What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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bkwphoto
Registered: Oct 25, 2010
Total Posts: 216
Country: United States

Tamron adaptall -2 300 2.8 model 60B and 2x converter. Should be interesting on my E-PL5.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5854
Country: United States

I've been researching Fuji's lenses since I've never shot with any of them (except for playing with an X100 and X-E1 in a camera shop) so I decided to pick up an EBC 35/2.8 in M42 to try out on the a99 and an EBC X 55/1.6 for the NEXs.



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5150
Country: Canada

Was trying out the M 50 Lux Asph & 90 APO Asph today, I think I want them bad... Help!
I think all my Canon gear is going up for consignment, that should cover the cost.



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

I recently got a Tamron 28/2.5 Adaptall to use on my 5D and had to wait 2 weeks for the adapter to arrive pfft!

Also waiting for an Olympus-Canon adapter for a fungus-infected Vivitar Kiron 28/2 which I dismantled and cleaned (too bad the coating on a small area almost smack center on the rear element had been eaten away). It's another week of waiting for the adapter :/



arstein
Registered: Feb 26, 2002
Total Posts: 106
Country: United States

Olympus Pen Ft 40/1.4


http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UluYLHG3QyA/UhmOOQcj7EI/AAAAAAAABzM/_CEJqgKsr_Y/w958-h639-no/13+-+1



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
Total Posts: 10799
Country: United States

I have a Canon FD 85/1.8 coming in either Friday or Monday. Basically, I'm hoping it'll replace my Contax G 90/2.8 Sonnar on my Fuji. The Sonnar's a great lens, but I'm looking for something faster that also isn't much larger, and the FD fits the bill. Hopefully the optics are up to snuff.



JohnJ
Registered: Jul 09, 2005
Total Posts: 2007
Country: Australia

LightShow wrote:
Was trying out the M 50 Lux Asph & 90 APO Asph today, I think I want them bad... Help!
I think all my Canon gear is going up for consignment, that should cover the cost.


Been there done that. Walked in with a bag full of Nikon. Walked out with one Leica lens (180/2.0).



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15973
Country: Germany

How long until you had a camera for it?

I did end up getting the polarizer for mine, btw, but I haven't had a chance to try it out yet...



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
Total Posts: 9300
Country: Japan

arstein wrote:
Olympus Pen Ft 40/1.4


http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UluYLHG3QyA/UhmOOQcj7EI/AAAAAAAABzM/_CEJqgKsr_Y/w958-h639-no/13+-+1



Hey!

You're getting rooked!

You're paying for a lens and getting an old man in a funny hat.

- Let the buyer beware...



arstein
Registered: Feb 26, 2002
Total Posts: 106
Country: United States

He might be old but he's sharp and his background is wonderful.



JohnJ
Registered: Jul 09, 2005
Total Posts: 2007
Country: Australia

carstenw wrote:
How long until you had a camera for it?
...


Actually, the 180/2 was (about) my 5th Leica lens so I was already kitted up with several bodies. My 'first', and you always remember your 'first', was the R 80 that I still have and it did take a while before I found a decent body, back in the days before Evilbay and the Internet. Of course now you can buy almost anything and have it on your doorstep in a few days/weeks.

carstenw wrote:
...I did end up getting the polarizer for mine, btw, but I haven't had a chance to try it out yet...


Excellent. Hope you're happy with it.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1379
Country: Poland

LightShow wrote:
Was trying out the M 50 Lux Asph & 90 APO Asph today, I think I want them bad... Help!
I think all my Canon gear is going up for consignment, that should cover the cost.


You won't be the first and the last.I have left one Canon FF and one Canon APS-C body only to be able to use my ZE Zeiss lenses.All EF lenses are gone/replaced by Zeiss Z.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1379
Country: Poland

freaklikeme wrote:
I've been researching Fuji's lenses since I've never shot with any of them (except for playing with an X100 and X-E1 in a camera shop) so I decided to pick up an EBC 35/2.8 in M42 to try out on the a99 and an EBC X 55/1.6 for the NEXs.


Both seem to be decent lenses.I dont' have them yet,but my experience so far with m42 28/3.5,55/1.8 and 135/3.5 are very positive.



bkwphoto
Registered: Oct 25, 2010
Total Posts: 216
Country: United States

Got my Tamron Adaptall2 300 2.8 model 60b. It is a heavy beast but still usable hand held, the IBIS on the E-PL5 works good. First shots on tripod. Still getting used to this thing.



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
Total Posts: 10799
Country: United States

Nice. I had the AF version of this lens for Canon, and it was very good. Some PF on high contrast subjects, but otherwise great.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5854
Country: United States

Peire wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
I've been researching Fuji's lenses since I've never shot with any of them (except for playing with an X100 and X-E1 in a camera shop) so I decided to pick up an EBC 35/2.8 in M42 to try out on the a99 and an EBC X 55/1.6 for the NEXs.


Both seem to be decent lenses.I dont' have them yet,but my experience so far with m42 28/3.5,55/1.8 and 135/3.5 are very positive.


How's the build quality overall on your Fujis? I couldn't find anything locally so I've never even held them. Fortunately they were cheap enough that it didn't matter but since the 35 is coming from Canada and the 55 from GB, I won't get to handle either of another week or so.



bkwphoto
Registered: Oct 25, 2010
Total Posts: 216
Country: United States

Thanks Jman,

This is really the most affordable way ( $649 from KEH) for me to get into a lens like this. Certainly can't afford the thousands that canons and Nikons go for. Although auto focus would be nice. Focusing this beast in a timely manner is going to take a lot of practice.



U.C.
Registered: May 25, 2008
Total Posts: 635
Country: Netherlands

@bkwphoto: nice green monster you got there. Nice pictures too.

This one came in today

Zeiss Makro Planar 50mm f/2 by Universal Creations, on Flickr



twoeye
Registered: Jan 14, 2011
Total Posts: 446
Country: Norway

twoeye wrote:
Leica Summarit-M f2.5/50mm for use on my EOS M as a small&short tele complement to the RX1. Guess I will have to check out Magic Lantern for the EOS M to improve manual focus handling.








EOS M with EF-M 22mm pancake as reference. The Summarit is compact but not really lightweight. The lens is solidly built, the Fotodiox Pro adapter is really tight and the complete package feels sturdy. Samples.


Krosavcheg
Registered: Apr 10, 2006
Total Posts: 2715
Country: Japan

EBC Fujinon 150/4.5



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