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Aug 02, 2013 18:22 |  #631

Nice, very nice wedding shot, EG


My Canon kit 450D/s90; Canon lenses 18-55 IS, 70-210/3.5-4.5....Nikon kit: D610; 28-105/3.5-4.5, 75-300/4.5-5.6 AF, 50/1.8D Nikkors, Tamron 80-210; 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 and Samyang 28/2.8; 35mm Nikon F/FM/FE2, Rebel 2K...HTC RE UWA camera

  
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Aug 03, 2013 06:17 |  #632

Ok, I have a really hard choice to make:
Leica R 100 f/4 macro vs Leica R 100 f/2.8 macro vs Voigtlander 125 f/2.5 macro vs C/Y Zeiss 100 2/2.8 makro vs C/Y Zeiss 100 f/2 makro vs ZE Zeiss 100 f/2 makro
Which should I get, and why? which is the sharpest at f/5.6-f/8, has the best microcontrast, and would give me the least trouble on a 5DIII (as in, won't hit the mirror until near infinity).
Main use is going to be product shots, with the occasional portrait.
I don't care for fast aperture, since most use is going to be from f/5.6 to f/11

I currently own the Tamron 90 f/2.8 SP, and I'm looking for something with a punchier look.

Thanks in advance.


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Aug 03, 2013 08:41 |  #633

I have owned all those lenses you just mentioned. No contest - Leica R 100/2.8 macro. Sold the rest once I had this one. Actully the best product lens and also great for portraits is the Canon TS-E 90/2.8. Gene


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Aug 03, 2013 09:25 |  #634

gasrocks wrote in post #16177610 (external link)
I have owned all those lenses you just mentioned. No contest - Leica R 100/2.8 macro. Sold the rest once I had this one. Actully the best product lens and also great for portraits is the Canon TS-E 90/2.8. Gene

Ah, thanks
How does the Leica f/2.8 compare to the f/4 at slower speeds? since I don't really need that wide of an aperture. (it's a considerable jump in price, almost 4 times more for the f/2.8)
Also, does either of those lenses hit the mirror at some point on FF?

Also, what makes the Canon any better? the TS function?


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Aug 03, 2013 11:55 |  #635

Leica f/4 is a bellows lens, I believe = can't use for portraits. Image qulity? No contest f/2.8.


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Aug 03, 2013 12:27 |  #636

gasrocks wrote in post #16177610 (external link)
I have owned all those lenses you just mentioned. No contest - Leica R 100/2.8 macro. Sold the rest once I had this one. Actully the best product lens and also great for portraits is the Canon TS-E 90/2.8. Gene

Good to know. I guess the only down side to the Leica would be cost/availability.
What would be your second choice from that list?




  
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Aug 03, 2013 12:53 |  #637

I want to get a screw in hood for my 70-210, but I'm not sure how deep of a hood I could get away with without seeing vignetting at 70mm.

Do you guys think this one would work, or should I get something a little shorter?

http://www.amazon.com …_r_an_am_ap_am_​us?ie=UTF8 (external link)


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Aug 03, 2013 13:23 |  #638

Here are the two lenses I picked up as my entry into the world of "Vintage".

NIKKOR-S 50mm F/1.4 - "AI'd" and I am guessing it is a factory conversion, I knew nothing about old Nikon lenses (non-AI, AI, AIS, AI'd AI conversion) until yesterday, after I bought it and decided to figure out if it was a good deal. It is very clean, smooth and has the original metal hood. Glass is clear with no marks, no oil on the blades, everything feels smooth. I figured it was worth a $50 gamble to have a 50mm F/1.4. Same lens seems to be anywhere from $25-$125 on eBay so considering the condition of mine I think I did ok.

Sigma 28-105mm F/4-5.6 - This lens is also in near mint physical condition. Smooth zoom and focus rings. My only concerned is the entire focus range happens in only about 45° of rotation. May be a little difficult to nail. Glass is flawless, what really attracted me to it is the size. Pic below has it side by side with my 24-105mm F/4L. I have an EOS-M getting delivered on Tuesday that I thought it would be a nice compact zoom for. It was a $25 gamble.

Can't wait until Tuesday when the EOS-M and adapters arrive. I feel like a kid on Dec 23rd. The local shop I got the lenses from has a 15 day return policy, so I can play with them for a week and if I am not happy, I am only out the cost of the adapters ($30 for EOS and EOS-M).


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Aug 03, 2013 13:24 |  #639

The Sigma...


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Aug 03, 2013 13:26 |  #640

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16178118 (external link)
I want to get a screw in hood for my 70-210, but I'm not sure how deep of a hood I could get away with without seeing vignetting at 70mm.

Do you guys think this one would work, or should I get something a little shorter?

http://www.amazon.com …_r_an_am_ap_am_​us?ie=UTF8 (external link)

I found a reference to the original version of the lens (f/3.5, 67mm filter)
using a hood 2" long. Maybe you should try mocking up something with
a piece of paper to see if there's obvious vignetting.

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Aug 03, 2013 13:28 |  #641

The Sigma side by side with my 24-105mm F4L


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Aug 03, 2013 13:31 |  #642

AstroNewbie wrote in post #16178171 (external link)
I found a reference to the original version of the lens (f/3.5, 67mm filter)
using a hood 2" long. Maybe you should try mocking up something with
a piece of paper to see if there's obvious vignetting.

Cheers.

Interesting idea... mine has a 62mm thread, not sure how different it is from the 67mm thread version. I already get some vignetting with it wide open at 70mm, so it's definitely a concern of mine for hoods.


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Aug 03, 2013 15:25 |  #643

gasrocks wrote in post #16178003 (external link)
Leica f/4 is a bellows lens, I believe = can't use for portraits. Image qulity? No contest f/2.8.

It doesn't look like a bellows lens though o.O link (external link) or is that a different lens? I'm confused.


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Aug 05, 2013 19:10 |  #644

I'm currently looking to get a (using an adaptor of course) Nikkor AI-S 24mm 2.8 for some HDSLR-ing for a potential job offer. If the job offer falls through, the the likelihood of someone having an interested in buying this lens of me (in regards to our current market). Would it be any good for regular "UWA" shots even with mf?


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Aug 05, 2013 21:18 |  #645

Posted 2 Minolta Rokkor 58mm F1.2s, with adaptors.




  
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