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Old 9th of February 2009 (Mon)   #1
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Default MF Adapted Lens Image Samples - Post Your Best!

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


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- 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


My First Image Post Follows This One!

Wish Me Luck!
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Old 9th of February 2009 (Mon)   #2
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My First Image Post Attempt!
Wish Me Luck!
Zeiss Pancolar 50mm f1.8 M42 Mount Lens
20D Camera Via Generic AF Confirm Adapter

100% In Photoshop Screen Shot


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!

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.
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Old 10th of February 2009 (Tue)   #3
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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



Nikon 50/1.4 Ai-S @ f1.4





Nikon 85/1.4 Ai-S @ f1.4



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

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

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







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







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



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



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




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


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

Wide open on 400D.

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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...










and with my 10D...




thought I'd add another 100% crop

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Various lenses, all shot on a 5D:

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


Minolta Rokkor 58mm/f1.2, 1/4000 @ f2:


Leica 35mm/f2.8, 1/500 @f16:


Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 35-70/f3.4, 1/90 @ f16:
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Default Re: MF Adapted Lens Image Samples - Post Your Best!

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






here's the original full frame of the heron above....
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SMC Takumar 55 1.8, wide open:

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

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

Thats cool!

Man im seriously lusting to convert some stuff now..
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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.

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
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Thanks!

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

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]
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