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09-15-2013, 04:36 PM - 1 Like   #676
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My very nice EHO box camera.

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The K2 I've just bought with the K-135 of 1975.


Actually, three mirrors involved


Mikroma II by Meopta, a 1957 Czechoslovak police camera.


This tiny camera sports interchangeable lens. 16mm film format.


This is the camera I started with in 1981. Polish made START 66S.

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A09 = Tamron 28-75/2.8 (?) ... and do you like it, because I am considering this one ... J
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Yes, Jean, I like it very much. The lens is very sharp on K-5, the autofocus works perfectly and the lens gives great colour rendition. I use it as my standard lens on K-5 and hope it will also be good for my film K2 (have not tried it yet for image quality test. The lens behaves correctly on the K2 in terms I can set the aperture with the ring and the light-meter gives perfect readout so it shall be OK when I start taking pictures). This lens takes the advantage of being the FF lens, so the image quality on an APS-C camera is just fantastic.

You can take pictures with the aperture full open if you like. My lens shows some softness in one of the corners at f/2.8. Stop the lens down to f/4 and it is pin-sharp. This lens is my fave under all low-light situations.

Be aware, of three things, though.
First is the 28mm wide-end which is not really wide on APS-C. You'll need a separate lens to cover the wide end (this is why I use the DA14 for that range).
Second, the lens is denoted as "Macro" but it only means you can focus down to 33 cm, nothing else.
Third, if your goal is bokeh, the Tam is not the lens you are looking for. See the pic of the K2 above - that was taken with the Tam. The bokeh is not bad but decidedly not that fantastic.
Though, I never regretted my choice of that lens. Will probably contribute with a review soon.
P.S. Alll pictures above were taken with the Tamron.
P.S.2. While taking pictures at different music clubs, I noticed that lens on many cameras, notably Canons. Actually it was a Canon user who recommended the lens.


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QuoteOriginally posted by StefanMikes Quote
Yes, Jean, I like it very much. ...
Bonjour Stefan,

Thanks for your reply ... good to have a real user's input and it gives me more to think about ... and like that it's FF & APS-C formats.

Salut
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Ashaiflex IIb with matching Ashaiflex flash unit. I bought the camera on the weekend; the flash unit has been with me for much longer. It was nice to finally get a camera to display with the flash.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PeterW Quote
My very nice EHO box camera.
That's very cool and with the ad for it! Have you had a chance to run some film through it?
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That's very cool and with the ad for it! Have you had a chance to run some film through it?
Unfortunately no. I do not use any of my collectible cameras.

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Sometimes you just can't say no to another camera, especially when it comes with a W.ROKKOR-X 24/2.8

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Sometimes you just can't say no to another camera, especially when it comes with a W.ROKKOR-X 24/2.8
Very nice ! ... and if you ever decide to say "no" to that Minolta, I'd quickly say "oui, oui, oui " for me ! Congratz, J
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Sometimes you just can't say no to another camera, especially when it comes with a W.ROKKOR-X 24/2.8
That Rokkor 24/2.8 is very nice but so is that very rare rear lens cap that it's wearing.
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Unfortunately no. I do not use any of my collectible cameras.
*scowl*

I am trying very hard not to yell at you. A lot.
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European Kodak p0rn ...

Instamatic 33 = "Made in Germany" on front of camera and case

Brownie Starlet = "Fabriqué en France" on bottom of camera and on back of case

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A group photo of my 4x5, 3x4 and 8x10 gear, before I start selling some of it. The 8x10, 4x5 field camera, and Graflex are safe. The Toyo-view is definitely going.

The Graflex is a 3x4 camera with a 4x5 back, and I may graft a 4x5 back onto the little 3x4 speeder.

AND I USE ALL OF THEM.
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AND I USE ALL OF THEM.
This is why I don't buy vintage. They're so pretty I'd be afraid to touch them, and then unixrevolution will yell at me. A lot.
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