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mbeck
09-18-2012, 10:00 PM
I am really loving my 50mm NIKKOR 1.4

I shot this today with it stopped down to 2.8
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DNG: https://www.dropbox.com/s/i2f2o9v93776e5w/Frame001696.dng

What other vintage lenses do you guys like?

Matthew Sonnenfeld
09-18-2012, 10:15 PM
Definitely a beautiful lens Michael. Curious, do you happen to know how vintage it is? I've put together a set of Leica R primes varying in age from the 80s to early 2000s.

Paul Stephen Edwards
09-18-2012, 10:24 PM
I just got a Zeiss Jena 50mm/4 Flektogon. It was made sometime between 1963-67. It's my first vintage lens & I'm really liking it.

Jglucks
09-18-2012, 10:27 PM
I just got a Zeiss Jena 50mm pentacon six too. Picking up the 80mm soon.

CineMac
09-18-2012, 10:35 PM
Man, I've been lusting over those Jena lenses too after Frank posted pics of his in the 'Big Guns' thread. I'd love to see how those look on the BMC! Do you guys know how wide those get? Is it only like 25mm or something?


@mbeck - so how are you feeling with your 50mm as far as shooting distance? Do you feel llke you're miles away? So much that it might be a challenge? I'm just curious because I have a set of Nikkors (only as wide as 24mm so far) and I'm still pondering the Nikkor 18mm Ai or the Tokina....

mbeck
09-18-2012, 11:24 PM
Definitely a beautiful lens Michael. Curious, do you happen to know how vintage it is? I've put together a set of Leica R primes varying in age from the 80s to early 2000s.
Supposedly this one is from 1967-72 range. I really want to get the 35mm 2.8 version its only like $100.



@mbeck - so how are you feeling with your 50mm as far as shooting distance? Do you feel llke you're miles away? So much that it might be a challenge? I'm just curious because I have a set of Nikkors (only as wide as 24mm so far) and I'm still pondering the Nikkor 18mm Ai or the Tokina....
It does seem that I am a bit far away, but for most interview setups its not bad.

By the way.. I have yet to use my Tokina for and interview though. It usually makes me uncomfortably close to the subject. I tend to use my Tamron 17-50 @ around 20-35mm. Or just back up and use the NIKKOR 50mm

Jglucks
09-19-2012, 12:10 AM
Man, I've been lusting over those Jena lenses too after Frank posted pics of his in the 'Big Guns' thread. I'd love to see how those look on the BMC! Do you guys know how wide those get? Is it only like 25mm or something?

Here's a conversion chart for those lenses field of view from medium format to full frame. http://www.pentaconsix.com/35mmequiv.htm

Liam
09-19-2012, 01:12 AM
Here's a conversion chart for those lenses field of view from medium format to full frame. http://www.pentaconsix.com/35mmequiv.htm

Here is the abelcine one, it's great

http://www.abelcine.com/fov/

morgan_moore
09-19-2012, 02:57 AM
Nice exposrure.

Light source is a bit strange? CFL?

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Michael Bergstrom
09-19-2012, 03:13 AM
For the vintage glass I had been shooting a lot lately with Super Takumars from the 60's. I did though just pick up the Mamiya/Sekor 55mm F1.4 from 1959. I've been very pleased with the sharpness of the old glass, and the Mamiya/Sekor is supposed to be the same optics as the Zeiss Planar. I really like how the vintage glass looks. I also have a full set of Minolta primes with some Vivitars mixed in, but I won't be able to use those for the EF mount. The work nice on the E mount though...

daveswan
09-19-2012, 03:35 AM
Most of my glass is Leica R from 21mm to 180, but with a few gaps. I do have a rather nice 20mm f/2.8 Zeiss Flektogon and a radioactive 35mm f/2.0 SMC Takumar that's tack sharp.

I'm thinking I may have to look at SLR Magic or Voightlander alternatives for the BMC.

RaphaelWood
09-19-2012, 04:25 AM
My favourite is the Helios 44-2 58mm F2, it's a classic, basically a carl zeiss biotar.

Toni Villar
09-19-2012, 04:50 AM
A quick grade in Photoshop.

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Thanks for the DNG, mbeck.

Toni

RyGuy
09-19-2012, 05:00 AM
Wow, that is SHARP. I have a theory that the BMC really pushes lenses, and the lower quality ones start to really show their ugly side with softness and CA. Sure the crop uses the "better" part of the lens, but its also magnifying its flaws. This one stopped down looks amazing. Also super excited because I have this lens hehe.

EDIT: Comparing side by side of my grade in photoshop vs the uploaded version, it has shifted too yellow and the skin tones are messed up. Weird.

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jambredz
09-19-2012, 11:18 AM
question....have you any of you used a follow focus on a supertukmar 50mm? I have it and i'm considering getting a follow focus but that lens is pretty short and I don't know if i'd have problems with it.

sebipayne
09-19-2012, 05:28 PM
I've used an old Super Takumar 50mm F1.4 with follow focus, and I had no problems with it, except one: Because of the old metal focus ring design it was difficult to align a follow focus gear properly, and even if it's in the right position, sometimes it's physically easier or harder to turn the gear. The FF gear can't have a constant distance from the lens, because of the focus ring's "holes". With the newer Takumar design it shouldn't be a problem though.
Sorry about my bad english. I hope everything I've written is clear. :P

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3fgfPPAvp2k/TkXeZEixySI/AAAAAAAAAYY/hMj-QbelfMY/s1600/IMG_9056_1000.JPG

trapper
09-19-2012, 07:32 PM
Love that Nikkor 50mm 1.4, had one for years... gonna try to get the manual focus 20mm 2.8 and 35 mm manual focus for a semi-complete set that covers decent focal lengths. 50= approx 120mm, 35mm= approx 85 mm, 20=approx 47mm. Good enough for me to start out with since I can't afford anything Zeiss.

jpfilmz
09-19-2012, 09:03 PM
Quick grade in photoshop with sharpening applied. I'm very impressed.
http://jpgdfilms.com/images/Frame001696_test.jpg

jambredz
09-20-2012, 11:22 AM
Now worries, your english was fine :) . Yeh i have the older design so that would cause some problems. I love that lens though. :)


I've used an old Super Takumar 50mm F1.4 with follow focus, and I had no problems with it, except one: Because of the old metal focus ring design it was difficult to align a follow focus gear properly, and even if it's in the right position, sometimes it's physically easier or harder to turn the gear. The FF gear can't have a constant distance from the lens, because of the focus ring's "holes". With the newer Takumar design it shouldn't be a problem though.
Sorry about my bad english. I hope everything I've written is clear. :P

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3fgfPPAvp2k/TkXeZEixySI/AAAAAAAAAYY/hMj-QbelfMY/s1600/IMG_9056_1000.JPG

jgardner
09-21-2012, 10:18 AM
Thanks for the DNG, I had a go at the grade too. I'm holding out for my MFT. Can't wait

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Chase Gardiner
09-21-2012, 05:24 PM
I have a full set of old Olympus Primes, back in the 80s I do believe and I love them, very smooth focus with a decent throw. Can't complain at all and picked up 24,28,35,5,85,100,135, 17-35 and doubler for under $1000 all f1.4 f2 or f2.8

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Frank Glencairn
09-22-2012, 02:42 AM
Besides my beloved Zeiss medium format primes of the 60s, I have two Vivtar Series-1 zooms, whereby one is a macro.
Those are from the first batch, that where still made by Kino Precision and I love them to death on my FS100.
They are pumpgun style zooms, so it takes some practice to focus, but the organic image is just wonderful.

Gonna get an Canon adapter for those and give em a spin on the BMC.

Sri
09-22-2012, 02:53 AM
Besides my beloved Zeiss medium format prime of the 60s, I have two Vivtar Series-1 zooms, whereby one is a macro.
Those are from the first batch, that where still made by Kino Precision and I love them to death on my FS100.
They are pumpgun style zooms, so it takes some practice to focus, but the organic image is just wonderful.

Gonna get an Canon adapter for those and give em a spin on the BMC.

I'd love to see one image, but shot with different vintage primes. I'm sure this'll be a treat for us while we wait for the camera :)

Scanners286
09-22-2012, 07:43 AM
I have a full set of old Olympus Primes, back in the 80s I do believe and I love them, very smooth focus with a decent throw. Can't complain at all and picked up 24,28,35,5,85,100,135, 17-35 and doubler for under $1000 all f1.4 f2 or f2.8

Nice to see someone with Zuikos. Great little lenses. I'm builiding the set as we speak I'm currently short the 21 and the 85. Think I may end up getting the F3.5 21 as the F2 is getting crazy expensive. With a Tokina 11-16 to go wider should be covered. I'm currently trying to put together a rig to allow a FF and matte box with these tiny lenses. Definitely somewhere where the long turret of the EF version is going to be an asset.

daveswan
09-22-2012, 12:16 PM
I've a Vivitar S1 zoom, 70-210, an early one, picked up S/H a good few years ago to go with my Canon EF. I'd always lusted after that lens since it came out but it was way out of my reach. I think I'll get a FD-m43 adaptor just for it.

jaybirch
09-22-2012, 03:02 PM
Thanks for the DNG. Great skin tones and plenty of detail in that window exterior. What a camera!

http://s10.postimage.org/lpgcqifah/Frame001696.png (http://postimage.org/)

Michael Bergstrom
09-22-2012, 03:03 PM
Besides my beloved Zeiss medium format primes of the 60s, I have two Vivtar Series-1 zooms, whereby one is a macro.
Those are from the first batch, that where still made by Kino Precision and I love them to death on my FS100.
They are pumpgun style zooms, so it takes some practice to focus, but the organic image is just wonderful.

Gonna get an Canon adapter for those and give em a spin on the BMC.

I also have a Vivitar Series 1 zoom that I really enjoy. It's an MC mount so it'll have to be an optical adapter to EF, but looking forward to trying it out. I"m keeping the EF model for now, but hopefully will trade it in for an MFT when available since I have a lot more glass that'll fit it.

Frank Glencairn
09-24-2012, 02:31 PM
I shot this with a Vivitar 35-85 Series 1 zoom. http://www.bmcuser.com/showthread.php?1259-Bavarian-Rain

Victor Nguyen
09-24-2012, 04:06 PM
I have nikkor 24mm f 2.8, Rokinon 35mm f 1.4, nikkor 50mm f 2.8 micro, Rokinon 85mm f 1.4, and Pentacon 135 f 2.8. Those Rokinons are great and there are cinevise version of them too. The nikkors are just tack sharp even wide open. The Pentacon I have has 15 blade and is call the "bokeh monster". I found it kinda soft but the transition from focus to out of focus is great. Still wanting to add a Contax Zeiss to my collection.