Hello from Tennessee!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by PSDigital, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. PSDigital

    PSDigital New to TalkEmount

    Mar 30, 2016
    Loudon, Tennessee
    Hello everyone! I stumbled across this forum while looking for a review on a 135 Minolta Celtic f/3.5 lens.
    I'm happy I found it since I just bought my Sony A7rII 2 days ago. I'm waiting on my adapter for my A Mount lenses and am considering M-42 and MD adapters as well. Canon and Sigma will come later. Lol
    I'm so excited to begin using this camera and all the possibilities it offers!

    Anyway, I just wanted to say Hello and introduce myself. Looking forward to reading posts on here and sharing some photos.
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Welcome Paul! I'm sure I'm not the only one looking forward to seeing some images from your new toy... er, TOOL! :D
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  3. PSDigital

    PSDigital New to TalkEmount

    Mar 30, 2016
    Loudon, Tennessee
    Thank you! I can't wait to get the adapter so I can play! ;)
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Welcome, Paul!
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  5. chalkdust

    chalkdust TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Sep 25, 2015
    Bert Cheney
    Welcome, Paul
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  6. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Welcome aboard!

    As for the MD Celtic 135 f/3.5.
    I have the MD-I and MD-II versions. The MD-III version is optically identical to the MD-II.

    I prefer the MD-I version. It's a 4 in 4 optical formula, physically larger than the successors, but also higher build quality. I found it to be a bit sharper.
    The MD-II is much smaller and lighter. Use of plastics and a simplified design was used. Some of the elements are glued to the mounts and no longer serviceable. It's a 5 in 5 design with a smaller 49mm filter diameter. It's image quality is very good. If size and weight matters, then this one is it.
    It's one of the smallest and lightest full frame 135s.

    There is some online statements that the Celtics were inferior versions of the Rokkors, but that isn't the case. They were identical optically with only minor cosmetic differences.
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  7. PSDigital

    PSDigital New to TalkEmount

    Mar 30, 2016
    Loudon, Tennessee
    Thanks for the info! That's good to know since I haven't bought any of them yet.
  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ

    Sent from my SM-N920P using TalkEmount mobile app
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  9. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015

    I must warn you that it appears you are already coming down with a bad case of GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). This condition is especially common among e-mount camera owners. There is no cure, and those who post here are unlikely to be able to offer much assistance with the difficult road to remission. But you might go into remission when you've run out of room to store your lenses. Or your financial advisor (i.e. spouse) gives you an ultimatum, and you have to make a difficult decision. :rofl:
  10. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Welcome along! Big fan of MD lenses here also but its a slipery slope as others have said :D

    Also have the 135mm 3.5 MD and its a nice lens but I do think the f/2.8 is better :)