What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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everprentice
Registered: Jan 27, 2014
Total Posts: 30
Country: United States

carstenw wrote:
everprentice wrote:
Here's a stupid question: alt = alternative? Kinda confused because I saw a Nikon "alt" lens used in a Nikon body amongst the posts.


The older manual focus lenses are generally considered alt, regardless of manufacturer. There is also at least one member who posts Canon L lens shots on Canon bodies, but he is impossible to discourage.


Too enthusiastic I say



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13602
Country: United States

carstenw wrote:
joanlvh wrote:
Carstenew and Helimat, is this correct in terms of the alt forum, an old manual focus lens Nikon on an a7 is alt, but on a Nikon camera, it is not?? thanks


Both alt. It isn't really fair to penalize Nikon for keeping long-term compatibility AF is where the line is usually drawn for Nikkors.


You could be in big trouble with that...

We have 3718 pages of folks doing that in the Nikon forum... but I promise not to tell them...



sceptic
Registered: Aug 19, 2013
Total Posts: 88
Country: Sweden

This poor thing got rushed to the operating table for some fungus removal (seller's photo):

Fungus by scepticswe, on Flickr

After some cleaning with 70 % ethanol (no need for harsh chemicals), the C/Y Zeiss 50/1.7 is cured of its infection and ready to perform...


"Zeiss Planar 50/1.7" by scepticswe, on Flickr



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5882
Country: United States

I now have a Contax 60/2.8 Macro headed my way. Very excited to have that lens back, even if adapting it to Alpha looks like an outside chance at best. It can be the a7's macro lens.



Dudewithoutape
Registered: Oct 07, 2009
Total Posts: 1093
Country: United States

freaklikeme wrote:
I now have a Contax 60/2.8 Macro headed my way. Very excited to have that lens back, even if adapting it to Alpha looks like an outside chance at best. It can be the a7's macro lens.


I'm looking at one of those too! You and I are always looking at the same lenses, but you beat me to them. Same with the A7 too! It's like looking into the future.

Which 60 2.8, C or S?



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5196
Country: Canada

Dudewithoutape wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
I now have a Contax 60/2.8 Macro headed my way. Very excited to have that lens back, even if adapting it to Alpha looks like an outside chance at best. It can be the a7's macro lens.


I'm looking at one of those too! You and I are always looking at the same lenses, but you beat me to them. Same with the A7 too! It's like looking into the future.

Which 60 2.8, C or S?

Have you ever woke up with mysterious bandages from a surgery you've never signed up for?
Just saying...



scorpix
Registered: Apr 03, 2014
Total Posts: 27
Country: Latvia

Latest lens: Canon 17-55 2.8 IS



swldstn
Registered: Jan 08, 2012
Total Posts: 357
Country: United States

Latest Pentax-M SMC 85mm f/2. Nice and sharp and small. Have the adapter for my X-family and plan to get one for my e-mount. I now have the 28mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/2, and 135mm f/3.5



FatBoyAl
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 671
Country: United States

Bought a couple of Sigma lenses for my D7100 - a 10-20 off the B&S board here and a new 17-70 'C'.

When I bought the D7100, I got the kit with the 18-140VR. Since I'd been promising my wife a replacement for her 18-55II, I gave her the 18-140VR. I did use it for a couple days and found it to be a very nice piece of glass. Surprised me. Since we go out together frequently and since I'm rebuilding my Nikon gear (after an abortive venture down the M43 rabbit hole), I needed a replacement for that focal range.

Didn't want to go back down the road of real heavy pro gear (when I'm no pro) but I still want great IQ. Hopefully this new lens will give me both. It was a real internal struggle - I liked the range and IQ of the 18-140VR but wanted a brighter lens. I really debated going with what I had before, the 24-120/4 or perhaps the Sigma 24-105/4 but really wanted lighter weight.

Every choice is a compromise.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5882
Country: United States

Dudewithoutape wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
I now have a Contax 60/2.8 Macro headed my way. Very excited to have that lens back, even if adapting it to Alpha looks like an outside chance at best. It can be the a7's macro lens.


I'm looking at one of those too! You and I are always looking at the same lenses, but you beat me to them. Same with the A7 too! It's like looking into the future.

Which 60 2.8, C or S?


It's the S. I'll let you know if we're happy with it on the a7.

-You Future Self



woodrim
Registered: Nov 03, 2011
Total Posts: 96
Country: United States

I've been bad. Supposed to be selling lenses, but bought four.

Vivitar 28mm f/2 Close Focus
Meyer Optik G÷rlitz Helioplan 40mm f/4.5
Meyer-Optik G÷rlitz Orestor 100mm f/2.8
Sanky˘ K˘ki Komura 200mm f/3.5



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10762
Country: United States

woodrim wrote:
I've been bad. Supposed to be selling lenses, but bought four.

Vivitar 28mm f/2 Close Focus


cool! i keep meaning to try mine on the a7.



mjhedge
Registered: Apr 02, 2014
Total Posts: 59
Country: United States

Fuji XF 14mm. I love it.



mra_photo
Registered: Nov 12, 2012
Total Posts: 34
Country: United States

Fuji XF 35/1.4 - it's completely replaced my Canon 5D Mark II & 50/1.4 combination.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1402
Country: Poland

Voigtlander Ultron 40/2 with Nikon AIS mount,which I came across by chance.At first I thought - yet another lens like this,but a few test pictures convinced me that I was wrong.

Rokkor 50/1.4 49mm mint- (the second one),Rokkor 35/2.8 55mm mint (the third one),Canon FD 135/2.8 exc and 135/3.5exc ++,SMC Pentax M 28/2.8 mint (the second one) and 135/3.5 mint,boxed (the second one),Sigma Mini Wide 28/2.8 Macro MD boxed as new - the whole lot for only 250 Euro - I just couldn't resist..Lucky day apparently.



colorado_photo
Registered: Mar 15, 2014
Total Posts: 37
Country: United States

Fuji XF 35/1.4 and Fuji XF 27/2.8 got in on the discounts for these lenses



Steve Spencer
Registered: Nov 08, 2006
Total Posts: 7832
Country: Canada

I just picked up a Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 APO SLII. It is a nice small lens that should be very well corrected and with a very short MFD. I am looking forward to putting it through its paces.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1402
Country: Poland

Steve Spencer wrote:
I just picked up a Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 APO SLII. It is a nice small lens that should be very well corrected and with a very short MFD. I am looking forward to putting it through its paces.


This is what I'm looking for.There are fairly many Canon EF versions,whereas other mounts at reasonable prices are almost not seen in the EU.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1402
Country: Poland

Canon FD 24/2 - lemon copy,that I have just returned.Softish and hazy.Both my SSC and FDn 24/2.8s were sharper and crisper at any aperture.Try before you buy!





planalpha
Registered: Dec 31, 2013
Total Posts: 216
Country: United States

I just took advantage of the Fuji sale and picked up the 14mm prime and the 55-200 for my X-E2. I knew the 14mm would be great, but I'm shocked at how good the 55-200 has been so far.



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