what photography related item did you buy this week?

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I'm sure it will be twice as good as you hope now Steve. ;)
It certainly arrived twice as quickly as I'd hoped - popped up a day early! I'm quietly excited, here are a few quick snaps taken without much thought in the kitchen when I should have been working (all sooc jpegs). Loving the shallow DOF (but will have to learn to manage it properly!).

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Fell for a sale... Bought a 2x3m or 3x2m backdrop from Kate Backdrop. No idea which color though since it's a "mystery pack" with free shipping. With my luck it's just a plain white or black backdrop but time will tell. I can always sell it and get my money back if it's no good. :D
 

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In mint condition, from the local classified ads - the former owner told me it had barely ever been used...

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The lens is in great shape, aperture and focus rings operate well, glass is perfect.

Now is time to play with adapted lenses and order some adaptors! Since I also have some Canon gear, I need a M42 to EOS adaptor for this.
Then the question... I wonder if I should be better to get a EOS to Micro 4/3 - this would permit to also use my Canon lenses with M4/3 bodies, or is it better to have a dedicated M42 to Micro 4/3.
Would there be any inconvenient to have 2 adaptors (i.e. M42 to EOS and EOS to M4/3) when using it with my M4/3 body?
 

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In mint condition, from the local classified ads - the former owner told me it had barely ever been used...

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The lens is in great shape, aperture and focus rings operate well, glass is perfect.

Now is time to play with adapted lenses and order some adaptors! Since I also have some Canon gear, I need a M42 to EOS adaptor for this.
Then the question... I wonder if I should be better to get a EOS to Micro 4/3 - this would permit to also use my Canon lenses with M4/3 bodies, or is it better to have a dedicated M42 to Micro 4/3.
Would there be any inconvenient to have 2 adaptors (i.e. M42 to EOS and EOS to M4/3) when using it with my M4/3 body?
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In mint condition, from the local classified ads - the former owner told me it had barely ever been used...

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The lens is in great shape, aperture and focus rings operate well, glass is perfect.

Now is time to play with adapted lenses and order some adaptors! Since I also have some Canon gear, I need a M42 to EOS adaptor for this.
Then the question... I wonder if I should be better to get a EOS to Micro 4/3 - this would permit to also use my Canon lenses with M4/3 bodies, or is it better to have a dedicated M42 to Micro 4/3.
Would there be any inconvenient to have 2 adaptors (i.e. M42 to EOS and EOS to M4/3) when using it with my M4/3 body?
My first serious camera was a Zenit E with a Helios 44 in 1975. The meter broke after 6 weeks. I learnt a lot about Sunny 16 while I saved up for a hand held meter.
 

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In mint condition, from the local classified ads - the former owner told me it had barely ever been used...

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The lens is in great shape, aperture and focus rings operate well, glass is perfect.

Now is time to play with adapted lenses and order some adaptors! Since I also have some Canon gear, I need a M42 to EOS adaptor for this.
Then the question... I wonder if I should be better to get a EOS to Micro 4/3 - this would permit to also use my Canon lenses with M4/3 bodies, or is it better to have a dedicated M42 to Micro 4/3.
Would there be any inconvenient to have 2 adaptors (i.e. M42 to EOS and EOS to M4/3) when using it with my M4/3 body?
I have a Helios 44-2 and a dumb M42 to M43 adapter that works just fine. Also bought a Zhongyi Lens Turbo II in an EF to M43 structure. It was easy to buy a slim metal adapter (M42 to EF) to make it work. That makes the 58mm F2 Helios into a ~42mm f1.4 after the .726x magnification and one stop gain.
 
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Just yesterday I acquired a PanaLeica 25mm on ebay for what I think is a reasonable price for an 'As New' sample.
The seller has a good rating and what I did like to see was that he was unloading 4 or 5 lenses at once..... and which looked like a once-off sale. [This sort of does away with the worry that someone who is selling a single bit of gear is trying to unload a lemon.]
Anyway, this will be my first non-regular lens M43 lens [currently have the Pana 14 and 20.....maybe the 20 will now go].
Looking forward to seeing that PL rendering!
This lens reminds me of the Fuji 35mm f/1.4 which is very similar in focal length and aperture and is much loved by Fuji owners for it's special rendering.
 
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Received it yesterday in like new condition with 3 batteries!
Oh My ..... we are going to get along well together!
:cloud-9-039:
Amen... mine should get here next week. Silver version, 3 batteries, book, lightly used, 650€

I bought a SpyderX Pro display calibration device for 99€... really good price (regular is 179€)
Straight from the vendor because they're having a sale.

Been a while since I last calibrated all monitors, looking forward to the results. It's supposed to be their fastest ever (it used to take around 10-20 minutes for each run)
 

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Oops, I did it again. Another GAS attack and a slightly used 45/1.2 for a good price found a way into my bag.
As well as a Godox H200R round flash head for my AD200 pro. Now I can use the AK-R1 accessory kit both with the V1 flash and the AD200.

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Last week I decided to give the 75-300 a third try. I've returned 2 copies, but this one might actually stick. I also am moving away from my prime collection and ordered the 12-45 f4, which should be here soon. First time I've seen it $100 off, so I gave it a go. I find when I use primes, I always want a different one on the body! Our last family adventure reminded me of this problem, so zoom it is.
 

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Okay, by way of background, the residents of this fine forum long since corrupted me to the joys of shooting vintage lenses on M4/3 cameras. It's become sort of an affliction, really. 28s and 50s (ish) have a particular attraction. One of our AWOL brethren, @Mattyh was the king of the 28s. He pointed me toward the Pentax K series (predating the jewel-like M-series). He also planted the seeds of looking for the K 28mm f2.0.

Nicknamed the "Hollywood," it's one of two lenses that were the product of a short-lived cooperation between Asahi Pentax and Zeiss Optical. It is essentially the same lens as the Zeiss Distagon. I missed one summer 2019 on PentaxForums. I had an eBay seller agree to sell me one, but the deal fell through. The Japanese sellers on eBay are delusional on price. I had a feeler on PentaxForums, and a couple weeks ago reached a deal on this one. It's a beauty:

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Minolta Maxxum 7000i
Sony A700
50/1.7 A Mount
70-210 A Mount
28-105 A Mount
Maxxum Flash
Compact Flash Card
Compact flash to SD converter (allows you to use an SD card in a Compact Flash Type II slot)
A high speed reader for SD, Compact Flash, and Micro SD.
 

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Okay, by way of background, the residents of this fine forum long since corrupted me to the joys of shooting vintage lenses on M4/3 cameras. It's become sort of an affliction, really. 28s and 50s (ish) have a particular attraction. One of our AWOL brethren, @Mattyh was the king of the 28s. He pointed me toward the Pentax K series (predating the jewel-like M-series). He also planted the seeds of looking for the K 28mm f2.0.

Nicknamed the "Hollywood," it's one of two lenses that were the product of a short-lived cooperation between Asahi Pentax and Zeiss Optical. It is essentially the same lens as the Zeiss Distagon. I missed one summer 2019 on PentaxForums. I had an eBay seller agree to sell me one, but the deal fell through. The Japanese sellers on eBay are delusional on price. I had a feeler on PentaxForums, and a couple weeks ago reached a deal on this one. It's a beauty:
Don't let @Erich_H see that lens, he will be after you to sell it to him like a leach! ;)
 

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As mentioned in a couple of other threads, I've bought an Oly MC-20 to pair with my 40-150. I've not had much time to get acquainted with it yet but I'm interested to see how it compares optically to my recently sold P100-300. I'm hoping to save some bag space without too much of an IQ hit.
 

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I um... got a second GR III. Actually at the end of last week, with Amazon's 25% back to my Amazon card. I plan on sending my current one in for a service (rear dial always jumps around, even after a previous service) as it's at the end of my extended warranty - then I'll sell it for a good price and have a new one with a fresh warranty. I'm not sentimental with this particular camera, I just want to always have one, and have it be reliable.
 
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