What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
Total Posts: 1640
Country: United States

A rumor?
Or some news somewhere?
I too would love to have such, as this would enable us to use our beloved focus via wire lens.
However, I have read two posts in FM Alt, that Metabones was not considering such...

jcolwell wrote:
I'm hoping to see Metabones Speed Booster and Smart Adapter for EOS to Fujifilm X-mount.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20216
Country: Canada

If it's a rumour, maybe I just started it.

I sent them an email early this week to ask if they have any plans for this. I'll post a dedicated thread if they answer anything like or even close to 'yes'.

I suspect the only reason that they wouldn't is if Fujifilm won't "play ball". Metabones seems to have Canon and Sony locked up, just fine.



molson
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
Total Posts: 10381
Country: Canada

I emailed them about a month ago asking about OM-XF adapters, and never got a response.



Tarocco
Registered: Mar 18, 2012
Total Posts: 171
Country: N/A

Metabones sent me this in November, I asked about both XF and E mounts:

Yes! OM adapter and speed booster will launch around end of month.

Thank you!

Alex
GBI Ltd


Obviously it was delayed but I would still expect to see it soon.



joakim
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 1422
Country: Sweden

I came home with a Yashica 21 f/3.5 and a C/Y mount Zeiss 85 f/1.4 today, now I just have to wait for my adapter to arrive.



slungu
Registered: Jan 25, 2005
Total Posts: 880
Country: Germany

A Oly 24/2.8 and a Zeiss 28/2.8 are challenging for the title of the WA in my 2-lens-kit. No time for real testing, but I have a feeling the Zeiss is going to win this one ( for me, I am a little sold to the Zeiss lenses if I have a choice )



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20216
Country: Canada

The Zeiss 28/2.8 is better than the Oly 24/2.8. I've owned two of each. OTOH, they are different focal lengths; a bit.



ken.vs.ryu
Registered: Apr 24, 2005
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carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15075
Country: Germany

Toy?



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20216
Country: Canada

carstenw wrote:
Toy?


WIth micro-AS plate.



m-a-x
Registered: Apr 27, 2009
Total Posts: 404
Country: Germany

Got a new lens. The Konica UC Hexanon 28mm F1.8 was a steal, I could not resist.
Next to it is a Konica Hexanon 57mm F1.2, which is also back at home since a short time.
I had it in the past, sold it, and always wanted it back.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15075
Country: Germany

jcolwell wrote:
carstenw wrote:
Toy?


WIth micro-AS plate.


For your micro-Cube



briantho
Registered: Oct 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1080
Country: Sweden

carstenw wrote:
briantho wrote:
carstenw wrote:
briantho wrote:
Finally found a copy. Now I can post in that exclusive thread







What a stunner! I am jealous. One day...

But you have the ZF version don't you?

Yes, great lens, but... not the same. The Contax 35/1.4 and 100/2 are both different enough that I would love to try them. In general I prefer to have a matched set of lenses, but one day, I will buy those two.

Yes the 100/2 is next on my list, or perhaps 135/2.


carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15075
Country: Germany

Is there a Contax 135/2 or do you mean the ZF?



JohnJ
Registered: Jul 09, 2005
Total Posts: 1989
Country: Australia

carstenw wrote:
Is there a Contax 135/2 or do you mean the ZF?


There is a Contax 135/2.0 (I've had 2 of them over the years, still have one).



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20216
Country: Canada

JohnJ wrote:
carstenw wrote:
Is there a Contax 135/2 or do you mean the ZF?


There is a Contax 135/2.0 (I've had 2 of them over the years, still have one).




carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15075
Country: Germany

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?



JohnJ
Registered: Jul 09, 2005
Total Posts: 1989
Country: Australia

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.

Very soft/smooth bokeh is arguably this lenses forte.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15075
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: 1290
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.






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