Robert Tolputt

Joined on Aug 6, 2009

Robert Tolputt's recent activity

  • All good advice so far I think , but what about about another "pancake" which is still a bargain - the Minolta MD 45mm f2. Can be had for very little, even with todays inflated Rokkor prices. It ...
  • None looks ouystanding - but I have some cheap legacy glass that constantly surprises me. I would repost to the Adapted Lens forum where knowledge about these things abounds and you are sure to get ...
  • I have this lens under the Rokinon name and reckon that for a Full Frame UWA it is a real bargain, but it takes a lot of getting used to. Focussing is critical wide open because of the field ...
  • Replied in Adapte-whaaaa?
    Samyang is the manufacturer, but they also supply other companies with the same lens, which is then rebranded as Rokinon, Bower etc. The prices can therefore vary for the same product. For example ...
  • Replied in Adapte-whaaaa?
    +1...............with the Samyang you will get an approximately 21mm wide angle. It will be quite big on your camera and you will need to practice a bit with the manual focus, but results in my ...
  • The Raynox and other brand named close-up lenses are achromatic doublets (2 lenses cemented together) and can be quite expensive, but dont be tempted (as I once was) to try a cheap no name one ...
  • My Rokinon has smearing only in the most extreme corners and is much, much better than my Minolta MD 17mm. The Voightlander  v3 looks very good from posted shots (although hard to know if they ...
  • If you do find a classic legacy UWA for the A7, the corners will be disappointing - in my experience anyway. The modern options are not cheap either with the exception of the Samyang/Rokinon 14mm ...
  • Is the third Peter Capaldi ? Hope for your sake he doesnt turn into Malcolm Tucker and come after you !
  • Yes Tom - for sure there much to be said about contemporary lens technology. I sometimes slip on my "kit" zoom just to marvel at the technology of the autofocus and electronics. Due to some ...
  • Created discussion thread Old vs New lenses
    I thought some of you might be interested in this thread in MFLenses, which has been causing some amusement to members there : http://forum.mflenses.com/the-problem-with-modern-lenses-t74336.html T ...
  • Your old Nikkors will be great and are very easy to adapt. Your only significant decision is to choose the sensor format for your new camera. For me the choice would be simple - get a good second ...
  • The "minty" word annoys me but not nearly as much as "legendary"..........
  • The only way to find out is by taking some test shots. The mechanical issues may be more serious. I would probably try to return it or get a refund. If thats not possible you may as well just try ...
  • +1................has to be one of the best of the old 80-200mm zooms. Mine was incredibly sloppy, but Ken Rockwell says that this was a design feature !
  • This is a key point in the chase for more "resolution". I often wonder if many people bother to standardise on a final viewing format for their shots - or even use one to assess them. My best ...
  • Ooops......I am the Drongo. I have the book (somewhere) and was sure it was published by Private Eye and hence the link in my mind with Barry Humphries.
  • "The Drongo exists in Australia and can be identified by its unusual tail feathers when perched. Not that common and I have been unable to catch one in a photograph. It is also Australian ...
  • I think the terms "Very bright, relatively wide, and cheap" are mutually exclusive even in the realm of legacy full frame lenses. The crop factor of m43 means you are looking at something like a 15 ...
  • I think that this Forum is developing into a really interesting and cohesive community. Its so refreshing to engage in a Forum where people arent constantly bragging/bitching about their latest ...
Activity older than 12 months is not displayed.
Total messages 246
Threads started 52
Last post 3 days ago
Total comments 0
Total likes 0
Total reviews 0
Entries 1
Votes cast 0
Last entry Feb 5, 2014
Photos uploaded 76
Last upload Aug 5, 2014