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09-17-2008, 02:30 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Flektogon 35/2.4

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I was hoping to be woed by the Flektogon as i once was, and optically, that may hold true, but i guess i have been too spoiled by KA lenses to have the patience for M42 lenses.
And with my plans to change my Zooms, the money from this sale would come in handy.

I'm about to head out the door to work, so i will post pictures of/by the lens not before tomorrow.

Glass is clean, aperture is dry and snappy. Serial Number 93XXX.

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Zeiss M42 lenses were indeed great... in their own era. But K-mount lenses provide a level of convenience that no ancient lens will offer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
Zeiss M42 lenses were indeed great... in their own era. But K-mount lenses provide a level of convenience that no ancient lens will offer.
Interesting... Unless it's an A lens or later, I prefer M42 lenses to K or M series as far as functionality is concerned (cos you can just shoot in Av with M42 ).

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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
Zeiss M42 lenses were indeed great... in their own era. But K-mount lenses provide a level of convenience that no ancient lens will offer.
They do pretty darn good on Spotmatics and K1000 with the pentax adapter.
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They do pretty darn good on Spotmatics and K1000 with the pentax adapter.
But not such a good job on my K100D.

My Zeiss Tessar 50mm f/2.8 and Beroflex 135mm f/2.8 perform very well on film, but are horribly hopelessly soft on digital.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
My Zeiss Tessar 50mm f/2.8 and Beroflex 135mm f/2.8 perform very well on film, but are horribly hopelessly soft on digital.
Why whould that be?
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Why whould that be?
No idea, but it has happened to other people as well.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
But not such a good job on my K100D.

My Zeiss Tessar 50mm f/2.8 and Beroflex 135mm f/2.8 perform very well on film, but are horribly hopelessly soft on digital.
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Why whould that be?
Because camera manufacturers do not put the emphasis on the focusing screen calibration as they used to. I had the issue with the 30D, and now with the K20D i see the same, what is in focus on screen with a split screen is not in focus on the sensor, i need to move the screen further up, i got pretty close with the 30D screen i still had, it has a lowered edge and after i realized the raised inner part fits into my shim got focusing pretty darn close. BUT. I had tried to file the edge and slipped, those marks across the screen look quite ugly and are distracting, so i am back on the stock screen, but at least i know if i got some spare cash, a 30D screen will be perfect for me.
<myguess>Your lenses are soft when you try to use them wide open where the miscalibrated screen throws you off, you probably still have sharp stopped down images and the occasional sharp shot wide open you don't know how you got it </myguess>

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Interesting... Unless it's an A lens or later, I prefer M42 lenses to K or M series as far as functionality is concerned (cos you can just shoot in Av with M42 ).
It's the counting of stops to be able to focus wide open and the counting backwards, remembering which lens has half or full stops and which that has third stops in which area is mounted that i dislike, not the metering thereafter
This would equally keep me from the CZ to P/K mount conversion i had been considering (I Do miss the Distagon 28/2.8 and got no grand for a 28/2 laying around)
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
But not such a good job on my K100D.

My Zeiss Tessar 50mm f/2.8 and Beroflex 135mm f/2.8 perform very well on film, but are horribly hopelessly soft on digital.
I wonder why the "new" manual focus K mount Zeiss lenses work so well? I would guess the coating but apparently it has to do with the distance to the focal plane but would expect them to be the same.

Hi-Jack over on morfic's thread. This is a good lens for some people and if I didn't have a 35mm super-tak, I'd be all over it. In fact, I've been combating LBA on it.
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I have this lens and some test shots are in this thread
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/30109-zeiss-m42-club-2.html I don't think I will ever sell it.

QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
But not such a good job on my K100D.

My Zeiss Tessar 50mm f/2.8 and Beroflex 135mm f/2.8 perform very well on film, but are horribly hopelessly soft on digital.
I also have a beroflex 135/2.8. To me it's sharp enough, see some pictures here
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/31353-off-brand-club-12.html
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sold, if this is how i should mark it sold.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote

My Zeiss Tessar 50mm f/2.8 and Beroflex 135mm f/2.8 perform very well on film, but are horribly hopelessly soft on digital.

Yup, pretty dang soft:

Zeiss Tessar 50 f/2.8 wide open:


 

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