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Joys of MF

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Selten, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Selten

    Selten TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 22, 2012
    Rhineland, Germany
    Lusi
    My first manual lenses arrived this week - thank you, Nianys! - and they were such a joy to take pictures with! I almost do not want to go back to AF, MF is more... intimate and personal, somehow. Anyhow, here are some shots - nothing exotic, just went wandering around the village I live in... :)

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    winter flower... by lusjanochka, on Flickr

    Gargoyle? by lusjanochka, on Flickr

    Eichhörnchen by lusjanochka, on Flickr

    FL 50mm

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    fragile by lusjanochka, on Flickr
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    Kälteblume by lusjanochka, on Flickr
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    in bloom by lusjanochka, on Flickr
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    lonely lamppost by lusjanochka, on Flickr
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    tiny diamonds by lusjanochka, on Flickr
     
  2. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Fab shots, The winter flower is my favourite.
     
  3. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    Oh my ! Doing good allright ! I like them all :)
     
  4. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Great photos.
     
  5. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Welcome to the club! Great shots too
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Totally agree. MF makes you think about the shot a bit more rather than just pushing the trigger.

    Enjoy the new experience.
     
  7. Selten

    Selten TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 22, 2012
    Rhineland, Germany
    Lusi
    I shall! thank you :)
     
  8. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    These are all very nice, but I particularly like that first flower shot.
     
  9. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Ahhh... the joys of MF, I'm glad you've also come to the same conclusion many of us have!
     
  10. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    ;) +1
     
  11. Selten

    Selten TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 22, 2012
    Rhineland, Germany
    Lusi
    Well... maybe since I have heard everyone here loving it so much, there could be no other conclusion? :p
    Jokes aside, it is really no wonder why people love it. I am already planning to start a small collection :D
     
  12. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    GAS alert!!!
     
  13. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    Oh yes, the manual bug has bitten ;)
     
  14. Selten

    Selten TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 22, 2012
    Rhineland, Germany
    Lusi
    What can I say - resistance is futile, I shall embrace all the symptoms with joy :D
     
  15. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    At least you're lucid. As you say, resistance is futile. The ONLY good advice one can give you is to hunt your lenses to death. Do NOT I over pay for legacies. There are very good deals to be had, but you can also get ripped if you want one particular well reputed model in a hurry. Scout local sales or here on the board.
     
  16. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    Welcome...you're membership card and instructions for the secret handshake are in the mail. I love MF. I feel like the NEX and MF lenses are a pure joy. I do have one AF lens (and I sue it on occasion) but I have it for those times (like a family get together) whee it's more about documenting an occasion that anything else and AF is nice to have. Especially when you hand the camera over to your significant other (who is not a photographer). For pure pleasure it's MF all the way.
     
  17. Selten

    Selten TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 22, 2012
    Rhineland, Germany
    Lusi
    Thank you, and amen to your words! So very true :D

    Nianys, thank you very much for your advice, I shall take it to heart :)

    Here some more recent shots the the Canon FL - I absolutely love that lens, so so much!

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  18. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    beautiful portraits fella, I think this lens is striking sparks, I saw some shots with it and is very sharp and the contrast is very good.