What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
Total Posts: 3968
Country: United States

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



JimUe
Registered: Mar 26, 2011
Total Posts: 467
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: 2511
Country: Canada

I need to stop buying Leica optics...



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4792
Country: Canada

Konica FP with a Konishiroku Hexinon 52/1.4



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 19090
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: 1462
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: 112
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: 9821
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: 1556
Country: United States

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



Makten
Registered: Jul 14, 2008
Total Posts: 4035
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: 434
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: 5219
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: 2401
Country: Canada

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







Listera
Registered: Jun 08, 2013
Total Posts: 39
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: 19090
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: 2401
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: 1240
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: 14907
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):







Luvwine
Registered: Nov 30, 2004
Total Posts: 845
Country: United States

For me, it is Leica Wide Angle Tri-Elmar (16-21). I need some more time with it, but I think it will be a keeper. For some reason, I find the Canon 17L T/S big on the A7r so I suspect that will be going up for sale....



Ed Sawyer
Registered: May 08, 2007
Total Posts: 2127
Country: United States

It's better than the 21/3.5 at all apertures, basically. (jcolwell, you have had these, I seem to recall?) I had both for a while, the 21/3.5 wins on size but otherwise the f/2 is the better lens, I think.

the 21/2 is a gem, no doubt. But for most gorgeous OM lens I think I would have to nominate the OM 24/shift. One could drown in that beautiful front element...

My most recent alt purchase was a Super Angulon 47mm XL.

-Ed



Vern Dewit wrote:
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...



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