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08-29-2012, 01:47 PM   #7351
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Canon has had three SLR mounts, haven't they? The breech-lock bayonet of the ancient Canonflex, then a conventional bayonet, then the EOS mount or whatever it is, with its compatibility problems as you discovered. And as I recall while Nikon touts their backward compatibility, don't some of their older lenses require modifications to work on newer cameras? All Hail the K-mount! Pentax got it right the first time!

Of course, we won't talk about the 37mm screw thread mount of the AsahiFlex, will we.... Lovely little camera, though.

Great shot of the lovely little girl, BTW. Your daughter?

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Hmm, 37mm, then 42mm, then K-Mount. I think it is more like 3rd time is a charm!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by grhazelton Quote
Canon has had three SLR mounts, haven't they?
Canon got more than that :
- Before FD mount (before 1964)
- FL mount (breech lock - 1964 to 1971)
- FD mount (second brech lock gen -1971 to 1990/1992)
- EF / EF-S mount (today FF and APS-C mount from 1990.

Add to that the Canon EF-M from their new mirrorless

Pentax got it right ! One mount, many lens generation


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To be back to the main them of the thread

I've just digged up this.

MZ-5n, Ilford HP5 400 iso, DA 55-200 @ 200mm and f6.7. No crop


MZ-5n, Trix 400 i guess, DA*55 @f8. Crop 50%.

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Hear, hear! Right on, and all that stuff! Love the pic, BTW.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
A couple of months ago I ran across a Sigma AF 24/2.8 in EF mount for what seemed like a superb deal at $25. Thinking I could resell it, I purchased. When I got home, I tried it out on my sisters Rebel XSi and found out it didn't work. After doing some research, I found out that it was an older lens with an old type chip in it which meant it wouldn't work with most Canon DSLRs. Not sure what to do with it, and not wanting to dump a faulty lens on someone else, I decided to buy an old EOS Elan II so I could test the lens. Turns out the lens doesn't quite work properly on that body either. Once again, there is a chip compatibility issue. The lens focuses fine and seems yto work fine but the Elan II can only shoot wide open with the lens, stopping down makes the camera lock up.
After all this, I sure appreciate the simplicity of the good old K mount.
I decided to shoot a test roll (wide open) anyways.

Canon EOS Elan II, Sigma AF 24/2.8 II, Kodak Gold 200


It'd a good lens, as you've shown. Wide open it performs very well, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by grhazelton Quote
Hear, hear! Right on, and all that stuff! Love the pic, BTW.
thk !
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QuoteOriginally posted by aurele Quote
MZ-5n, Trix 400 i guess, DA*55 @f8. Crop 50%.
Was this crop due to vignetting or for artistic purposes?

How does the DA*55 perform on film? No autofocus, right?
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QuoteOriginally posted by rob1234 Quote
Was this crop due to vignetting or for artistic purposes?
i've just checked the neg, and in fact, i haven't crop the picture at all this is exactly how the DA 55-200 perform on film body !

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How does the DA*55 perform on film? No autofocus, right?
indeed, no AF (due to the absence of screwdrive. Film body don't know how to communicate with SDM motors. unfortunatly !)

About the perormance : short version : Go ahead with it, don't worry about anything, work like a charm, absolutely wonderful but need a "A" body or better.

long version :

- So far it's still a lens that i consider to be really above everything else i've tried (i haven't the chance to try the FA ltd however).

- at f1.4, if you don't miss the focus (which isn't hard with any other focusing screen than the basic matt screen, btw !), it's tack sharp, and the transition is really smooth.

- at f1.4 the hood can in some case* produce some very slight vignetting but nothing super obvious.
*like daylight, when you decide to use f1.4 and 1/1000 with 100 iso film for ex.

- stop down to f1.6 or 1.8 and sharpness really improve (even if it was very high @f1.4)

- about color i can't tell because i've never used it with color film, but i will correct this huge mistake during the week end
However if it use the same kind of coating as the DA 35/2.4 than i can say colors are going to be super vivid even with cheap film. Yeah the DA 35/2.4 work like a charm on film

- it's a bit a big lens, and the hood make it a bit more massive, but my film body are very light so the whole package (820grm for MZ-5n /DA*55 w/ hood or 910 with SuperA) is not a big deal at all.

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Pentax 67 & 105/2.4 shooting Fuji Provia 400X:










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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Pentax 67 & 105/2.4 shooting Fuji Provia 400X:
Um... SHARP. Phil, how did you scan, and what if anything else?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
Um... SHARP. Phil, how did you scan, and what if anything else?
Thanks Jussi!

These were medium resolutions scans from the Lab that processed the film. My Pacific PrimeFilm scanner will only do 35mm, so I have to get the Lab to do all my MF work. ($17.45CDN per roll of 120 E6 for processing, Medium Res scans and cutting/filing into archival sheets)

The Lab scans are 7-8MB “tif” files which I save as “jpg”’s after doing a couple auto corrections in Photoshop. (Photobucket won’t let you upload “tif” files.)

I have no clue what I’m doing in Photoshop, so it’s about 30 seconds worth of messing around for me tops per file.

Phil.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Thanks Jussi!

These were medium resolutions scans from the Lab that processed the film. My Pacific PrimeFilm scanner will only do 35mm, so I have to get the Lab to do all my MF work. ($17.45CDN per roll of 120 E6 for processing, Medium Res scans and cutting/filing into archival sheets)

The Lab scans are 7-8MB tif files which I save as jpgs after doing a couple auto corrections in Photoshop. (Photobucket wont let you upload tif files.)

I have no clue what Im doing in Photoshop, so its about 30 seconds worth of messing around for me tops per file.

Phil.
Thanks - and held-held I presume?
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Fuji 160S, Ansco Super Memar 2.0
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
:Here's a 'panorama' from the same Ricoh, but this is done with the barn doors blocking the top/bottom of a regular 35mm frame
Here's a couple with a 50's Ansco Super Memar 2.0 with a Solagon lens. Fuji 160S. Before shooting I get anxious about metering, but once in the act, I just go with the flow: meterless photography lives The Solagon is a seriously sharp lens.
Very nice shots, all of them!

QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Back in the U.S.S.R.!

I was scanning these slides to show a couple guys I work with who are Russian, so I might was well also post them here.

The first three are in Moscow and the last three Leningrad (St. Petersburg). All were taken in the summer of 1976 using my KX (K28/3.5, K55/1.8 & K135/3.5) and Kodachrome 64.
Great hues and feeling, very nice pictures, they make you want to look at the people in there
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Thanks - and held-held I presume?
The first two were hand held.

The last two were after sunset and the shutter speeds down to second. I used a tripod, MLU and a cable release for those.

All were metered using a Gossen meter.

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