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Aug 08, 2013 02:20 |  #661

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Haha, I know what you mean.
I did check flickr, and problem is, I like both of them, haha, but I can only afford one, so I was hoping others would decide for me :D

In that case... flip a coin ;)


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Aug 08, 2013 02:38 |  #662

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16190462 (external link)
In that case... flip a coin ;)

Good idea :D

Did 2 out of 3, the Planar won :D


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Sep 08, 2013 08:53 as a reply to  @ KhaledA's post |  #663

Recently I came across a dirt cheap Ae-1 camera with Canon FD 50mm 1.8 and Tokina SD 35-200mm lens with filters in mint condition for only 30 Euro on a German market.

Any recommendations on a good fd to ef converter ring to be usen on 5D2?

Or is this a not so good idea?


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Sep 08, 2013 12:08 |  #664

Not so good idea - those adapter that allow infinity have a lens inside - and this make bad IQ and ~1.3 longer focal length and f-stop.
For some of the better nFD lenses are conversion sets available, but they cost much than your lenses.


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Sep 08, 2013 15:44 |  #665

ZoneV wrote in post #16278808 (external link)
Not so good idea - those adapter that allow infinity have a lens inside - and this make bad IQ and ~1.3 longer focal length and f-stop.
For some of the better nFD lenses are conversion sets available, but they cost much than your lenses.

I tought so but was not sure, I can always sell it or keep it as a souvenir :)


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Sep 08, 2013 16:29 |  #666

Armans Photography wrote in post #16279318 (external link)
=Arman's Photography;16279318]I tought so but was not sure, I can always sell it or keep it as a souvenir :)

or you could get some film


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Sep 08, 2013 16:39 |  #667

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or you could get some film

No I divorced film long time ago :)

But would it be worth wile to remove the glass element from the adapter ring?


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Sep 08, 2013 19:53 |  #668

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=Arman's Photography;16279458]N​o I divorced film long time ago :)

But would it be worth wile to remove the glass element from the adapter ring?

You can get glassless adapters, but you won't be able to focus to infinity. If that doesn't matter to you or you want to use it for a specific purpose, like portraits, it'll work fine. Or, you can get an EOS M or other mirrorless camera and use it without any problems :cool:


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Sep 08, 2013 20:07 |  #669

Best vintage MF lenses...

Leica R, Western Zeiss Contax, Zeiss Jena...


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Sep 08, 2013 21:09 |  #670

DocFrankenstein wrote in post #16280002 (external link)
Best vintage MF lenses...

Leica R, Western Zeiss Contax, Zeiss Jena...

All true, but that doesn't mean they're the only good ones... and often times for the money, you're better off just going with more modern AF glass if you're going to pay that much.


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Sep 08, 2013 21:27 |  #671

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16280143 (external link)
All true, but that doesn't mean they're the only good ones... and often times for the money, you're better off just going with more modern AF glass if you're going to pay that much.

I didn't say they're the only good ones or the best bang for the buck.

Personally, I haven't had good luck using MF lenses on AF bodies at all. It was fun to play around with it, but AF bodies work best with AF lenses and vice versa.


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Sep 08, 2013 21:33 |  #672

DocFrankenstein wrote in post #16280184 (external link)
I didn't say they're the only good ones or the best bang for the buck.

Personally, I haven't had good luck using MF lenses on AF bodies at all. It was fun to play around with it, but AF bodies work best with AF lenses and vice versa.

That depends on how and what you like to shoot. With an EG-S screen it's not all that difficult if the subject isn't near infinity, then it can be a little tricky.

But to each they're own ;)


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Sep 08, 2013 22:02 |  #673

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16280199 (external link)
With an EG-S screen it's not all that difficult if the subject isn't near infinity, then it can be a little tricky.

Well yeah... if it's near infinity, then you don't need a viewfinder to focus.

If it's not infinity, "a little tricky" is a huge euphemism IMO


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Sep 08, 2013 22:11 |  #674

DocFrankenstein wrote in post #16280275 (external link)
Well yeah... if it's near infinity, then you don't need a viewfinder to focus.

If it's not infinity, "a little tricky" is a huge euphemism IMO

Yes you do when shooting with wide apertures. And I didn't intend it to be, all I'm saying is that if a subject is near infinity it's more difficult to focus on than if it were closer to the camera, there's less noticeable isolation.


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Sep 10, 2013 00:46 |  #675

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