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Dec 19, 2014 08:15 |  #4981

Fantastic shot Carlo.




  
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Dec 19, 2014 08:44 as a reply to  @ post 17340994 |  #4982

stick with Fotga or rainbowimaging aka "fotasy" ones. Both adapters are solid (fotasy ones have the chromed brass mounts and feel more solid, while fotga is one piece, light weight all black mounts). I had accidently bought a fotga look alike that turned out to be a real dud, really loose on the mount, went straight to the trash.


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Dec 19, 2014 09:24 |  #4983

Charlie wrote in post #17341210 (external link)
stick with Fotga or rainbowimaging aka "fotasy" ones. Both adapters are solid (fotasy ones have the chromed brass mounts and feel more solid, while fotga is one piece, light weight all black mounts). I had accidently bought a fotga look alike that turned out to be a real dud, really loose on the mount, went straight to the trash.

Thanks charlie - ordered a fotga from amazon. Cost me £6!. Wish EF adapters were as cheap


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Dec 19, 2014 10:35 |  #4984

I got this tiny little (seriously tiny, it's comical) Leitz 50mm f3.5 collapsable lens off of a really old Leica rangefinder I got from my step-dad, don't have an adapter, but I tried free lensing it

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I'm going to pick up an adapter to try it out, if only for my own curiosity :)

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Dec 19, 2014 10:37 |  #4985

Fun times Lucas! Wonder how much the adapter might improve the IQ?


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Dec 19, 2014 10:59 |  #4986

Man it looks good even free lensing, background is buttery


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Dec 19, 2014 11:28 |  #4987

vipergts831 wrote in post #17341353 (external link)
Fun times Lucas! Wonder how much the adapter might improve the IQ?

Probably by a good bit. There wasn't even a seal around the lens and body at all... light was seeping in all around it, I imagine it'll have much more contrast with an adapter.

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Man it looks good even free lensing, background is buttery

Yeah, I was really surprised, the lens looks like nothing. It's this lens http://www.kenrockwell​.com/leica/50mm-f35.htm (external link)


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Dec 20, 2014 05:33 |  #4988

Interesting looking lens.

My canon FD 135 f/2.5 arrived today (adapter has not arrived yet ). Wasnt expecting it to be so heavy! It's almost the same weight as my 135L. Thinking about ordering another adapter as the delivery date was from 2nd January on the one I ordered and I don't want to wait that long


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Dec 20, 2014 06:50 |  #4989

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Dec 20, 2014 07:24 |  #4990

Another beauty Carlo! Love the POV, colors, and hdr-like tones. :)


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Dec 20, 2014 09:00 as a reply to  @ xpfloyd's post |  #4991

It's way too big, and my experiences with that lens has been poor. flares badly, low contrast. It's also broken now, aperture got stuck.

the FDn 135F2.8 was much better all around and tiny in comparison. Even the FDn 135F2 was considerably smaller, and is the only one that gets close to the 135L in optics.


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Dec 20, 2014 09:38 |  #4992

Charlie wrote in post #17342824 (external link)
It's way too big, and my experiences with that lens has been poor. flares badly, low contrast. It's also broken now, aperture got stuck.

the FDn 135F2.8 was much better all around and tiny in comparison. Even the FDn 135F2 was considerably smaller, and is the only one that gets close to the 135L in optics.

No experience with the 135FD 2.5, but the FDn 2.8 is fantastic on the a7R. I always seem to have trouble with FD lenses (vs FDn). Corner smearing, severe edge softness.. not sure if it's my adapter (metabones) or something about the FD lenses.

I've got an FD 24 2.8 I'm very seriously considering tossing in the dumpster, it's that bad.. :(


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Dec 20, 2014 10:15 |  #4993

I've enjoyed both your Disneyland shots Carlo. Gotta love the DR of the Sony sensor too. Since this sub-forum is for images taken using non-Sony lenses, would you mind either including that info in your post or including the metadata? By going to your Flickr page, I do see that you used the Canon 16-35 f4.


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Dec 20, 2014 10:50 |  #4994

long lens suggestions? I've got an a7ii and an a6000. I'm considering:
55-210 on the a6000 only. Small and cheap but maybe good enough (I had the 55-200 for fuji and it was good enough)
70-300 adapter a mount. Still small ish and still inexpensive (tamron version which I had on my 5Diii and was good enough).
70-200FE, native but expensive and the least range. Would work well on both bodies though and have the best IQ...
tamron 150-600... Most range and not too expensive. I tried one on my 5Diii and liked the options it opened up for landscape (specifically lighthouses) a lot. I'd get the a mount version and the adapter with AF so I'd have the fastest AF (-vs- a canon version with metabones) and I'd keep IS via the IBIS in the a7ii. I could extend the range to 900 on the a6000 but I'd lose IS...

thoughts? The 150-600 is massive and part of my mirrorless switch was to get away from a heavy kit I don't use. But that's more for family outings where the long lens never comes with me anyway. I don't mind lugging kit when it's for a specific shot light a lighthouse. Hiking wise I never take/use a tele anyway... So on that one lens it's not a huge concern... But I'm still torn on the options. What would you guys pick?

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Dec 20, 2014 11:26 |  #4995

Charlie wrote in post #17342824 (external link)
It's way too big, and my experiences with that lens has been poor. flares badly, low contrast. It's also broken now, aperture got stuck.

the FDn 135F2.8 was much better all around and tiny in comparison. Even the FDn 135F2 was considerably smaller, and is the only one that gets close to the 135L in optics.

BrandonSi wrote in post #17342876 (external link)
No experience with the 135FD 2.5, but the FDn 2.8 is fantastic on the a7R. I always seem to have trouble with FD lenses (vs FDn). Corner smearing, severe edge softness.. not sure if it's my adapter (metabones) or something about the FD lenses.

I've got an FD 24 2.8 I'm very seriously considering tossing in the dumpster, it's that bad.. :(

Hmm, maybe I should have done a bit more research first! But on the plus side I spent more last night on a round of drinks than the lens and adapter cost me so its not the end of the world. I was planning on buying a 24 f/2.5 or f/2.8 but on your comment above I think I will hold off and see how the 135 performs first.


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