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04-03-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Found a lens ... need help

Found this lens in a sale while looking for a 42m lens to use on my balg does anyone know it and more importantly is it any good ?
After i took the picture i cleaned it and its in perfect condition






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Best guess I can throw is it's of the same quality as most of the third party 28MM lenses...probably decently sharp, but not the sharpest. Decent if you got it for under 20$ though...
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Re-read: 35mm 2.8. Always fun to play with 'unknown' glass.
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Looks very similar to Chinon style. Only one way to find out how good it is, use it.

04-03-2012, 09:41 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by Eulogy Quote
Decent if you got it for under 20$ though...
Paid 5.00 for it ( aprox. 7$ )
So thats not realy a issue
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QuoteOriginally posted by Thoran Quote
Paid 5.00 for it ( aprox. 7$ )
So thats not realy a issue
You have done well, grasshopper.

One of my lens-buying rules: If it costs less than a burger or sandwich, buy it. If it costs more than a supreme pizza, think hard about it.

Your price in in the sandwich|burger range, so no problem. [That rule is good for weight control also -- buy lenses, not McBurgers.]
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hihi thx

Does anyone have any experience with this kind of lenses ?
It looks like the pictures are a bit dark .. was wondering if thats normal.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Thoran Quote
hihi thx

Does anyone have any experience with this kind of lenses ?
It looks like the pictures are a bit dark .. was wondering if thats normal.
It may not be metering well on your camera. Try adjusting the WB to a positive number. That should brighten up your photos.

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Really? It costs you only approx. 7 USD?
In Indonesia it might cost you around 25-30 USD.

I wish I could live in your country, really.
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QuoteOriginally posted by alphanerd Quote
It may not be metering well on your camera. Try adjusting the WB to a positive number. That should brighten up your photos.
I think you mean the eV compensation, not the WB.

QuoteOriginally posted by celebesario Quote
I wish I could live in your country, really.
One must just be lucky. One day you walk into that pawn shop or whatever and there it is waiting for you at a bargain price Some you win, some you loose.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sterretje Quote
One must just be lucky. One day you walk into that pawn shop or whatever and there it is waiting for you at a bargain price Some you win, some you loose.
Yep, it is all luck, not location. One day you might find a reasonably clean Spotmatic with a Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 for $5.

Another day you might see a K1000 that doesn't work, looks like it was drug down the street by its strap and has an unknown 28mm f2.8 on it, the seller swears it is worth $50, says Wolf Camera offered him $25 and he considers my generous $5 offer an insult. I'll see if he is there next week and ask why he didn't sell it to Wolf.

(Both true, same location, different sellers.)
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