What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1322
Country: Poland

MD 35/1.8 has one lens less compared to HH.As it is a case with MD 24/2.8 49mm vs MC W.Rokkor SI 24/2.8 ,I expect inferior performance i.e. lack of crispness.

BTW: FD 50/1.4 chrome nose I received today has SSC coating indeed,though not stated.Heavier and nicer to play with compared to SSC 50/1.4 and the same very good IQ



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10573
Country: United States

Peire wrote:
MD 35/1.8 has one lens less compared to HH.As it is a case with MD 24/2.8 49mm vs MC W.Rokkor SI 24/2.8 ,I expect inferior performance i.e. lack of crispness.



tbh, i found the 49mm filter MD 24/2.8 to be sharper and have more microcontrast in the center than the MC on aps-c (the smaller lens had more vignetting too). i'm kinda hoping the same will be true of the 35/1.8s.



mann_p
Registered: Feb 23, 2008
Total Posts: 107
Country: Australia

I recently found a Mamiya 135/2.8 in m42 mount. I had to sand down the aperture ring otherwise I wouldn't be able to turn it. It's quite sharp wide open. Purple fringing isn't too bad too


Mamiya/Sekor 135mm f/2.8 by Mann_Perete, on Flickr



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5033
Country: Canada

Peire wrote:
BTW: FD 50/1.4 chrome nose I received today has SSC coating indeed,though not stated.Heavier and nicer to play with compared to SSC 50/1.4 and the same very good IQ

I wonder if your chrome nose is a late version which received the coating upgrade prior to the switch to SSC branded lenses, or someone swapped elements for some reason....
My chrome nose 50/1.4 is definitely an SC lens.



jay tieger
Registered: Oct 11, 2006
Total Posts: 1739
Country: United States

Found at a pawn shop: Nikon FE, Vivitar Series1 (Komine) 70-210/2.8-4, and Vivitar Series1 (Komine) 28-90/2.8-3.5...

The body works, the long zoom works...the wide-angle has oil on the leaves that prevents auto-shutdown from F2.8 but on the Canon the aperture closes manually just fine...a perfect fit....














jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20893
Country: Canada

Nice lenses. I never could decide which I liked better; the Series 1 70-210/2.8-4 Macro VMC [Komine] or the Series 1 70-210/3.5 Macro VMC [Kino]. I think the Komine had slightly better IQ, but the Kino was super tank! (I think this came up a few pages back in time.)



CVickery
Registered: May 14, 2004
Total Posts: 2588
Country: Canada

Leica Summicron R 50/2 with a R8 for a rear cap

Now I need to find an adapter so I can check it out on the 5DII.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1322
Country: Poland

LightShow wrote:
Peire wrote:
BTW: FD 50/1.4 chrome nose I received today has SSC coating indeed,though not stated.Heavier and nicer to play with compared to SSC 50/1.4 and the same very good IQ

I wonder if your chrome nose is a late version which received the coating upgrade prior to the switch to SSC branded lenses, or someone swapped elements for some reason....
My chrome nose 50/1.4 is definitely an SC lens.


I compared front and rear lenses of the chrome and regular SSC and colour of coatings look the same as did quick test results.But who knows,maybe some nasty dwarves have swapped some lenses....



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1322
Country: Poland

My 24/2.8 MD copy was flaring even when there was a window on the side,not in view of the lens.Strangely,when I put Hoya UV HMC super on it the amount of flare has decreased significantly.Flaring was the main reason of reselling.

Center and corner sharpness was comparable with 24/2.8 MC W.Rokkor SI.I did not noticed microcontrast difference, but my other MC W Rokkor 24/2.8 (without SI) was sharper in corners tiny bit.

I have never spotted any direct comparison between 35/1.8 MD and MC,but the ones who had used it ,reported it was a decent lens.



Shuko
Registered: Mar 09, 2008
Total Posts: 353
Country: Finland

Bought a Minolta MC Fish-Eye Rokkor-OK 16/2.8 for NEX6.



bdickers
Registered: May 23, 2003
Total Posts: 942
Country: United States

Zeiss Touit 12mm for my Fuji X-E1, and soon X-M1. It's a Zeiss lens, not much I can add.



jay tieger
Registered: Oct 11, 2006
Total Posts: 1739
Country: United States

jcolwell wrote:
Nice lenses. I never could decide which I liked better; the Series 1 70-210/2.8-4 Macro VMC [Komine] or the Series 1 70-210/3.5 Macro VMC [Kino]. I think the Komine had slightly better IQ, but the Kino was super tank! (I think this came up a few pages back in time.)


Yes...(I think this came up a few pages back in time.)....that was ALSO ME....very strange/serendipity...I hadn't been on gear forums for a while...to avoid GAS lust, esp. regarding the newly issued 35mm-formfactor sensor bods...then I happen on to a couple of MF forums and read about the Series 1, and that very week I find the Kino, and 3 weeks later I find the Komine versions of the 70-210...pristine samples at that...

Both render color and contrast VERY well....as good as I've experienced with my Nikkors....VERY surprised, very pleased...these are my 1st MF zoom lenses and I'm happy to have found them...

After shooting with them I've concluded that the heavier Kino "fits" me better...it's heft is steadier in my hands and (for some unexplained reason) it's easier on my eye's ability to focus...IQ-wise I see no significant difference, any being more a factor of ME and my technique rather than with the technology...

Interestingly, I found the MF more useful in the "wild" where branches, leaves, grass all confuse AF's ability to identify what I want in focus...MF is much quicker/more accurate for me...perhaps if I had pro-bodies and pro-lenses their AF would be better in the dense brush of the woods...but for me the MF works just fine...



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20893
Country: Canada

Are you going to try the other three variants?

http://www.robertstech.com/vivitar.htm



jay tieger
Registered: Oct 11, 2006
Total Posts: 1739
Country: United States

Well, Jc, I don't actively search out gear...THAT would too easy....I just have fun finding them at thrifts and pawnshops...almost forgot another of this week's finds: Olympus Zuiko 200F4...and I look forward to comparing it to my 2 Nikkor 200/F4 lenses the Q and AIS versions.







jaehoppa
Registered: Feb 15, 2009
Total Posts: 1306
Country: United States

c/y distagon 35/1.4 converted to Contax N mount



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20893
Country: Canada

X marks the spot.



rico
Registered: Jul 13, 2003
Total Posts: 3863
Country: United States

jaehoppa wrote:
c/y distagon 35/1.4 converted to Contax N mount

Sounds morally wrong, somehow. Did you not consider the Contax AX?



Krosavcheg
Registered: Apr 10, 2006
Total Posts: 2706
Country: Japan

CV58/1.4
CV40/2
ZF35/2
Just picked up...



twoeye
Registered: Jan 14, 2011
Total Posts: 409
Country: Norway

EF-M 11-22 f/4-5,6 IS STM - not really alt., but part of my alt. setup, somehow...



jaehoppa
Registered: Feb 15, 2009
Total Posts: 1306
Country: United States

rico wrote:
jaehoppa wrote:
c/y distagon 35/1.4 converted to Contax N mount

Sounds morally wrong, somehow. Did you not consider the Contax AX?


I have a Contax N digital and N1 (film) and wanted a 35mm lens and this guy in korea was selling it already converted so I bought it Not a combo you see everyday but they are both Contax

some shots taken with this combo.



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