1. lucien

    Lens oly 14-42

    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...
  2. lucien

    Lens olympus lens

    Hi, can I put Olympus om lens (legacy glass) on my micro 4/3's M1 mark I and have autofocus and everything? Will I need an adapter? Is it worth it?
  3. drd1135

    Fuji GFX body with Zoom Lens (Open Box)

    Hardly cheap, but some of you use Leica, so, you know, what the hell...
  4. Brownie

    Manual Lens Rockstar 27mm 2.8 for just about everyone, C, N, F, S, M-4/3, L mount

    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...
  5. lucien

    Lens Asahi Super-Takamar

    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? Thanks,
  6. Coksic

    Lens haze

    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!
  7. Bollie

    L-Mount Testing new Sigma

    This week I received my new Sigma 150-600mm for L-mount. I'm testing it now, but for use on a Lumix S1r there is still a lot to learn. Here is an example:
  8. rayvonn

    Manual Lens Zuiko Macro 50mm F3.5

    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...
  9. Brian

    Lens WIDE-OPEN, Any Lens, Any focal Length, Any Mount, Any Camera

    This is the Companion to the F1.4 and Faster thread. https://cameraderie.org/threads/f1-4-and-faster-any-focal-length-any-mount-any-camera.52926/ There is nothing wrong with your Camera. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now controlling the image. We control the horizontal and the...
  10. Brian

    Lens F1.4 and Faster, Any Focal Length, Any Mount, Any Camera.

    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. Companion thread- https://cameraderie.org/threads/wide-open-any-lens-any-focal-length-any-mount-any-camera.52932/
  11. mike3996

    Manual Lens Urth Nikon G to mirrorless adapter.

    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. With my...
  12. albertk

    L-Mount Leica-M lenses on L-mount camera's

    Leica-M lenses generally perform good on the L-mount camera I have, the Lumix S-5 here is an example of the 35mm Summicron v1 Lumix S-5. Looking down from the ramparts.
  13. lucien

    Micro 4/3 Considering these lens

    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 thx,
  14. Bobby Tingle

    Fuji 150-600 and 18-120 added to the lens roadmap

  15. mike3996

    Manual Lens Adapted lenses and IBIS: always only three axes of stabilization?

    https://alikgriffin.com/how-in-body-stabilization-works-3-axis-vs-5-axis/ 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...
  16. Coksic

    Manual Lens Jupiter-8

    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...
  17. William Lewis

    Leica Next lens?

    So, been really enjoying my Leica M 240 since I got it. Nice collection of lenses so far: 35/1.7 Ultron 35/2.8 Jupiter 12 50/1.5 Nokton 50/2 Super Rokkor 50/2 Jupiter 8 50/3.5 Industar 22 90/4 Elmar I'm pondering the next addition. Perhaps someone here will chime in? What I'm...
  18. phigmov

    Roger Deakins on How to Choose a Camera Lens

    May be of interest. Definitely seems to be a fan of primes over zooms...
  19. William Lewis

    Manual Lens Testing a Chiyoko Super Rokkor 50/2 C LTM

  20. lucien

    Tokina lens for Nikon

    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? Again thanks,
  21. lucien

    Micro 4/3 lens advice

    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...
  22. Ad Dieleman

    Manual Lens Vivitar 24mm f2 (Kiron, Nikon F mount)

    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...
  23. mike3996

    Manual Lens Nikkor-Q 135/2.8 vs 135/3.5

    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...
  24. bysearching

    Micro 4/3 Lens recommendations, please

    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...
  25. mike3996

    Manual Lens Extension tubes for Nikon: confused about what is what

    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...
  26. M. Valdemar

    Manual Lens Canon Rangefinder 35mm f1.5 Wide Angle Lens is Highly Radioactive

    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...
  27. mike3996

    Manual Lens Nikon Nikkor 200mm f/4: Micro vs Non-Micro?

    Any conceivable reason to choose the non-micro f/4 lens over the Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4?
  28. mike3996

    Manual Lens The Great Equalizer: A camera body for adapted MF lenses ONLY

    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...
  29. Coksic

    Manual Lens Helios 44M-5 58mm f2

    Wide open, with Nikon D90! 20mm macro tube 20mm macro tube
  30. Coksic

    Manual Lens Minolta 28mm f2.8 MD W.ROKKOR

    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...
  31. Turbogirlie

    Manual Lens Lensbaby Optic Swap System

    I think I must get the Lensbaby optics out again and get back into this, as loved the challenge of this system. It's not to everyone's liking, my Dad hates it!
  32. Coksic

    Manual Lens Presenta Auto MC 28mm f2.8 m42

    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...
  33. Coksic

    Manual Lens Schneider-Kreuznach 135mm f3.5 m42 (Edixa-Tele-Xenar)

    Another well kept m42 telephoto from ages ago.
  34. Brian

    Manual Lens Vivitar Series 1 35-85 F2.8 Auto-Variable-Focus lens.

    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...
  35. Coksic

    Manual Lens Minolta MC Rokkor PF 58mm f1.4

    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...
  36. Coksic

    Manual Lens Kiron 80-200mm f4.5 (Minolta mount)

    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...
  37. F

    Manual Lens Nikon 35mm Ai f/2

    I find 35mm to be a very versatile FL for shooters looking to achieve many things. I do a lot of hiking, & this beautiful little lens is usually invited. jt
  38. Biro

    Manual Lens Is Anyone Going to Try This New f/1.2 TTArtisans Lens?

    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. https://www.dpreview.com/news/2530835692/ttartisans-releases-a-98-50mm-f1-2-lens-for-aps-c-camera-systems
  39. M

    Advice Wanted Weird lens output

    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...
  40. M

    Manual Lens Nikon 100mm F2.8E

    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. It...
  41. drd1135

    Canon RF and 24-105 lens for $999

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1558260-REG/canon_3380c132_eos_rp_mirrorless_digital.html/DFF/d10-v21-t1-x1039685/SID/DFF 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.
  42. J

    Manual Lens Weird sonnar lens

    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. Thanks!
  43. TraamisVOS

    Film I am casually intrigued by this liquid filled lens panoramic lomo camera.

    I mean, just to have a play with. https://petapixel.com/2020/10/21/lomography-unveils-panoramic-35mm-film-camera-with-liquid-filled-lens/
  44. TraamisVOS

    Critique Wanted Which lens?

    Humour me - what do you think are the specs of the lens I used to take this photo:
  45. Bobby Tingle

    Fuji 18mm 1.4 WR being added to the new lens roadmap

    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...
  46. Brian

    Leica Why a Russian Lens needs to be adjusted for a Leica- the focal length is built to the Zeiss Standard

    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...
  47. drd1135

    Leica I just want the lens cap . . .

    It can't be more the $1000, right? https://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/leaked-images-of-the-new-leica-q2-james-bond-007-limited-edition/
  48. Walter Palmer

    Micro 4/3 Adjust lens mount of E-M5.2?

    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.
  49. Jonathan F/2

    Leica TTArtisan to announce a 50mm f/1.4 M-mount 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)...
  50. drd1135

    The Effects of the Lens on Camera Overheating

    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...