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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Interested in what everyone has been buying lately.
For me it is the vivitar series one 200mm/3.5 AF
I havent had a chance to shoot it yet since I will need to do a mount swap to get it on my sony... its looking like the AF is nonfunctional unfortunately, although Im not that concerned



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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


PhotoMaximum wrote:
It turns out this camera has issues. The lens is great though, which is why I bought the package. But the camera has some chunk of metal rattling around in the viewfinder chamber. The shutter will not fire and the viewfinder will not give you a view through the lens. This is a camera that is most likely not worth the expense of professional repair.

I knew beforehand that this was a complicated camera to use: lots of moving parts including a film plane guard that has to be moved out of the way via the film advance lever. I
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I have a Retina Xenon 50/1.9 which I have used on a7, it's a nice lens but mfd is a bit limiting. Here is a picture from it on film on a Kodak Retina IIIS: https://flic.kr/p/k3hkUY

Retina Curtagon 35/2.8 is pretty nice on a7: https://flic.kr/p/GgURhW



Mar 16, 2017 at 04:35 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Been eyeballing this one for a bit - Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 100-300mm F/4.5-5.6

Should be here in a week or two.
Hopefully, I'll make good use of it.



Mar 16, 2017 at 08:23 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Canon FD 17 F4. Looks and works great on my Sony a7.


Mar 16, 2017 at 09:02 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Contax Carl Zeiss PC-Distagon T* 35mm f/2.8 C/Y




jcolwell 2017


Contax Carl Zeiss PC-Distagon T* 35mm f/2.8 C/Y




Mar 16, 2017 at 03:04 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Olympus OM Zuiko 180/2.8 "Made in Japan" - the latest incarnation with superior coatings in beautiful condition.

Shall I take the second copy of the 40/2.8 SMC Pentax M pancake?



Mar 17, 2017 at 05:55 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Peire wrote:
Shall I take the second copy of the 40/2.8 SMC Pentax M pancake?


It's a bargain, in terms of storage space required for it.



Mar 17, 2017 at 08:36 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Sigma 90mm f/2.8 macro in SA mount.


Mar 17, 2017 at 09:06 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


jcolwell wrote:
It's a bargain, in terms of storage space required for it.







Mar 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


The Zuiko 180/2.8 is fine (master)piece of engineering.Smaller and lighter than it's 180/2.8 mates of other brands,like Leica R 180/2.8,C/Y Sonnar 180/2.8 and Nikkor 180/2.8 ED






Shorter than most of 200/2,8 and 200/3.5 lenses,like Canon FD SSC 200/2.8,Tele Tessar 200/3.5,Apo Telyt R 180/3.4,Rolleinar 200/3.5,MC/MC QF Rokkors 200/3.5 and Konica 200/3.5







Compared to bigger 200/4 lenses,(Mamiya Sekor 210/4,MC Tele Rokkors 200/4,OM Zuiko 200/4,Nikkor AI and AIS 200/4) it still looks pretty small







Also stands well against the smallest 200/4 lenses,(Canons nFD 200/4,Yashica ML 200/4,Pentax M 200/4) or tiny 200/5 lenses (om Zuiko 200/5),plus long Canon nFD 200/4 macro











Even the fast medium tele Canon EF L 135/2.0 is almost the same size and weight too.








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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Finally found a mamiya 150mm a 2.8.
It's pretty cool so far.

A nice snapshot
https://flic.kr/p/SRjQJ4

https://flic.kr/p/SZ3eR7

17-03-18DSC02491 by SoulNibblerChina, on Flickr

This is on the a99 with mirex tilt.


Should be wide open
17-03-21DSC02654 by SoulNibblerChina, on Flickr


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Mar 18, 2017 at 01:36 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Zeiss Jena Sonnar 200/2.8 electric.Now with A72's IS this chunky lens can be used with no problem.

Mamiya 645 2x teleconverter



Mar 18, 2017 at 06:16 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


Peire wrote:
...Also stands well against the smallest 200/4 lenses...


How's it compare to the CV Apo-Lanthar 180/4 SL?



Mar 18, 2017 at 06:34 AM
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jcolwell wrote:
How's it compare to the CV Apo-Lanthar 180/4 SL?


I have no this lens yet.




Mar 18, 2017 at 06:38 AM
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Peire wrote:
...Also stands well against the smallest 200/4 lenses...

jcolwell wrote:
How's it compare to the CV Apo-Lanthar 180/4 SL?

Peire wrote:
I have no this lens yet.




It's only a matter of time, ... and money.



Mar 18, 2017 at 06:40 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


jcolwell wrote:
How's it compare to the CV Apo-Lanthar 180/4 SL?


It's about 20mm bigger



Mar 18, 2017 at 06:43 AM
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jcolwell wrote:
It's only a matter of time, ... and money.


When talking about money,I think that 180/4 Apo Lanthar is reaching the price level that is not reasonable for such lens.




Mar 18, 2017 at 06:43 AM
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Peire wrote:
...Also stands well against the smallest 200/4 lenses...


jcolwell wrote:
How's it compare to the CV Apo-Lanthar 180/4 SL?


danski0224 wrote:
It's about 20mm bigger


Yeah. I can do that, too.



Mar 18, 2017 at 06:44 AM
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Peire wrote:
When talking about money,I think that 180/4 Apo Lanthar is reaching the price level that is not reasonable for such lens.


That's why I don't have one now, but it's on my list.

It's an excellent lens. I've owned two of them in the past. Over time, I've evolved towards using IS lenses for most telephoto situations (used to be, CV 180/4 on a monopod, for travel). Recently though, I've been building up a collection of mostly-small, mostly manual focus, and all-awesome prime lenses for scenic shooting. Since getting the PC-Distagon 35/2.8, my T-S lens lineup is now complete. I'm pretty sure the PC-Distagon will also replace/displace the Zeiss 35/2 ZE that's in my non-TS lineup, because the un-shifted PC-Distagon should have much better edges, and this shift lens is relatively small; almost the same size (volume) as the 35/2 ZE.

OTOH, my Zeiss 25/2 ZE isn't being replaced by my TS-E 24/3.5L II, because the Zeiss is sharper at the edges (where it has some CA, the TS-E has none), and this Zeiss is much smaller than the TS-E (half the volume). I'll re-evaluate the 24mm/25mm situation after I get a high MPx body, later this year.

Anyway, my longest, smallish telephoto is now the Canon 200/2.8L II. It's an excellent lens, but the CV 180/4 is probably at least as good IQ-wise, and the CV is less than half the volume of the Canon (2.7x). Unfortunately, the CV is almost three times the price (3x).



Mar 18, 2017 at 07:07 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase?


jcolwell wrote:
Yeah. I can do that, too.


Yes, but you were too slow this time.





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