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Feb 21, 2013 23:10 |  #1

Peeps,

Not sure if this topic is suited here not.

I have come across couple of manual lenses that I think would be good fun to play around with. And also, I think the focul length ranges would suit my needs atm.

The two lenses are :Yashica 135 f2.8 C ( with macro rings and 2x converter)and a tamron adaptall 24mm 2.5

These come with an adaptor for canon and confirms focus.

What do you think? I can have them for AUD200.

Your earlier advise would be much appreciated as I havent got much time left to make up my mind.

Thanks in advance.


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Feb 21, 2013 23:22 |  #2

Prices seem kinda high, but it depends on the condition. Here in the states you can pick up the Yashima for around $40-60 and the tamron for around $20, Macro tubes and 2x(M42) are like $5 each, the AF confirm adapters are like $10.
But again these are US prices.

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Feb 22, 2013 07:20 as a reply to  @ maverick75's post |  #3

A 24mm is a good lens to have, but consider the Olympus 24/2.8 which is extremely good. At a cheaper price the Sigma Super-Wide 24/2.8 is very good. The EOS version only works on film bodies, so don't get that. You need a manual version with Pentax PK, Olympus or M42 fitting, plus an adapter.




  
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Feb 22, 2013 10:05 |  #4

I play a lot with older lenses - among them the OM 24/2.8 that les24 referred to.

On the whole, they are very good however you will very probably need to install a different focusing screen in your camera. You might want to look at the EG-S or perhaps an aftermarket one with a split prism. Live view with a loupe like a Zacuto Z-finder 3x makes focusing dead accurate.

You should however consider what you plan to do with the 135/2.8. It's really a portrait lens, so presumably you'll be photographing people. If your focusing skills are up to it, have a fling.


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Feb 22, 2013 19:42 |  #5

Thanks people.

I intend to use the 135 for portrait work, I am sure it will be a learning curve for me. I still have the 100 L for situations where time is not a luxury. The guy that I am buying it off is selling the 24/2.5 with the adapter and hence thought I will give it a go. The adapter fits both the lenses.


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Feb 22, 2013 19:47 |  #6

Just checked e-bay, the 24/2.8 Olympus are going for almost $300! I cant afford to drop that sorts of cash on just one lens atm.


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Feb 22, 2013 22:09 |  #7

I'll sell my mint OM.Zuiko 28 3.5 with original case and EOS adaptor for 80CAD :cool:
Where are plenty of made in Japan 135 2.8 for slightly higher price too.
And wonderful FSU 50mm range primes for less.
So, you could have 28, 50 and 135 primes for 300$ in total or less.
Just take your time.


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Feb 23, 2013 09:39 |  #8

Too pricey IMO.
There are plenty of nicer MF 135/2.8's out there. Look for the Pentacon 135/2.8 in m42 mount with 15 aperture blades for instance (not the one with six blades). I personally love my Tair 11A 135/2.8, but that one is also on the pricey side (~$150). As for wide angles, I don't really bother with MF lenses which usually are nowhere near up to par with modern wide angles (normal and short tele are a different story, IQ from MF lenses can be just as good or almost as good as modern lenses here).


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Feb 23, 2013 17:45 |  #9

thanks people, I have indeed negotiated and dropped another 30$ for the whole package..the guy was not willing to sell the lenses individually...that is without the macro rings, converter..etc... I will have a play with them..if I dont like it...will sell it off and look at something else.. thanks for your input.

Kf...Zuiko 28.35 does indeed look good....but I bet it will cost the same amount to post it out to Australia!


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Feb 23, 2013 18:35 |  #10

You cant count on AF confirmation chips I found that out on the Zeiss lens I had.


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Feb 24, 2013 13:27 |  #11

shadowcat wrote in post #15644760 (external link)
You cant count on AF confirmation chips I found that out on the Zeiss lens I had.

I think that depends on the brand of adapter containing the AF chip. All mine for OM to EOS and M42 to EOS have been spot on. I regularly use trap focusing on my 60D and it gets the shot right 9 times out of 10 with fast moving objects in adequate light.




  
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Feb 24, 2013 13:30 |  #12

les24preludes wrote in post #15639344 (external link)
The EOS version only works on film bodies, so don't get that.

You talking about a Canon EF lens that only works on EF mount/EOS film bodies? Never heard of such a thing.


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Feb 24, 2013 22:11 |  #13

Ok....cancelled the deal off...the seller found fungus "just" when he was to post it off. One of my conditions of sale on my e-mail to him was that it was clean and no fungus..... so back in the market to look around...


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Feb 24, 2013 22:15 |  #14

shadowcat wrote in post #15644760 (external link)
You cant count on AF confirmation chips I found that out on the Zeiss lens I had.

The one I got from "Big IS" is spot on using 3 different lenses, they also sell one that you can micro adjust.


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