1. MountainMan79

    Canon Showcase Canon RF 100-500mm Lens Showcase

    Not too many Canon showcase threads, and definitely low on the lenses. So here’s to starting one for this lens; an awesome telephoto. Great size and great optics. And in front of a sensor like the 45MP R5, can hold up to a hell of a crop and still show amazing detail. Can’t wait to get to...
  2. rayvonn

    Leica New Voigtlander Lens: Ultron 75mm F1.9

    https://www.cosina.co.jp/voigtlander/en/vm-mount/ultron-75mm-f1-9/ Sonnar layout. MC & SC. For my tastes, it looks fantastic.
  3. Herbert Hound

    Manual Lens Meike 12mm f/2.8 mk II (Fuji X)

    This Meike 12mm f/2.8 popped up during a random search with £50 off plus a 5% discount voucher... so I picked it up for £98 inc. postage. I probably wouldn't have bought it at full price but it seemed like a bit of fun to help while away the hours until Spring. It seems suitably solid and well...
  4. gryphon1911

    Lens First Shots with the Minolta AF 135mm f/2.8

    Got out and played with the 135mm today. Weakest at f/2.8, depending on the light can be a little bloomy/hazy wide open, Nothing that modern post processing software cannot handle! Very fast AF even on the Maxxum 7D. Surprisingly good for it's age. Processed from RAW in Lightroom and...
  5. AndyMcD

    Manual Lens 7Artisans 12mm f/2.8 mk II (Fuji X)

    This lens was announced late December 2022, but I happened on it by accident whilst browsing Amazon. The mk I is a pretty well regarded lens but didn't have a filter thread (you had to buy some proprietary adaptor). The mkII has a 67mm thread and also has a new optical formula. Both lenses are...
  6. Taneli

    Geezer vs Lens

    Was looking for old Black Sabbath pics when stumbling upon this one, is it a lens Geezer holding?! :)
  7. MountainMan79

    Leica Lens Recommendations

    Alright Leicaphiles- Hopefully, my first M mount camera will be inbound to me shortly (M-P 240) and I’ll be looking to pick up some lenses for it. I’ve decided on 3 lenses, and would like to know from anyone that’s owned them, what your thoughts are. Or, if I’m overlooking another obvious...
  8. retiredfromlife

    Fuji 18-55 Lens Firmware Update Question

    I just downloaded the update for the Fuji 18-55 kit lens firmware v3.24 dated 09.29.2022 from the Fuji site. It downloaded as "XFUP0004.zip" The zip contained two files XFUP0004.DAT, 385kb XFUP0046.DAT, 509kb So far I have only updated Fuji bodies not lenses no not sure what their update files...
  9. mnhoj

    Lens Your three favorite lenses of all time

    I think this will be fun. I'll have to really think. At least one lens of mine comes down to an emotional connection. Like the Nikon 105 F2 DC. At the time my kids were young and the lens produced a nice blend of sharpness and OOF rendering. But honestly it's all about the content. It touched me...
  10. Glevum Owl

    Advice Wanted FD Lens Adaptor

    I recently dug out my old Canon FD lenses including the nifty 50mm. I believe it’s possible to use these on my Oly body with an adaptor. However I’ve heard horror stories of jammed lenses, poor connectivity, focus problems, etc. when using adaptors. Please can anyone, from experience...
  11. olli

    Advice Wanted Which 56mm for Fuji X?

    I've been looking at getting a few longer primes for my X-S10, starting with a 56. I'm not interested in the the Fujinon 56/1.2 - too expensive, too heavy, too big. I started looking at third party alternatives and was surprised there were so many options. As far as I can see there are 56mm AF...
  12. M

    Advice Wanted Lens recommendations for A7C?

    I got a good deal on a used Sony A7C, and it is arriving at the end of the week. I haven't bought any lenses yet. I'm thinking to sell off some of my less frequently used Micro Four-Thirds gear to fund one, maybe two, lenses for Sony FE. Micro Four-Thirds is still going to remain my primary...
  13. Lawrence A.

    Adapted Adapted lenses, any make, for any camera

    I haven't seen a general thread for any adapted lens. Here are a couple of things shot with the Sony a7ii using an old Zuiko 75-150 f4 (one of my favorite zooms for decades), with which the river stone with fossilized ferns was shot, and the Konica Hexanon 40mm f1.8, which has become the...
  14. AlwaysOnAuto

    Sony Which lens should I take to the beach today?

    It's a really nice clear day so thought I'd load up the bike and take it down to the beach for a ride. What lens should I take on my A7ii? Native or old manual focus? 24mm? 35mm? 50mm? 100mm? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  15. B

    How NOT to clean a Lens

    So I was in a rush and threw my shorts in the wash with a bunch of other clothes last week. When I put the clothes in the dryer...oh oh. I felt a lump in my shorts pocket that I had worn the night before. Yep, it was my TTArtisan 28mm f5.6, and don't judge, it is easy to do since it is so small...
  16. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    GAS Tamron will NOT offer mount swap service !!! :(

    I was looking for ideas and doing some research when I thought about asking Tamron if they offer mount-changing services the way Sigma does. Unfortunately, they do not, as they mentioned "technically" I believe, but it's pure speculation, that Tamron does not have a system/implementation at...
  17. Ghostbuggy

    Leica Leica revives the film camera and a classic lens

    Leica announced it will bring back the film camera or more specific the Leica M6. According to the news, which cites Leicas press release, the new M6 will mostly stay true to the original one, however some improvements were made to the viewfinder, the rangefinder mechanism, the light meter as...
  18. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony My first f 1.8 prime lens set.

    I am so excited that my hands won't stop shaking for a couple of hours (though they do that when I have low glycemia or high amounts of anxiety). I just received from MPB, in Like New condition, the Samyang AF 35mm f 1.8 and the Tokina atx-m 85mm f 1.8 FE. Please don't take this as an...
  19. John King

    Lens A miscellany of lens test targets

    A copy of a post I made elsewhere: Some lens testing target files here. They are PDF files, so will download as soon as you click on them. https://www.canopuscomputing.com.au/Downloadable_Files/General_Photography/USAF.pdf...
  20. rayvonn

    Leica New 35mm F1.5 Nokton lens for rangefinder cameras

    They really are knocking them out at the minute aren't they. https://www.cosina.co.jp/voigtlander/en/vm-mount/nokton-vintage-line-35mm-f1-5-aspherical/
  21. Stu

    Micro 4/3 Your Treasured M43 'Sleeper Lens"?

    'Sleeper Lens'? I guess it could be called...'The Best Lens I Have Ever Owned But Nobody Else Is Smart Enough To Realize It!' :geek: But to be a bit kinder, there are definitely good lenses that slip under the radar. Panasonic certainly has a few in my opinion....the 35-100mm f/4-5.6 and the...
  22. Taneli

    Nikon Nikon Z DX 12-28 PZ

    A certain rumour says Nikon will announce this lens within a few days!! https://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/nikon-will-very-soon-announce-the-new-dx-12-28-and-fx-17-28-lenses/ A dream have come true :) I will pre-order it as soon as I can :) very great news (if it is true but I think so, it has...
  23. Glevum Owl

    Micro 4/3 Camera / Lens Recommendation for a Young Newbie

    My DD has at last expressed an interest in photography. Inevitably this will lead to a request for a camera of her own to replace her old, now broken Kodak Easyshare. Second hand, just in case this proves to be a fad, but not too old as, if she develops an interest and my M5iii is commandeered...
  24. A

    Sony Need advice for a lens please

    Hello, Can someone please point me in the direction of a suitable lens if there is one. I feel overwhelmed lol I have a Sony zv e10 with a Sigma 16mm f1.4 I love the way it performs at night (which is why i got it) but i use it for vlogging and exploring abandoned places. My issue is its...
  25. rayvonn

    Manual Lens New Meyer Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm F1.5 II

    A historically updated lens which I'm guessing won't be of interest to some due to its characteristics but it may be of interest to others and seems to be coming available in most mounts (although notably no RF coupling though). This is interesting to me as it completely slipped my mind that...
  26. JensM

    Micro 4/3 OM System 90mm F3.5 Macro IS Pro lens is coming in 2023

    According to Peter Forsgard in this video: Oly 90 mm f:3.5 Macro
  27. lucien

    Lens AF-S NIKKOR 18-200MM 1 3.5-5.6 G ED

    I bought this lens on the recommendation of Mr. Rockwell, Ken. I wanted an lens with a wide range. Mr. Rockwell raved about this lens on his review board. I have this lens and it's giving me a hard time. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. What is the sweet spot? ie f5.6-f9? When should I use...
  28. fredlong

    Leica Lens Cleaning

    I need to get my old Summicron 50 CLA'd. Can anyone tell me who's doing good work in the USD now?
  29. Hawkfan

    Micro 4/3 Olympus 40-150R Lens Question

    So I just bought a used 40-150R lens off fleabay for $70. Silver lens to match my silver M53. Looks in very nice condition. It does have an issue when zooming out in that when it reaches around 70mm the barrel will noticeably slow/bind. At that point and further it is not a smooth zoom out. It...
  30. A

    Adapted Mirror / Reflex lenses

    A few years ago I came across the idea of using a Nikon 500/8 reflex/mirror lens as a cheaper alternative to an expensive autofocus 500mm lens. Since I wasn't going to be using it a LOT, it did not make sense to spend $$,$$$ on a "modern" lens. Turned out that the Nikon 500/8, even after 40...
  31. retiredfromlife

    Fuji Question Re Updating Tamron Lens on Fuji body

    Just wondering if anyone has been able to update a Tamron lens on a Fuji body. Just tried to update my Tamron 18-300 on my X-T4 today. X-T4 updated to v 1.5 OK but Tamron would not update at all. Returned the error message on the Tamron firmware page Firmware Upgrade Has Been Cancelled, Turn...
  32. AndyH44

    Micro 4/3 Showcase Olympus 14-150 f4-5.6 II ED Lens

    Hume Lake from Panoramic Point, King's Canyon N.P.
  33. rayvonn

    Leica Lens Light Lab

    Lens Light Lab (LLL) is a Chinese company which makes copies of old classic Leica lenses, the type which cost the price of a house in certain parts of the UK. And by all accounts, these copies seem to be of a superb quality, not only in appearance to the originals, but more importantly...
  34. rayvonn

    Special Carl Zeiss Jena Lens

    Well, if you’ve been to the Stasi Museum in Berlin, you’ll be aware of this, but for those that haven’t, this is Special Lens SO - 2.2 B for taking covert photographs at night and under poor lighting conditions. To quote: “Carl Zeiss Jena began developing the special lens on behalf of the...
  35. mike3996

    Advice Wanted RECOMMEND Maybe obscure lenses or otherwise good deals that you can adapt on mirrorless

    My Panasonic S1 is not attracting any buyers so my backup plan is to keep it and buy new adapters for it. Getting the necessary motivation to do so, my question would be: what lenses could justify this expense? I originally bought the S1 for Leica and Nikkor lenses but I found it's in part...
  36. JensM

    Micro 4/3 New lens is up: Panasonic Leica 9mm f1.7 (Rectilinear).

    Micro43nerds review This one I think I will get! It would probably be a match made in heaven with the 14-140.
  37. Roboticspro

    Manual Lens Tamron 52A 70-210 CF Zoom

    Good Afternoon, This is a cross-post from "Wildflowers"; it is a full-frame lens that goes to 1/2 life-size because of the extended helical. These were shot at f5.6. Regards, Edd
  38. agentlossing

    Advice Wanted What Lens Mounts Are These?

    I've been trying to clear out some of my accumulated junk/gear. I have a couple of lenses which I can't remember the origin of, and don't recognize the mounts. My common past SLR mounts were Konica AR, OM, Pentax K and M42. I doubt I ever had a camera, working or not, to go with these. Any ideas?
  39. boojum

    Leica Lens Test, Quick and Dirty

    Riding down my fave Stringtown Road this afternoon looking for Rhodies in bloom. I have one spot that has very nice ones in a clump at the end of a driveway. And I had a sack of lenses along with the Jupiter 12. So, here are six lenses: Canon 28mm LTM f/2.8 Canon 35mm LTM f/2.0 Canon 50mm...
  40. boojum

    LTM Jupiter 12

    I am becoming a Jupiter lens fan. I've got the Jupiter 12 35mm, Jupiter 8 50mm, Jupiter 9 85mm, and the Jupiter 11 135mm, all LTM's. They are all good lenses. They are all copies of the pre-WW II Zeiss Sonnars that the Russians got as war reparations along with other goodies. They have...
  41. christilou

    Leica Dirty lens .....

    This is probably a question for Brian . My 50mm Summilux has looks a bit grubby. Have tried simple cleaning but I wonder if it needs to be sent back to Leica for a thorough clean? I can only see all these blobs when the light shines straight through it and I can remove them in post.
  42. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Manual Lens 1949 meet Sony a7R II

    I won this little gem on evilBay for 15 £ (with shipping): E. Ludwig Meritar 50mm f 2.9 in Exakta mount. It's not the most common and easy to adapt mount, built from 1949 in East Germany it was made by an independent optic company with a reputation for budget option with this one being one of...
  43. Charzes44

    Fuji Showcase Testing new lens

    Hi everyone, I'm new here, I have only just found this forum, but have been involved in photography since 1957! I am an ardent Fuji-Xer since 2015. I look forward to meeting you all. Charles
  44. lucien

    Lens AF MICRO NIKKOR 105MM 1:2.8 D

    Hi I purchased this lens used on eBay. It works perfectly fine. But I discovered something yesterday that is a bit disturbing. I think this is mould on the rear element. Inside for sure because I tried cleaning it. But it wouldn't go away. I have screwdrivers (precision) and the lens...
  45. Alf

    Fuji Third lens for a small kit

    I got my first X-mount camera last month, it's an X-E4 with the 27mm f/2,8 and the 16mm f/2,8. With those I'm covering about 60% of what I shoot, and I'm thinking about a longish lens. I already have a couple old manual focus lenses (Hexanon 40 f/1,8 and 50 f/1,4) but I'd love something with...
  46. lucien

    Lens some Minolta glass

    I have 3 lens that aren't worth selling because they were dirt cheap. Instead of taking a loss, how can I convert them to Nikon? The body in question is a Nikon D7100 I will need some sort of adapter of course. Is anyone familiar with what I would need. Lenses, Tamron 70-300mm 4-5.6 ff...
  47. Kevin

    Facebook finds - "Cannon camera with case and added lens"

    Something seems wrong here, I just can't put my finger on it.... 🤔 🤣
  48. M. Valdemar

    Manual Lens Have the prices of Nikkor 35mm f1.8 LTM lenses gone insane?

    I have three of these lenses, pristine. I have not priced them recently. I also have a LTM Nikkor 85mm f1.5 too. I cannot find any listings for these lenses. I see one 35mm 1.8 with an asking price of $7500 on eBay. I see some sold 85mm 1.5's for over $3500. Are these the going rates now? I...
  49. MoonMind

    Lens From the bottom of the bag ...

    I recently decided to give a spare lens I know I had, a second Nikon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-D which really *should* still be around - if only I could find the darned thing, to a student of mine who has a really nice body (a Nikon D750) but no truely suitable lens: He was really unhappy about...
  50. ektar

    Advice Wanted Tool for front of 72mm filter thread lens

    Greets; hopefully this generates some advice. I have an older telephoto lens with 72mm front filter thread. I need to remove the trim ring to access the front element. I can buy a set of the rubber tools to do that, but I can't find just a 72. Any suggestions as to what sort of cylindrical...