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NEX + Vintage lens

Discussion in 'Lens Matters' started by caledonia84, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I haven't had much of a go at flare yet.. might try more pinhole stuff..I am trying to set it up for close-up work indoors but I am trying different light set ups.
  2. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

  3. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

  4. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Nothing wrong with those. I particularly like the sundew!

  5. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

    thanks Adrian, its a great subject, especially when its managed to catch something!
  6. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

  7. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

    Looks really good on the close up shots, this along with the other ones on your Flickr, the one with the flare especially, gives the shots real character!
  8. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

  9. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

    I know its not to everyones taste but I really love that spiral non linear focal plane :)

    Thought I'd stick a few of the Native Sony E Mount 50mm f1.8 images on here for comparison since most of my legacy lenses are in that focal range. Its a good lens, autofocus and OSS make it really easy to use especially for sports, not sure if I'll go back to manual focus fifties for that but for portraits macro (with raynox dcr 150) fauna etc ill stick to the legacy lenses, they just feel better to use and have more character.

    [​IMG]Boots by Scott Hills, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Room with a view (again) by Scott Hills, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Glen Etive by Scott Hills, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Baby Arthur by Scott Hills, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Scotia Cup 2015 BJJ by Scott Hills, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Scottish BJJ open 2015 by Scott Hills, on Flickr
  10. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

    I came across another good deal on Gumtree, a practika mtl something with 2 50mm pentacons (fungus junk) a mint zeiss 135mm f3.5 and a zeiss 35mm flektagon f2.4 for £38. I had also taken delivery of a zeiss 50mm planar t* f1.7. So suddenly I was sitting with a 35mm 50mm and 135mm Zeiss outfit which cost under £100. Having never used a Zeiss before I was keen keen to see if they live up to the hype, safe to say they all do :). But in terms of versatility the Flektagon is a clear winner, especially with the close focus capabilities! Examples to follow......
  11. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    No wonder they say the price of old lenses is going up - you've bought them all!...:D
  12. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

  13. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

  14. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

  15. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    Ooops - forget it - just spotted this is an ancient Thread.
  16. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

    Que? !
  17. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

    Messed up post
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2015
  18. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

    Incidently, if anyone is looking for old lenses I can give you some tips, eBay is good if you know what you want and are patient for a good price, charity/junk shops are okay I do a regular circuit around glasgow but it's slim pickings. I've found good deals in cash converters more so than charity shops. But by far the best source is Gumtree, set up a local search (whatever your willing to travel) for "camera". That way you not only pick up all the old loft finds but also I've seen excellent deals on used digital gear, just be careful for scams :) I managed to get a load of old Zuiko macro gear, bellows 20mm 80mm and 135mm with auto tube for around 180 ish too specialist for me so sold the lot on ebay for a nice profit.
  19. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

  20. Atavar

    Atavar Well-Known Member

    Agh! A Porst 55mm 1.2, I'd been keeping an eye out for one of those (or alternate named 1.2) wonderful results!A while back in the thread it was mentioned the Zeiss DDR lenses were superior, however i had read to the contrary... But seeing the results they are certainly good! Are all your Zeiss DDR or have you now got some non DDR to compare?
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