What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?
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debuggerus
Registered: Apr 25, 2008
Total Posts: 800
Country: United States

very nice set there, rtester.



rtester
Registered: Feb 04, 2009
Total Posts: 457
Country: United States

Thanks, only sometimes I wish I had less glass and more time.



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

rtester wrote:
Thanks, only sometimes I wish I had less glass and more time.


You can do that. Less glass, I mean.



pmcmanis
Registered: Jul 25, 2010
Total Posts: 134
Country: United States

debuggerus wrote:

This is no silly camera. It's the famous Auto S2, one of my favorites.


ah well I was joking, I only shoot film you see, so I will be using this little guy. I paid literally 20 bucks shipped for this, and while the meter doesnt seem consitent the shutter speeds do and the rangefinder, while tinted blue, is very clear and still aligned. it's a big camera though! My OM-1 with a 28mm f3.5 attached is only very slightly longer, but is much shorter. Doesnt really bother me though

metagraphica wrote:
Olympus OM Zuiko 75-150mm f/4 - Super sharp!


this is actually quite a nice lens considering what the going rate is. I got many nice shots of my dog running around with the lens, but zooms and teles are not to my liking so I dont use mine often anymore.



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5036
Country: Canada

jcolwell wrote:
rtester wrote:
Thanks, only sometimes I wish I had less glass and more time.


You can do that. Less glass, I mean.


I have room for your neglected glass.



dcad10
Registered: Aug 26, 2008
Total Posts: 305
Country: United States

its been a good week for me
pentax 18mm/11 fisheye

I'm not sure how much use this lens will get but it sure is fun to look at














denoir
Registered: Feb 11, 2010
Total Posts: 4209
Country: Sweden

Leica 35/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH:







I got it in December and it quickly became my favorite lens for the M9 and one of my favorites for any camera.


metagraphica
Registered: Jun 25, 2010
Total Posts: 383
Country: United States

rtester wrote:
Three very recent


rtester, I have my eye on all three of those lenses, especially the 35 shift. Also looking at the OM 24 shift and the Vivitar 28 1.9...

agghhh...so many lenses so little time (and money)...



metagraphica
Registered: Jun 25, 2010
Total Posts: 383
Country: United States

metagraphica wrote:
Olympus OM Zuiko 75-150mm f/4 - Super sharp!


pmcmanis wrote:
this is actually quite a nice lens considering what the going rate is. I got many nice shots of my dog running around with the lens, but zooms and teles are not to my liking so I dont use mine often anymore.


Yep, for $75 with an adapter I am quite pleased at how nice this lens is. Many thanks to fellow FMer 'benroy' for selling it to me.



alexandre
Registered: Jun 30, 2005
Total Posts: 2624
Country: Brazil

MiJ Zuiko 50;1.8 to replace my SC



bellyface
Registered: Mar 17, 2003
Total Posts: 5089
Country: United States

industar-69 FSU half frame lens 28mm F2.8

got it for about $40 on ebay, straight from russia. It's made for a russian half frame camera from the 60's-80's. it vignettes a little but I dig the look on my epson R-d1. It's really small, even with the LTM/M adapter.














EPSN3965_i69 by bellyface, on Flickr


EPSN3954_i69 by bellyface, on Flickr


EPSN3945_i69 by bellyface, on Flickr


EPSN3936_i69 by bellyface, on Flickr


CVickery
Registered: May 14, 2004
Total Posts: 2590
Country: Canada

Interesting lens bellyface. I'm guessing no rangefinder coupling though.



cavewalker
Registered: Dec 27, 2008
Total Posts: 317
Country: Germany

A black Jupiter-3 a russian Sonar 1.5/50 copy



Z250SA
Registered: Jul 10, 2009
Total Posts: 642
Country: Finland

Got a Vivitar Series 1 800mm f/11 yesterday. And in the name of science I through in a Canon 2x II extender so I could try the 800 against my 400L5.6 at 800/11. Only had time to snap a few, but the solid cat is surprisingly sharp.

Why on Earth would I go and buy an other mirror tele after my experience with the 500/8 Mirotar less than a year ago? Well a few dacades ago when my beard was all dark, and my hair was, there was a large poster in a camerashop window with all the magnificent Vivitar tele lenses. I had a Tokina 400/5.6 on my AE-1 (Kodachrome 200) and there was that increadible short 800mm lens that left a need... Now I got it!



Ed Sawyer
Registered: May 08, 2007
Total Posts: 2179
Country: United States

From my research in the past, the Questar 700mm was the mirror lens to beat. It had resolution and contrast figures that were basically double what all the other mirror lenses had.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15695
Country: Germany

Z250SA wrote:
Got a Vivitar Series 1 800mm f/11 yesterday. And in the name of science I through in a Canon 2x II extender so I could try the 800 against my 400L5.6 at 800/11. Only had time to snap a few, but the solid cat is surprisingly sharp.

Why on Earth would I go and buy an other mirror tele after my experience with the 500/8 Mirotar less than a year ago? Well a few dacades ago when my beard was all dark, and my hair was, there was a large poster in a camerashop window with all the magnificent Vivitar tele lenses. I had a Tokina 400/5.6 on my AE-1 (Kodachrome 200) and there was that increadible short 800mm lens that left a need... Now I got it!


Try the 2x extender on the mirror lens, please



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

Hi Z250SA,

Congratulations on your purchase. I had the Series 1 600/8 for a while. Very sharp and compact, but I really didn't like the donut bokeh, so I sold it. Now, my beard has considerably more grey in it, too, and I'm thinking a Series 1 450/4.5 might be nice. Sorry, I digress.

If you wouldn't mind, please tell me the vital statistics for your 800/11. This information is missing from the Lens price database, Lens$db: http://tinyurl.com/jcolwell-lensdb. In particular, I'd like to know these parameters; minimum focus distance (as stamped on the lens barrel), weight, length from the front-most edge to the plane of the mount, maximum diameter, and filter diameter (I assume it's a screw-on at the rear element, like my 600).

Cheers, Jim

P.S. I'm going to sea tomorrow morning, so forgive me if I'm out of touch for a while, as I'll be out of touch, for a while.



dcad10
Registered: Aug 26, 2008
Total Posts: 305
Country: United States

bellyface wrote:
industar-69 FSU half frame lens 28mm F2.8

got it for about $40 on , straight from russia. It's made for a russian half frame camera from the 60's-80's. it vignettes a little but I dig the look on my epson R-d1. It's really small, even with the LTM/M adapter.


I was just looking at these on ebay the other day... good to know it wont vignette too strongly on the 1.5x ... I dont suppose you have tested it on a fullframe camera.



helimat
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 3736
Country: Canada

dcad10 wrote:













Now that is a pancake lens! Some great stuff here. I have a C/Y 85/1.4 coming in the mail... Interestingly it is MM but built in West Germany.


Z250SA
Registered: Jul 10, 2009
Total Posts: 642
Country: Finland

Carstenw, that was the first thing I tried. Who could resist a 1600mm f/22? But... the protruding element sadly and expectedly of the 2x hit the filter before it could connect with the lens. The Mutar I would work, but I donīt have the suitable pieces to puzzle it together. The lens "fastening ring" is a Nikon. So I use it with a Nikon to EOS adapter. Now if I could find a Contax "fastening ring" to use with the Mutar. Who could resist a 1600/22?



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