What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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ukkisavosta
Registered: Nov 28, 2010
Total Posts: 417
Country: Finland

Peire wrote:
Konica 40/1.8 does very well on the A7.Stopped to f4 it's very sharp and crisp across the frame like better C/Y Zeiss lenses.Great,little piece of glass.I got two in case one breaks down.They are so cheap and cute


Thanks, that's reassuring to hear. I did come across some stopped down images with the Konica 40 by Makten recently, and they looked quite sharp. If I remember correctly, the lens isn't that hot wide open though, but we'll see. It will be interesting to compare it with my MD Rokkor 45 f/2.

I got the three lenses for a total of 47 eur (and a Konica Autoreflex TC thrown in), so I won't be left hurting even if they don't live up to the expectations. I'm mostly interested about the Sigma, as I don't have a wide'ish lens for the A7 yet. It should be sharp but susceptible to flaring. Luckily a hood is included.

Jaakko



slungu
Registered: Jan 25, 2005
Total Posts: 884
Country: Germany

The problem with the 28-85 is that it is a little on the heavy side, but this is the only problem I had with it ( ok, distortion on the wide end is a little over what I like also ).



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1299
Country: Poland

ukkisavosta wrote:
Peire wrote:
Konica 40/1.8 does very well on the A7.Stopped to f4 it's very sharp and crisp across the frame like better C/Y Zeiss lenses.Great,little piece of glass.I got two in case one breaks down.They are so cheap and cute


Thanks, that's reassuring to hear. I did come across some stopped down images with the Konica 40 by Makten recently, and they looked quite sharp. If I remember correctly, the lens isn't that hot wide open though, but we'll see. It will be interesting to compare it with my MD Rokkor 45 f/2.

I got the three lenses for a total of 47 eur (and a Konica Autoreflex TC thrown in), so I won't be left hurting even if they don't live up to the expectations. I'm mostly interested about the Sigma, as I don't have a wide'ish lens for the A7 yet. It should be sharp but susceptible to flaring. Luckily a hood is included.

Jaakko


You won't be disappointed.Konica 40/1.8 wo is soft and hazy with some CA.At f2.8 it is almost acceptable esp in subdued lighting.From f4 it's spectacular.

Rokkor 45/2 is soft but acceptable at f2-better than the Konica,but it never reaches Konica's level of sharpness and contrast at f4.A very good lens though - as good as 50/1.7 or 50/2 MC/MD Rokkors.Only 50/1.4 MD/MC Rokkors are better overall.




sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10182
Country: United States

ukkisavosta wrote:
Peire wrote:
Konica 40/1.8 does very well on the A7.Stopped to f4 it's very sharp and crisp across the frame like better C/Y Zeiss lenses.Great,little piece of glass.I got two in case one breaks down.They are so cheap and cute


Thanks, that's reassuring to hear. I did come across some stopped down images with the Konica 40 by Makten recently, and they looked quite sharp. If I remember correctly, the lens isn't that hot wide open though, but we'll see. It will be interesting to compare it with my MD Rokkor 45 f/2.

I got the three lenses for a total of 47 eur (and a Konica Autoreflex TC thrown in), so I won't be left hurting even if they don't live up to the expectations. I'm mostly interested about the Sigma, as I don't have a wide'ish lens for the A7 yet. It should be sharp but susceptible to flaring. Luckily a hood is included.

Jaakko


the konica kicks the rokkor's ass for sharpness, especially outside of the center. i like the color and bokeh of the rokkor better though.



ukkisavosta
Registered: Nov 28, 2010
Total Posts: 417
Country: Finland

Ok, now I'm actually more interested in trying out the Konica 40 than the 28mm Sigma.



runamuck
Registered: Oct 29, 2006
Total Posts: 6879
Country: United States

DDoes a Siggy 35 "ART" qualify as alt? Lens is deadly sharp on my D800. Got it just before the holidays in Amazon's special.



Long Quang
Registered: Sep 26, 2007
Total Posts: 145
Country: United States

I just bought a Nikon 50mm 2.8 ais macro & Canon FD 50mm 1.4 for my Fujifilm X-E2 + two cheap adapter from amazon. I really like the 50mm 2.8 ais. The 50mm fd, however, hasn't arrived yet so I can't tell



roxsan
Registered: Dec 17, 2010
Total Posts: 112
Country: Italy

just bought Canon EF 2,5/50mm macro lens, very nice



Alpha_Geist
Registered: Apr 20, 2011
Total Posts: 320
Country: United States

My recent alt lens purchase were two 50mm summicron-R lenses. One latest version (3 cam) and the other version 1 (with hood shown attached). I really like the way the latest (E55) cron renders. I haven't shot much with the 1st version yet. Hopefully this weekend I'll have some me time.

Sorry for the poor (iPhone4 non S) quality.


Leica 50mm Summicron-R by Alpha Geist, on Flickr



molson
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
Total Posts: 10512
Country: Canada

runamuck wrote:
Does a Siggy 35 "ART" qualify as alt?


Nope... you have one letter wrong.



fungz0r
Registered: Feb 08, 2011
Total Posts: 47
Country: Canada

Bought a cheap industar-61 off ebay to play around with, for $18 shipped it should be a bit of fun on the a7r



buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
Total Posts: 1652
Country: United States

And speaking of cheap larks, for me, a C mount Fujian 35/1.7



ukkisavosta
Registered: Nov 28, 2010
Total Posts: 417
Country: Finland

Well, my Konica adventure did not end exactly the way I hoped... I received the lenses today and they are absolutely infested with mold. They even reek of mold. Yuk.

Seller is not a photographer and is totally uncooperative. I gave him negative feedback, but that's about all I can do at this point.

The Sigma might be salvageable, as it looks like only the front element has some mold in the backside, but the Konicas look like they have mold in internal elements as well. So, lesson learned and note to self: always ask if there is mold or scratches in lenses.

Jaakko



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4960
Country: Canada

freaklikeme wrote:
I found a Canon FD 24L I couldn't say no to. I was supposed to be looking for a 35 TS but got distracted.

"Oohh Shiny"



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4960
Country: Canada

Just received a 65mm Kodak Enlarging Ektar, and i can reach infinity on my bellows, though I have to be careful since the thread pitch doesn't match M39.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1299
Country: Poland

Canon FD SSC 85/1.2 Aspherical.Tomorrow I'll get it in my filthy little hands.



Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 1467
Country: Germany

not a purchase but Sony loaned me a SAL70400, SAL135f18Z and SAL24f2Z +LA-EA4 for a month



TMaG82
Registered: Aug 31, 2012
Total Posts: 481
Country: United States

ukkisavosta wrote:
Well, my Konica adventure did not end exactly the way I hoped... I received the lenses today and they are absolutely infested with mold. They even reek of mold. Yuk.

Seller is not a photographer and is totally uncooperative. I gave him negative feedback, but that's about all I can do at this point.

The Sigma might be salvageable, as it looks like only the front element has some mold in the backside, but the Konicas look like they have mold in internal elements as well. So, lesson learned and note to self: always ask if there is mold or scratches in lenses.

Jaakko


Did you use PayPal? File a dispute, they tend to lean to the buyer more often than not.



slungu
Registered: Jan 25, 2005
Total Posts: 884
Country: Germany

Last lens purchase is a little Zuiko 50/1.8, seems like I will still build an inexpensive Oly lineup for my A7



briantho
Registered: Oct 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1081
Country: Sweden

Phillip Reeve wrote:
not a purchase but Sony loaned me a SAL70400, SAL135f18Z and SAL24f2Z +LA-EA4 for a month


Wow, can't wait to see what you can do with those, esp the 135.



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