What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15677
Country: Germany

Fujifilm X100. I am very curious what I will think about this camera!



spada
Registered: Sep 25, 2008
Total Posts: 183
Country: United States

Last Friday, I found another nice Nikkor lens at the local camera shop.

A Nikkor non-Ai 35mm f/2.0

From what I can tell, it's better than my Canon FDn 35mm f/2.8, but I have to do some more tests before giving up on the Canon, because the Canon seems to be really good at infinity, especially when stopped down.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20893
Country: Canada

Summicron-R 50mm f/2 (Canada).

Second one I've owned. I've regretted selling the first one for long enough.

(Go Netherlands!)



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5032
Country: Canada

As posted @ MFlenses: this seems like a good deal....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390882333836



Kry27
Registered: Oct 15, 2012
Total Posts: 172
Country: Switzerland

Yesterday:

Summilux-R 80mm for my Sony A7.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5706
Country: United States

I found a Hassy C 80/2.8 with a wonky shutter and loose helicoid but perfect glass, which makes it perfect for my purposes. Assuming I like the close performance on the Mamiya bellows (and I'm very familiar with the lens, so I don't see why I wouldn't be happy) and it doesn't get to infinity (no reason to believe that it should) I'm going to try and remount the optical cell so it can.

Here's hoping I don't completely screw this up.



wayne seltzer
Registered: Dec 22, 2007
Total Posts: 4134
Country: United States

freaklikeme wrote:
I found a Hassy C 80/2.8 with a wonky shutter and loose helicoid but perfect glass, which makes it perfect for my purposes. Assuming I like the close performance on the Mamiya bellows (and I'm very familiar with the lens, so I don't see why I wouldn't be happy) and it doesn't get to infinity (no reason to believe that it should) I'm going to try and remount the optical cell so it can.

Here's hoping I don't completely screw this up.


Good luck Brad! I am in the middle of replacing the rubber belt in my 24" HP Z3100 printer. Had to disassemble a lot of stuff to get to the friggin belt. I got 7 yrs out of it, which is better than the 5 yrs I see a lot users reporting they got..
I hope it works again when I finish!



SoulNibbler
Registered: Oct 12, 2012
Total Posts: 227
Country: Austria

I walked into my dealer to see if he still had an FD-nex adapter that I'd included with a lens that I'd sold him last year...
And walked out with a hasselblad 90mm f4 for Xpan. Tuesday (when the adapter should arrive) can't come soon enough.
The lens (my first fuji glass) had been on my list since I got the A7r, but due to its relative rarity and my abhorrence of ebay purchasing wasn't something I was actively searching for. My hope is that it will be the next best thing compared to my mamiya 80mm f4 macro on the A7r. Its not quite a medium format lens but it should have decent corners and a flat field seeing how it was designed for a 24x65mm frame. Its small and well built, I really hope it stacks up well to my previous favorite 90mm the CV90 f3.5.



Mike Ganz
Registered: Sep 06, 2006
Total Posts: 1963
Country: United States

For some reason or other, I got a hankering to take out my old Canon A-1 for a spin. I forgot what a great camera this actually was/is. Caught the bug, and picked up the following (kinda got lucky...all arrived on the same day...its like Christmas in July):

FD 24/2.8 SSC
FD 35/2 SSC (concave version)
Vivitar Series 1 70-210/3.5 (Mark II version)



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5706
Country: United States

wayne seltzer wrote:
freaklikeme wrote:
I found a Hassy C 80/2.8 with a wonky shutter and loose helicoid but perfect glass, which makes it perfect for my purposes. Assuming I like the close performance on the Mamiya bellows (and I'm very familiar with the lens, so I don't see why I wouldn't be happy) and it doesn't get to infinity (no reason to believe that it should) I'm going to try and remount the optical cell so it can.

Here's hoping I don't completely screw this up.


Good luck Brad! I am in the middle of replacing the rubber belt in my 24" HP Z3100 printer. Had to disassemble a lot of stuff to get to the friggin belt. I got 7 yrs out of it, which is better than the 5 yrs I see a lot users reporting they got..
I hope it works again when I finish!


I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, Wayne.



Bubble
Registered: Jul 21, 2006
Total Posts: 2082
Country: United States

just got the zacuto marauder/viewfinder combo for blackmagic pocket. Run and gun style. Very compact. Solid design. Strongly recommend.



taemo
Registered: May 23, 2006
Total Posts: 365
Country: Canada

I got me a Nikkor 35-105mm 3.5-4.5 AIS lens, will be used on the A7 for those rare times I need a zoom (wedding receptions)

i picked this over the Nikkor 28-85 and other 35-70 lenses because of the push and pull, making zooming/focusing a lot easier.



TMaG82
Registered: Aug 31, 2012
Total Posts: 514
Country: United States

Picked up another Ricoh GR. Looking forward to using this as a compact walk around and for filter work with the Lee Seven5 system.



williamkazak
Registered: Jun 08, 2006
Total Posts: 6299
Country: United States

taemo wrote:
I got me a Nikkor 35-105mm 3.5-4.5 AIS lens, will be used on the A7 for those rare times I need a zoom (wedding receptions)

i picked this over the Nikkor 28-85 and other 35-70 lenses because of the push and pull, making zooming/focusing a lot easier.


I had a couple of these in the AFD. Nice set of focal lengths for people pics and I like push/pull in a zoom.



jay tieger
Registered: Oct 11, 2006
Total Posts: 1739
Country: United States

Found this 55mm AF micro-Nikkor
...here with my 60mm frozen-AF Micro...it will make for an interesting C/C test...along with the Tamron 90mm 2.5 sp







Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1320
Country: Poland

Boxed 35/2.8 Distagon C/Y,100/2.8 m42 full metal Pentacon electric with strange aperture leaves,Canon FD SSC 50/1.4.

Shall i take Oly Zuiko 40/2 pancake?Never tried one,but it's probably like other pancakes of it's time.



arduluth
Registered: Oct 25, 2013
Total Posts: 180
Country: United States

I went to my aunt's memorial service last Thursday and found myself inheriting her photo gear. Not quite a purchase so it might not belong here, but it was an acquisition.

My aunt was a lifelong photographer, and a very keen one. My siblings and cousins and I all remember her with one of her camera - she always had a camera with her.

I left that night with her two Nikkormats, Nikkor 50/1.8, Canon FTb, FL 50/1.8, FD 135mm f/3.5, Nikon LF35AF compact, and many filters all packed up in her Leica camera bag. A lot of the filters were 48mm, which seemed like an odd size. I've been using her lenses some on my NEX-5R with an adapter (the alt connection), but I think I'll have to put a roll of film through one of those bodies at some point. I'm open to recommendations for a nice low ISO (25-200?) film. My only experience with film has been the 110 camera I had as a kid and some disposables.

I only developed an interest in photography over the last few years. She didn't spend much time online and didn't seem much of what I've been doing. I wish I had been able to talk with her about photography and get her thoughts as I've improved.

Rest in peace, Maralyn.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20893
Country: Canada

arduluth wrote:
I went to my aunt's memorial service last Thursday and found myself inheriting her photo gear. Not quite a purchase so it might not belong here,...

Rest in peace, Maralyn.


It belongs here, if you want to post it here.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20893
Country: Canada

Peire wrote:
...Shall i take Oly Zuiko 40/2 pancake?Never tried one,but it's probably like other pancakes of it's time.


Probably, but I never met an Oly that I didn't want to try.



Fred Bruche
Registered: Dec 10, 2005
Total Posts: 640
Country: United States

Peire wrote:

Shall i take Oly Zuiko 40/2 pancake?Never tried one,but it's probably like other pancakes of it's time.


I did quick a head to head comparison with the Canon 40mm f2.8 pancake, they are very close in terms of IQ. The Zuiko is of course one stop faster, and very good sharp wide open. I'd say go for it!



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