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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodies
canon 50e,3,400D
contax 167,rts3

lens
canon 50AF:1.8,85AF:1.8
contax 25,28,35,45,50,60,85,100,135,28-85,35-70,80-200
jena 20:4,80:2.8,helios 44-2,jupiter 9,industar 50
tamron 90:2.5,300:5.6,17-50AF
takumar 50:4,135:3.5
zuiko 28:3.5,50:1.8,135:3.5
sigma 135-400AF tokina 12-24AF
rodagon 105 novoflex 60,105


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio,Attila,thank u very much guys.

Smile


PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I understand this thread is was not meant to show off or to make others feel embarrassed, it was rather intended to show with what gear we have experiences so that anybody knows whom to ask...

LaFanch, your collection is great and very reasonable: one good lens in almost any focal length in M42 and some nice Tamrons. Having two or more lenses with the same focal length is just funny nonsense, just the urge to "compare" and the feeling of freedom of choice (which often is rather a pain...) Wink


PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Revueflex 3003 camera
Pentax 645 camera

25/4 Flektogon
50/1.4 Mamiya Sekor
85/2 Jupiter
135/3.5 Takumar (pre-set)
35-80/3.5-4.5 Tamron SP
70-210/4.5-5.6 Tamron SP

35/2.8 Pentax (medium format)
55/2.8 Pentax (medium format)
80-160 Pentax (medium format)

Puny! Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of you guys need to record your collection on disk. Takes up too
much space on your hard drive...LOL

Patrick
Orio
Steve
Carsten

To name a few.


PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katastrofo wrote:
Some of you guys need to record your collection on disk. Takes up too
much space on your hard drive...LOL

Patrick
Orio
Steve
Carsten

To name a few.


yeah Sad Rolling Eyes
And consider, I still have to add the Russian lenses! Surprised


PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio, why don't you go ahead and build a new house out of those lenses? I'm sure you'd probably have some left over. Laughing


PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurence wrote:
Orio, why don't you go ahead and build a new house out of those lenses? I'm sure you'd probably have some left over. Laughing

Ah ah! Could be a high quality bottle house !!

http://www.agilitynut.com/h/otherbh.html


PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katastrofo wrote:
Some of you guys need to record your collection on disk. Takes up too
much space on your hard drive...LOL

Patrick
Orio
Steve
Carsten

To name a few.


Yes! I have never thought that it would be a problem how to store my gear the best. Shocked


PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flor27 wrote:
Laurence wrote:
Orio, why don't you go ahead and build a new house out of those lenses? I'm sure you'd probably have some left over. Laughing

Ah ah! Could be a high quality bottle house !!

http://www.agilitynut.com/h/otherbh.html


That's pretty cool! Thanks for sharing.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well this will be quick: I wrote, in January 2008. 10 months later its grown Confused

DSLR
  • Nikon D40, DK-21M eyepiece, ML-3 remote
    Pretty happy with this on noise performance and quality-per-pixel, despite the lowly 6Mpx resolution. I bought this i preference to the higher resolution but inferior D40x, now D60. Anticipated upgrade: Nikon D300
  • Nikon D90, split-screen prism
    The D40 replacement. Still no metering but better viewfinder, improved image quality, increased dynamic range, and superior high-iso performance.


Cosina Voigtlnder MF:
  • Ultron SL II 40mm f/2.0
    Fantastic lens - excellent optical quality, fast, small, meters on the D40. Great corner sharpness even almost-wide-open (f/2.5) and superb center sharpness at all apertures. Flare resistant. Still my best lens. Build: 5/5. Optical: 5/5. Portability: 5/5
  • APO-Lanthar 90mm f/3.5
    Just arrived


Арсенал (Arsenal, for Kiev-19):
  • Мир-24Н (Mir-24N) 35mm f/2
    Good OOF blur. Rather soft. Build: 3/5. Optical: 3/5. Portability: 4/5
  • ТЕЛЕАР-Н (Telear-n) 200mm f/3.5
    My copy has a pronounced colour cast (greenish yellow) which mandates a custom white balance. Apart from that, its a fairly good lens. Build: 3/5. Optical: 3.5/5. Portability: 3/5


Nikon MF:
  • Nikkor 20mm f/4 K, Ai'ed with factory kit.
    Sharper than the 20mm f/2.8 and smaller too. Very flare resistant. Slightly better optically than the Nikon D40 kit lens at the same focal length (so, excellent). Build: 4.5/5. Optical: 4.5/5. Portability: 5/5

  • Nikkor-N.C 24mm f/2.8 pre-AI, AI'ed with factory kit 23
    Nice exterior, has pristine optics. Nice scalloped focus ring. This one has noticeably better contrast and central sharpness than my uncoated Nikkor-N. Build: 4/5. Optical: 4.5/5. Portability: 4/5

  • Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AiS late model (close focus)
    My copy has a slightly loose focus ring. Fine optical quality, can give very detailed images. Flares sometimes without a hood. Build: 4/5. Optical: 4.5/5. Portability: 4.5/5

  • Nikkor-S.C 50mm f/1.4 non-AI SOLD
    Very well built, smooth nice focus ring, well coated. Heavy. Good flare resistance even without a hood. A bit soft wide open, good by f/2, better for close subjects than distant ones. Build: 5/5. Optical: 4.5/5. Portability: 3.5/5

  • Nikon 50mm f/1.8 "E"
    Flares easily, hood a must. Super portable (but hood negates some of that). OK once stopped down past f/5.6. Build quality moderate - poor in comparison with lenses of the time, better than modern plastic rubbish though. Build: 3.5/5. Optical: 3.5/5. Portability: 5/5

  • Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 AiS
    My best 50-ish lens in terms of sharpness (distant as well as close-up). Wonderful 270-degree smooth focus throw. Ugly hexagonal highlights with stars. Best used when the entire subject is in focus (or the out of focus parts are replaced by focus stacking). Build: 5/5. Optical: 5/5. Portability: 4/5

  • Zoom-Nikkor 80-200 f/4.5 Ai (second version)
    My copy had a very loose (floppy) zoom/focus ring. Not bad for a zoom. Build: 4/5. Optical: 4.25/5. Portability: 3/5

  • Nikkor-P 105mm f/2.5 pre-Ai, Ai'ed
    Wonderful sharp compact lens, nice scalloped metal focus ring. Lovely portrait lens, als good for close-up detail shots. Build: 4/5. Optical: 4.75/5. Portability: 4/5

  • Nikkor 135mm f/2.8 pre-Ai, late model 1976, Ai'ed
    Nice build, compact for the focal length. Built-in hood fails to prevent flare in strong sunlight. Notas good as the 105/2.5 for image quality Build: 4.5/5. Optical: 4/5. Portability: 4.5/5

  • Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 ED AiS
    very nice construction, a bit heavy and bulky but good crisp image quality. The one drawback is axial CA, which can be obtrusive.

  • Nikkor 300 mm f/4.5 Ai
    Great reach, and moderately portable for its focal length. Not ED, so chromatic aberrations can be troublesome at times. Needs a monopod at minimum. Build: 4.5/5. Optical: 4/5. Portability: 2.5/5


Nippon Kogaku MF:
  • Nikkor-N 24mm f/2.8 pre-AI, AI'ed with factory kit 23
    Flares rather more than my 28mm and has somewhat lower contrast. My copy is wonderfully battered on the outside, has obviously lead a hard life, but has pristine optics. Nice scalloped focus ring. Build: 4/5. Optical: 4.25/5. Portability: 4/5


Vivitar MF:
  • Vivitar Series 1 (Kiron) 70-210 f/3.5
    Overrated 'modern classic' with good (heavy) build quality but indifferent optical quality at any focus distance. Build: 4.75/5. Optical: 2/5. Portability: 3/5


Nikon AF:
  • AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 GII ED (D40 kit) BROKEN
    So good optically (particularly at the wider end) that photozone.de had to point out that the test results were not an error. Slow though at the normal/short tele end. Build quality is abysmal. Wobbles. manual focus a complete joke. Build: 1/5. Optical: 5/5 (wide) 4/5 (at 55). Portability: 4.5/5
  • AF-S VR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF
    Somewhat soft at the edges. Better at the short end. Very slow at the tele end. VR can sometimes help, for static subjects. Lacking in microcontrast. A bit sterile. Build: 2.5/5. Optical: 3.5/5. Portability: 3/5


assorted:
  • some B+W UV and plain MRC filters excellent
  • Vivitar MC 2x pre-AI teleconverter nice toy, need a real one. works wit pre-AI though.
  • Nikon 4T close-up lens
  • Nikon F extension ring
  • Nikon Capture NX 2.1 best image quality, poor user interface
  • Photoshop CS rarely needed nowadays
  • Noise Ninja 2 Excellent when you need it
  • set of 3 no-name macro extension tubes they work.
  • a set of focus rails which are, alas, too heavy for my current tripod a mistake
  • Velbon CX-460 mini tripod ok for tabletop macro with a 55mm lens, no use for anything else.
  • Arpenaz 500 photo hiking poles x2 good support when walking, double as a monopod. Light.
  • Manfrotto 484RC2 ballhead good for up to 300mm f/4.5[/i]


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good start! Pickup some old Non-AI Nikkor glasses !


PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Good start! Pickup some old Non-AI Nikkor glasses !


Yes - as a start the Nikkor-Q 200 is cheap non-Ai'd as are both the Nikkor 135's. All great lenses, and you can't go wrong with the 50mm's either.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cameras
Canon EOS 400D
Canon Powershot A200 (filter removed for IR)

Lenses
manual
MIR-1V 37mm f/2.8
CZ Planar T* 50mm f/1.7
AF
Sigma 17-70 DC macro 2.8-4.5
Canon EF 100-300 4.5-5.6
Canon EF-S 18-55 3.5-5.6


PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on Naplam take more MF lenses, they are cheap and FUN!!


PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GW690iii
Rolleiflex D
M8, ZI and some lenses


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a lot fine equipment Andy! Congrats!


PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

F16SUNSHINE wrote:
This is a difficult excersise I have to admit I am a Junky!!

That's good! Very Happy

Great list, Andy! A lot of useful experience on your side!


PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sunshine! I have to scroll a lot to see all your list Very Happy


PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy, wow! GREAT list!

What do you like about the Pentax MX body? I'm curious!


PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Andy, what a list!!!


PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It really is an obnoxious list. I think it is time for me to trim some items I don't use. Larry the MX I like because of small size, simple led meter, and what I call a cinamaplex viewfinder. IT's HUGE!! Shocked


PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flor27 wrote:
    SLR film Cameras :
      Zenit-E
      Praktica BCA (x2)
      Pentax Spotmatic SP1000
      Pentax Electro Spotmatic
      Yashica Dental Eye III (*)
      Yashica FX-3 (?)
      Canon EOS 50

    Digital Cameras :
      Canon EOS 5D
      Canon Powershot G5

    AF Lenses :
      Tamron XP Di-II LD AF 17-50 f2.8 (I'm selling it for 300)
      Canon EF 50 f1.8 II

    M42 Lenses
      Pentacon 29/2.8
      SMC Takumar 50/1.4
      Auto Reflecta 50/1.7 (*)
      Pentacon 50/1.8
      Meyer Optik Domiplan 50/2.8
      Isco-Gttingen ISCORAMA anamorphic 1,5x + 50/2.8
      Mamiya Sekor 55/1.4 (?)
      Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 55/2
      Helios-44-2 58/2
      Jupiter-9 85/2 old shape
      Jupiter-9 85/2 new shape (*)
      Helios-40-2 85/1.5
      Meyer Optik Trioplan 100/2.8
      Mamiya Sekor 135/2.8
      Helios 135/2.8
      SMC Takumar 135/3.5
      MC Jupiter-37AM 135/3.5
      Jupiter-11A 135/4
      Chinon 200/3.5
      Pentacon 300/4 (*)
      MTO 3M-5CA 500/8

    Contax/Yashica mount Lenses
      Tokina RMC 2,8/24
      Yashica DSB 28/2.8 (?)
      Carl Zeiss Tessar T* 45/2.8
      Yashica ML 50/1.7 (?)
      Kyocera Macro 100/4
      Yashica DSB 135/2.8 (?)

    Tamron Adapt-all Lenses
      Tamton SP 17/3.5 (Adaptall-2)
      Tamton SP 90/2.5 (Adaptall-2)
      Tamron 300/5.6 (Adaptall)

    Other MF lenses
      Rank Taylor Hobson 50/0.95 (no mount) (*)
      Volna-9 80/2.8 (Kiev-8Cool (*)
      Soligor C/D 135/2 (MD)
      CZJ Sonnar 180/2.8 (P6) (*)
      Nikkor-Q 400/4.5 (N)
      Vivitar Series 1 70-210 f3.5 (Konica) (*)


(*) = need some fix to work at 100% (mount hack, cleaning or adapter)
(?) pending


PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your list is improved quickly Smile


PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Your list is improved quickly Smile

Too much quickly I think... Embarassed

Well, a fast wide angle (35/2 Nikkor ?) will be just great but I think I'm full actually. Two or three other lenses are in my mind but I already have same focal lenght / aperture so I am not hurry Cool