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Discussion in 'Other Photography Equipment' started by jeffh942, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. jeffh942

    jeffh942 Well-Known Member

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    Date: 2018:11:24 15:57:18 - Manufacturer: Fujifilm - Model: X-T2 - Focallength: 50 mm - Measurement: Pattern - Aperture: 1 - ISO: 3200 - Exposuretime: 1/25 sec - Flash: No Flash View attachment 14758 DSC04324_DxO.jpg
    Date: 2018:11:24 16:31:58 - Manufacturer: Sony - Model: ILCE-6500 - Measurement: Pattern - ISO: 250 - Exposuretime: 1/640 sec - Flash: No Flash DSC04326_DxO.jpg
    Date: 2018:11:24 16:46:21 - Manufacturer: Sony - Model: ILCE-6500 - Measurement: Pattern - ISO: 250 - Exposuretime: 1/2000 sec - Flash: No Flash View attachment 14761 DSC04340_DxO.jpg
    Date: 2018:11:24 16:25:59 - Manufacturer: Sony - Model: ILCE-6500 - Measurement: Pattern - ISO: 250 - Exposuretime: 1/500 sec - Flash: No Flash DSC04336_DxO.jpg
    Date: 2018:11:24 16:37:47 - Manufacturer: Sony - Model: ILCE-6500 - Measurement: Pattern - ISO: 250 - Exposuretime: 1/100 sec - Flash: No Flash


    Zenitar 50mm 1.7

    Russian 50mm manual lens. This one in the photo on a Sony was made in 1984 as per first 2 digits of the serial number at the KMZ factory which was at Krasnogorsk near Moscow. The funny symbol at the bottom tells you this. Sharp even wide open but slightly lacking in contrast @1.7. but responds well to post processing; all the pics are processed raws.
     
    #61 jeffh942, Nov 24, 2018
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    That lens is a keeper! Wow!
     
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    This is a 28mm 2.8 Super Paragon in M42 mount. Made in Japan, by Cimko and imported into the UK in various different brand names by a now long vanished company called Photax. You can always tell a Cimko lens whatever the name on the lens by the green diamond shape on the aperture scale. Average performers wide open but get sharper a stop down. These manual lenses can be picked up for buttons because they were poor on film cameras and this reputation has stuck with them into the digital age.
    The weather here is terrible at the moment, torrential rain and very windy.so impossible to get out so took a couple of shots around the house , what do you think?




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    Date: 2018:11:28 20:15:33 - Manufacturer: Fujifilm - Model: X-T2 - Focallength: 50 mm - Measurement: Pattern - Aperture: 1 - ISO: 3200 - Exposuretime: 1/30 sec - Flash: No Flash


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    Date: 2018:11:29 10:29:58 - Manufacturer: Fujifilm - Model: X-T2 - Focallength: 48.4 mm - Measurement: Pattern - Aperture: 5 - ISO: 400 - Exposuretime: 1/200 sec - Flash: Flash


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    Date: 2018:11:29 10:24:54 - Manufacturer: Fujifilm - Model: X-T2 - Focallength: 44.4 mm - Measurement: Pattern - Aperture: 5 - ISO: 400 - Exposuretime: 1/250 sec - Flash: Flash


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    Date: 2018:11:29 10:50:33 - Manufacturer: Sony - Model: ILCE-6500 - Measurement: Pattern - ISO: 250 - Exposuretime: 1/60 sec - Flash: Compulsory Flash, Return light detected

    At f4 with flash


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    Date: 2018:11:29 10:42:19 - Manufacturer: Sony - Model: ILCE-6500 - Measurement: Pattern - ISO: 250 - Exposuretime: 1/60 sec - Flash: Compulsory Flash, Return light detected

    At f4 with flash 60 per cent crop


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    Date: 2018:11:29 10:47:44 - Manufacturer: Sony - Model: ILCE-6500 - Measurement: Pattern - ISO: 5000 - Exposuretime: 1/125 sec - Flash: No Flash

    No flash @2.8
     
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    Good results Jeff!!
     
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    This is the 135mm 3.5 Sonnar Carl Zeiss Jena red MC lens with a good reputation for sharpness wide open at 3.5 and smooth looking bokeh. A large number of variants are around but all with the same optical formula. This is what is regarded as probably the best with the red MC for multi coating and the lens elements themselves have a slight red tint. (Not visible with the flash I used).
    The prices of nearly all old manual lenses are slowly creeping up with the widespread adoption of mirrorless cameras. This one in particular is often seen up to the £80 mark for a mint version..

    Managed to get this for £22, so very happy with that.
    I must get my GAS under control.:(

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    Date: 2018:12:04 16:33:02 - Manufacturer: Fujifilm - Model: X-T2 - Focallength: 50 mm - Measurement: Pattern - Aperture: 1 - ISO: 400 - Exposuretime: 1/125 sec - Flash: Flash


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    Date: 2018:12:04 16:17:59 - Manufacturer: Fujifilm - Model: X-T2 - Focallength: 50 mm - Measurement: Pattern - Aperture: 1 - ISO: 200 - Exposuretime: 1/160 sec - Flash: Flash


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    Date: 2018:12:04 15:51:16 - Manufacturer: Sony - Model: ILCE-6500 - Measurement: Pattern - ISO: 800 - Exposuretime: 1/125 sec - Flash: Compulsory Flash, Return light detected


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    Date: 2018:12:04 16:06:21 - Manufacturer: Sony - Model: ILCE-6500 - Measurement: Pattern - ISO: 1600 - Exposuretime: 1/125 sec - Flash: Compulsory Flash, Return light detected

    Both shots at f3.5 with flash.
     
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    Love the last image with the water drop!
     
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    Thanks Eduard.
     

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