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post #3286 of 4186
Yes I was thinking of asking for some extension tubes for Christmas . A lens baby would be nice too wink.gif has anyone tried the 80mm they make? It looks tack sharp.


Fidel that's hilarious haha what is DTs or do I want to know lol
post #3287 of 4186
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Fidel that's hilarious haha what is DTs or do I want to know lol

The dumb threads section of SF - there are some epic posts in there - just don't check them at work.
post #3288 of 4186
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Yes I was thinking of asking for some extension tubes for Christmas . A lens baby would be nice too wink.gif has anyone tried the 80mm they make? It looks tack sharp.
Fidel that's hilarious haha what is DTs or do I want to know lol

I have no experience with a lens baby but I do own the Rokkor 35mm f2.8 tilt shift lens which does the same thing with a twist. Not only can you tilt it you can also curve the focal plane around an object. The tilt shift is great for maintaining perspective when shooting buildings and other tall structures. Of course you can use the lens to do the opposite too. You'll have fun with it if you get it.

As a side note one of the reasons why I want to adapt my old lenses to a digital body is heavily influenced because I own the 35mm tilt shift VFC lens and the 24mm VFC. I want to really play with these two lenses but "playing" in film gets really expensive fast not to mention without instant feedback it means a lot of note taking.
post #3289 of 4186
Yep, that's one reason I got it too because I couldn't afford the film for my good lenses. Plus I didn't have many digital lenses and canon fd lenses are cheap in comparison . I don't do much with fast moving subjects so it works out well. I think you'll enjoy the adapter as it'll make your lens selection probably open up quite a bit. It's interesting to see how the lens behaves on a digital body too.
post #3290 of 4186
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Yep, that's one reason I got it too because I couldn't afford the film for my good lenses. Plus I didn't have many digital lenses and canon fd lenses are cheap in comparison . I don't do much with fast moving subjects so it works out well. I think you'll enjoy the adapter as it'll make your lens selection probably open up quite a bit. It's interesting to see how the lens behaves on a digital body too.

Open up lens selection would be an understatement. Some of the lenses I have for the Minolta system are 24mm VFC, 35mm tilt shift VFC, 50mm f1.2, f1.4, f 1.7, 58mm f1.2, f1.4, 85mm varisoft, 85mm f1.7, 28-85mm macro zoom, 35-70mm macro zoom, 135mm f2, 200mm f2.8, 500mm f8....

I have a lot of MC and MD glass but I also own 5 working Minolta bodies as well. I'm always on the lookout for bodies and lenses and some of this stuff has been gotten for dirt cheap. Last week I picked up an XG7 body with a 50mm 1.7 lens, a 35-70mm macro zoom and a working flash for 20 whole dollars in a junk shop. I'll do that all day long.
post #3291 of 4186
yes, I love how people think anything film is junk, so we can get it cheap smile.gif

some from a hike today, taken with a kit lens

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post #3292 of 4186
Wow. Both.
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Thanks NOBD biggrin.gif
post #3294 of 4186
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yes, I love how people think anything film is junk, so we can get it cheap smile.gif

Bodies yes, but some of the good old glass is skyrocketing.
post #3295 of 4186
Some old stuff is still pricy and sometimes it's borderline crazy. I try to get a waist level finder for my Mamiya 645 1000s. While I can get a Mamiya 645 with the 80 2.8, the wlf and one film insert for 175 - 250 €, the wlf alone sells for 129 €. Madness if you consider that it's just a flip up box to shade the viewfinder with a flip up magnifying glass in it. Will probably build one myself from cardboard.

Also most interesting rangefinders are quite expensive, considering the age and market. The same is true for good glass, I'd say it's because you can adapt it to m4/3 and Nex.
post #3296 of 4186
True, some glass is still expensive because it was always expensive or they're rare (canon 35mm f2 chrome nose.) The ones that are common like the 50 1.4 which are still very sharp and contrasty don't go for much these days. I got mine for free at a camera store I worked at (they just didn't want it or to trouble themselves with even pricing it for sell)
post #3297 of 4186
black dog, black film
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post #3298 of 4186
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Originally Posted by il ciclista View Post

True, some glass is still expensive because it was always expensive or they're rare (canon 35mm f2 chrome nose.) The ones that are common like the 50 1.4 which are still very sharp and contrasty don't go for much these days. I got mine for free at a camera store I worked at (they just didn't want it or to trouble themselves with even pricing it for sell)

I was in another junk shop yesterday and one of the vendors there overheard me asking the sales staff about camera gear. She came over and started telling me what she had. Next week I'll be looking at a bunch of bodies and glass from Minolta, Nikon, Canon and who knows what else. Perhaps I'll get lucky and find a Leica M3 body and glass. LOL!
post #3299 of 4186
In the market for a wide Nikon-compatible lens <28mm if anyone's selling smile.gif

Doesn't need to be recent.
post #3300 of 4186
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In the market for a wide Nikon-compatible lens <28mm if anyone's selling smile.gif
Doesn't need to be recent.

I'll let you know what I come up with Nikon wise.
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