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  1. From the album: Testing MF legacy lenses on A7R

    picture of my test of the 25 year old Leica Vario Elmar 28-70mm zoomlens. Just look at the HR image to see the impressive amount of details this old lens can reveil :-) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrtungsten62/
  2. First two with Canon Macro 100mm f/2.8 and the last with Rokkor 58mm f/1.2+extension tube Centaurea tchihatcheffii Centaurea tchihatcheffii Muscari azureum Listera Ovata
  3. Dear all. I' m Pika a new member, thanks to welcome me in your forum. I need an urgent advice cause i'm thinking to switch from Canon to Sony and for many reasons i have to take a decision and buy everything before 10 days Before to choose to but a Sony A 7R 2 I want you ask you if you know the performance of the following canon lenses on a sony alpha 7R 2 using a metabones IV smart adapter ? Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM II Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Thanks a lot. Pika
  4. Hello, I have became user of a6300 few days ago...I found this lens in attic and I was wondering if it can fit my a6300. Mount on this lens is m42 and I found adapter from m42 to e mount but I havent found that anyone has tried it yet. Does anyone of you have experience with m42 mount? Lens is made in Japan. I found there was few versions of same lens with different brand name(Rexatar, samyang). I dont have any experience and this would help me very much :)
  5. From Kew Gardens with Tamron 90mm f/2.5 on A7II Flames Tulipa clusiana var. chrysantha All photos on Listera Ovata
  6. "Front-End Filter Solution" to get corner-to-corner sharpness A welcome topic launched to solve the problems with legacy lenses without changing the the thick filter in front of the sensor. Correct the problem by putting a front-end filter. See topic started here. Would like to share this because the more people become aware of this the better the solutions will be. see here: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1453834/0
  7. Hi, I'm trying to use a 70mm Sigma macro using a Fotofiox pro Canon EF -> Sony E adapter. I'm having issues with the lens sometimes not talking to the body. It will take a couple of frames OK, then will just lock up, and I have to take the lens off to reset the body. I think the weight of the lens is pulling the contacts apart, but I can't get my Canon lens (24-105, heavier than the Sigma) to repeat the problem. Tried cleaning contacts etc. Anyone seen similar issues? Any suggestion very welcome! Phil
  8. The new Techart adapter (M mount to E-mount) enables AF with Leitz lenses that do not have a built in focusing motor. The motor is in the adapter. As present adapters for e.g. Canon lenses do not allow AF with ALL lenses but only with a few newer ones, it may be a good idea to have the motor in the adapter instead of relying on the motor in the lens. Such an adapter would be a rather complex affair as the diaphragm would still have to be set by the camera body through the electrical contacts on the camera body and lens. But the system would not have to rely on a possibly not working focusing m
  9. Hi all, I'm looking for a 135mm for my a7ii. Does anyone have some advise? I'm looking at various lenses, and it is though to choose. I'm looking at lenses like: Canon FD 2,5/135 Olympus OM Zuiko 135mm f/3,5 Minolta Rokkor 135mm f/3,5 Maybe even a Carl Zeiss/Contax Sonnar T* 135mm f/2.8, but this one is more expensive Greatly appreciate your input!
  10. Just joined this group and searched the topic and didn't find anything.....apologies if this has already been covered. I shoot Nikon professionally but also have an A6000 walk around that I love. I've started hanging some legacy lenses off the Sony and, overall, am very pleased w/ the result. I'm going to purchase a Sony FF mirrorless just for that purpose (too much invested in Nikon to make complete switch and do love their cameras) and am wondering about which one to go with. My question: Given that the camera will be used almost exclusively for legacy lenses, can I get away w/
  11. Blackberry with Rokkor 58mm f/1.2 Spring Foliage with Vivitar 135mm f/2.8 Close Focus Lilium martagon via Tamron 90mm f/2.5 Listera Ovata
  12. Hello everyone, I just got my first mirrorless camera - Sony A6000 with 16-50 lenses. The camera is great, but the lenses are not very enjoyable, they don't even have manual focus. I was thinking to get 35mm lens, but they are as expensive as camera itself, so I decided that I should go for some LEGACY lenses, so I could get some 'mad skillz' at manual focusing and working without zoooooooms. But since I've never had bought any lenses in my life, this only leads me to one question, what 30 or 35mm legacy lenses could you recommend and will they need an adapter? Also tell me why do you
  13. (MODERATORS: I noticed the legacy lens part of the forum too late, if you think this should go there, by all means, move it. It probably does fit there best.) I worked as a professional sports photographer for years, blindly shooting away with a Canon and not truly appreciating photography. I got a promotion and was no longer required to shoot, so I sold my gear. After a few years I got the itch again, but there were stipulations: No. 1 — No backaches. I wanted to go light. No. 2 — I wanted to shoot on a budget (I've added kids and other expenses). No. 3 — I wanted to have fun.
  14. I purchased the AT-X 90/2.5 Macro after a lot of research. At the time, there were no short-tele Macro options for the Sony E-mount system. The Tokina seemed like the best option. I recently sold it to replace it with modern optics but I did enjoy this lens very much while I owned it. I used this lens with the Fotodiox Canon FD- Sony E adapter. Build Quality One of the things I like most about this lens is it's construction. It does extend when focused at its minimum distance, however it is quite small focused at infinity which makes carrying and storing the lens convenient. It's made entire
  15. Owning most of the beautiful Contax C/Y lenses, I could never really decide to spend the massive $$$$ for the 21mm Distagon. I might have gone for it if it wasn't so heavy and bulky too and it seems it's distortion is even more than the 18mm. I think nobody denies that it took the crown in 21mm in it's time, and most others in that range didn't even get near. Nevertheless, there are a few other mothers with beautiful daughters. So, what about alternatives in vintage glass? Recently, I tested two other famed ones side-by-side on my Sony A7R, the Minolta MC W. Rokkor 21mm f2.8 and the ti
  16. Hey everyone. I'm new to the world of legacy lenses. Modern lenses are a bit out of my price range at the moment, so I'm looking into the legacy lens market for some nice lenses. I currently own a Sony A7 III with a Sony Sonnar Zeiss 55 1.8. The lens is great, but the focusing distance isn't that great. I shoot a lot of action figures, and like a macro lens for still photography. Any recommendations as to what I should be looking for?
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