What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 14915
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: 4796
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: 1164
Country: Poland

Mint Rokkor MD 50/1.2.



ocean2059
Registered: Jul 16, 2008
Total Posts: 534
Country: United States

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



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 19148
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
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Country: Canada

Looks god Jim.



plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
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Country: United States

Why so many adapters? Looks good anyway!



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
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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
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carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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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
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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: 1727
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: 1164
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: 14915
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: 9687
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
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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: 1164
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: 14915
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.



Kingfishphoto
Registered: Nov 26, 2005
Total Posts: 6720
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: 14915
Country: Germany

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



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