I have a question about the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II r. I still have the lens and it's on my om d e m 1mk1. I found that it focused "better/sharper" when I had the om d em 10 mk I. Is it possible for the same lens to behave differently on 2 diff camera bodies? Even though same manufacturer...
Saw this at a rumors site. Link goes to an eBay listing, not the rumors site.
This one I don't understand. 27mm, 2.8, nothing remarkable about it at all. Other than the fact that it's a pancake lens, what's the attraction? For the price, wouldn't one be better off with an adapted 28 from days...
Hi I have a m42 super tak 50mm 1.8, the radioactive one no lolz. I read somewhere that you can give it a sun bathe to lower/get rid of the radioactivity. How long do I have to do this and will I lose the nice yellow sheen on the glass?
Does anybody have experience with lens haze? The problem that I have is that the haze is in the cemented doublet (between two elements). I'm thinking, de-cementing would be one of the options / if not the only one, other than buying a new lens, or at least a new lens element!
I recently came across this lens so am placing a reference point for it in case anyone in future searches it in the lenses section. Definitely recommended. I have a much larger DLSR 100mm macro lens which is better when it comes to strictly macro but in terms of overall rendering, this cheapie...
This is the Companion to the F1.4 and Faster thread.
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The Need for Speed- post your pictures shot at F1.4 and Faster.
Voigtlander Asph-Nokton 50/1.2, Wide-Open at 1/25th on the M9.
Urth EU sells a Nikon F to L-mount adapter for 30 €, and a Nikon G to L-mount adapter for 7 € more.
I first ordered the F-L adapter but fortunately I thought about it a bit and I canceled and went for the G-L adapter instead.
This G-L adapter has an aperture ring as one'd expect.
Hi, I had lens lens bookmarked for purchase.
Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f3.5-5.6
Panasonic 45-175mm f4-5.6
Does anyone use these? I'm going to get the panasonic 20mm 1.7, for my fast prime. But want some general lens
I had a similar thread, so if this is redundant please delete
Alik Griffin just posted an article how three axes of stabilization is the best you can get when you adapt a foreign lens to a modern mirrorless camera.
I think the reasoning seems rather sound. He does make a mistake...
Cheap vintage lens in m39 mount. It's a 50mm f2 lens.There are several versions/generations of this lens. It has a Zeiss Sonnar optical formula, reverse-engineered in the Soviet Union as part of the war reparations. Lovely lens, easy to use, with 12 aperture blades. I modified my copy to focus...
So, been really enjoying my Leica M 240 since I got it. Nice collection of lenses so far:
35/2.8 Jupiter 12
50/2 Super Rokkor
50/2 Jupiter 8
50/3.5 Industar 22
I'm pondering the next addition. Perhaps someone here will chime in?
Hi, I'm looking for an ultra wide lens for my D7100, D7500. The lens that I have my eye on is the Tokina ATX-I, 11-20mm f2.8, I know it's cousin the 11-16mm is supposed to be stellar. Anyone have any input?
Hi I've compiled a list of lens I would like to purchase down the road. Does anyone use these lens and what is the sweet spot for said lens?
1) Olympus 17mm f2.8
2) Panasonic 17mm f2.8
3) Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f3.5-5.6
4) Panasonic 45-175mm f4-5.6
the sweet spot I'm referring to...
I'm getting more and more frustrated that Zeiss nor Voigtländer (Cosina) make a nice MF 28mm for Sony E-mount (full-frame), so I'm thinking of getting a Zeiss Loxia 2.4/25 when a good deal comes along. To find out if that focal length works for me, I took the only 24mm I have, an old Vivitar...
The first vintage Nikkor I bought for Df was the Nikkor-Q.C 135mm f/2.8. With its four elements its design is what @BrianS calls a "unique formula". Not necessarily a Sonnar but it's not a double-Gauss either.
Fast forward to this year and I was buying the Nikkor 135mm f/3.5 because of its...
I lost my camera and lenses in Africa when we couldn't get back because of the pandemic. A short trip turned into a permanent move. I'm looking to replace the lost camera with an Olympus OMD EM10 Mark II. Most of the cameras I'm looking at come with no lens or the stock 12-42mm lens that I'm not...
PK, PN, M2... there are plenty of different tubes offered for Nikon F mount lenses.
But this is my current understanding:
PK tubes are Ai and won't really fit with pre-Ai lenses. PK tubes offer automatic aperture and pass aperture selection to the body.
PN tubes are pre-Ai and offer/won't...
I was testing some of my vintage Rolex dials for radioactivity with a dosimeter.
Out of curiosity, I pulled out some of my rangefinder lenses and tested them. I had one collapsible 50mm Summicron that I was almost positive was radioactive but it was not. So then I tried the 35mm f1.5 Canon and...
I have thought about it, discarded it a few times, then got hyped about it again.
Getting a camera body solely for the purposes of adapting older goodies. I don't have to care what the native lens options are for the given body, all I care are the specs of the body and how it enables me to...
Classic manual 28mm f2.8. One of several versions that were made in the 70s and 80s. Very nice lens with decent close focusing distance of 0.3m, nice coatings, and overall, very good image quality. If I could nitpick, the corners are never super sharp. However, I expected that from a lens from...
One of my first m42 lenses that I picked up for my Samsung NX1000 mirror-less camera , back in 2014. I haven't used it as much with Samsung, or later, with Nikon D90, as much as I have with my Fujifilm X-E1. Not having any native Fuji AF lenses, I started collecting vintage glass again. Presenta...
This is an Obscure Lens. It is not "quite a zoom", it is variable focal length. It does not compensate focus as you change focal length, so- change focal length at any distance except infinity and you need to re-focus. The aperture is constant, max aperture is F2.8. The lens is multi-coated...
A good old manual focus lens, with nice reputation. Well kept and preserved, it feels like new. Having many Helios 58mm lenses, I'm used to the focal length. On a crop sensor, it just feels right.
It's fast, with 1.4 aperture, which is often challenging with focusing, because my X-E1 doesn't...
This is by far the cheapest buy so far. Plenty of fungus and dust spots inside, but mechanically excellent! It cost me 6 dollars on a local online sale site. The lens could not focus on infinity at 200mm( probably incompatibility with my MD to FX adapter). So, I decided to do something... That...
Given the price, it seems to be very low risk. As long as you don't mind manual focus and no electrical connection to the camera.
Just took delivery of a Viltrox 23 1.4 Fuji X mount used 9 from Bhphoto.
The lens looks great. When shot at F1.4 in the 1-3 meter range the output is sublime.
Sharp center and an almost faster than F1.4 look with OOF blur.
With mid distance range I'm having weird intermittent results. A few...
A nice compact 100mm F2.8 lens that was designed to be a value option. Wasn't allowed to carry the Nikkor name with its plasticky build.
Which actually translates well to this modern mirrorless age being lighter and cheaper. My copy is sharp but needs a few stops for out of camera contrast.
The RF is not the ideal FF camera, but dang, the body and the lens for $999. The lens is supposedly pretty competent (if slow) as well.
Does anybody got info about this lens?
It doesn´t say Carl Zeiss anywhere buy construction is identical as a Contax I lens. Serial number is 60080 and it says R.1038
I bought in a store in Buenos Aires.
This is one I did not see coming. With that general focal range pretty well covered. But it appears that Fuji will be adding an updated 18mm to the new lens roadmap. On top of the four new lenses that are already coming between now and March...
Hard to believe that some sellers of Russian lenses in Fed/Zorki Mount continue to give bad information that they can be used on a Leica standard camera, that the Russian lenses were made to the Leica 51.6mm standard.
THEY ARE NOT, How do I know? Because I have the Data Sheets that came with...
The mount of one of my E-M5.2s is quite tight. Tight enough to be a "bother" when it is used. Has anyone here ever adjusted your lens mount? Any special secrets?
I'm sure it is "within tolerances", but surely mine is not the first one to just be too tight to mount or remove a lens.
New TTartisan 50mm f/1.4 lens for Leica M-mount to be announced on Friday (pre-orders now open) - Leica Rumors
I was looking at the TTArtisan 50mm f/.95 or re-buying the 7Artisan 50mm f/1.1, but this looks like it hits the sweet spot of performance, size and price (retailing for $370 USD)...
I've had a purely hypothetical interest in the overheating problems of the new Canon R6/R5 and the Sony A7Siii. I say hypothetical because while I have virtually no interest in video, I do teach thermodynamics and practical heat issues do interest me. This guy was one of only two testers that...