What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 16163
Country: Germany

Thanks. How far is "distance"? Does it have similar rendering to the ZF 85 @ f/2?



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
Total Posts: 1494
Country: Norway

JohnJ wrote:
carstenw wrote:
Interesting. I haven't heard of this lens before. Has anyone here tried it? How does it compare to the Contax 100/2 and the ZF 135/2?


Very sharp wide open at distance but less sharp wide open at close range.

Some Lateral CA/colour fringing wide open, goes away when stopped down a little, but only visible on high contrast subjects.


The lens has a mixture of lateral and longitudinal CA. The lateral part does of course not go away as the lens is stopped down, only the longitudinal part.

Sharpness is subjective. The lens is no match for the ZF 2/135.






wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
Total Posts: 4783
Country: United States

For A7 you could try ZA135/1.8, my favorite zeiss 135.



JimUe
Registered: Mar 26, 2011
Total Posts: 672
Country: Canada

on a whim, I pulled the trigger on a Minolta 24/2.8 to fill a gap between 14 & 35 in time for christmas.

it's my second time owning this lens, but this time I opted for the RS version. it's a nice, small and light but it ain't gonna win any IQ awards, and I wish it was faster for available light portraits.



CVickery
Registered: May 14, 2004
Total Posts: 2905
Country: Canada

I need to stop buying Leica optics...



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5888
Country: Canada

Konica FP with a Konishiroku Hexinon 52/1.4



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 28230
Country: Canada

CVickery wrote:
I need to stop buying Leica optics...


No worries. They'll get really cheap after the X Pro-2 comes out.



naturephoto1
Registered: Nov 09, 2005
Total Posts: 3752
Country: United States

As I have already mentioned, I have my new in like new Condition Contax (C/Y) 21mm f2.8 Distagon MMJ in hand. Unfortunately my Novoflex Contax to NEX adapter has yet to show up on USPS Tracking since December 17 and is the only one of 3 packages shipped from the seller that day that has not shown on tracking; it could be lost and at this point and I can't mount the lens onto my A7r. We can't start a trace until January 5; I should have just gotten this from B&H.

On a happier note, my Leica R 28mm f2.8 Elmarit V2 has made it through Customs in NYC; hopefully I will have the lens on either Thursday or Friday.

Rich



nianys
Registered: Apr 25, 2006
Total Posts: 115
Country: France

Bought a Vivitar (Komine made) 28/2 Close Focus, it's ugly as pond slime but boy, crazy IQ ! This is just the very first shot I pulled with it, amazed by the background blurring ability AND sharpness of this baby. I've nicknamed it "ugly Betty", lol...



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
Total Posts: 13007
Country: United States

Picked up a Fuji 23/1.4 today. I had reviewed it earlier this year and it was the second ~35mm FOV lens I'd used recently that I really liked. I'd never been a huge fan if the 35mm AOV, but I'm liking it a lot more now and so I'm excited to put it to real use.



buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
Total Posts: 1938
Country: United States

Minolta MD 35-70/3.5 macro w/ hood on it's way...



Makten
Registered: Jul 14, 2008
Total Posts: 4106
Country: Sweden

I needed a nice little bag for bringing the a7 kit everywhere.


Billingham Hadley by Martin Hertsius, on Flickr



Johnny B Goode
Registered: Jan 15, 2012
Total Posts: 447
Country: United States

I just picked up a Polaroid 420 land camera on eBay for .99. Might paint it and give too my girl for her bday or if I love it I'll keep for myself.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8409
Country: United States

Panasonic 8/3.5 fisheye - used from the local pro shop. Was able to test it out and it appeared to be excellent optically (i.e., sharp and well centered).

Building a m43 kit for times when my D800 + FX glass is too big and heavy and I can take the IQ hit.



Vern Dewit
Registered: Sep 27, 2006
Total Posts: 2628
Country: Canada

Olympus 21mm f/2 for use on the A7R...







Listera
Registered: Jun 08, 2013
Total Posts: 235
Country: Turkey

Obtained a Zuiko 35-70/3.5-4.5.
Ability to close-focus (peaking in 70mm) is pleasing.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 28230
Country: Canada

Vern Dewit wrote:
Olympus 21mm f/2 for use on the A7R...


Looks very nice. Can you compare it with an Oly 21/3.5 ?



Vern Dewit
Registered: Sep 27, 2006
Total Posts: 2628
Country: Canada

jcolwell wrote:
Vern Dewit wrote:
Olympus 21mm f/2 for use on the A7R...


Looks very nice. Can you compare it with an Oly 21/3.5 ?


Thanks - it is a gorgeous little lens, my favorite OM so far. I don't personally have a 21/3.5 but based on what I've seen posted the f/2 is at least as good at f/4 and obviously much better at f/2 and f/2.8...



Toothwalker
Registered: Jan 24, 2009
Total Posts: 1494
Country: Norway

Makten wrote:
I needed a nice little bag for bringing the a7 kit everywhere.


For a moment I thought this thread was entitled "What is your most recent lens purse?"





carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 16163
Country: Germany

A present, not a purchase, but my newest lens. I look forward to having some time and good light to try it out properly:

Helios 40-2 Nikon mount (85mm f/1.5):







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