttock up.

I work on my lenses on a microfiber cloth that I won't use on glass anymore, it keeps the little things from bouncing if they fall off the lens, and protects the elements if that happens to them too.
To store the parts and have an idea what order they were removed, I use a bunch of jello pudding containers and nest them, I remove some screws and place them in a container, and then nest the next one which seals the first, it's the best solution I can think of to manage tiny parts that can disappear faster than you can blink an eye.



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

Well, I broke down and ordered a NIB Mamiya RZ67 90mm f/3.5 directly from the horse's mouth, Japan. A little more expensive, but surprisingly not excessively so.



SoulNibbler
Registered: Oct 12, 2012
Total Posts: 347
Country: Austria

jctriguy wrote:
Just picked up a Mamiya 645 500mm 5.6 lens from the original owner (over 25yrs old!). Haven't had a chance to use it yet but looks in near new condition. Came with original Mamiya UV filter, metal cap and leather hard case.





(sorry for the bad quality lighting...didn't have a chance to get a good shot)


I'm hoping you tell me that the lens is lack/luster on 35mm sensors. There is one in my area that keeps taunting me.



jctriguy
Registered: Oct 04, 2004
Total Posts: 1757
Country: Canada

SoulNibbler wrote:
I'm hoping you tell me that the lens is lack/luster on 35mm sensors. There is one in my area that keeps taunting me.


Well...it has some wicked CA on almost all the shots I've tried so far. It is huge and heavy and has a fairly stiff focus ring.

But...the CA comes out nicely in lightroom, the weight is fine on a tripod and video/gimbal head and if you don't use it for fast changing subjects the focus speed is fine. For $350 I think it was a great buy!!

A few from today. No wildlife around so I shot some super-tele landscapes


IMG_1704.jpg by J Cunningham, on Flickr



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

My first Mamiya lens is home, strangely it's huge and heavy !!!But sure it's high quality lens .See M50mm f/4.5 ULD outsizes my Sigma SD1.






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

These lenses almost cover 7x7cm, so it isn't too surprising that they are so large.



kahren
Registered: Aug 12, 2005
Total Posts: 1236
Country: United States

FDn 17/4 and 35/2, to be used with speedbooster on nex



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

Not my photo, but I just ordered the wotancraft paratrooper! I was torn between the Hadley small and this, but ultimately the paratrooper is more my style.



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 12610
Country: United States

not new, but i finally found a body for my contax g 45mm that i'm completely happy with:





now to get back to the g28 conversion...



Kingfishphoto
Registered: Nov 26, 2005
Total Posts: 7406
Country: United States

This weeks flea market find , a Rokkor-X PF 50MM F1.7 lens, with a SRT 102 rear lens cap .
Harry Palmer



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

Looks nice, I hope to be happy soon too.



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

Found a nice condition "Pantie Kilar". How can you go wrong for a $1/mm
http://www.pentaconsix.com/ptk.htm







Wide open at 6'






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