ThomasB

Lives in Austria Austria
Joined on Jul 16, 2002

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  • Actually that's a matter of taste and money. I recommended the NEX-C3 because I have it myself. It delivers very nice results on a 16.2 MP APS-C sensor. The only drawback is the missing EVF but ...
  • If you seriously want to step into the adapted lens adventure you may perhaps consider to buy a used Sony NEX or anything comparable as a first step. If you stay on Nikon for that you take the ...
  • Most probably the Samyang would be good enough in terms of optical quality. However, there are so many stories about their lousy mechanical quality. It seems to be like a lottery to get a good copy. ...
  • Not really as Sigma doesn't have a good reputation on Minolta/Sony A-mount cameras. There have been issues that the rather strong AF motor of the camera body destroyed these lenses. I don't know ...
  • OK, then you have obviously a third option. Irix doesn't produce anything for Sony A. I think 14mm would also be sufficient. Otherwise it would be cheaper to go for the Sony A7 instead of buying ...
  • Hi everybody, I'm presently evaluating available rectilinear ultra wide angle lenses for my Sony A850 FF DSLR. Obviously there are only the Laowa 12mm/F2.8 Zero-D and Samyang 14mm/F2.8 UMC lenses ...
  • Having searched around for some time and tried also some alternatives I ended finally up with this combination: https://trekking.fr/photo/ficheProduit.php?recordID=260 https://www.peakdesign.com/pr ...
  • OK, from my GXR-M with Voigtländer APO-Lanthar 90mm/F3.5 (my "newest" lens just received this week)  shot wide open:
  • Sorry, but it has neither to do with the age of the lens nor with the use of ED glass. A typical example is the Leitz Telyt 200mm/F4 lens for Visoflex which was introduced already 1961. This lens ...
  • No, not at all. I'm totally on your side. I hate bubble bokeh and prefer very smooth bokeh as delivered e.g. by your Pentax lens. The smoother the better. E.g. the Zenitar 50/1.7 is also very nice ...
  • The X-700 was originally equipped with a focusing screen with a split image spot in the center surrounded by a band of microprisms. There have been 8 different other focusing screens available for ...
  • IMHO the presented scan quality is more than sufficient. Nothing to complain about. To really check the max. possible quality of the scanner I would recommend to use a high resolution B&W film, ...
  • I think 7200 dpi is a bit of a overkill for color film. I have still an old Minolta "Dimage Scan Elite 5400" and already 5400 dpi is too much as that results already in a 40 MP picture out of a ...
  • Excellent results. I'm particularly surprised about the Portra 400. Maybe I'll try it as well. Generally I prefer to use Fujifilm as the first choice. Do you like your new scanner? At which ...
  • The only option is to look for a mirror lens if such a long tele lens must be light and small. Most probably one of the best ones is the Minolta RF 500mm/F8 (also available in a Leitz branded ...
  • Indeed, that seems to be a challenging task. ;-) I wouldn't recommend to use any adapted lens on a non-digital rangefinder camera.
  • If you are looking for a versatile manual focus SLR for film with very bright finder (very important for manual focusing) you may also consider the Minolta X-500/570. You can use all the Minolta ...
  • Indeed. We are at DPR here. ;-) However, I have a Voigtländer Bessa R2 to use all these RF lenses on film as well. But in the last years it's mainly collecting dust as the process to shoot with ...
  • Indeed, there is no better option as ALL SLR lenses are bigger and heavier and due to the longer flange focal distance also the adapters are bigger. Therefore my most preferred option particularly ...
  • I have no reason to doubt the result of this specific test conducted on any FF (Sony A7? series camera). However, you may know that the Sony A7 is somehow specific and not representative for all ...
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