What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5535
Country: United States

Phillip Reeve wrote:
briantho wrote:
I'm sure the 100MP is every bit as good as freak is describing, but if I recall correctly carsten, you sold the real killer macro lens, the C645 Zeiss 120/4 APO... Or did you keep it after all? With the new Contax N to A7/R adapter, which now has AF/aperture compability with the NAM-1 for all C645 lenses, I'm glad I've kept mine together with the 80/2 and 140/2.8.

Your images with that lens always stood out in my eyes, looking forward for more :-).


+1.



Sami Ruusunen
Registered: Jul 30, 2010
Total Posts: 692
Country: Finland

Not really alt but just got myself the new "Zeiss" Sony FE 55 1.8, first autofocus lens for ages I've bought myself. Compact little beast, love it already.



Alpha_Geist
Registered: Apr 20, 2011
Total Posts: 314
Country: United States

Greggf heavily influenced my purchase of the ELPRO close up lens. Thank you Greggf as well as thanks to Kokusai for identifying the correct version to get (the ELPRO 3)!

Also picked up the Voigtlander VME Close Up Lens Adapter for M to NEX/E mount. Going to tinker around with both the ELPRO and the VME this weekend.


ELPRO 3 and VME Close Up by Alpha Geist, on Flickr



sceptic
Registered: Aug 19, 2013
Total Posts: 65
Country: Sweden


Probably my best spent 30 USD



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

That is a brilliant price for such a nice lens. Is there another?



sceptic
Registered: Aug 19, 2013
Total Posts: 65
Country: Sweden

Well, sort of, but probably not in the sense you're referring to. It has a bigger brother, the Nikkor-Q 200 mm f/4, which also cost me 30$ in equal condition (close to mint, very well taken care of). Who am I to separate two siblings, who have lived together for almost 50 years? Both sold by a woman in her sixties, they were her father's old gear. They have probably been stowed away for decades until she put them up for sale.



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

sceptic wrote:

Probably my best spent 30 USD


so lucky



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


flek 20 di albasana, su Flickr
... in a flea market ... 8 Euro



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20234
Country: Canada



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

That just looks silly



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
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jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20234
Country: Canada

In "camera years", the lens is probably younger than the camera. It certainly behaves that way.

It takes almost as long to get an image out of the 1Ds, as from a Polaroid.

P.S. in zones A, B and C, it's sharper than my Oly 21/3.5. Zone D, Oly takes it.



lenticular11
Registered: Jul 16, 2011
Total Posts: 672
Country: Australia

Leica DR Summicron 50 - from the B&S - not yet shipped...



contas
Registered: Jul 21, 2010
Total Posts: 1047
Country: Vietnam

After a year spent with Mamiya RZ67 ULD 50mm, I ordered RZ67 APO 500mm.RZ67 APO and ULD lenses are offered at very pleased prices, I think this is a big chance for someone who knows.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1279
Country: Poland

MC Rokkor PF 85/1.7 with milled focusing ring,Sigma 24/2.8 EF mount ( Metabones III allows electronic aperture control,no AF),Hexanon AR 85/1.7.



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

Zeiss Luminar 63mm f/4.5 Now I need to find out how to adapt it to my Contax Bellows and the bellows to my D800 or A7, without breaking the bank. The adapters I have seen so far are in the 150 Euro ballpark!



sceptic
Registered: Aug 19, 2013
Total Posts: 65
Country: Sweden



Peire wrote:
Hexanon AR 85/1.7.

I assume you mean 85/1.8, in which case I congratulate you on a great lens. Very sharp from f/2.8 and very good build quality.



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

carstenw wrote:
Zeiss Luminar 63mm f/4.5 Now I need to find out how to adapt it to my Contax Bellows and the bellows to my D800 or A7, without breaking the bank. The adapters I have seen so far are in the 150 Euro ballpark!


Is the Luminar an RMS thread? If so then RMS > M39/M42 etc adapters are cheap and readily available, as are Contax or Nikon M39/M42 adapters for the bellows.

Why is it going to cost 150 Euro ? I've had (several) adapters custom made for much less.



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

I don't know. I guess I need to go through M42, I was hoping for a single adapter, rather than a stack.



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

I could also go M39. I am not sure what is better. I would like to have the option of either F-mount or Contax mount.

Btw, yes, RMS.



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