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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D1N0 wrote:
Today this arrived. Lens looks good, just a little dust and crud easily wiped off. Camera a bit shoddy and a surprise inside.
SMC Pentax 55mm 1:1.8 by The lens profile, on Flickr

SMC Pentax 55mm 1:1.8 by The lens profile, on Flickr


Great camera and lens
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Cosinon, a 2.8/35mm with Pentax bayonet, was sold fo a mere CHF (USD/EUR) 5.--. Focusing feels a bit stiff and "dry", but otherwise everything is fine. The lens performs quite well on 24 MP ff (as most vintage 2.8/35mm do, at least those made after 1975).

This would be a lens for those who don't need really sharp corners Wink

Most of the frame is well defined even at f2.8; contrast increases when stopping down to f5.5. Even at f11, however, the corners are not really sharp. For most applications this won't be an issue. If someone really needs perfect corners i would recomment e. g. a Minolta MD-II/MD-III 2.8/35mm (probably the Canon nFD 2.8/35mm or the later AiS Nikkor 2.8/35mm would be equally good, but I've never tested them).



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Very good results so far. It is, as I expected, quite sharp, making it a good choice for macro or landscapes.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is my favorite 135 mm lens!


PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paulius wrote:
It is my favorite 135 mm lens!


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I'm still evaluating it, but it's off to a good start. Clearly a "best value" lens too. I snagged this one for about $36 with shipping and tax included. It came with the original case and even the box.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KEO wrote:
Paulius wrote:
It is my favorite 135 mm lens!


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I'm still evaluating it, but it's off to a good start. Clearly a "best value" lens too. I snagged this one for about $36 with shipping and tax included. It came with the original case and even the box.


Sounds like a good deal, especially if the box is included! Even the faster (and equally good) Hexanon AR 2.5/135mm usually goes for CHF (USD/EUR) 50.-- here in Switzerland ...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magic Lens M42 Auto-Takumar 1:2.3/35




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Heymore like it too!


PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

visualopsins wrote:
Magic Lens M42 Auto-Takumar 1:2.3/35

Heymore like it too!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

visualopsins wrote:
Magic Lens M42 Auto-Takumar 1:2.3/35



Heymore like it too!


Congrats, it's a great lens. Heymore is looking at his reflection in that huge front element.


PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

visualopsins wrote:
Magic Lens M42 Auto-Takumar 1:2.3/35




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Heymore like it too!

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Lovely cat!


PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M42 Asahi Tele-Takumar 1:6.3/300 (preset)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M42 Super-Takumar 1:1.4/50mm (8-element)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest lens is on the way. Wanted this one for a long time.

Soligor Miranda 10.5cm f2.8 K Pad lens.
Made by Kowa.


PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today, while driving from one location to the next, I was passing by a shop which had lots of vintage gear on table just in front of the store, sitting outside in the sun. Most of it were either Tokinas or Tamrons or other obscure third party lenses; in addition a few Konicas, and some nice Canon FD lenses. Apart from those there were three nice lenses I didn't have yet. Nothing special at all, but hey: three "new" lenses!!

Nedless to say, I bought them ...



I don't have much Pentax or Olympus glass, so the Pentax A 2.8/24mm was a welcome addition to the A 2.8/20mm I already had. Actually the Olympus Zuiko 2.8/135mm fits well into the huge gap between my Zuiko 1.4/50mm and the Zuiko 4.5/300mm ... and since two or three weeks ago I had found the tiny Zuiko 3.5/21mm, we now have a nice series of 21mm, 28mm, 50mm, 135mm and 300mm Zuikos - in addition to a few zooms (3.6/35-70, 3.5-4.5-35-105, 4/70-150).

I wonder what's next ...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevemark wrote:
Today, while driving from one location to the next, I was passing by a shop which had lots of vintage gear on table just in front of the store, sitting outside in the sun. Most of it were either Tokinas or Tamrons or other obscure third party lenses; in addition a few Konicas, and some nice Canon FD lenses. Apart from those there were three nice lenses I didn't have yet. Nothing special at all, but hey: three "new" lenses!!

Nedless to say, I bought them ...



I don't have much Pentax or Olympus glass, so the Pentax A 2.8/24mm was a welcome addition to the A 2.8/20mm I already had. Actually the Olympus Zuiko 2.8/135mm fits well into the huge gap between my Zuiko 1.4/50mm and the Zuiko 4.5/300mm ... and since two or three weeks ago I had found the tiny Zuiko 3.5/21mm, we now a nice series of 21mm, 28mm, 50mm, 135mm and 300mm Zuikos - in addition to a few zooms (3.6/35-70, 3.5-4.5-35-105, 4/70-150).

I wonder what's next ...

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Where is that shop? Smile


PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

walter g wrote:
Latest lens is on the way. Wanted this one for a long time.

Soligor Miranda 10.5cm f2.8 K Pad lens.
Made by Kowa.


This one EC Miranda 2.8/135
Any idea who the maker was Walter?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
walter g wrote:
Latest lens is on the way. Wanted this one for a long time.

Soligor Miranda 10.5cm f2.8 K Pad lens.
Made by Kowa.


This one EC Miranda 2.8/135
Any idea who the maker was Walter?
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Yes. The entire Miranda EC series was made by Sun Optical, for Miranda.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

walter g wrote:


Yes. The entire Miranda EC series was made by Sun Optical, for Miranda.


Thank you Walter.
Apparently the EC series 2.8/135 is optically identical to the E series.
Did Sun make them too?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tuzki with lens
The adaptall SP 65B 400mm f4 - much rarer than the 300mm f2.8.


I have added more padding to the case, and made a long plate.


Pentax K3-ii.


With the 014F 1.4x tc that came with the lens.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusBMG wrote:
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The adaptall SP 65B 400mm f4 - much rarer than the 300mm f2.8.


I have added more padding to the case, and made a long plate.


Pentax K3-ii.


With the 014F 1.4x tc that came with the lens.


That's a knife stab in my heart. Mine was stolen in 2007 (#80407) with an OM X1,4 converter and lots of my best equipment. I'm still not over it yet... I still have the 1,4x Tamron, case and box. Please cry with me, and thanks.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My commiserations... thieving !*£!!*
Mine is 80502. = 1980 number 502 do you think?


PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I have a few eighties among them My adaptall-2 lenses are not consistently numbered for year in the first two digits.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusBMG wrote:
Tuzki with lens
The adaptall SP 65B 400mm f4 - much rarer than the 300mm f2.8.

That's a nice lens! I was offered one some years ago, for about CHF 900.--, and I did some testing. Since - at that time - I didn't really need something longer than my MinAF 2.8/300mm APO, and since I did have the 1.4x APO converter just in case, I couldn't justify buying an additional heavy lens. Only two or three years later, however, i decided to buy the heavy nFD 2.8/400mm which gave me - together with the 1.4x converter - both the 400mm and the 600mm range I needed for a specific book project ...


Phalbert wrote:
That's a knife stab in my heart. Mine was stolen in 2007 (#80407) with an OM X1,4 converter and lots of my best equipment. I'm still not over it yet... I still have the 1,4x Tamron, case and box. Please cry with me, and thanks.

Any professional photographer i know has experiences the same. My A900 set (including expensve lenses) was stolen three times, and two of these thefts came at a time when the A900 & grip was still about CHF / USD 4000.-- ... Last time was three years ago in Rome, inside a guarded church. There were three north african thiefs; one of them was talking bullshit with the guard, and then the second was overthrowing one of the heavy benches (very lud noise ...). I thought what the fuck!! and went there, helping to re-erect the bench. Meanwhile the third guy left with my A900 & Zeiss 16-35mm ... Interestingly, he overlooked the box with the expensive lenses!!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusBMG wrote:
Tuzki with lens
The adaptall SP 65B 400mm f4 - much rarer than the 300mm f2.8.

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I have added more padding to the case, and made a long plate.

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With the 014F 1.4x tc that came with the lens.
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Whoo Turtle Congrats Like 1


PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusBMG wrote:
My commiserations... thieving !*£!!*
Mine is 80502. = 1980 number 502 do you think?

I think 1980 is too early. Maybe model is 8xxxx.