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Ned

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These are two of my latest finds. I'm showing them here because they also deliver very good IQ, besides being nice :smile:.

The Minolta MD Zoom 75-150mm 1:4. The only zoom so far in my ever-expanding collection that is really sharp at f/5.6.
<img border="1" src="http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-d95Grhx/0/L/i-d95Grhx-XL.jpg" />
If you like this one, you should try the Zuiko version. :) It's also very nice (the Zuiko lens zooms internally)...

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Sorry Ned, can't do that, all my money goes to Minolta lenses :smile:.
I see. :) I used to shoot Minolta myself before Olympus...

I have a question about your adapter(s) for Minolta though. Does yours require an allen key to loosen/tighten the adapter? Mine does, and I find that to be a pain... thus, I only keep it on the one MD mount lens I have remaining. If I invest in more Minolta lenses I'd want a new adapter that can twist on and off without extra tools.
 

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Does yours require an allen key to loosen/tighten the adapter? Mine does, and I find that to be a pain... thus, I only keep it on the one MD mount lens I have remaining. If I invest in more Minolta lenses I'd want a new adapter that can twist on and off without extra tools.
Allen key, had to look that up in Wikipedia :smile:. No, I don't need any tools to get the lens on and off, for some lens/adapter combo's I need to press the release button to mount the lens but that's not a big deal. I bought a number of these. Upon receipt the first thing I do is tighten the screws at the Minolta bayonet side and then sometimes I adjust the flanges inside a bit if the fit of the Minolta lens is too loose, which is also fairly common. Each flange has a slit in which I insert the blade of a small screwdriver to widen the slit if needed. Invariably lenses focus past infinity with these adapters and I actually like that. When I'm out in the field all legacy lenses in my bag are mounted on their own adapters, so that lens changing is the same for native and legacy lenses. This is affordable when an adapter is only $18.

While I'm rambling, I'm hoping that Kipon will make a quality shift adapter for Minolta as well; the Fotodiox shift adapter I have (for Nikon) is a piece of *&@%4$# (brown stuff) :mad:.
 

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Allen key, had to look that up in Wikipedia :smile:. No, I don't need any tools to get the lens on and off, for some lens/adapter combo's I need to press the release button to mount the lens but that's not a big deal. I bought a number of these. Upon receipt the first thing I do is tighten the screws at the Minolta bayonet side and then sometimes I adjust the flanges inside a bit if the fit of the Minolta lens is too loose, which is also fairly common. Each flange has a slit in which I insert the blade of a small screwdriver to widen the slit if needed. Invariably lenses focus past infinity with these adapters and I actually like that. When I'm out in the field all legacy lenses in my bag are mounted on their own adapters, so that lens changing is the same for native and legacy lenses. This is affordable when an adapter is only $18.
Oh yeah... I forgot that my adapters are all to Four-Thirds rather than Micro Four-Thirds. I wonder if that's why mine is different, or if I just ended up with a bad version? And yeah, I should have said Hex Key instead of Allen Key, lol. We have weird nicknames out here... ;)

While I'm rambling, I'm hoping that Kipon will make a quality shift adapter for Minolta as well; the Fotodiox shift adapter I have (for Nikon) is a piece of *&@%4$# (brown stuff) :mad:.
Yeah, I don't doubt that. I only trust these cheap places like Fotodiox, Rainbow Imaging, etc. for the most basic of adapters, but even then they mess it up sometimes, lol. Like screw mount adapters not lining up where they should... But I have found Fotodiox to be generally better quality than Rainbow Imaging...
 

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GF2 with Tair-3 300mm :)
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But it was most for fun, the Tair-3 is on my GH1 when i use it :)
 

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GH1, Miranda Focabell, Miranda Auto 5cm f1.9

GH1, Miranda Focabell, Miranda Auto 5cm f1.9
This could be fun.
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First attempt, focus stacked.
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GH1, Miranda Focabell, Miranda Auto 5cm f1.9
This could be fun.
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First attempt, focus stacked.
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I want! :)
 

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Lumix G2 with Canon FL bellows and Canon FD 200mm f/2.8 lens with adapter.
 

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It decreases DOF. :)
I think this might be a more complex answer. I compared several lenses with the bellows, notably the Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 -vs- the Canon FD 200mm f/2.8. The most significant difference was that the 200mm lens on the bellows could be placed further away from the subject, as you can see in the photo. With the 50mm lens I'd have to be virtually on top of the flower, which added difficulty for lighting. The depth of field was shallow with either lens, but at least subjectively, it seemed more shallow with the 50mm lens.

I suppose some tests with a ruler as the subject would give a better idea of DOF.

I know there are formulas for DOF with macro photography, and my brief understanding was that lens-to-subject distance was a more significant variable than lens focal length.

(This may be a good topic for a separate thread.)
 

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