Looking for a compact 90/100mm lens

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Jonathan F/2, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm looking for a compact 90/100mm 2.8 or faster MF lens. I had the Nikon 105mm 2.5 AI lens, but with the Nikon adapter it was a little too big for my taste. I want something a bit more compact. Thanks for any recommendations!
     
  2. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Nikon 100/2.8 series E?

    It's 200g lighter and 30% shorter.

    DH
     
  3. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    989
    Aug 25, 2011
    Austin, TX
  4. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    How's the Olympus 100mm 2.8?
     
  5. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    The OM Zuiko 100/2.8 is an excellent lens and affordable. if you have deep pockets and demand the best, look at the OM Zuiko 100/2 or the OM Zuiko 90/2 macro. Besides being optically excellent and compact in size, the placement of the aperture ring and preview button or located in the "right place" for use on m43 bodies. :smile:
     
  6. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I don't want to spend too much! How's the focusing on the Olympus 100mm 2.8? The one thing that bugs me about using Nikon adapted lenses is that the distance scale doesn't line up. It's slightly off. I hear the Olympus MF lenses work better in that regards. True?
     
  7. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    OM Zuiko lenses are a dream to focus. :) They have the nicest focus rings of any of the SLR types I can think of. As far as distance scale alignment, I don't use it enough to really comment on that.
     
  8. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    What's a good price for an Olympus 100mm 2.8 then? :biggrin:
     
  9. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I'll PM you what I think would be a reasonable price for that lens (from what's been offered to me and such). I wouldn't want to be accused of price fixing for posting it publicly on an industry-related forum. ;)

    (A lot of users are selling and buying lenses here. If I publicly post a certain price on an item (like, "I wouldn't pay more than this" or "that lens is worth at least this much") that isn't even in my possession to sell, then that might make selling or buying difficult for others at the price they were looking at... It would be different if I had the lens to sell myself, or am directing you or quoting from other real sales currently going on.)

    Mind you, I'm probably overly-anal about that because I work in service-related industries (photography and visual communications), where price fixing is a real danger. It's not really relevant to product sales, used or new, but I'd still rather keep it in PM out of respect for the sellers here.
     
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  10. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    989
    Aug 25, 2011
    Austin, TX
    OM is still going to have the large mount because it's an SLR system, but it is smaller than Nikon, Konica, etc. It's not going to be rangefinder-small or C-mount small like some of the above-mentioned lenses, but you may be happy with it. You will probably pay $80-$130 for a decent one that still works well, while a pristine example may fetch up to $180-$200.
     
  11. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    I once had the same wish (but am waiting for the 35-100 now), and my list was: rokkor 85/2.8 (rare, 200-300 euro), tele-elmarit 90/2.8 (common, 300-600 euro), sonnar 85/2.8 (common, around 300 euro). They're all small and light, but not cheap.
     
  12. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I haven't tried the Sonnar 85/2.8, but I have the Sonnar 135/2.8 and love it. ;)

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  13. ivoire

    ivoire Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2011
    Naperville, IL
    mike
    You can get a MEYER-OPTIK GÖRLITZ ORESTOR 100MM F2.8, Exakta mount for $100-150 on ebay. With the Exakta mount it is just a bit shorter than the Oly 40-150mm. The lens alone is as compact as the Oly 14-42mm II when closed.

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  14. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    This was the Nikon 105mm 2.5 AI on my old E-PL2. Great lens, but it was really heavy and long. Ideally I'd like to cut both weight and size.

     
  15. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    The OM Zuiko 100mm/2.8 should be quite a bit smaller than that.
     
  16. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavel
    Canon FD 100mm f/2.8 (the last version with the 52mm filter thread). It's very small, hardly any bigger than the 50mm lens. Plus Canon FD has the shortest flange distance of all vintage SLR lenses, so the adapter will be much more compact than the OM adapter.
     
  17. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Is that lens also branded Pentacon? I've been wanting to get my hands on the 135mm version of that for a while now. ;)
     
  18. ivoire

    ivoire Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2011
    Naperville, IL
    mike
    Ned, yes and no. Some of the Pentacons have 6 blades and you will want the version with 15 blades. The Meyer Zebra version had 16 blades. There are some new old stock 6 blade Meyers on ebay so make sure you look before buying. This is the Pentacon you want, but email him for the # of blades:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pentacon-Ze...ge_Cameras&hash=item3cbde9b491#ht_3395wt_1031
     
  19. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Sweet... thanks for the info! The 16 blade zebra sounds nice. xD