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09-30-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Just joined your great community! Long-time member over at Creative Cow and a few other popular video/photo forums, but stumbled across your great site while researching vintage lenses for use with digital video cameras (Panasonic AF100 and Canon 60D).

I've primarily used video and cine lenses over the last 15-20 years and couldn't for the life of me get used to new, DSLR designed lenses, especially the short focal throw (is that what it's called). I missed the smooth, damped feel of the lenses I was asscustomed to. Low and behold I dug out my 30 year old Pentax Program Plus and the 3 or 4 lenses I owned and re-discovered the feel I was looking for. So I've been looking for and buying vintage lenses for the past few weeks, primarily Vivitar since they are both affordable and have good reps.

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Welcome aboard - there's nothing quite like the old brass-n-glass lenses is there?
09-30-2013, 12:36 PM   #3
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Hey I just tried to post a question about a Vivitar lens in the Vivitar club forum...but I could not for the life of me find anywhere to create a "new post." Could only find "post reply" which is what I did but I fear it's in the wrong place to get any feedback.

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Yeah, that's a single thread - a long one... I should mount my 500mm Vivitar shelleigh this weekend if it's nice.

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QuoteOriginally posted by videomi Quote
Hey I just tried to post a question about a Vivitar lens in the Vivitar club forum.
Read more at: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/welcomes-introductions/238334-long-time-s...2gPJEx230..but I could not for the life of me find anywhere to create a "new post." Could only find "post reply" .......................

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That's because the various lens clubs are not forums, they are threads. You can't start a thread within a thread. You can only make posts (replies).
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Ahhhh....Now I see....Thanks. I thought they were each forums.
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awesome, welcome to the forum
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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... enjoy the forum and please post us an image or two soon ... Salut, J

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Thank you. I mostly shoot video, but will try to post stills and/or video when I get a chance!
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Welcome to the forum, good to hear your enjoying the older glass, I'm a bit of fan myself.

Please don't inform us of any surgery/butchery you may or may not be performing to get Canon compatibility.

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I'll spare you! But I shoot with a variety of cameras and the Vivitars work with about anything with adaptors! But hey...I still love my Pentax! It was the first "quality" camera and the first piece of photographic equipment I bought back in 1983 when I was in college. I have a Program Plus and it still looks and works like it's new. Came with an SMC Pentax 55mm F1.8, which in my opinion is ten times better than the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, which I virtually never use!
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QuoteOriginally posted by videomi Quote
I'll spare you!
Thanks for that.
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