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05-15-2016, 03:38 PM   #4111
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
The hood I assume.
Yes, it fits the MD85/2 very nicely.
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Sometimes I fancy about getting a Minolta XK or XD7, but then I wonder why I should start another system again.
The XK is a heavy beast and it doesn't really have any advantage over your LX. The XD/XD-7/XD-11 has a brilliant shutter priority mode.
There's a nice camera for every mount though (LX, XD-7, OM-4, F3, T90, R5, RX), I think the lenses should be the deciding factor.
If the two systems complement each other, it can make sense but if you end up getting similar lenses for both systems it's rather seems like a waste of money...

If I got my hands on a Canon FD 85/1.2L or 24/1.4L, I'd buy a T90(for the multi-spot metering) in an instant.
If an Olympus 90/2 Macro, 21/2 or 180/2 falls into my lap,it'll be an OM-4 and an LX if I get my hands on an A*85/1.4 or A*135/1.8.

The Minolta system has a lot of nice lenses but none quite as special as the ones mentioned above.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Boris_Akunin Quote
On occasion, I'll swap out the 85 & 200 for this little trinket:
Oooooooh shiny! Did you find that as new-old-stock today and just now open it from the original packaging like a forty-year-old time capsule?!

--Dave
05-15-2016, 08:55 PM   #4113
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Oooooooh shiny! Did you find that as new-old-stock today and just now open it from the original packaging like a forty-year-old time capsule?!

--Dave
Not quite, but I did find it neatly packed in the original lens case. The Lens by itself (w/o TC & caps) weighs 666g, maybe it's protected by satanic forces...

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05-16-2016, 03:15 AM   #4114
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QuoteOriginally posted by Boris_Akunin Quote
If I got my hands on a Canon FD 85/1.2L or 24/1.4L, I'd buy a T90(for the multi-spot metering) in an instant.
If an Olympus 90/2 Macro, 21/2 or 180/2 falls into my lap,it'll be an OM-4 and an LX if I get my hands on an A*85/1.4 or A*135/1.8.
Of course I have a T90, but to be honest I found it a camera too difficult to use with too many functions, also it doesn't stand by itself...if I have to suggest a FD body I'd say F-1N.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Boris_Akunin Quote
Not quite, but I did find it beatly packed in the original lens case. The Lens by itself (w/o TC & caps) weighs 666g, maybe it's protected by satanic forces...


Had one of those lenses in M42 for my Spotmatic, but not with the 1:1 unit. It's excellent, competitive with modern macros for resolution, although I don't think it has any ED elements so it may have some color fringing. Like the Tokina 90mm f2.5 (in K-mount) that replaced it, it feels like there's just one solid piece of glass inside.
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My current take away kit:
Beautiful!

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Testing the Yashinon DS-M 50mm f/1.4 which I got attached to this Electro AX. It has no auto/manual switch so on digital I can only use it wide open which isn't a problem as I intend to use it mostly on M42 film bodies anyway. I haven't had a 50/1.4 for M42 since I sold my Tak last year and for €25 (camera included) I'll take a nice fast fifty even if it only gets occasional use. It seems pretty sharp but has some green colour fringing in the out-of-focus areas.

I swapped the Yashinon for the Takumar 35/3.5 to use the new camera as the subject. Taken on my Fujifilm X-M1, a bit of extra contrast and sharpening added in post.


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Showing off my cool used Kodak Retina IIa. It is the less common version with a Rodenstock Heligon 50mm f2 lens
Great results from a very brassy camera. I love the old Retinas & Retinettes.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Boris_Akunin Quote
That's a nice kit, I wouldn't mind taking it away from you (especially the K50/1.2 and the LX).

My usual kit looks quite similar but, alas, it will never fit on a K-1:

(Before you hang me as a traitor: There is one piece of Pentax gear in there!)



On occasion, I'll swap out the 85 & 200 for this little trinket:


I have a dual system with Minolta and Pentax (with an occasional Olympus appearance). I've been trying to track down an XD with the new logo but it's near impossible. .
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Thought that I would share (xpost)

Thanks to my thrift store, an excellent working Zeiss Ikon Contina with full case, two filters plus their strap cases and a push-on hood. The only issue is the sluggish shutter closure at very low speeds ... not bad for 5 (as seen on bottom of case) and will go into the collection. Happy camper yet again.




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I was finally able to get one of the most difficult to find accessories for my F1N:



Does anybody know why cases for this Canon are so hard to find?
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Lucky day for me yesterday





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Lucky day for me yesterday


Looks great! Where did you come across these?
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Looks great! Where did you come across these?
Found them on the net, was a very summier add with unsharp photo's
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