Robert Tolputt

Joined on Aug 6, 2009

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  • I think for the full flavoured legacy glass experience you need FF.  APSC and MFT have really annoying crop factors however good the cameras may be and playing around with speed boosters or lens ...
  • I got the A7 to use with my old manual lenses and to be honest I have hardly used the kit lens that came with it. I dont think it is a bad lens at all and the autofocus is great - its just a bit ...
  • If we are we talking about the constant f3.5 macro version , then my copy is excellent too even on a FF Sony A7. For sure less contrast than kit zooms (but this might be boosted in camera for ...
  • After I checked here (and also follwed some of the links) : http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/geoopt/glass.html I was surprised to find out that such large quantities of lead oxide were ...
  • 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 ...
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