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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Affordable lenses . Test . Reply with quote

On ebay I' ve found a avanar 28.2.8 lens in a lot of many lenses .
I don't know nothing about it. This is the results
lens :
http://m42lens.com/m42-lens-database/1615-avanar-multi-coated-28mm-f-2-8-22




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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that lens is the same as a 'Super Travenar' that I had some time ago, which I'm sorry to say....was the worst lens I've had. I don't know who made it but it can be found with many different brand names.


PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no ! i don't think that is travenar
It's similiar to this



PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the origins are going to be a puzzle I think.
Did you shoot these images wide open?
The reason that I ask is that they appear soft in their focusing sharpness.
Colour is not too bad but I am wondering if the lens sharpens up a bit more with stopping down.
Cheers
T


PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes ! I like the colour.
I was shoots this pics at f8-1600 iso
Sad


PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fujicorry wrote:
yes ! I like the colour.
I was shoots this pics at f8.
Sad


Yes, you are right.
Maybe it can be used for soft effects shooting:)
At f8 there would be much better sharpness in a good lens.
This one looks like it gives very ordinary results.
Cheers
T


PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Based on the livery style I am betting tomioka. looks an awful lot like this:



Many of the examples I have seen have 2 silver design lines of polished aluminum on either side of the pebble pattern leather focus ring. The other characteristics I see are the orange lettering and red dot with line for index mark.


Frequently seen as Hanimex or other import label.


PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would expect more from a Tomioka lens.
This one is not very good
T


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tomioka was a contract lens supplier. My guess is they were manufacturing to a price point. They were capable of making stellar performers like the revuenon labelled 1.2's but I have used a Hanimex labelled 135mm 2.8 that was just average. I am pretty sure I have seen examples in the Focal brand (K-marts house brand). Anybody else want to chime in?


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I have (had?) a Focal 28mm f/2.8 that I bought several years ago out of a thrift shop. Paid less than $4 for it. Shortly after I bought it, a "send your lens around the world" project got started here, so I donated my Focal 28 to the cause. The lens got stalled out somewhere on the other side of the world from me and that's the last I heard about it. Glad I paid only <$4 for it. Anyway, I found a thread I started on the lens here, shortly after I bought it:

http://forum.mflenses.com/focal-28mm-f-2-8-m42-t45736,highlight,%2Bfocal+%2B28mm.html

If the person who has it reads this, I'd still like to have my lens back, cheap price paid or no. It's a good optic and worth hanging on to.


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need of a good cheap wideangle. Tips?


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fujicorry wrote:
I need of a good cheap wideangle. Tips?

Camera? Format? Mount? Definition of cheap?


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fujifilm xe1, ApSc. I’ve only m42 and Canon fd adapters rings.


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fujicorry wrote:
Fujifilm xe1, ApSc. I’ve only m42 and Canon fd adapters rings.


Then I should think EBay is your friend Like 1 small


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On aps-c you need to be looking at 24mm and below to call it wide angle.


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two quite good lenses that often go cheaply are the Canon FL 28mm f3.5 and the Mir-1 37mm in M42 mount.
Both are much better than the lens above
Cheers
T


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well one of my favourites is the CZJ 28mm f2.8, mine says "P" on the front and it's on a Praktica mount but think they do a M42 version as well..anyone agree with me?







PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my kit. I've buyed all for few euro . i'm a cyclist and often I shoot pics of my bike travels on the road . wide angle for me is a must.
Now, i want to test all other lenses and i hope that the forum community help me to identify the good pieces . I want sell the bad lenses like avanar on ebay.
cheers




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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excalibur wrote:



amazing!


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fujicorry wrote:
Fujifilm xe1, ApSc. I’ve only m42 and Canon fd adapters rings.

In that case I'd recommend Sigma 19/2.8 for wide and Samyang 12/2.0 for superwide.


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried that AUTOMATIK-WEITWINKEL 28mm f2.5.
I doubt it could be worse than the Avanar
The 40mm lens that you have is excellent
T


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
Have you tried that AUTOMATIK-WEITWINKEL 28mm f2.5.
I doubt it could be worse than the Avanar
The 40mm lens that you have is excellent
T


No, i've buyed those AR lenses on a flea market for about 3 euro.
I've restored it, was dirty and full of dust inside the elements.
Now, I will order the konica adapter and i hope to use it . The rest of lenses?


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I cannot speak for the zooms as I have not tried them.
However, apart from the Avanar, the other prime lenses should be OK.
You might even find other excellent lenses there like the 40mm.
It is so hard to make a bad 135mm lens that I would guess that it is good as well, and likewise the 50mm
T


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I 'have also this Russian lens of my father old kit.
i don't know if I can mount it on my fuji .


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No - that is an excellent lens but needs a focusing helicoid.
There aren't that many adapters for it around, but you might find one from Poland or Ukraine.
T