Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive
Thread started 09 Feb 2009 (Monday) 22:20
Prev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

MF Adapted Lens Image Samples - Post Your Best!

 
ZeissFan
Member
ZeissFan's Avatar
170 posts
Joined Feb 2006
West Michigan, USA
Feb 09, 2009 22:20 |  #1

Welcome!

Let's Post Image Samples From Our Favorite Manual Focus Lenses We've Used On Our dSLR's.

I Personally LOVE The Lens Image Sample Section On POTN And The Ability To Get A Sense Of The Imaging Potential Various Lenses Have. I HOPE To Share The Potential Of A Zeiss Lens I Own & Use and Learn More About Other Lenses I Might Like To Try Or Experiment With. Large Numbers Of High Quality Lenses Were Made And Continue To Be Made That Never Had AF Motors Or Electronic Diaphragms! Our Beloved 'L' Image Quality Is Available In Potentia' From Lenses That Never Had A Red Ring. Let's Show Each Other That Here On POTN.

Please Include:
~ An Image From A NON-EF Lens
~ A 100% Crop From The Image
~ A Quick Synapsis Of The Lens, Camera, & Adapter, Involved


ie:
- A Wowser Shot
- A Wowser Detail from the Shot
- A Bio On The Equipment Used


In my case: A Zeiss Pancolar 50mm f1.8, 20D, AF Chipped M42toEOS Adapter

Other Contextual & Equipment Information Would Be Cool, But Just Bringing The Image Is The Most Important.

Let's Make This Thread bw!


My First Image Post Follows This One!

Wish Me Luck!
Richard


1DmkII, Zeiss 50mm f1.8, Leica Summicron Fifty, & Elmarit Ninety, via Mount Adapters and Some Crappy Zooms!

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
ZeissFan
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
ZeissFan's Avatar
170 posts
Joined Feb 2006
West Michigan, USA
Feb 09, 2009 22:59 |  #2

My First Image Post Attempt!
Wish Me Luck!

Zeiss Pancolar 50mm f1.8 M42 Mount Lens
20D Camera Via Generic AF Confirm Adapter

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3522/3267824103_9f55579064_b.jpg

100% In Photoshop Screen Shot
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3496/3267931239_4283a05273_o.jpg


I Punted The Plane Of Focus, It's only maximimally sharp at the Catcher! Max in camera Sharpness JPEG and I had the Saturation Bumped Up as well to see what that would do in the dreary overcast and drizzly light. I prefer RAW in all applications except shooting action to boost maximum frames per second through put. I shoot in an attempt to get those special moments that capture the action in a visually communicative way. Images that stand up beyond simply recording an interesting moment in time - if that makes any sense! JPEG's Help a LOT getting them in this situation.

ISO 200 and Shutter Speed of 1/4000th If I recall Correctly.

Pretty Sure I'm Pretty Exclusive Shooting Action With A Zeiss 50! in the USA in 2008!
Subset of One... Maybe!:cool:

Lens Mini Bio:
Made in East Germany in the Universal/Pentax Screw Mount/M42 mount. (The mount with many names!). Mine came off eBay awhile back on my Practica SLR out of Eastern Europe. Pancolars seem to have a Cult Like following, a friend from my film days had slides from one that knocked my socks off, and that's why I bought it. I try not to be 'cult-ish' in my Love for the Lens, but it is capable of wonderful images.

1DmkII, Zeiss 50mm f1.8, Leica Summicron Fifty, & Elmarit Ninety, via Mount Adapters and Some Crappy Zooms!

LOG IN TO REPLY
khnordeen
Senior Member
371 posts
Joined Sep 2007
Newark, CA
Feb 09, 2009 23:10 |  #3

I love using alternative lenses, and basically use them exclusively. I don't have 100% crops of these currently uploaded, but I figured I would just share them anyway. They were all used on my 1D and I used the "Consumer" grade Fotodiox adapters.

Leica 35-70/4 ROM @ f4

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/3157358342_9a8b350d87.jpg?v=0

Nikon 50/1.4 Ai-S @ f1.4

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3505/3194704529_eac789c824.jpg?v=0

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3104/3195548156_e2aa72f8f4.jpg?v=0

Nikon 85/1.4 Ai-S @ f1.4

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/3198732882_48ce9f437a.jpg?v=0

Sorry I don't have the little bio's or 100% crops like you posted, but I just wanted to contribute something. Good idea for a thread.

Just waiting for a Zeiss F-Distagon 16/2.8 to come in. I'm going to go crazy when it finally comes in :D

-Kyle



LOG IN TO REPLY
TheHoff
Don't Hassle....
TheHoff's Avatar
8,804 posts
Joined Jan 2008
Vancouver, BC
Feb 09, 2009 23:43 |  #4

IMAGE: http://i42.tinypic.com/2s64t4k.jpg

IMAGE: http://i40.tinypic.com/2upfzbm.jpg

SMC-Takumar 55mm f/2.0 on 5D Classic @ f/2.0

••Vancouver Wedding Photographer external link••| [gear list] | Latest blog: 5 steps to stopping image lossexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
440roadrunner
Goldmember
1,312 posts
Joined Jul 2007
Feb 09, 2009 23:44 as a reply to khnordeen's post |  #5
banned

Most of my MF lenses are pretty budget, no exotics, but here we go

Many on my Flickr page are mf

http://www.flickr.com/​photos/18786943@N03/ (external link)

Taken with Olympus Zuiko OM mount on 40D, 28mm 2.8, stopped down to about f16


IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3186/2834527369_16462edfb3_b.jpg


Some fireworks, taken with the Tamron SP 17mm Adaptall-2

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3069/2656458395_5f4c9c6b51_b.jpg

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3224/2657267620_14527999f7_b.jpg



Taken with Nikkor 180mm 2.8. Don't know the f stop for this frame

IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2159/2268336335_5eaebe61d2_o.jpg

Taken with one of my cheapest lenses, an old Sears/ Mamiya Sekor 50mm 1.8, which had to have the skirt filed off to fit an M42 mount. I have zero dollars into this lens

IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2415/2269089278_bda8c616dc_b.jpg

Forgot to document which lens. May have been the Nikkor 180mm 2.8

IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2227/2268264605_7c98773d75_b.jpg


Taken with Tamron Adaptall-2 90mm. This lens is afflicted with a "purple spot" on the sensor (flare) when stopped down

IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2171/2170530922_a9a01e73bd_o.jpg

2-40D's, 30D, Xt, EOS-3, Elan7, ElanII 100-400L, 24-105L, 17-55IS 2.8, Sig 12-24 EX DG 4.5
Mamiya M645 1000S, 45mm 2.8, 80mm 1.9, 110mm 2.8 + 2x extender

LOG IN TO REPLY
VA2GXB
Goldmember
1,519 posts
Joined Oct 2007
Montréal, QC
Feb 10, 2009 09:53 |  #6

And a very large test image at f5.6 on 5D
http://liammartin.com/​twaddle/ZeissTest/f5.6​.jpg (external link)

Wide open on 400D.

IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
http://farm4.static.fl​ickr.com ...59726427_de884bac66​_o.jpg (external link)
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR



LOG IN TO REPLY
kitacanon
Goldmember
4,704 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Joined Sep 2006
West Palm Beach
Feb 10, 2009 11:24 |  #7

Well I haven't been out much lately but I've a few oldies to share...nice summer shots for you northerners...with my 300mm Nikkor...@ 5.6 typically @ ISO 400
the 1st two on the XT...

IMAGE: http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8903/hawkffemjx0.jpg

IMAGE: http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/8337/hwk2wlu23jzk4.jpg

IMAGE: http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/747/gabkidjft1.jpg

IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
http://img297.imagesha​ck.us ...7/9716/gabkidwcu22y​q0.jpg (external link)
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/png'


IMAGE: http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/7753/gabkidhndsdy6.jpg

and with my 10D...
IMAGE: http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/9941/adrcrw5998u44ffjgj3.jpg

IMAGE: http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/4503/adrcrw5998u44cjjb3.jpg

thought I'd add another 100% crop

IMAGE: http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2977/adrjac1crw5999u34dcbf2.jpg

My Canon kit 30D/450D/s90; Canon lenses 50/1.8MKI, 18-55 IS, 35/2, 28-105/3.5-4.5, and 70-210/3.5-4.5....The Nikon kit: D610; 28-105/3.5-4.5, 75-300/4.5-5.6 AF, 50/1.8D Nikkors; MF Nikkors: 50/2K, 50/1.4 AI-S, 50/1.8 SeriesE, 60/2.8 Micro Nikkor (AF locked), 85mm/1.8K-AI, 105/2.5 AIS/P.C, 135/2.8K/Q.C, 180/2.8 ED, 200/4Q/AIS, 300/4.5H-AI, ++ Tamron 70-210/3.8-4, Vivitar/Kiron 28/2, ser.1 70-210/3.5, ser.1 28-90; Vivitar/Komine 28/2.8; 35mm Nikon F/FM/FE2, Rebel 2K

LOG IN TO REPLY
argyle
Cream of the Crop
argyle's Avatar
8,186 posts
Joined Apr 2007
DFW, Texas
Feb 10, 2009 16:34 as a reply to kitacanon's post |  #8

Various lenses, all shot on a 5D:

Schneider Xenar 105mm/f3.5 on Novoflex bellows, 1/60 @ f16:

IMAGE: http://northlake.smugmug.com/photos/371487487_nHYrg-XL.jpg

Minolta Rokkor 58mm/f1.2, 1/4000 @ f2:
IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
http://northlake.smugm​ug.com/photos/46077281​1_aBqw4-XL.jpg (external link)
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO


Leica 35mm/f2.8, 1/500 @f16:
IMAGE: http://northlake.smugmug.com/photos/381216421_QZuc6-XL.jpg

Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 35-70/f3.4, 1/90 @ f16:
IMAGE: http://northlake.smugmug.com/photos/324389425_FNJwk-XL.jpg

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son". - Dean Wormer

GEAR LIST

LOG IN TO REPLY
ZeissFan
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
ZeissFan's Avatar
170 posts
Joined Feb 2006
West Michigan, USA
Feb 10, 2009 18:59 |  #9

Thanks Everyone!
The Posts so far are looking pretty wonderful.
The Moderator of the Lens Sample Photo Archive says this thread will get linked in on that archive.
My Intent was to get a thread going to show off the Potential of the Old and Not So Old lenses we put on our Canon Cameras.
Please Keep The Posts Coming!
If you know another MF Adapting POTNer please let em know about the thread, if you wouldn't mind.
NOTE:
If The Opportunity & Possibility is there for some of our Posters to add a 'review' kind of post of a 'Gem' of a lens you use including a great shot, a 100% crop, and a picture of your lens in some fashion so readers can have a visual sense of the lens you use. A few words about what makes it a Gem in your eyes would be pretty cool, too. Attractive Out Of Focus Areas, Gorgeous Sharpness, Delicate Colors, Snappy Contrast, or Whatever.

I'm working to get some more 'genealogical' info on my lens and a 'product shot' to show it's overly loved exterior that belies the loving way it passes images back to the sensor in my 20D.

Thanks Everyone!
Richard


1DmkII, Zeiss 50mm f1.8, Leica Summicron Fifty, & Elmarit Ninety, via Mount Adapters and Some Crappy Zooms!

LOG IN TO REPLY
kitacanon
Goldmember
4,704 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Joined Sep 2006
West Palm Beach
Feb 11, 2009 10:01 |  #10

Well here's a few shots of MF lenses on my Canons...

IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
http://img167.imagesha​ck.us/img167/1102/400c​anheres9.jpg (external link)
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/png'


IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
http://img522.imagesha​ck.us/img522/6246/10dn​ikzb9.jpg (external link)
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/png'


IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


here's the original full frame of the heron above....
IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
http://img167.imagesha​ck.us/img167/8081/her2​ff44jsdv4.jpg (external link)
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/png'

My Canon kit 30D/450D/s90; Canon lenses 50/1.8MKI, 18-55 IS, 35/2, 28-105/3.5-4.5, and 70-210/3.5-4.5....The Nikon kit: D610; 28-105/3.5-4.5, 75-300/4.5-5.6 AF, 50/1.8D Nikkors; MF Nikkors: 50/2K, 50/1.4 AI-S, 50/1.8 SeriesE, 60/2.8 Micro Nikkor (AF locked), 85mm/1.8K-AI, 105/2.5 AIS/P.C, 135/2.8K/Q.C, 180/2.8 ED, 200/4Q/AIS, 300/4.5H-AI, ++ Tamron 70-210/3.8-4, Vivitar/Kiron 28/2, ser.1 70-210/3.5, ser.1 28-90; Vivitar/Komine 28/2.8; 35mm Nikon F/FM/FE2, Rebel 2K

LOG IN TO REPLY
Perry ­ Ge
Batteries? We don't need no...   . . . or cards.
Perry Ge's Avatar
12,266 posts
Gallery: 83 photos
Joined Jul 2007
Hong Kong
Feb 11, 2009 10:31 |  #11

SMC Takumar 55 1.8, wide open:

IMG NOTICE: [NOT AN IMAGE URL, NOT RENDERED INLINE]

Perry | www.perryge.com (external link) | flickr (external link) | C&C always welcome | Market Feedback & Gear | Sharpening sticky | Perspective sticky

LOG IN TO REPLY
khnordeen
Senior Member
371 posts
Joined Sep 2007
Newark, CA
Feb 11, 2009 23:54 |  #12

Just a quick shot with my Zeiss F-Distagon 16/2.8 that just came in today...

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3317/3273689560_cb5f581c76.jpg?v=0



LOG IN TO REPLY
KenjiS
"Holy crap its long!"
KenjiS's Avatar
20,454 posts
Gallery: 49 photos
Joined Oct 2008
Buffalo, NY
Feb 11, 2009 23:58 |  #13

khnordeen wrote in post #7308609 (external link)
Just a quick shot with my Zeiss F-Distagon 16/2.8 that just came in today...

QUOTED IMAGE

Thats cool!

Man im seriously lusting to convert some stuff now..


Gear, New and Old! RAW Club Member
Wanted: 7D Mark II or EOS 6D
Deviantart (external link)
Flickr (This is where my good stuff is!) (external link)

LOG IN TO REPLY
khnordeen
Senior Member
371 posts
Joined Sep 2007
Newark, CA
Feb 12, 2009 02:18 |  #14

KenjiS wrote in post #7308632external link
Thats cool!

Man im seriously lusting to convert some stuff now..

Thanks!

I'd say go for it, but it is way worse than "L" fever. :D

I started off with my Leica 35-70/4 ROM, and then sold off my 16-35L and Sigma 70-200 to fund my Zeiss 16/2.8 and Nikon 85/1.4 Ai-S. Luckily my dad still has his old Nikon FE, as well as his 50/1.4 Ai-S, so I get to use that as well.

I'm still eyeing a few other lenses (especially a Vivitar 90/2.5 since I need a macro lens), but I'm sure my Zeiss will suffice for a long time.

If you are willing to work without AF, I'd definitely try it out.

But before just diving in, if you are still on the fence, try out something that is relatively inexpensive. Is there any particular focal length of lens you want to try out?

-Kyle




LOG IN TO REPLY
KenjiS
"Holy crap its long!"
KenjiS's Avatar
20,454 posts
Gallery: 49 photos
Joined Oct 2008
Buffalo, NY
Feb 12, 2009 02:35 |  #15

khnordeen wrote in post #7309109external link
Thanks!

I'd say go for it, but it is way worse than "L" fever. :D

I started off with my Leica 35-70/4 ROM, and then sold off my 16-35L and Sigma 70-200 to fund my Zeiss 16/2.8 and Nikon 85/1.4 Ai-S. Luckily my dad still has his old Nikon FE, as well as his 50/1.4 Ai-S, so I get to use that as well.

I'm still eyeing a few other lenses (especially a Vivitar 90/2.5 since I need a macro lens), but I'm sure my Zeiss will suffice for a long time.

If you are willing to work without AF, I'd definitely try it out.

But before just diving in, if you are still on the fence, try out something that is relatively inexpensive. Is there any particular focal length of lens you want to try out?

-Kyle

Oh i dont mind MF/Manual aperture and all that, I'm actually very heavily giving a consideration to the 50mm f/1.7 Zeiss because I'm not a huge fan of the Nifty [I'm only really holding off till after PMA to make sure theres no good update to the Nifty or the 50mm f/1.4, then again, neither will be as affordable or as optically stunning as a Zeiss I bet]

I'm really only holding off till my birthday in march to lump together a good chunk of money and decide on the lenses i want to get at the moment..spring is coming, id love a good long lens [But I want that to be AF..I think...some of those old Nikkors are really appealing however..] and id love a new camera body [Actually considering an original 1D]


Gear, New and Old! RAW Club Member
Wanted: 7D Mark II or EOS 6D
Deviantart (external link)
Flickr (This is where my good stuff is!) (external link)

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

1,369,491 views & 829 likes for this thread
MF Adapted Lens Image Samples - Post Your Best!
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive


Not a member yet? Click here to register to the forums.
Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, view hosted photos, own reviews and more...


AAA

Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.4version 1.4
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.00099 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.05s
Latest registered member is Jim Turner
722 guests, 399 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6106, that happened on Jun 09, 2016