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Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Farcanalman, Jun 11, 2012.
My collection so far... I want more but only of some 'special' ones!
Nice collection. I just want to share a photo I just took right now. My Olympus OM 50mm f1.8 and the adapter, shot from my Wesley 24mm f1.4.
through old eyes by louellacasandile, on Flickr
I'm really hoping to get more legacy glass. Manual focusing has been so fun.
Nice shot by the way!
Thanks for sharing this. Can you identify these (beyond the obvious ones)? Which are your favorites?
Which are favoured?; Now that is tough!
Left to right... #3 is the Helios 44-2, #5 is the Tamron 90/2.5, #6 is the CZJ 135/2.8 and finally #7 is the Tamron 70-150/3.5
The 30/3.5 is deeper DoF than I expected and has a nice 8 blade Bokeh.
The Pentax SMC is so shallow at low f-stops that it scares me how sharp it is and shoots so well in low light with high ISO!
The Helios is just beautiful and the colours are so honest.
The Tamron 90/2.5 is my only true macro lens and I am just waiting for more chances to use it!
And the CZJ is not the most amazing lens until you see the DoF control at f8 or more!
I was recently looking at a 90/2.5 macro (this one was a Spiratone-branded version but might have been the same lens as your Tamron). I had a really tough time trying to determine a value for that lens. Any chance you'd like to share how much you invested in your copy?
I only paid £70 inc P&P for mine after finding a good retail seller on fleabay.
He was honest about a small ding on the front edge of the lens outer body, which has no adverse effect!
Otherwise over here(U.K.) they can be as much as £100 and the later 1:1 version is as much as £175!
So upper limits are £100/$160/€125
I hope this helps.
The first 3 lenses came with bodies, the Zenit-E and the Praktica MTL-50 got thrown and the Pentax ME Super Black is still in my possesion and in perfect working order!
Taking that and the 90/2.5 sole cost, all these lenses cost me £172, so minus £20 for the 2 crap bodies = only £152 inc P&P with a working Classic Pentax body!
That's a very nice little collection at that price. That's what's so fun about getting into legacy glass...if you look around you can find some real bargains.
Also thanks for sharing the information on the 90mm. I think I'm going to pass on the specific example (mostly because it's packaged with a couple of other lenses that I don't have a "need" for), but I'm going to keep my eye out for a decent macro in that focal length.
Fine looking collection - and a nice shot!
I am not set up for photography at home as most of my work is with Animalia and the environment!
Scorpions in particular!
But I do like life/candid shots and will try to use some of the good lenses I have for that.