SimonOL

Joined on Jan 5, 2013

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  • I have to say that I admire your confidence! Personally, I really struggle to think of my own photography as 'art' preferring to leave that definition to others if they like to apply that to ...
  • I think you were the one who recommended the Tinray Exakta adapter to me for the A7II for which adapters that specifically state they will fit that camera's revised e-mount are difficult to find. ...
  • At the cheaper end of the market, I prefer K&F Concept adapters because: - build quality seems a step or two above the cheapest no-name adapters. At least some thought has gone into making you feel ...
  • Looks like a a pre-war Biotar for the M40 Praktiflex mount. Nice lens and quite rare. Bit awkward to adapt, although adapters do exist, but still collectible. Value probably depends on whether a ...
  • Your dog looks great for 16 years old - she looks half her age! I hope my dog lives such a long life. I've had an Elmar 9cm for years - it's a bit older than yours and wears heavily worn black ...
  • I tried flipping the front element on a slightly tatty 44M-6 but whilst the bokeh was mad, the images were really all blur with nothing even remotely sharp. I put it back the right way. These two ...
  • Very likely due to the very small difference in flange focal distance between the two mounts - 44mm for Canon EF and 44.41mm for Praktica PB. I wonder if it's possible to produce a ...
  • APSC is probably challenging the resolving power of the lenses but tends to make field curvature less noticeable because the edges of the image circle (the softest bits) are being cropped out. ...
  • Sounds very much like "field curvature" where it is impossible to accurately focus both the centre and edges of the frame simultaneously. Many vintage wide angle lenses show this effect, often ...
  • I'm not going to challenge your post although I do find it strange that you seem to care what lenses others choose to use. Personally, I enjoy using a variety of old (sometimes very old) manual ...
  • They are apparently different lenses: Revuenon 55mm f/1.2 has the following specs: (1) Focal length: 55mm (2) Filter size: 58mm (3) Diaphragm blades: 9
  • It's always that way with 1.2 lenses, although I can't find any of the MC version on eBay at the moment. The earlier M42 Tomioka version is usually listed with very high 'buy it now' prices. The ...
  • Interesting, if possibly misleading in some cases and certainly incomplete list. Notably, in the context of this thread, the list doesn't include either the Pentacon or Jupiter 200/4 lenses! I own ...
  • Thank you Chris - I appreciate your honesty and positivity :-)
  • I've had this lens for a few years but don't think I've used it on the A7II yet! It doesn't turn up for sale very often and seems overshadowed by it's faster sibling (the f/1.8 and f/2 Auto-Taks). ...
  • Thanks! There's very little wrong with the Pentax - in many ways it is a superior lens, particularly in terms of build quality; it's really a physically beautiful thing. Subjectively speaking, I ...
  • I think this lens was made in the late 1980's which makes it quite a modern lens by my standards. It was made by Cosina and rebranded and sold by Revue, a German retailer. It is quite capable wide ...
  • I had to vote for 'Other...' primarily thinking of Exakta just because so many classic lenses are available in this ancient(!) mount and often cheaper than the same lens in M42 mount, although ...
  • It's arrived already and it fits perfectly - like it was made for the Primoplan :-D The hood looks quite deep but doesn't seem to vignette at all in artificial light (need to test in daylight to ...
  • That's the only one I've read positive comments about so far ;-)
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