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  1. 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...
  2. M. Valdemar

    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...
  3. BrianS

    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...
  4. Biro

    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
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. J

    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!
  8. 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/
  9. TraamisVOS

    Critique Wanted Which lens?

    Humour me - what do you think are the specs of the lens I used to take this photo:
  10. 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...
  11. BrianS

    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...
  12. 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/
  13. 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.
  14. 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)...
  15. 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...
  16. macjim

    Fuji X100V lens hood and filter

    Hello, I've been waiting on the delivery of my Fujifilm X100V weather seal kit since ordering it before the pandemic hit here. It's still showing as pre-order which means they've no yet received stock from the supplier. Unfortunately, after only a few days use of my new X100V (black) I...
  17. mike3996

    On lens macro reproduction ratios

    A Lens's maximum reproduction ratio is one thing that is easily measured and somewhat easily understood, yet many mix sensor crop factors in! Why, WHY?! :confused-95: A 1:1 reproduction makes a half-an-inch ant measure exactly 1/2 inches after the picture goes through the lens to the image...
  18. Jonathan F/2

    Superzoom The Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens - Best Lens for the 2020 Pandemic!

    * Crossposted on TalkEmount I've been shooting this lens all of July and I don't say this lightly, but the Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens has my vote as the best super zoom lens ever (my previous vote went to the Nikon 1 10-100mm non-PD VR) and best lens for the 2020 pandemic! It's...
  19. AndyH44

    Micro 4/3 Nice Lens but .....

    Recently rented an Olympus 12-45 f4 Pro and in comparison to my excellent Lumix 12-60 f3.5-5.6 the Oly produces images that are a bit better overall ...... just a bit. It is a very nice lens, very well made and sized about perfect. But, in comparison, I'm having great difficulty in accepting...
  20. mike3996

    Leica A small & compact 20-60 mm lens from Panasonic

    Lightweight and compact lens, only where are the lightweight and compact bodies? Sigma fp is the only one! :confused-95: The focal range is great and 6-inch minimum focus distance sure sounds fun. If they designed it "right" this lens could be the "12-32 mm" of full frame L mount lenses. I...
  21. G

    Fuji Question for Fuji M-mount lens fans...

    As my photographic journey continues and my preferences refine a bit more, I have found I am really enjoying m-mount glass on my X-H1. Based on images I've seen and responses across several websites, I'm thinking my choice is certainly the non-standard. I'd guess most m-mount glass is being...
  22. rflove

    Leica CL with 40mm f1.2 Nokton, exceptional

    So, yet another Voigtlander lens proves to be brilliant... I went out today to te park, a grey and cloudy afternoon. The park was actually fairly well populated although not "crowded" and interestingly the police were quite present there as opposed to their normal noted for their absence... I...
  23. BrianS

    Leica Company in the United Kingdom offering Professional Lens conversion to Leica AND a new Sonnar

    https://skyllaney.com/ I saw this on Leicarumors, had to check it out. This company is offering Professionally Done conversions for lenses that I've hacked out on my desk. They also offer adjusted Jupiters. https://skyllaney.com/2020/04/02/sonnar-resurrection/ I've inquired whether they...
  24. mike3996

    Leica Lens ideas for the fall

    It's getting easy to maintain exposures and it'll be 6 months when the problem arises again. Outside at least. There are so juicy lenses out there now, not sure what to do with myself :) Some (wild) ideas Voigtländer 21/1.4 Nokton Voigtländer 35/1.4 Nokton Classic MC v2 Voigtländer 35/1.2...
  25. Bobby Tingle

    New Anamorphic lens Fuij X, M4/3, E, and Z mount

    Sirui is releasing a new, very affordable Anamorphic lens in native mounts for Fuji X, M 4/3, Sony E, and Z Cam. This will be a big game changer for filmmakers and cinematographers. Anamorphic lense can get highly costly. And adapting them a major headache. Having a native mount lens where you...
  26. MoonMind

    It will never be the same again ...

    ... because the lens I finally got around to shooting today got destroyed during the very walk I finally managed to take it on while adapted to the Sony A7 II. The Carl Zeiss Tessar 45mm f/2.8 for Contax mount is was one of the two modern lenses I own owned (I'll knock this off now, you get my...
  27. drd1135

    Interesting Lens Design Article from Kirk Tuck

    https://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2019/10/designing-perfect-lens-for-me-balancing.html How says the congregation?
  28. drd1135

    Lens review

    I found this lens review on B&H: 3 out of 5 stars. "I took several snaps of my mother-in-law with this lens and she still looks ugly. "
  29. S

    Lens Identification

    HI, I picked up this lens from a charity shop (thrift store) the other day for 10 Danish Kroner or $1.50/£1.20 . At first I thought it was some kind of CCTV lens I could use with an adapter on my Pentax Q or Fuji camera but I can find nothing about it. It is called Coyal f3.5 and looks like...
  30. TraamisVOS

    Leica Long story and a question re lens selection in the menu.

    I mentioned previously that I'm sending my M10 for a warranty claim to adjust the light meter - it seems to be overexposing by about 1-2 stops. I've had this camera for over a year, and during the early months I was also messing about with a Black Pro-Mist filter. I noticed from the...
  31. jyc860923

    Sony 3rd party lens questions (distortion correction)

    Does anybody have experience with fully electronic 3rd party lens on Sony bodies, if a lens like for example the Sigma 30 1.4, provides embedded correction profile, does the live view apply distortion correction? I'm not asking about jpg or raw corrections, but the live view as that will affect...
  32. tonyturley

    Lens physics

    In my seemingly never-ending quest for "The One Camera to Rule Them All", I have bought, sold, traded, rented, and researched a lot of different cameras. Some of you have been producing some very nice images from the RX100 line of cameras, but I'm convinced those cameras would be much too small...
  33. drd1135

    A7 III with a really old lens

    This guy took a lens off of an old WWI era folder and put is on an A7 III. The videos are really good. https://www.dpreview.com/news/9358473548/video-shooting-video-with-a-vest-pocket-kodak-camera-lens-from-wwi
  34. Amin

    Panasonic Panasonic LX3 Lens Distortion

    Here's what Panasonic has to say about the LX3 lens: Here's an uncropped, resized in-camera JPEG at 24mm equivalent, 16:9 aspect ratio with my D-LUX 4 (same lens as LX3): Here's the same photo processed from RAW without correction of distortion: It takes about a +15 distortion adjustment...
  35. gryphon1911

    Fuji Fuji XF16-80mm f/4 OIS lens leaked

    Fuji will announce two new lenses tomorrow... - mirrorlessrumors Could be interesting. I was disappointed in the XF 18-135 - did not like the IQ from it at all. I could see this lens in its field of view being very useful. I hope that Fuji got this one right and I could see the 18-55 going...
  36. Riego

    Leica How to properly clean a vintage lens?

    I know that the best is not to clean them, but how to clean an old lens when we have fingerprints and the glass or the coating is very soft? Summar, Summitar, Jupiters... I use a cotton swab with some cleaning fluid for lenses, but I do not know if it is the best option.
  37. AndyMcD

    Fuji (Sigh) Another lens purchase on the horizon

    I made the mistake of wandering into the electrical store in Heathrow last week, assuming that they wouldn't have anything interesting. Unfortunately, they had a 100-400... It was big and heavy but not as much as I thought it would be. The OIS works really well and I want to start getting...
  38. Jonathan F/2

    Sigma The Sigma 15-30mm EX DG Lens - Revisiting modern vintage glass!

    Lately I've been researching all the various wide angle lenses you can get for a modern DSLR. After shooting mirrorless for awhile and witnessing the smallness and simplicity of compact M-mount wide angle glass, especially the Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Heliar lens, I've been searching for a DSLR...
  39. Jonathan F/2

    Leica 7Artisans 75mm 1.4 M-Mount lens announced!

    7artisans 75mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount specifications and sample photos - Leica Rumors This lens looks like it's going to very good at a reasonable price. Link also has samples and they look great! 7Artisans said they will also make an FE version optimized for other mirrorless cameras...
  40. Jonathan F/2

    Sony Showcase My first shots with the 7Artisans 35mm f/2.0 + A7III!

    I've been searching for a cheap replacement for my Voigtlander 40mm 1.4 Nokton MC. While it was very sharp in the center, the field curvature softness was really starting to bug me due to the thick sensor stack of the Sony bodies. I've been looking at other alternatives such as the Voigtlander...
  41. Burkey

    Fuji Showcase 7artisans 55mm f/1.4 Lens for Fuji

    To be honest I'm not sure how I tripped on this lens. But after using it for a few days I'm very glad I did. This lens retails for $119. and not unlike 7a's 25mm f1.8, ($79.), it seems to offer some very serious image quality for an exceptional price. The build quality appears to be very...
  42. theoldsmithy

    Sony New a6000 owner

    As per my thread on the UK Photography Show, I now have an a6000 with the 16-50 kit lens. I've also got an adapter to fit my old Russian Jupiter-8 50mm f2 lens so that should be fun! First couple of test shots below. Nothing fancy but the 16-50 gets closer than I thought it would, and seems...
  43. M

    Leica Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f1,5 Serial Number Check

    Hello, I have a wartime CZJ Sonnar 5cm f1,5 in Leica Thread Mount serial # 2870001 which seems to date it approx. from 1942. I need advice on how to unscrew the optic module to check for matching serial numbers and perhaps determine it's authenticity. I am loathe to dismantle/damage the lens due...
  44. Dog on the dock

    Dog on the dock

  45. Dog on the dock

    Dog on the dock

  46. The Prawn

    The Prawn

    A controversial (when it was first erected) sculpture on the West pier of Sutton Harbour, Plymouth
  47. The Matthew

    The Matthew

  48. Memorial

    Memorial

    A reminder that Mountbatten played host for some time to Coastal command Sunderland flying boats
  49. Who's a pretty lady

    Who's a pretty lady

    Manx Loaghtan Ewe
  50. Don't get any closer

    Don't get any closer

    Manx Loaghtan Ewe
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