Volker G

Lives in France Colmar, France
Joined on Jun 1, 2011

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  • Replied in Meraxar-CX??
    it's "Marexar-CX f2.8 28mm MC". i guess it wasn't a lens manufacturer but rather a brandname of a chain store  or wholesale distributor (Revuenon, Soligor, Hanimex, Admiral, Carena, etc.) who ...
  • Pretty lens and nice results. My experience with Petri lenses was not that good. I've had two of them, a 35 mm f/2.8 and a 135 mm f/2.8 CC Auto in M42 mount and both were optically and ...
  • Good advice, even though the Nikon is about as rare as hens teeth ;-) More that ten years ago i tested a Nikon 500/5 on a Nikon D1x body and i was very impressed by its resolution and contrast. But ...
  • Why on earth would you choose the Makinon 28 mm f/2.8 ? This brands' lenses are among the worst available in terms of optical and mechanical qualities - you'd better choose a Tokina RMC, Hoya or ...
  • Replied in Meraxar-CX??
    Marexar ? ;-)
  • Hello, i published these results mainly to denounce the fanboyism expressed by one of the posters. He seems to believe that "his" brands lenses are always the best. In fact, the "ranking" ...
  • That looks rather good (i can't say more since your posted samples are quite small...). BTW, the 55 mm Micro-Nikkor is an excellent macro lens and i highly doubt you could get much better results ...
  • Yes, you're right. That's the case with the Minolta RF 500 mm f/8 which is definitely overrated  ;-)
  • Where's the problem to judge a lens not only by resolution (you forgot contrast since sharpness is made of resolution and contrast...), but by other factors as well ? So, here are the sharpness ...
  • Well, yes, that would be quite a good idea for a side business ;-) But would it really work in France ? I doubt it...
  • Well, i don't belong to those who spread fake information, i rather refer to a test series published by the German magazine Color Foto in April and May 1980 by W.E. Schön whose tests are widely ...
  • Hello, the Minolta RF 500 mm f/8 with Minolta SR mount was one of the best mirror lenses of its time, but not the best, the equivalent lenses made by Zeiss, Canon and Nikon were better. The MD ...
  • Well, as I understood with my extremely limited knowlege of Japanese, rental price for the Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 55 mm f/1.8 for instance would be only 1500 Japanese Yen per month which is a ...
  • I certainly agree with Tom and CK regarding the choice of a more modern, lighter lens. I've got the Canon FDn 300/4.0 and it is, apart from (heavy but easy to correct) chromatic abberations at ...
  • Replied in Mirror lenses
    Yes, that might by the solution, i'll try this ;-)
  • Your test doesn't show the performance of the lenses but rather how well they work with the Vivitar 2x macro focussing teleconverter. So it's of quite limited interest and i wouldn't draw any ...
  • Replied in Mirror lenses
    Thanks a lot. These images show the great potential of the Russian lenses, even though i highly doubt i might abandon my Canon Reflex Lens since the Russian mirrors are much bulkier and heavier, ...
  • Replied in Mirror lenses
    Very interesting ! Have you got any  full size images allowing us to appreciate the IQ of this lens ? Unfortunately, the posted samples here are too small to evaluate them. Best regards Volker
  • Replied in Mirror lenses
    Just two more examples taken yesterday with the Canon Reflex Lens 500 mm f/8 (hand held and accidentally taken with cop mode engaged), which show the excellent IQ of this lens Sony A7+ Canon Reflex ...
  • The Canon FD 50 mm f/3.5 is a brillant lens with great IQ. So if you've never managed to get sharp pictures out of it, there are only two possible reasons : your lens is damaged or your ...
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