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02-20-2013, 06:13 PM - 1 Like   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ikarus Quote
What made you pick those two? I don't have either, but I do know that if you don't mind manual focusing, you could save a bundle.

Helios 44-2 58mm f/2



Super-Takumar 1:1.4/50

Very good suggestions from Ikarus - and lovely shots too!

I'm thinking about getting a Voigtlander 40mm F2 (which does macro) if I can get the readies together before they all disappear. Unfortunately Voigtlander and Zeiss (both manufactured by Cosina) have ceased production of K mount lenses.

I definitely need AF for most of what I do but I think MF lenses with really good optics - like Voigtlander and Zeiss - can produce really special results on those occasions where there is the time to do manual focusing. I do very little landscape but can imagine some of the really sharp MF lenses that are available being the bomb for it.

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Nice shots! I went with that one from the good reviews and the repeated decription of the "magic" IQ it has. I think I will also do well with the slightly wider perspective. Plus when I get my income tax refund next week I'll have the cash to go with a more expensive lens than the 50 1.4. I'd also like to add that one down the road a bit. Thanks!!!
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