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Showcase Habit Lens

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by bobbill, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. bobbill

    bobbill TalkEmount Regular

    Oct 27, 2017
    For obvious reasons, I have accumulated some 10 lenses...Canon and Nikkors.

    In past, generally used but two...a short one (normal) and a slightly longer one (135) for film stuff...what I had, never had a widie...or use...

    Am guessing some of us have jillions of lenses...but use but one; maybe two.

    Which one or ones, most often? Reasons really not necessary. No need to showoff inventory etc.
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  2. chalkdust

    chalkdust TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Sep 25, 2015
    Bert Cheney
    CV 65mm APO-Lanthar f/2.0
    CV 40mm Classic Heliar f/2.8
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  3. bobbill

    bobbill TalkEmount Regular

    Oct 27, 2017
    Impressive...guessing always with...one thing never occurred to me, cost makes for use in proportion...never occurred to me until now.
    Nice lenses...have turned green...
  4. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    I'm really trying to rotate my lens use more often as I've got some I haven't shot in quite some time.
    What I like:
    Nikon Micro Nikkor 55 2.8
    Canon LTM 35 2.8
    Nikon Series E 100mm
    and last but not least Vivitar 70-150 Macro Focusing Zoom.
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  5. cheeks69

    cheeks69 TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 24, 2017
    To me it depends on what I'm planning to shoot but these are the one's I use the most-

    Nikkor AIs 105mm f2.8 for insects
    Canon FD 35mm f2 + Vivitar 2X Macro Teleconverter for flowers and other things that don't move :) 

    Minolta MC Rokkor X 135mm f 2.8
    Super Tak 50mm f1.4
    Canon FD 35mm f2

    Long Exposure:
    Minolta MC Rokkor X 24mm f2.8 (just sold it last week)
    Sigma (A) 24-35mm f2

    Minolta MC Rokkor PG 200mm f4.5
    Minolta MC Rokkor X 135mm f2.8 + Vivitar 2X Teleconverter

    General walkabout lens the Canon FD 35mm f2
  6. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Ever since she arrived, it has been difficult to go out with anything but the Voigtlander 65mm/f2 Macro APO-Lanthar. She is a real beauty.

    Before that, I was starting to take the Zony 35/2.8 out a lot, after a fling with a Contax G 90mm and 45mm. I also have a few Minolta lenses collected starting with the NEX-5N, but I don't find myself using them as much these days. In fact, I've thought about selling them as they are decent and should get used instead of sitting in my drawer of lenses. There are a few more in the drawer, but I just never seem to take them with me, so I've thought about selling them, too. Having them all in there every time I open the drawer helps keep my GAS under control - because obviously, I don't need more lenses when I don't use what I have enough, right?
  7. chalkdust

    chalkdust TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Sep 25, 2015
    Bert Cheney
    This makes absolutely no sense at all. :) 
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  8. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    I have too many, I call mine a habit harem. :D 

    But as I've said before, the current favorite is my Olympus 38mm f/1.8 for the a6000. Perfect pairing.
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  9. Arutemu

    Arutemu TalkEmount Veteran

    Jun 11, 2015
    I have been wracking my brain all these years, trying to find the right description for the abomination I have at home. That's it!
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  10. bobbill

    bobbill TalkEmount Regular

    Oct 27, 2017
    Kinda way I used to do it with film...but always took one lens on body, one in bag...sort of like last item on list, cept all I ever really used were 50s.
  11. bobbill

    bobbill TalkEmount Regular

    Oct 27, 2017
    I suppose the comment would be distant for collectors...I am more of a user...shooter...besides,
    Was only curious.
    Indirectly, I think a few of us have collected lots of glass, but only use one or two frequently enough to qualify as "habits," as implied. In short time, I have 10 or so lenses, when in past, with film, maybe had three. Still only used one at a time...get my drift.

    Only can use one at a time, per bod...only had/have one bod...tried dual bods once, but was not the best deal.
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  12. bobbill

    bobbill TalkEmount Regular

    Oct 27, 2017
    What about a LTM...I know they are a bit larger...? I have the wee 38mm-Z but seems flat compared to the far larger Nikkor...subjective I know and I do BW mostly...but still working on choices, obviously. Course, maybe I have "Nikkor habits?"

    Always looking...

    Just one othing after another, isn't it?
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  13. bobbill

    bobbill TalkEmount Regular

    Oct 27, 2017
    Maybe keep to manual focus lenses...not a biggie, but I forgot.

    Very interesting...
  14. bobbill

    bobbill TalkEmount Regular

    Oct 27, 2017
    Appreciate the help...am going to wean meself...maybe buy one LTM, just to see...but like noted above, old habit, just plod with a couple three and leave the rest for special shots, like the monster 1.2, which I rarely use...all fun anyway.
  15. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
    I tend to just leave the FE 24-240 on my A7Rii body, and drive around with it in the center console compartment in my car. I'll swap it out for the 16-35/4 for landscape shots. When I do macro I put the Bokina on with an adapter.

    I also like the Sony FE 28/2.

    I have a pile of adapted vintage lenses that I'm gradually selling, except for certain favorites, like the Bokina and the Minolta 58/1.2.
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