Legacy Dream Team

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Nate_Dogg, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Nate_Dogg

    Nate_Dogg TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 6, 2013
    Eugene, OR
    Nate Pfeifer
    Introducing my "Legacy Dream Team":

    Voigtlander Color Scopar 21mm f/4
    Minolta MC Rokkor-X 24mm f/2.8
    Olympus Pen-F 38mm f/1.8
    Leica Summicron DR 50mm f/2
    Minolta MC Rokkor-PG 58mm f/1.2
    Nikkor AI-s 85mm f/1.4
    Minolta MC Tele Rokkor-X 135mm f/2.8

    ... and of course, the Minolta MD 35-70mm f/3.5 Macro


    DSC00671.

    Who's on your team?!
     
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Nice set. Question about the 'cron DR- can you put it in close focus mode without the goggles? That's never been totally clear to me.
     
  3. Nate_Dogg

    Nate_Dogg TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 6, 2013
    Eugene, OR
    Nate Pfeifer
    Thanks!
    I'm almost certain you don't need the eyepiece to change it over to close focus, but I've never actually done it myself -- oddly enough...
     
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  4. macro

    macro TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    New Zealand
    Danny Young
    Just a little too wide angle for me Nate, 300mm and longer here. Nice set Nate and nice to see the old MF lenses mate.

    Danny.
     
  5. Nate_Dogg

    Nate_Dogg TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 6, 2013
    Eugene, OR
    Nate Pfeifer
    Yeah, I'd like to get a long telephoto to add to the group, preferably a prime. Any recommendations?
     
  6. macro

    macro TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    New Zealand
    Danny Young
    A really good one at a decent price for what it is would be the Canon FD 300mm F4L. They have two versions but I would still go for the "L". Not cheap, but IMO very reasonable mate for a serious MF nature lens. Some people spend a lot more on wide lenses often. A good starting point and high IQ.

    All the best Nate.

    Danny.
     
  7. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Wow, nice lineup.

    Tony
     
  8. On to the NEX

    On to the NEX TalkEmount Regular

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    May 14, 2013
    Very impressive...

    Might be a tough question... but which is your favorite?
     
  9. Nate_Dogg

    Nate_Dogg TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 6, 2013
    Eugene, OR
    Nate Pfeifer
    Oh Man, don't make me choose :confused: - There is no way for me to pick a favorite, since it really depends on the shooting situation. That said, if I was forced to bolt one of these lens to my NEX, it would either be the Pen-F 38 f1.8 or the Summicron 50 f2.
     
  10. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Nice collection :thumbup: Some expensive glass there!!!
     
  11. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Quality line-up for sure. Do you have to use different white balance for the various lens brands? I imagine that there's quite a difference between the slightly warm tone of a Minolta lens and the reputedly colder color rendition of a Leitz.

    Oh, and to answer the OP's question what's on my team: lately I tend to fill my bag with native lenses, SEL1018, Sigma's 30/2.8 and 60/2.8 and SEL55210. Occasionally I replace the SEL55210 by a Minolta MD 135/2.8 and the Sigma 30/2.8 by the SEL1855. This week I had to go to another city for work and I just dropped the NEX-6 with the SEL1855 in my work bag. Legacy glass tends to be used less and less, mostly for special purposes like close-ups of my lens collection, macro in the garden, low-light semi-portrait with the Minolta MC 50/1.4 etc.
     
  12. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    Nice setup....better than what I have surely but here goes (since you asked). After several years of collecting I give you.... (drum roll)...

    Minolta MC 24/2.8-SI
    Vivitar 28/2 Close Focus (Komine version)
    Olympus Pen-F 38/1.8
    Minolta MD 35-70/3.5 macro
    Minolta MC 50/1.4
    Minolta MC 100/2.5
    Minolta MD 70-210/4

    Nothing as nice as that Summicron 50 but it gets the job done.
     
  13. macro

    macro TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    New Zealand
    Danny Young
    Heck, i finally own an AF lens !! Very simple 18-55 kit lens, but yep, its AF (gulp).

    18-55 kit

    Canon FD 100-300 F/5.6L

    Canon FD 300 F/2.8L

    Canon FD 500 F/4.5L

    Canon FD 800 F/5.6L

    Sigma 500 F/4.5 APO (MF)

    All the best and wow, my first AF lens for NEX (what have I done)

    Danny.
     
  14. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Imagine, you now have a lens that can catch more than 1 bird in a frame!
     
  15. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    And how did that happen? :p
     
  16. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Congratulations! Now you can take photos of birds of a different feather.

    DSC03296-1200x1200.
     
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  17. macro

    macro TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    New Zealand
    Danny Young
    LOL, yes AF and all, my goodness and you are right Ad, probably 100 in a frame mate :) and I can now get real close ;) It even has that other new gadget............. ahhh........ OIS inside it !!

    Great stuff Col. Is that with the 18-55 ?? Gees nice shot and BTW, beautiful subject without feathers mate. Every time I see bad comments about the lit lenses I cringe,l because I see shots all the time from the kit lenses and there is nothing wrong with it, its like most lenses at the end of the day, its what you do with them that counts. Very nice.
     
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  18. Mattithjah

    Mattithjah TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 17, 2013
    Czech Republic
    Matěj
    My most favourite legacy now is:

    *Voigtlander Nokton Classic 40/1,4 MC (for overall use, low light, with helicoid adapter even for close-ups!)
    *Canon FL 58/1,2 (for portraiture)
    *Industar 69 28/2,8 (for hidden street shooting, 2 pieces)

    I also have, but use occasionally:

    *Jupiter 8 50/2 (black and silver versions)
    *Jupiter 9 85/2 (black version)
    *Jupiter 11 135/4 (silver version)

    For WA and UWA I use SEL 16/2,8 with ECU uwa adapter... Not super good, but for good price... Nothing better in legacy pool within this angles of view and price.

    Very nice option is cheap TS adapter for my Nikon F lenses. Nikkor 50/1,8 AF-D works very well with it.

    I´m looking for some "street lens" with good IQ which will replace my Industar 69, recently. Something like Voigtlander Color Skopar 21/4 will be nice, but it is little bigger than I want...
     
  19. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    A much more humble set-up :

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    From left to right :

    Olympus OM Auto-s 50/1.8, 100/2.8, 135/3.5.
    Navitar 75/1.3 the gem of the crown !)
    My beloved PEN F38/1.8
    To the extreme right, the mighty Pentax Asahi 55/1.8 PK mount that is listed for sale, my trusty Rokkor 50/1.4 MC sold and shipped yesterday).
    The PEN F used to be my all time favorite until I purchased de Navitar. The Nav is just amazing...
     
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  20. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Sure, that's what it is today Nianys but tomorrow it will be completely different. :D