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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
I decided in favor of the Schneider 1.9/40mm Xenon for Robot, which is supposed to be the better lens


Thanks Klaus, I'll keep an eye out for that one. In the mean time, there's an offering for the Biotar 40/2 @ $80US. What do you think of the price? These things are so rare that it's hard to gauge the market value. I see Ebay/BIN prices in well in the hundreds, but we all know those Photo Arsenal type BIN prices don't really mean much Laughing


PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I payed EUR50 (ca %75) for my 40mm Schneider Xenon in EX++ condition (and the same for the 75mm, both last black versions - a steal) so shoot ahead!!


PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally gotten the time to pickup another digital camera to take this camera porn shot of my all time favorite "go anywhere" combo gear. I love the results i am getting. Was actually bend on getting the EP2 but during a hands-on comparison at my local shop, the GF1 wow me over. Now, i am hoping for a new improve release of GF1's EVF.

EP2 still inch win in terms of form factor, high iso noise performance and in-body stability. However, i am please to realize that with a f/0.95 i never really need high iso or IB Stabilizer as most shots are at 100iso. Infact, i am searching for a ND8 filter now! Smile

(Btw, this lens stays on my GF1 99.9% of the time, leaving my 20mm f1.7 pancake under a layer of dust Sad )



PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice shot, too bad the lens cap is on and so that beautiful glass can't be seen.


PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the lens cap thats why.
Where will you get a metal lens cap these days?
Anyway, the len's glass is well set into the lens (which is a good kind of hood) and can't be seen from this angle.
Maybe all porn shots of mf lenses should start showing their lens cap. Cool
Hope you have enjoyed the shot.
Cheers, Ed Forrest

kds315* wrote:
Nice shot, too bad the lens cap is on and so that beautiful glass can't be seen.


PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ed,
I love also the Angenieux lens cap Very Happy ....
I took a look on your Flickr and there are some realy great pictures, congrats Wink ....
As I said in an other post, I have may be a chance to get also an Angenieux 0.25/95mm lens but it seems to be a different version from yours! The one I saw on picture is labelled "P.Angenieux PARIS F.25 1:0,95 type M1", and on the lens cap, it's only mentioned "P.ANGENIEUX PARIS" without Bell&Howell! Do you have an idea if there are some differences (I mean optically!) between the two versions Question


PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it is the same lens. Angenieux was a preferred supplier for the Bell & Howell cameras, this is why they labeled Angenieux lenses as such. The lenses Angenieux sold directly, were of course just labeled P.Angenieux (P = Pierre), because that was the official name of the company.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, that GF1 looks good with that lens...

Ed, can you tell me about the extended focusing ring - did that come with the lens, did you find it somewhere? Because the focus ring is so close to the adapter, I would love to have one of those.

Pich900, for a short while I had both versions. I have to say that at the time both were not in perfect shape, at least the M1 is much nicer after I had it cleaned even though I thought it was fine. That said, I did not see much difference between the image quality in the lenses. I could swear that the B&H version was a little heavier for some reason, though. In a moment of weakness, I sold the B&H version, mostly because I had a matching filter ring and filter with it that I didn't need and I thought I would get a little more for this set. If I had to do it again, I would keep the B&H version - more for the haptic feeling and weight than the picture quality. But in the end, I don't think one would notice differences in the pictures. Well, I hope...

Stefan

P.S. Klaus, should I be seeing something in your last post?


PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi pich900,
Thanks..I did a research earlier before purchasing this lens. This link might interest you.
http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8410
Comparing M1 and B&H, the link post photos of a dreamier B&H. I never owned both so i can't conclude. The only thing i can say is that my B&H looks clearer. Perhaps the B&H lens are less clean? etc...
With regards to the make, i did read somewhere that they were made at different factory (Sorry i lost the link)

Hi Apicius9,
Thanks! I love the extended focusing ring too! Smile I thought it looks cool. Some calls it the knurled ring. It came with my purchase from the previous owner. I think it might be hard to get one these days Sad

Cheers,
Ed Forrest


PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one from today with the Olympus Pen 42/1.2 lens:



Cheers!

Abbazz


PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, thanks! I missed the boat on the Pen F lenses, can't have it all, I guess... You seem to have a great fauna there in Brunei, I really liked your monkey pictures and this one is very nice also.

Stefan


PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

apicius9 wrote:
Very nice, thanks! I missed the boat on the Pen F lenses, can't have it all, I guess... You seem to have a great fauna there in Brunei, I really liked your monkey pictures and this one is very nice also.

Thanks for the kind words, Stefan. There is a rich fauna here, including some local species rarely found elsewhere (orang-utans, proboscis monkeys, large monitor lizards, hornbills, etc.). The lizard was shot during my lunch break in a park in downtown Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital city, only two blocks from my office.

Cheers!

Abbazz


PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just catching up with this thread as I now have an E-P2 (and therefore no excuses)

Abbazz-
This is great stuff. I've been having a great time with Canon FD glass on my E-P2, but I love the crazy peripheral bokeh of the Kinic, and I'm *seriously* jealous of that 42/1.2 Zuiko!

eooojj-
Likewise, the Angenieux 25/0.95 evokes all sorts of impure thoughts. I'm glad to see it performs as it's reputation suggests on the m4/3 cameras. Sadly, the world has discovered that 16mm glass is useful on m4/3, so those Angenieuxs are selling for Real Money.

So, I'm left to tinker in the wild unknown. There's a TV-Heligon waiting for me at the post office. Wink


PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh my... looking at all the photos here leave me drooling hahahaha... really cant wait to explore the world of C-mount lenses... unfortunately the mind is strong.. but the wallet is weak Razz


PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:17 am    Post subject: GF1 with Cine Lens Angenieux 25mm f0.95 Reply with quote

GF1 with Cine Lens Angenieux 25mm f0.95







































PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some lovely shots there!

This thread really makes me want a micro 4/3 cam. Damn... I hear my money running away in fear. Laughing


PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A (used) G1 has gotten really cheap these days...


PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? I didn't check prices for the G1s, I was looking at the prices for new GF1s and EP1s.

Sounds good though, gives me hope. Laughing


PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:24 am    Post subject: Never be a first adopter! Reply with quote

Never be a first adopter!

That is why you are on a manual lenses board! The prices are dropping. But there is a learning experience, as each odd lens has to be used a fair bit to see how useful etc. Ep1's are also becoming affordable!


PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, thanks for sharing all this Very Happy So much inspiration here! Very Happy


PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my... I loved them all especially that jungle shot. What a painter!


PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:38 pm    Post subject: Lens shopping Reply with quote

Hi guys,
I am looking for some glass for micro 4/3.
Assuming lens diameter is sufficient, Super 8mm lenses should adapt okay am I right, or do I need to stick with 16mm C-Mount?


PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Lens shopping Reply with quote

muzzl3 wrote:
Hi guys,
I am looking for some glass for micro 4/3.
Assuming lens diameter is sufficient, Super 8mm lenses should adapt okay am I right, or do I need to stick with 16mm C-Mount?


Welcome! Super 8 not draw whole image circle just center spot, 16mm lenses also not draw it below 25mm. Some 25mm lenses draw it like Tevidon 25mm some others not like Angenieux 25mm. You can use all SRL and most rangefinder lenses on it.


PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Attila,
I am already on the search for some M42 mount glass, but the whole C mount thing could be cheap option depending on the local market. Obviously have have few lenses right now, just a few Canon EF lenses and Tele/Wide adaptors.
I will ignore all the 8mm lenses and look at 25mm+ 16's and M42.


PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look TV lenses, Soligor C mount lenses generally they are pretty good and cheap