1. Charzes44

    Classifieds For Sale: Fujifilm XF 35mm f2 & XF50mm f2 lenses, both black. | Location: UK | Ships: UK

    Classifieds Type For Sale Price (see description)£250 each inc postage. Item Fujifilm XF 35mm f2 & XF50mm f2 lenses, both black. My Location UK Picture File(s) attached (below). Description Both lenses absolutely as brand spanking new. The 35mm comes with: Original packaging and contents...
  2. Brownie

    Classifieds For Sale: Minolta/Sony Film/Digital complete kit | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Classifieds Type For Sale Price (see description) Item Minolta/Sony Film/Digital complete kit My Location USA Picture File(s) attached Description The 100-400 APO shown has been sold, price adjusted. If you want to shoot film or like CCD sensors, here you go. I really need to thin some...
  3. Brownie

    Sony Used gear stores no longer accepting A-Mount lenses

    I guess it was only a matter of time. I knew MPB had stopped a while back, but just learned that KEH and Used Photo Pro have both stopped as well. What will this mean for prices on eBay and other used sites? Up? Down? No change? How long before Sony drops the LA-EA adapters series altogether...
  4. T

    Fuji Viltrox Pro lens AF-C tracking and vignetting vs. Fujifilm lenses?

    For those who have used the Viltrox Pro 27mm or 75mm lens on a Fujifilm X-T5 (or T3 or T4), have you noticed the AF-C tracking with people/faces moving toward/away from the camera to be a bit unreliable? I find the lateral tracking to be fine, but finding & locking on a face moving toward or...
  5. rayvonn

    Nikon Question about pre AI/ P Nikkor lenses and FTZ adapter

    Hope everyone’s day yesterday (it’s just gone midnight where I am) went through stress free - as it’s over, I thought I’d get back into the gear related discussions. I just wanted user confirmation (maybe experiences?) from anyone of using pre-ai Nikkor lenses with the FTZ adapter, that is...
  6. TNcasual

    Why isn't there more 100-150mm primes

    I was wondering about this. There seems to be few lenses in this range, where 135mm used to be a very common lens. And 100mm seems to be mostly relegated to macro lenses. While I like 100mm macros, I think it might be interesting to see a 100mm portrait lens. As for 135mm, most of the big brands...
  7. Brian

    Leica Big sale on Cameraquest for Voigtlander lenses. My favorite Candy Store.

    https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-black-friday/ Big sale on Cameraquest for Voigtlander lenses. The 50/1.5 Nokton-M Aspheric is being deep-discounted to $699, many others on sale.
  8. mike3996

    Nikon 35mm lenses for F mount

    I have long lived under the impression that 35mm is not a very strong FL in Nikkor lenscape. The old 35mms are bad or overpriced one way or another, (correct me if I'm mistaken!:)) the 35 f/1.4 G is apparently good but it's a G lens, not suitable for film cameras. Suggestions and discussion...
  9. Panolyman

    Do you keep your boxes?

    Like most on this forum, I'm always browsing for extra equipment. Just lately I've been tempted by a few lenses and am amazed how many don't come with the original box. I can understand it if it was a kit lens where they are keeping the camera but why would you dispose of the box that came with...
  10. Irene McC

    Nikon Resource: list of all Z-mount third party lenses

    I found this very interesting page - most of these are unavailable to me in South Africa, but it's a good resource for knowing what's available currently
  11. agentlossing

    Lens DSLR Lenses and the Move to Mirrorless

    I was looking over the back catalogue of Pentax lenses the other day, and while ruminating on size and weight comparisons between the different eras, I started to wonder whether this move to mirrorless technology is really driven by the camera bodies, rather than the lenses. Sure, mirrorless...
  12. AndyH44

    Fuji New Firmware! Improved AF-S with wide angle lenses!

    Just tested in my X-S20 and the AF-S improvement is noticeable, but still could be better.
  13. William Lewis

    Pentax If I got a K-5

    What lenses should I look at first? The classic 18-55 kit lens is silly cheap if I don't get one with the body. I expect it's neither great nor hideous. I tend towards the classic normal "nifty 50" FOV on most systems. This would be a 16mp APS-C so 35 ~ 40 mm? There is the question of the...
  14. gryphon1911

    Pentax Help a new K-3 owner out - Lenses

    Found one of these used at the local store. It was this or the OG K-5 or a K30. Came with the grip. For now, I picked up a usesd 18-135 DA WR lens for it just for testing purposes. There were nota lot of options in K mount AF lenses today. Which brings me to the subject I alluded to in the...
  15. AndyH44

    Expired For Sale: Two Fuji XF Lenses | Sale Ends 8-13

    Classifieds Type For Sale Price (see description) Item Two Fuji XF Lenses My Location USA Picture File(s) attached Description Both these lenses are LNIB and perform likewise. Glass is flawless and both had protective filters on since new (not included). Selling as I'm moving away from...
  16. rayvonn

    Leica Yet more Voigtlander Lenses (28mm)

    https://www.cosina.co.jp/voigtlander/en/vm-mount/color-skopar-28mm-f2-8-aspherical-type-i/ https://www.cosina.co.jp/voigtlander/en/vm-mount/color-skopar-28mm-f2-8-aspherical-type-ii/ https://www.cosina.co.jp/voigtlander/en/vm-mount/color-skopar-28mm-f2-8-aspherical-ll39/ I already have a Color...
  17. CatsAreGods

    Feedback Thank you to whoever for fixing...

    ...the full EXIF description for Fujifilm lenses!
  18. JensM

    Nikon Enlighten me in regards of the Nikon DX system, from D300 and up. :-)

    After having picked up a couple of Nikon 1s, a V1 and a J4, I am quite a bit fascinated by the output of those tiny rascals, but I dont find the files very mallable, quite the opposite, they break easily but even broken gives some pleasure in the results, so there is that. I have also heard...
  19. agentlossing

    Pentax Pentax Finally Updating More FF Lenses... Maybe?

    https://pentaxrumors.com/2023/05/10/ricoh-rumored-to-announce-new-hd-pentax-fa-50mm-f-1-4-and-smc-pentax-fa-50mm-f-1-4-classic-lenses/ Could be interesting to see what comes of these... especially if the "classic" version is true, and, if so, I'm wondering what it could be like? Pentax hasn't...
  20. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony Looking for advice on wide angle lenses

    Hello. I am looking for advice, experience with or just opinion, on wide angle lenses for Sony FE. Let me say the use cases first: *I would like a wide angle for one handed selfies of me and my little dog on travel, I'm not sure which focal length would be better/easier for that as I haven't...
  21. Brian

    Manual Lens Highly Color Corrected Lenses: Apo-Chromatic, Ultra-Achromatic, and Beyond

    I have a couple of APO lenses (Corrected for 3 wavelength crossings) and one Ultra-Achromat, corrected for 4 wavelength crossings. The optical designers of these lenses put a great amount of work into the formulation of exotic glass, careful design, and precision construction. First up- The...
  22. Aushiker

    Advice Wanted Fujifilm Primes v Olympus Primes [Not Pro lenses]

    Just musing at the moment but this recent decision by Craig Roberts to switch from Olympus to Fujifilm has got me thinking (or wasting time). Not sure which as yet. Anyway ignoring the body, for now, I am interested in thoughts on the Fujinon XF series primes versus the non-pro Olympus...
  23. mnhoj

    Fuji Showcase Viltrox Lenses

    The 75. I like the length and the aperture speed. Fit and finish clearly exceed the $549 msrp. Imagery too. AF needs more testing but so far it's smooth, fairly quick and accurate but does a little wiggle at the end. I think a firmware update could fix it and should come fairly quick. Viltrox is...
  24. Ghostbuggy

    Fuji Two new Voigtländer lenses for X-Mount

    Cosina has announced two new lenses designed for Fujifilms X-Mount under their Voigtländer brand in order to extent the already existing trio. First there is another 50'ish equiv. lens with the Nokton 35mm f0.9 lens. It is quite a bit bulkier and heavier than the 35mm f1.2 weighting 492gr...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. William Lewis

    Pentax M42 lenses?

    After getting back my test roll for a Honeywell Pentax H1a with a 55/2 lens I am quite pleased with it. What are some M42 screw mount gems to look for? Id like a wide and portrait length for it.
  28. 11GTCS

    Nikon Showcase AI, AI-S, and AI-P Lenses

    Didn’t see a thread for the lovely vintage Nikon (and more modern Voigtlander) glass we have in F mount! Was testing a 105mm f/2.5 AI-S this evening and loved how beautiful the rendering was. I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I figured I’d make a thread and see what vintage examples others...
  29. rayvonn

    Nikon Voigtlander Mirrorless Lenses for Z Mount

    As I’ve said before, there’s probably no such thing as a “bad” Voigt lens so I’m sticking this up here for any Z Mount owners here. As someone who only wants smaller lenses for the rangefinder, I’m thinking the Lanthar lenses might be better suited for me on the Z mount. Shame that the, by all...
  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. 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...
  32. C

    Micro 4/3 My last camera and lenses for a long while......

    After much consideration I am adding a Gh6 to my 2 G9's and Gx85. And although I have a 12-35 I and the Oly 9-18, I am adding the PL 12-60 and 8-18mm to my other 8 lenses (basically for video with the Gh6). With the AI noise reduction and enlargement provided by my On1 programs I can't think of...
  33. Irene McC

    Advice Wanted Changing lenses with Tele-Converter

    I've got a 1.4x TC for the Fuji X system, currently using it with my 80mm macro. I want to use it with the 70-300. This is common enough and I've swapped TC's before but I have always read that the order in which to do it is as follows: First remove the lens plus TC from the body, remove the TC...
  34. C

    Micro 4/3 How I re-discovered my less used lenses....

    Since last summer I've been a co-organizer for a meetup group and have been "focusing" on going to small towns around the area (keeping it within an hour or so of home). Over the last 6 or 7 years using M43 cameras (EPL1, EP5, Gx8, Gx85, G9) I've acquired some good glass (although I think most...
  35. Irene McC

    Fuji Link to interesting Fuji discussion about lenses

    Over here
  36. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Feedback A main topic for adapted lenses, please?

    Can we, please, have a main topic on Adapted lenses so that all brands\mounts can cave a source of information and to share images of\samples adapted lenses. Fragmentation of threads per lens for each brand can make it very time consuming to find the information one would like to find or add to...
  37. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony The 35mm FF experiment for Vintage lenses

    Heuou, again, I have been itching to retry my experiment with 35mm FF. Last year I bought (well more of traded in for) a Sony a7C as a one stop shop for family and portraits and a way to dip my toes in adapting vintage lenses (I love shooting with manual focus and I love interesting and...
  38. 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...
  39. Petrochemist

    Pentax Adapting lenses on a Pentax DSLRs

    Despite the good results & prices of Pentax lenses, I've become a big fan of adapting lenses as well. Most of the time this is on one of my mirrorless cameras (Pentax Q, Panasonic MFT & Sony) but there are times when my SLRs work well too :) Here's one of my earliest adapted lenses, used on the...
  40. Kevin

    Announcement New "Camera Lenses" Forum

    Visitors tonight may have noticed a slight shuffling of a couple of forums and, after some deliberation, the result was the new "Camera Lenses" forum. https://cameraderie.org/forums/camera-lenses.204/ The new forum is meant for any kind of talk about lens gear that does not fit in elsewhere...
  41. CameraderieBot

    Canon Virtual Reality Through a New Lens: Canon Introduces Their First Dual Fisheye Lens for Stereoscopic 3D 180° VR Capture in 8K

    Virtual Reality Through a New Lens: Canon Introduces Their First Dual Fisheye Lens for Stereoscopic 3D 180° VR Capture in 8K https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-details/2021/20211006-product/20211006-product MELVILLE, NY, October 6...
  42. G-hack

    Advice Wanted Helios 44 8 vs 13 blade?

    Hi folks I'm trying to purchase either a 13 blade (silver) or 8 blade (black) Helios 44 lens, both M42 mount. Other than the shape of any bubble bokeh (13 blades would be more smooth), any other major difference in photo? I believe the lens configuration is the same so the overall color and...
  43. mnhoj

    Sigma Sigma DG DN "I" series lenses

    The 65. Not 50 and not 85 which I thought could be perfect for me. I think I was right. And even if I'm not(it's only the first hour of sampling), the output, build and AF is wonderful. Price ain't bad either. Headshot crop.
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. William Lewis

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

  47. mike3996

    Nikon 28mm lenses

    Regarding 28mm f/2.8 lenses for Nikon. The Series E lens has for whatever reason gained in asking price and is now close towards 100 €. Some of you will say the time for Series E was when these lenses could have had for 50 € or so. A general consensus seems to be that the 28E has the worst...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. Biro

    New Sale on Sony Cameras and Zeiss Lenses April 12, 2021

    Well, that didn't take long... https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/new-up-to-1000-rebates-on-sony-cameras-and-new-up-to-270-rebates-on-zeiss-lenses/ All of the sale prices that just expired are back. And the A9II and the A7sIII still aren't on sale. But if anyone has regretted not jumping on any...