1. Ben Casper

    Nikon Not much love for Nikon’s F mount or older DSLRs

    I’m saddened to say that as a loyal follower of the F mount from my film days and Nikon D300/Df that I am finding it increasingly difficult to find articles of interest about them. Most of the forums feature the mirrorless format which is the new baby on the block. Whilst I don’t blame...
  2. iSilentP

    Advice Wanted Can anyone identify the mount for this lens?- Free to good home

    Markings on the lens: Chinon GAF Anscomatic ST / 110 Reflex zoom lens F:1.7 7.5-60mm It's a screw mount, but a bit larger (in diameter) than the M42 format.
  3. D

    Adapted Please talk me out of a Schneider Kreuznach Xenon 50mm f1.8 (Rollei QBM mount)

    For my own peace of mind....:ROFLMAO: This lens It's been in my head for over a month. I go back and forth on picking one up. The only reason against, is getting an adapter that mounts it to my Canon EF-M. There is one...
  4. TonyBeale

    Leica Sigma 150-600 Sports L Mount Update

    Hi everyone, just found this firmware download available on Sigma website. V.1.2 Firmware For the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sport - L Mount. 16/11/2023 In combination with Panasonic LUMIX S5M2 and LUMIX S5M2X, the AF tracking performance when selecting the AFC focus mode has been...
  5. 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...
  6. agentlossing

    Scenic Mount Rainier, Washington & Surrounds

    Here are some photos from earlier in the summer with the Pentax K-1 Mark II and HD 31mm f1.9 Limited lens. Paradise visitor center: Paradise Lodge from further up the trail: Looking up: A little closer: The mountain is far too large to get into the frame with the 31mm: Subalpine...
  7. gryphon1911

    Nikon Just announced the DX 24mm f/1.7 in Z Mount 4.7 inch close focusing...
  8. Herman

    FF mounts

    Which FF mount is best?
  9. gryphon1911

    Sony Here's a Thought - Sony A Mount to Nikon Z?

    So, just saw this: And got me thinking that if I got this and an A mount to E mount AF adapter, I should in theory be able to use the legacy Minolta lenses with AF on the Nikon Z cameras. That...
  10. Leica43

    Leica Showcase Light Lens Lab f2/35mm 8 Element - M mount

    First outing with the lens. Photo #1 at f2, #2 at f4. Photo #3 at f2
  11. Cederic

    Adapted 35mm f0.4 - with flexible mount

    Will support anything from Medium Format to smart phones and everything in-between: I particularly liked the power manual focus. *may not fit in your camera bag
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Brian

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

    This is the Companion to the F1.4 and Faster thread. 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...
  15. 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 on the M9. Companion thread-
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. albertk

    Leica Adapting a Jupiter-3 in Contax mount for optimum wide open performance

    In the past I had a 1962 Jupiter-3 in LTM, that was impossible to focus consistently (front focus issieus well known because of different Leica body register). I had adapted it myself through some twisting to work superbly wide open. Unfortunately I sold it. I regretted it the day after. The day...
  20. Brian

    Leica Showcase Minolta Chiyoko 3.5cm F3.5 in Leica Thread Mount

    This lens came out in 1956 and features "multi-layer achromatic coating". This lens is rare, meaning a few hundred made in Leica mount. It was also available in Minolta's proprietary mount for the Super-35. This is the last lens that I needed to complete a collection of Minolta LTM lenses...
  21. Brian

    Leica Showcase Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5 Sonnar "T", Pre-War- converted to Leica Mount

    The Sonnar series of lenses evolved fairly rapidly in the 1930s. Every year seemed to bring a change in the mechanical construction, materials used, and optical formula. In 1935 Zeiss brought in the equipment to apply coatings to optics. By 1938 coated lenses were marked with a "T" for...
  22. Brian

    Leica Showcase 1934 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5, converted to Leica Mount.

    The F1.5 Sonnar is amazing, 7 elements in 3 groups. This uncoated lens has near perfect glass with a nice bloom on it. The glass on the F1.5 lens is more durable than that of the F2. It is common to find the F1.5 lens with glass that cleans up nicely. The F2 lens- glass is softer, much like the...
  23. rflove

    Leica Comparing Leica M lenses and other Leica screw mount & R adapted lenses

    After messing around with some non-Leica lenses, I though I'd try to shoot my Leica lenses with a tripod at the same target. I had to dismount and remount the body because the lens selection was inadvertently left in a manual mode incorrectly set in a couple of cases. Also, all the lenses were...
  24. Bobby T

    Fuji Four X mount lenses coming

    We know the 50mm f1 will be out this year. But, it was announced at the Fuji Summit that 4 new lenses are coming in the next 12 months. Any guesses what the other three may be?
  25. Bobby T

    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. mike3996

    Manual Lens Which mount to speed boost?

    Say you didn't have any foreign lenses or adapters for your APS-C body. You want to invest in one good speed-boosted 0.71x adapter. Is there any particular direction you'd take? Why? Note: Nikon G covers all Nikon F lenses.
  27. Brian

    Leica Showcase Minolta Chiyoko 13.5cm F4, Leica mount

    This is an obscure lens, very little written about it. The 4-digit "3xxx" serial number puts it around 1948. Hard to tell production numbers, but probably a couple of thousand. More than the Nikkor 13.5cm F4, many less than the Canon 135 F4. One of the best resources for Minolta Chiyoko lenses...
  28. Brian

    Leica Showcase Industar-50 Collapsible Mount 50mm F3.5

    This lens is a Tessar formula 50/3.5 in a brass mount with "very shiny Chrome". Performance compares well with the post-war 50/3.5 coated Elmar and coated Zeiss Tessar 5cm F3.5. The I-50 is the third formulation of the 50/3.5 Tessar in the Industar series, it improves on the optics of the...
  29. Burkey

    Fuji Showcase Meike 35mm f1.7 - Fuji Mount

    We've been very busy around home for the last few weeks. 'Just dawned on me that I hadn't posed some images I took with a then new Meike 35mm f1.7 Fuji mount lens. Another $79. exceptional lens - MeikeMK-35mm f/1.7 Lens for FUJIFILM X. Very impressed so far. Very sharp, nice image rendering...
  30. Leica43

    Leica Minolta M-Rokkor f4/90mm M Mount

    I have made some test shots using this lens, part of my Minolta CLE kit, with my M10.
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    Cloud and sun

  32. Rusty gudgeon

    Rusty gudgeon

  33. movie camera

    movie camera