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  1. hongman
    Hi Asahiflex... I stumbled upon the "Impossible Lens" thread, and read with great interest your post regarding using a DKL adapter for a Voigtlander Septon 50/2, and hope you won't mind answering a few questions, as I may have a chance to acquire this lens, which looks gorgeous to me..!

    Did you get the more expensive Kipon DKL adapter (around $102 at Adorama), or one of the inexpensive Chinese knockoffs available on ebay for around $18..?

    What has been your experience so far with your adapter, as I gather it has its own aperture ring, as well as aperture blades? (if I am correct.. how many aperture blades does your adapter have?

    Do you still have your Septon, and are there any other positives or negative attributes you've encountered since your original post?

    Thanks so much for your original post, and reply

  2. thomasz08
    你好,很有兴趣你的宾得FA80-200镜头。我在国内。近期会回国吗?是否有支付宝账户? 我的邮箱 AT=@), qq7四一仨⑨36
  3. bossa
    Hi Peter, I remembered you because I've been looking back through threads, or have discovered old threads, where you posted. I was wondering how your zoom compared to newer offerings and who better to ask than yourself. The 80-200 isn't cheap these days compared to Sigmas etc..

    Steve Griffin
  4. bossa
    Hi Peter,

    I love your work and wish I had as much talent. I am very interested to know what software you create your title plates that you apply to your photographs. I'd love to be able to do likewise with the same professionalism.

    Also, the resolution of your photographs online are way sharper than mine even though my shots appear fine on my screen. Is there some secret to that apart from sharpening the output prior to uploading.

    Is that Pentax FA*70-200 really any better than a Sigma 70-200 HSM II? I have no way of referencing... I can see how good the 85/1.4 is though.. that seems pin sharp wide open.

    I realise that you aren't obligated to reply to this message but it would be great if you could help me out a bit here.

    Steve Griffin
  5. fikkser
    You got any problem getting pics in focus with 5d mk1? I mean, the preview is worthless, isn't it? As on the 40d, you can't see anything on the screen. Can you see good enought in the viewfinder?
  6. fikkser

    I saw you posting in another forum about using m42/K lenses on 5D. You said a Pentax FF would take away the problems the 5D got with them.

    Why would a Canon FF be worse?

    I'd like to buy a 5D mk1 for my m42 Takumars, but it seems to be a big mirror slap issue with many of them. I don't know if I want to shave my lenses, and shaving the mirror of a 1000 dollar camera seems risky. Can you give me some clarity? Can't find much on the internet.

    I want it to work without problem with my lenses, because I'm only going to use it with m42 Takumars and other m42s it has to work great. Bad idea?

    Thankful for answer!
  7. let.b.light
    Good morning Asahiflex!

    This photo is phantastic! I like it very much for its sharpness and fine natural colours. (I also like cats and she is a beauty).
    I would like to ask you, if you could upload a 100% crop of the cat's head somewhere. I've got a fine art printer (HP B8850) and I'm curious how far one can get with such high-end input, if you don't mind.

    Thank you & regards

  8. stevnewb
    Recently acquired from ebay, Pentax ES II, cosmetically and optically like new EXCEPT that Viewfinder blind is locked shut, and nothing I do (shutter-speed dial, battery-test button, exposure-compensation-dial, hitting it, praying) has any effect. I COULD just gestimate the distance frame bygolly, and shoot, and with that lovely Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 1.8/55, it would probably come out with a good photograph, ... but with such a beautiful TTL, it seems a shame.

    H E L L P !!!

  9. Herkin
    I have an Asahiflex 1A with 50mm f3.5 and 135mm f3.5 lenses. The lenses tiny, shiny steel finished and are absolute gems. The camera is a charming old thing but the film advance knob won't turn and the shutter release does not operate. As the mirror is in the down position I have to think that the camera was put away cocked and has seized. It belonged to an elderly relative and was probably last used about 40 years ago!
  10. paceplane
    I have an Asahiflex Ia (two flash terminals) that is going up for sale on eBay within the next few days to a week. This was sold to me by a friend who buys and sells to students, and as this one is missing the winding knob he couldn't sell it the usual way. I've had it for a few years and thought I'd look around to see what it might be worth. My eBay username is paceplane. Feel free to contact me and when I get to photographing it I will send you photos.

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    K-7, DA 18-55, FA 50/1.4, F 100/2.8 macro, F * 300/4.5, FA 77/1.8 Limited, M 35 / 2, M 50/1.7, 50/1.4 M, K 55 / 1.8, M 135/3.5


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