What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
Total Posts: 10326
Country: United States

LightShow wrote:
Jman13 wrote:
This was my latest alt lens purchase: The FL 55mm f/1.2. I bought the FD 35/2 the day before, though.






Looks like a nice combo, if only it had a FF sensor....

Same difference...I'm using it on the FD to Fuji speed booster, so I get the same look as on full frame. Image quality is excellent with that combo. I don't want a full frame body...I'm into mirrorless for size, and lenses just can't be made small once you start going over around 100mm. I've shot FF DSLR. It was fine, but no more.


W.T. Jones
Registered: Jan 03, 2009
Total Posts: 132
Country: United States

I love to mess with old gear that I could knot afford in 1984 when I was poor two striper in the Air Force. Being a long time Canon shooter, I have been on an FD tear. This week I took delivery of a FD 50mm macro, 25mm extension tube, and a FD 55mm 1:1.2 S.S.C.
A week or so ago I received a 500 f/4.5L I am still working the kinks out of that set up, but making progress. Mostly getting the focus right at MFD mounted to an X-E1. Damn narrow DOF at 15 feet! I did have a crappy cheep adapter & a new Metabones FD-FX adapter has fixed some of that problem. At least the IQ is noticeably better, I suspect my cheep ebay adapter was not machined exactly parallel. I should check that someday & see if that was the case.

I suppose I should gather up all this gear & take snapshot of it and post it here, and post a few pictures of my trials and experiments.

My next lens is going to be a 85 1.8 or faster. But I need to recover a bit first. All this talk about a speed booster has go the wheels turning in that direction as well.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1280
Country: Poland

W.T. Jones wrote:
I love to mess with old gear that I could knot afford in 1984 when I was poor two striper in the Air Force. Being a long time Canon shooter, I have been on an FD tear. This week I took delivery of a FD 50mm macro, 25mm extension tube, and a FD 55mm 1:1.2 S.S.C.
A week or so ago I received a 500 f/4.5L I am still working the kinks out of that set up, but making progress. Mostly getting the focus right at MFD mounted to an X-E1. Damn narrow DOF at 15 feet! I did have a crappy cheep adapter & a new Metabones FD-FX adapter has fixed some of that problem. At least the IQ is noticeably better, I suspect my cheep ebay adapter was not machined exactly parallel. I should check that someday & see if that was the case.

I suppose I should gather up all this gear & take snapshot of it and post it here, and post a few pictures of my trials and experiments.

My next lens is going to be a 85 1.8 or faster. But I need to recover a bit first. All this talk about a speed booster has go the wheels turning in that direction as well.


I'd love to find 500/4,5L reasonably priced As for 85/1.8 in Canon FD mount- nFD is at least as good,if not better than 85/1.8 FD SSC.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1280
Country: Poland

Canon FD SSC 24/2.8,SMC Takumar m42 35/2,Minolta MD Macro 50/3.5,Minolta MD Rokkor 50/1.4,49mm filter thread,Minolta MC Rokkor PG 50/1.4 - the third copy before I come to Rokkor detox



mco_970
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5283
Country: United States

I picked up Rioni's Summicron-R 50 (already Nikon Leitaxed for me, yay) and his Nikon 105/2.5 AI. First new alt glass purchase in a long time... I guess the Nikon will be alt if I put it on my 5N.



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4908
Country: Canada

I just had trip to Nikkor land(code for camera store), brought back 3 AIS lenses.
18/4
55/2.8 macro
105/2.5



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 7523
Country: Canada

Just picked up a Nikon Series E 50/1.8 (I think it's the 5th or 6th copy I've owned) as well as the Sigma 19 & 30 in m43 mount. The latter two were total whim purchases, but considering I got them both new for the cost of the new versions, I'm doing all right



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4908
Country: Canada

mawz wrote:
Just picked up a Nikon Series E 50/1.8 (I think it's the 5th or 6th copy I've owned) as well as the Sigma 19 & 30 in m43 mount. The latter two were total whim purchases, but considering I got them both new for the cost of the new versions, I'm doing all right

Both for the cost of 1 or 2 new versions? The former is a good deal, the later, not so much.



j.liam
Registered: Dec 13, 2009
Total Posts: 2286
Country: United States

LightShow wrote:
I just had trip to Nikkor land(code for camera store), brought back 3 AIS lenses.
18/4
55/2.8 macro
105/2.5


Are a trio of Nikkors considered 'Alt'??



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4908
Country: Canada

j.liam wrote:
LightShow wrote:
I just had trip to Nikkor land(code for camera store), brought back 3 AIS lenses.
18/4
55/2.8 macro
105/2.5


Are a trio of Nikkors considered 'Alt'??

I also have a 24/2.8, & 50/1.4 AIS lenses plus more preAI lenses.
These are manual focus lenses, not Alt enough for you?
Used on my NEX-7 and soon the A7r..... Is that Alt enough now?
Then there's my FD lens collection, my Rokkor MC's, my OM's, Takumars, Topcors, etc...
IMO, If you call any of these Alt, you have to call the Nikkor AIS lenses Alt.



sceptic
Registered: Aug 19, 2013
Total Posts: 66
Country: Sweden

Vivitar Series 1 90/2.5 (SR mount) including 1:1 adapter - 80 $. Has some grease/oil on one of the lenses inside (according to the seller), but taking it apart shouldnŽt be too difficult.

Olympus G.Zuiko Auto-S 55/1.2 with slow/oily aperture - 75$. Took quite a while to take apart (inexplicably complicated design, mechanically) but now works like new. Not sure if IŽll keep it or sell it, though.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15116
Country: Germany

j.liam wrote:
LightShow wrote:
I just had trip to Nikkor land(code for camera store), brought back 3 AIS lenses.
18/4
55/2.8 macro
105/2.5


Are a trio of Nikkors considered 'Alt'??


Yes, just like FL and FD lenses, as long as they are pre-AF.



CVickery
Registered: May 14, 2004
Total Posts: 2563
Country: Canada

Just picked up a Mamiya 150/2.8 A



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4908
Country: Canada

LightShow wrote:
Just paid for two lenses, Topcor RE 35/2.8 & RE 100/2.8, both in black to go with my black RE 28/2.8, RE 58/1.4, & R 135/3.5....
Really looking forward to using them on the A7r.

Just received the 35 & 100 today, I'll have to check them out tomorrow since it gets dark @ 4pm this time of year.



taran
Registered: Mar 02, 2012
Total Posts: 357
Country: United States


IMG_2450 by artistwithlight, on Flickr

Loving the 10.5cm nikkor. Embarrassing what I paid for such a beauty. Very good looking lens on NEX 6/7, with a cool throwback vibe/chrome/knurled goodness.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1280
Country: Poland

Humble,but excellent Yashica ML 50/1.7 in mint cond.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1280
Country: Poland

Exc,leather cased Exakta Varex IIB+Exacta CZJ Pancolar 50/2 (aperture stuck,front lens scratched)+exc CZJ Flektogon zebra 35/2.8 Exakta mount+mint,leather cased zebra Flektogon 20/4 Exakta mount+MD Tele Rokkor 135/2.8 4/4 - all for a song .I'm gonna buy Exakta-NEX adapter to try them.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20252
Country: Canada

taran wrote:
...Loving the 10.5cm nikkor. Embarrassing what I paid for such a beauty. Very good looking lens on NEX 6/7, with a cool throwback vibe/chrome/knurled goodness.


Love the strap.



BenjaminSmith
Registered: Feb 08, 2012
Total Posts: 67
Country: United States

A Contax 35-70 that has been a true joy at all focal lengths - the hype is real; this lens is a beauty.

A Canon FL 55/1.2 nearing completion in a mount conversion, also sharp, retro and fun.

And finally in a triple play tear the Rokkor 58/1.2.

All I need (read: want) now is something in the 14-19mm range. But it's really time to take a deep breath, explain things to the wife (a generally understanding soul), and go out and shoot.



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10046
Country: United States

jcolwell wrote:
Love the strap.


it'd look better attached to a guitar.



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