What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5853
Country: United States

buggz2k wrote:
I got a great deal on one from an FM'r here a while back, I love mine!
I've been thinking of getting the Ed Mika conversion for EOS...

Here's one from FujiFilm X-E1 and Canon FD 500/4.5 L
A HUGE crop, the hummer is no bigger than my thumb.
Low light, after the rains, ISO 1600, yeah noisy, shrug.
Low shutter speed too, 100.
Hard to focus, anywho, enough complaining...
freaklikeme wrote:
I won an eBay auction for a Canon FD 500/4.5L. No case or front cap, so it went for a grand. If it gets here quickly enough, I'll be up in RMNP shooting elk with it this Thursday.



Nice shot. Noisy, but not distractingly so.

I'm excited to give it a go. I've been going back and forth between this and the Nikon 500/4 P and had pretty much decided on the Nikon but then this popped up. The FD 300L's been such a pleasure to shoot, I'm hoping this will be the same.

It has the filter, but I'd love to see the plastic cap on yours. I had to modify an aquatech cap for the 300 and was assuming I'd do the same for this one, but if there are plastic lids floating around that fit, I'll reconsider.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1376
Country: Poland

Sigma 60/2.8 E mount.Excellent lens.Optically the best of the Sigmarit trio (19/1.8,30/2.8 and 60/2.8).Sharp across the frame wo with negligible CA.The only thing I dislike is lack of rubberized focusing grip.



wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
Total Posts: 4182
Country: United States

freaklikeme wrote:
naturephoto1 wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
I won an eBay auction for a Canon FD 500/4.5L. No case or front cap, so it went for a grand. If it gets here quickly enough, I'll be up in RMNP shooting elk with it this Thursday.


That sounds great. I hear that Estes Park and the surrounding and much of the Park took a real hit due to rain. How bad is the damage?

Rich


Estes is apparently okay. They were advertising their big Elk Festival this past weekend. Getting there is more challenging than it used to be, but it's accessible. The park still has some closures on the east side, but Highway 34 is open unless the weather changes. Fingers crossed, it'll be smooth sailing.

Glad to here you can still get to RMNP. But I bet park is closed due to govt shut down.
Had a great time there in july for a first time one day trip while on a business trip to fort collins. Need to get back there sometime soon. Cool place.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 21581
Country: Canada

freaklikeme wrote:
I won an eBay auction for a Canon FD 500/4.5L. No case or front cap, so it went for a grand. If it gets here quickly enough, I'll be up in RMNP shooting elk with it this Thursday.

naturephoto1 wrote:
That sounds great. I hear that Estes Park and the surrounding and much of the Park took a real hit due to rain. How bad is the damage?

Rich

freaklikeme wrote:
Estes is apparently okay. They were advertising their big Elk Festival this past weekend. Getting there is more challenging than it used to be, but it's accessible. The park still has some closures on the east side, but Highway 34 is open unless the weather changes. Fingers crossed, it'll be smooth sailing.

wayne seltzer wrote:
Glad to here you can still get to RMNP. But I bet park is closed due to govt shut down.
Had a great time there in july for a first time one day trip while on a business trip to fort collins. Need to get back there sometime soon. Cool place.


I was there in June/July. My better half and I stayed in Boulder, about one block from Boulder Creek. A friend of ours was almost washed away in his car; he unexpectedly got into it, and somehow managed to get out, before it was too late...



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 21581
Country: Canada

SMC Pentax 28mm f/2. Arrived today. I call it "Vancouver", i.e. Hollywood North.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5853
Country: United States

wayne seltzer wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
naturephoto1 wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
I won an eBay auction for a Canon FD 500/4.5L. No case or front cap, so it went for a grand. If it gets here quickly enough, I'll be up in RMNP shooting elk with it this Thursday.


That sounds great. I hear that Estes Park and the surrounding and much of the Park took a real hit due to rain. How bad is the damage?

Rich


Estes is apparently okay. They were advertising their big Elk Festival this past weekend. Getting there is more challenging than it used to be, but it's accessible. The park still has some closures on the east side, but Highway 34 is open unless the weather changes. Fingers crossed, it'll be smooth sailing.

Glad to here you can still get to RMNP. But I bet park is closed due to govt shut down.
Had a great time there in july for a first time one day trip while on a business trip to fort collins. Need to get back there sometime soon. Cool place.


There really ought to be a law that anyone who knowingly interrupts the schedule of a National Park, particularly when the elk are migrating, is guilty of treason and should be hung up by their thumbs. Of course, even if they did pass such a law, Congress would make themselves exempt.

So, yeah, that trip's on hold.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5853
Country: United States

jcolwell wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
I won an eBay auction for a Canon FD 500/4.5L. No case or front cap, so it went for a grand. If it gets here quickly enough, I'll be up in RMNP shooting elk with it this Thursday.

naturephoto1 wrote:
That sounds great. I hear that Estes Park and the surrounding and much of the Park took a real hit due to rain. How bad is the damage?

Rich

freaklikeme wrote:
Estes is apparently okay. They were advertising their big Elk Festival this past weekend. Getting there is more challenging than it used to be, but it's accessible. The park still has some closures on the east side, but Highway 34 is open unless the weather changes. Fingers crossed, it'll be smooth sailing.

wayne seltzer wrote:
Glad to here you can still get to RMNP. But I bet park is closed due to govt shut down.
Had a great time there in july for a first time one day trip while on a business trip to fort collins. Need to get back there sometime soon. Cool place.


I was there in June/July. My better half and I stayed in Boulder, about one block from Boulder Creek. A friend of ours was almost washed away in his car; he unexpectedly got into it, and somehow managed to get out, before it was too late...


Very lucky guy. I'm glad he made it.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 21581
Country: Canada

...
jcolwell wrote:
I was there in June/July. My better half and I stayed in Boulder, about one block from Boulder Creek. A friend of ours was almost washed away in his car; he unexpectedly got into it, and somehow managed to get out, before it was too late...


freaklikeme wrote:
Very lucky guy. I'm glad he made it.


Thanks. Me too.



inglis
Registered: Feb 24, 2011
Total Posts: 328
Country: United States

Help?
A Contax 35mm 1.4 arrived with some grey splash like small marks on the lens coating of the rear element, which was not in the description. I was told that it was CLA's recently. Any thoughts on how serious this is. The seller suggests having someone attempt to remove the marks. Any suggestions on what I should do?



jaehoppa
Registered: Feb 15, 2009
Total Posts: 1315
Country: United States

if it doesn't come of with regular cleaning with microfiber and lens solution I would return it, unless you got a super good deal.



inglis
Registered: Feb 24, 2011
Total Posts: 328
Country: United States

Thanks much,
yes tried microfiber with lens solution on one spot with no improvement----
--and the lens was not a super deal!



wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
Total Posts: 4182
Country: United States

freaklikeme wrote:
wayne seltzer wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
naturephoto1 wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
I won an eBay auction for a Canon FD 500/4.5L. No case or front cap, so it went for a grand. If it gets here quickly enough, I'll be up in RMNP shooting elk with it this Thursday.


That sounds great. I hear that Estes Park and the surrounding and much of the Park took a real hit due to rain. How bad is the damage?

Rich


Estes is apparently okay. They were advertising their big Elk Festival this past weekend. Getting there is more challenging than it used to be, but it's accessible. The park still has some closures on the east side, but Highway 34 is open unless the weather changes. Fingers crossed, it'll be smooth sailing.

Glad to here you can still get to RMNP. But I bet park is closed due to govt shut down.
Had a great time there in july for a first time one day trip while on a business trip to fort collins. Need to get back there sometime soon. Cool place.


There really ought to be a law that anyone who knowingly interrupts the schedule of a National Park, particularly when the elk are migrating, is guilty of treason and should be hung up by their thumbs. Of course, even if they did pass such a law, Congress would make themselves exempt.

So, yeah, that trip's on hold.


+1

I have heard the Roosevelt elk are rutting in Redwoods Nstional park area and that park is open since it is both a national and state park. Just have to come to northern CA.
All the vacations being screwed up by this, I feel sorry for those people and the businesses affected.
@Jim, glad your friend is ok, sounds like a close call.
The pictures of the devastation posted were mind blowing.
Can't believe the 34 is open after all the washouts caused by the big thompson overflowing.
Hope you locals get to enjoy your park soon after all this.



Kingfishphoto
Registered: Nov 26, 2005
Total Posts: 6864
Country: United States

My brother gave me his Nikon 105MM AiS F1.8 lens , for my 80th. birthday. Plan to use it on my OM-D . Harry Palmer



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5853
Country: United States

^^^ Nice. And happy birthday, Harry.



Kingfishphoto
Registered: Nov 26, 2005
Total Posts: 6864
Country: United States

freaklikeme wrote:
^^^ Nice. And happy birthday, Harry.

Thanks Brad/ Iam interested to see some photos with your newly acquired FD 500 lens. Iam thinking of one myself. Let me know if you would decide to re-sell it. Heres two from my FD 400 F4.5, last night and this morning.
Harry Palmer



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5853
Country: United States

wayne seltzer wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
wayne seltzer wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
naturephoto1 wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
I won an eBay auction for a Canon FD 500/4.5L. No case or front cap, so it went for a grand. If it gets here quickly enough, I'll be up in RMNP shooting elk with it this Thursday.


That sounds great. I hear that Estes Park and the surrounding and much of the Park took a real hit due to rain. How bad is the damage?

Rich


Estes is apparently okay. They were advertising their big Elk Festival this past weekend. Getting there is more challenging than it used to be, but it's accessible. The park still has some closures on the east side, but Highway 34 is open unless the weather changes. Fingers crossed, it'll be smooth sailing.

Glad to here you can still get to RMNP. But I bet park is closed due to govt shut down.
Had a great time there in july for a first time one day trip while on a business trip to fort collins. Need to get back there sometime soon. Cool place.


There really ought to be a law that anyone who knowingly interrupts the schedule of a National Park, particularly when the elk are migrating, is guilty of treason and should be hung up by their thumbs. Of course, even if they did pass such a law, Congress would make themselves exempt.

So, yeah, that trip's on hold.


+1

I have heard the Roosevelt elk are rutting in Redwoods Nstional park area and that park is open since it is both a national and state park. Just have to come to northern CA.
All the vacations being screwed up by this, I feel sorry for those people and the businesses affected.
@Jim, glad your friend is ok, sounds like a close call.
The pictures of the devastation posted were mind blowing.
Can't believe the 34 is open after all the washouts caused by the big thompson overflowing.
Hope you locals get to enjoy your park soon after all this.


NorCal had been the original plan, actually, but then my niece got a job in New Mexico and left her dog with me until she got settled, so that changed the plan.

Stretches of 34, 36, and 7 are washed out east of Estes. 34 through the park had been one of the easier ways to still get there, so the park closure was a low blow to an area that needs to absorb every tourist dollar it can to survive what's going to be a very long winter with further, weather related isolation ahead.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5853
Country: United States

Kingfishphoto wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
^^^ Nice. And happy birthday, Harry.

Thanks Brad/ Iam interested to see some photos with your newly acquired FD 500 lens. Iam thinking of one myself. Let me know if you would decide to re-sell it. Heres two from my FD 400 F4.5, last night and this morning.
Harry Palmer


Great shots. I'll post some once I have something worth posting and will let you know if I decide to let it go.



taemo
Registered: May 23, 2006
Total Posts: 439
Country: Canada

Nokton 50mm 1.5 chrome
Tele-Elmarit-M 90mm 2.8



molson
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
Total Posts: 10878
Country: Canada

I just received a like-new Nikkor 200mm f4 AIS... looking forward to testing it out today, on my last day of being unemployed.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 21581
Country: Canada

molson wrote:
I just received a like-new Nikkor 200mm f4 AIS... looking forward to testing it out today, on my last day of being unemployed.


Congrats on the lens, and the job.



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