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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

e6filmuser wrote:

It's dull, depressing weather so I won't be trying it out for some time.
Same here, but it can make for great B&W-shooting.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more details of the Laowa 10-80mm:

I decided to look at the prospects for hyperfocal distance, which I used a lot for film landscapes.

The markings on the focus ring, over about a quarter of a turn, go from 0.15 m, through 0.2, 0.25, 0. 3, 04, 0.5, to 1m. Then, turning about as far as from 0.5m to 1m, there is infinity.

It may not be a Nikon mount but the lens rings turn in the same direction as Nikon with infinity to the left and f22 is also there as is the widest zoom position.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked this up yesterday. Steinheil 35mm f4.5 Orthostigmat LTM mount
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Petri CC Auto 55mm 1.8 (M42) on a Petri TTL body beyond repair. Aperture does't click anymore, but that is not too bad.

And a Schneider-Kreuznach Radionar 80mm 2.9, still on a Franka Solida III with wrinkled bellows.

Both for use on my Nex.


PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I ended up getting the Pancolar 50/1.8 I was watching, it's a bit stiff for focus but it's a beast.

I've been so impressed I'm keeping my eye on another copy with hopefully smoother focus.

Overall, the sharpness is highly impressive and the contrast a gift that keeps on giving.

Here's an example taken the other night - admittedly at 3.30am whilst roaringly drunk.. I got lucky and found a concrete block on the river bank where I was standing though.. Very Happy



The large version accessed via here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/darryl_scot-walker/32744071148/sizes/l - really shows the detail it's captured.

It'd be unbelievable as a street lens if the focus wasn't as stiff. I got this image at Piccadilly on NYE, handheld at 800:






Other examples of the Pancolar I've place in this album:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/darryl_scot-walker/albums/72157704935765124


So now in the post I've also just received an Computar 28/2.8 and I've also got a CJ Jena 28/2.8 in the post as well, so will be interesting to compare them.

I'm really loving how the CJ Zeiss glass gives such great contrast and as someone that shoots mainly in B&W, it's great to have results that don't need much in the way of tweaking.

I'm going to have a bit of a break from buying for a bit I reckon, until I can save up for a Flektagon wide angle or similar... Very Happy


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

well I ran a few shots through the Compater 2.8/28 when I had the chance earlier and it's very characterful shall we say...

This is an unprocessed shot (other than desaturation), wide open;



And a couple more, with some PP;





For a £15 lens I think this is going to be a lot of fun. I've always kind of had the philosophy of trying to get as much effect in camera as possible and something like this is ideal.. Very Happy

Again, here's an album with more; https://flic.kr/s/aHsmtKAbLu


PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a rare GOI MC Telegoir f2.8/200mm (only 3-4 known to exist...)





and here a size comparison with my CZJ Sonnar f2.8/200mm:



0.75 versus 1.25 kilograms (Sonnar)!!

Wrote in detail about it here with pictures and a comparison with the Sonnar:
http://forum.mflenses.com/goi-mc-telegoir-k-2-8-200mm-t80138.html


PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got Minolta 55 1.7 from fleamarket but didn't develop film yet. I'll post photos when it done


PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just ordered a Rodenstock APO-Rodagon 90mm/F4 as I'm still very excited about my recently bought 50/2.8 version. Wink


PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tb_a wrote:
I've just ordered a Rodenstock APO-Rodagon 90mm/F4 as I'm still very excited about my recently bought 50/2.8 version. Wink


I have it and you’ll certainly will not regret it!!


PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tb_a wrote:
I've just ordered a Rodenstock APO-Rodagon 90mm/F4 as I'm still very excited about my recently bought 50/2.8 version. Wink


kds315* wrote:
I have it and you’ll certainly will not regret it!!


I'm rather sure that you're right, Klaus. The APO-Rodagon is close to the optimum and hardly to beat. Unfortunately the longer focal lenghts are more on the expensive side.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tb_a wrote:
tb_a wrote:
I've just ordered a Rodenstock APO-Rodagon 90mm/F4 as I'm still very excited about my recently bought 50/2.8 version. Wink


kds315* wrote:
I have it and you’ll certainly will not regret it!!


I'm rather sure that you're right, Klaus. The APO-Rodagon is close to the optimum and hardly to beat. Unfortunately the longer focal lenghts are more on the expensive side.


With some patience they can be found at acceptable prices!!!


PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
With some patience they can be found at acceptable prices!!!


Well, it was a bargain anyway. Wink
Therefore I couldn't resist....


PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Christmas present arrived today. It was ordered on December 28th and came today.
Minolta MC W HH 35mm f1.8 lens from Japan.
Cost a Whopping $56 shipped.
I really need to stay away from these high dollar lenses.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for all great pictures here.


PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Steinheil 135mm f3.5 and Isco 35mm f3.5 Both are M39 for Paxette


PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Artboy wrote:


Steinheil 135mm f3.5 and Isco 35mm f3.5 Both are M39 for Paxette


Wonderful, congrats!!


PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice lenses have you bought.


PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Artboy wrote:


Steinheil 135mm f3.5 and Isco 35mm f3.5 Both are M39 for Paxette


I congratulate you on a victory in an auction. I thought of this lot. however I was confused by a condition of a lens of 35 mm. what is real condition of this lens?


PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, from the seller's pic I can see the aperture blade of the 35mm was broken, but I wont care much about it because I have 2 of that isco 35mm already I really want is that steinheil 135mm.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest lens came in the mail yesterday.
Soligor EC Wide Auto 28mm f2.8 in Miranda mount.
I've wanted this lens for a few years, but it always seems to get pushed lower on my want list.
Found a nice copy with original caps for $15.99
Shipped, so I couldn't let it pass.
You will see a thread on this lens in the next few days.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

walter g wrote:
Soligor EC Wide Auto 28mm f2.8 in Miranda mount.


Never seen a third party lens with Miranda mount. Will you show us the lens adapeted to a cam?


PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got my MEOSTIGMAT 1.7/100mm new and unused in box! Took forever to arrive due to Xmas holidays and New Years and customs clearance ... Wink