What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 2278
Country: Germany

freaklikeme wrote:
Phillip Reeve wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
Phillip Reeve wrote:
CA control is good, but not as good as I had hoped, I think it is inferior to the nFD 2.8/300. The lens improves significantly at f/5.6 but f/4 is good enough for me.


The 300/2.8L is a bit better at f/4, but that difference evaporates pretty quickly the more you stop down. And the 2.8 is certainly not spectacular wide open. It takes quite a bit of massaging in post to get the best out of it at f/2.8, but from f/4 on, it's effortless. To me, the biggest advantage of lugging around the faster lens is its performance wide open with the 1.4x, which tames the bokeh and gives the contrast an effective push in the right direction. It's an excellent 420/4.

Would you mind sharing some full resolution shots in combination with the 1.4TC? Thanks


Here's a couple from today. Let me know if you want to see something else.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/102985582@N02/sets/72157644693700344/

thanks! For clarification: Is it the last nFD version?



W.T. Jones
Registered: Jan 03, 2009
Total Posts: 177
Country: United States

freaklikeme wrote:
I think you'll like it. It's not horrible. It's actually pretty comparable to the 500 wide open versus f/5.6.


in that case it should be wonderful
(edit) I had a look at your comparison, it should be good indeed

I don't know about the corners, though. I've never tried to use it for anything where the corners matter.

Very little of what I shoot do the comers matter, that is what macro lenses are for IMHO, as long as the subjects eyes or the bits I want to be sharp are sharp everything else can fade off to obscurity for all I care.

Thanks for the answers Freak, I should see the lens on Monday they tell me.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 7224
Country: United States

Phillip Reeve wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
Phillip Reeve wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
Phillip Reeve wrote:
CA control is good, but not as good as I had hoped, I think it is inferior to the nFD 2.8/300. The lens improves significantly at f/5.6 but f/4 is good enough for me.


The 300/2.8L is a bit better at f/4, but that difference evaporates pretty quickly the more you stop down. And the 2.8 is certainly not spectacular wide open. It takes quite a bit of massaging in post to get the best out of it at f/2.8, but from f/4 on, it's effortless. To me, the biggest advantage of lugging around the faster lens is its performance wide open with the 1.4x, which tames the bokeh and gives the contrast an effective push in the right direction. It's an excellent 420/4.

Would you mind sharing some full resolution shots in combination with the 1.4TC? Thanks


Here's a couple from today. Let me know if you want to see something else.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/102985582@N02/sets/72157644693700344/

thanks! For clarification: Is it the last nFD version?


The 300 is, yes. The 1.4x-A is breech lock.



W.T. Jones
Registered: Jan 03, 2009
Total Posts: 177
Country: United States

Holy Cow, the nFD 300 2.8 lens showed up today, I was not expecting it until Monday. It is in really nice shape. Mounted on my Fuji X-E1 it is like a 420mm equivalent. I took a few tests shots in wicked low light resting on a window frame @3200iso 1/30 sec f/2.8 and they look real good. with proper shutter speed this thing is gonna rock! I will be a meetings/ classes all weekend and will have no time to really shoot. But judging from tonight's messing around I have a winner.

I'll try & get a picture of it up over the weekend



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 7224
Country: United States

Congrats, Warren. Have fun with it.

My Hassy S-Planar 135 came today, so I'll be in deep macro mode this weekend.



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5891
Country: Canada

LightShow wrote:
I'm the proud new owner of an SMC Pentax K 28/2 which is similar to the Contax Hollywood.
http://forum.mflenses.com/asahi-smc-28-2-0-k-mount-t39064.html


Wow, that was fast, I missed the FedEx truck today, So ill have it in hand tomorrow, yet the 35/1.8HH is still down east.



taemo
Registered: May 23, 2006
Total Posts: 678
Country: Canada

just bought a Voigtlander 35mm Color-Skopar 2.5 earlier today, very impressed by it, sharper than the Nokton 1.4 MC at f/8



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 2329
Country: Poland

Another Flektogon MC 35/2.4 and Sonnar 135/3.5.Both in excellent conditiions and for a song plus 3 kg of other noname,but good and solid lenses with different mounts.



atwl77
Registered: Nov 06, 2013
Total Posts: 297
Country: Malaysia

Just bought the Voigtlander 15/4.5:



What an incredibly small lens! I didn't realize it was this small, and I thought the 40/1.4 Nokton was smaller. Well, the 15 is shorter but wider.

Since I got it late in the evening, I didn't get to do much other than do some test shots at the store and at home. But tinkering around with the lens profiles, I find 28/2.8 ASPH profile gives the best results in terms of corner color shift.



molson
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
Total Posts: 13055
Country: Canada

Some light-weight glass for the Sony:

Zeiss Distagon 28mm f2.8 MMJ
Zeiss Tessar 45mm f2.8 MMJ
Zeiss Sonnar 100mm f3.5 AEJ



MiguelATF
Registered: May 21, 2014
Total Posts: 45
Country: United States

A lightly-used (preowned) 30mm Sigma DN f/2.8 "Art" lens in the micro 4/3 mount for my Lumix GX7.

And, so far, it's more than living up to the positive hype for being a great - and inexpensive - lens with impressive IQ and superior bokeh. Plus it's quite small and lightweight. And the smooth metal focusing ring actually works surprisingly well.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 7224
Country: United States

Two 35s, a back-up Lux-M and a CV 35/1.2 vII. I'm hoping the Voigtlander will pair up nicely with the FD 85L for night shooting.

If it does, then it's probably time to consider selling the a99 and some of the R's, since I say that's why I'm hanging on to them even though the past few times I've gone out at night it's been the a7 and 85L that's come along.



campy
Registered: Jun 28, 2009
Total Posts: 677
Country: United States

Picked up nice kit of Leica-R lenses this week.
Two 50mm f2 a 2 cam and a 3 cam
60mm macro f2.8
21mm f4
135mm f2.8
250mm f4



WhyFi
Registered: Oct 18, 2010
Total Posts: 262
Country: United States

My Distagon 28/2.8 (MM) arrived a couple of hours ago - very excited and really happy with the shape it's in, considering the price and the '8' grade from B&H.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 2329
Country: Poland

Minolta MD W.Rokkor 28/2 to join my late MC version of this lens.



glina
Registered: Feb 19, 2014
Total Posts: 71
Country: Poland

Got me 2 rare MC Zuikos:

135/3.5 "Japan" very late s/n 400xxx
200/5.0 MC, s/n 130xxx (apparently only 2000 made as MC).



2ndviolinman
Registered: Jun 09, 2013
Total Posts: 162
Country: United States

I just got a Voigtlander APO-Lanthar SLii 90mm f/3.5, followed quickly by
CZJ 135mm f/3.5 yesterday, for use on 5Dii and soon the A7r.

So, these ALMOST complete the set for landscape/travel I've had for a long long time, which includes ZE 21/2.8 or Oly 21/3.5 depending if size/weight is the priority, C/Y 28/2.8, C/Y 50/1.7, C/Y 85/2.8 or the above APO-Lanthar 90 depending on whether close focus/auto aperture is desired, and the CZJ 135.

It's not alt, but I always have the Canon 40mm Pancake for something AF.

I'm still looking for a 17ish that is compact, affordable and very good to the corners. I have the Tokina 17/3.5 AT-X Aspherical, which is OK except for CA that is sometimes near incorrectable. I'm getting the new Canon 16-35 f/4 ASAP, but that is clearly not in the spirit of this kit.

I did not warm up to the Pentax-M 135 f/3.5 I got 2 weeks back, partly due to the long MFD so that will move along.



molson
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
Total Posts: 13055
Country: Canada

glina wrote:
Got me 2 rare MC Zuikos:

135/3.5 "Japan" very late s/n 400xxx
200/5.0 MC, s/n 130xxx (apparently only 2000 made as MC).


I don't believe either of these lenses were ever made in an MC version.

They can often be found with the later naming convention and black ring, but none that I have seen have actually been multicoated.



twistur416
Registered: Aug 01, 2012
Total Posts: 62
Country: United States

Just bought two Olympus primes- the 25mm 1.8 and the 60mm macro.



glina
Registered: Feb 19, 2014
Total Posts: 71
Country: Poland

molson wrote:
I don't believe either of these lenses were ever made in an MC version.

They can often be found with the later naming convention and black ring, but none that I have seen have actually been multicoated.


This is because they are rare ;-).

Why would Olympus put the "MC" marking on it?
This is the case with my 200/5. I'm 100% sure it is multicoated as it has that typical green-violet reflection as seen on most other modern multicoated lenses. There are some reports online about it being only sold in Japan and in very limited quantities (2000pcs) before it was discontinued.

I'm a bit less sure about the 135/3.5 - it has violet+orange reflections. I also have an earlier SC version which I lent out to a friend but will compare how they behave when I have both back with me. I think I remember it having a blueish coating.

I've also found this list:
http://olympus.dementix.org/Hardware/misc/lensCoatings.txt

they have the following one listed
135 3.5 410100 Black Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-T 135mm 1:3.5 4101xx Japan Green, straw, pink

Mine has a 406007 s/n



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