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Ferenc Boloni 13.11.2021 06:29:56
User review for lens: Minolta AF 100-200 mm f/ 4.5

Period of use: 1 year

Strengths:

Been in Eastern Europe for a long time I just read about this lens been one surprise, and I found one in one vintage store stupidly cheap, when you take it in hand it's light and plastic nothing good promising build quality but because I read about this lens I bought it. And it is a great lens :))


Weaknesses:

Build quality and not so fast focus like a modern lens.


Comments:

I am hunting night street moments and for this, I need the first sharp lens, for a while, I shoot night with this lens and the results for me are satisfying.




AdisX 03.09.2021 23:16:29
User review for lens: Canon 50 mm f/ 1.2

Period of use: 3 years

Strengths:

Compact for f1.2
Very nice mechanical build - pleasure to use.
Very special rendering and bokeh


Weaknesses:

Mine has haze (lens separation), that can't be removed, so i have very low contrast. 


Comments:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/adisx/albums/72157709069559042




AdisX 03.09.2021 23:11:41
User review for lens: Jupiter-8 50 mm f/ 2

Period of use: 2 years

Strengths:

Small lens and compact m39 mount adapter.
Nice rendition, good contrast and sharpness. 
Round interesting bokeh. 


Weaknesses:

Sometimes flares

Mechanical wores


Comments:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/adisx/47945213577/in/photolist-2mabLss-2mickxt-2maoWmY-2in6cHu-2g3KKBp/




NerveNet 16.08.2021 19:01:11
User review for lens: Canon EF 28 mm f/ 2.8

Period of use: 3 years

Strengths:
  • Cheap
  • Light
  • Small
  • Handy f/2.8 aperture
  • DOF marks for f/5.6, f/11 and f/16
  • Metall mount gasket

Weaknesses:

  • Unpleased manual focus ring, small and wrongly placed
  • Noisy and slow autofocus motor
  • Missing f/8 DOF mark

Comments:

Don't understand me wrong, it is a nice, bright and cheap 28mm which it includes autofocus in the price.

But things are worse when using this lens manually, the focus ring is very thin, if you use the DOF marks as frecuently as me you will notice that they should have included f/8 marks.

Regarding performance, this lens need to be stopped at f/5.6 or f/8 in order to get the best out of it, extreme corners will be still unsharp, but who looks there?

Wide open it is sharp and shows good contrast in the center of the frame. Corners are other story.

I used it a lot with an APS-C camerabody like the Canon EOS 50D, on such cropped sensors this lens works pretty good as poor corners are not shown. On such ASP-C cameras it covers the viewing angle of an equivalent 45mm full frame lens.




NerveNet 15.08.2021 12:51:22
User review for lens: Tamron 28 mm f/ 2.5 Adaptall-2 model 02B

Period of use: 6 years

Strengths:
  • Cheap
  • All metal construction
  • Small and Light
  • f/2.5  max aperture
  • Smooth focus ring

Weaknesses:

  • Soft corners at f/2.5, close it two stops ot improve
  • No autofocus (it is a manual focus lens)

Comments:

This is a nice and small manual focus lens. My copy was bought around 2015.

You will get similar results with the more expensive Canon EF 28mm f/2.8, but the latter includes autofocus and is made of plastic.

The Nikon Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 Ai-S is better at any aperture, of course, it is also more expensive, big and heavier.

If you are on a budget consider this lens.




NerveNet 15.08.2021 12:39:00
User review for lens: Canon EF 24-105 mm f/ 4 L IS USM

Period of use: 12 years

Strengths:
  • Useful focal range
  • Costant f/4 max aperture across teh focal range
  • Minimum focus distance is 45 cm
  • Has optical image stabilization
  • Fast USM focus motor
  • Best performance from 35 to 50mm
  • Weather sealed

Weaknesses:

  • Hard vignetting at 24mm
  • Soft corners at 24mm from f/4
  • Barrel distorsion at 24mm
  • A bit soft at f/4 from 70mm to 105mm

Comments:

My copy was bought in 2009.

It focused fast, precise and quiet, has a very handy focal range. Very well made, externally plastic (a good one), feels not cheap made in any case, metal mount gasket, it is also not a very heavy lens.

But its performance at 24mm is weak, not better than an old Canon EF 28mm f/2.8. At 24mm you will have a lot of vignetting, still present at f/8. Corners at 24mm are also unsharp wide open, closing two stops the diaphragm will help but will still behind my beloved Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 Ai-S. Regarding distortion at 24mm you will notice some barrel distortion, there is also some amount of chromatic aberration visible in high contrast areas.

This lens performs best from 35mm to 50mm.

Starting at 70mm you will notice some softness across the frame.

The optical image stabilization works pretty good. This lens is weather sealed.

Keep in mind that this is a walk-all-around zoom with a wide focal range (24 to 105mm). If you want a top performer you need primes or a pro lens with a shorter focal range.




Kevin Pinkerton 29.07.2021 21:16:25
User review for lens: Uran-27 100 mm f/ 2.5

Period of use: 3 years

Strengths:
  • On a full frame 35mm camera, this lens is sharp all the way out to the edges. 
  • The lens as a slightly different color shift to it. Sort of a blue look.
  • The images, even with the color shift, are stunning and I really like the look.
  • The bokeh is creamy and smooth. No real bubble or circle bokeh.

Weaknesses:

  • It is heavy. Especially when you add in the helicoid with it.
  • It is easily affected by side flares. I use a really long hood to help.

Comments:

It is one of my most unique lenses. It really shines in a foggy photography environment.




Rob T 27.06.2021 16:25:27
User review for lens: 7artisans 18mm f/6.3 UFO

Period of use: 10 days

Strengths:

  Solid build, intuitive use, price,and creative "character" of the lens make it stand out.


Weaknesses:

  No lens cap possible, strong and direct light sources can overwhelm it and there is a tendancy to get some fingers in the angle of view if you aren't paying attention and your hand "thinks" it wants to grip the focus ring.


Comments:

  You might consider it a "toy" or "novelty" lens, but it delivers very usable imagery. Think "pinhole lens on steroids" as a referenece point. Not purely lomo, but lomo-esque in use to capture and throughput to the final edited work. I found the lens both motivational and very productive when matched to shoot perameters. I got a high acceptable rate among images captured during an urban decay shoot.

  I have no problem seeing use for this lens in many applications from street shoots to lanscapes, portraiture, still lifes, or any general use.




NerveNet 24.05.2021 18:47:57
User review for lens: Nikon Nikkor 28 mm  f/ 2.8 Ai-S

Period of use: 3 years

Strengths:
  • Sharp wide open in center, at f/5.6 it is sharp accross the frame.
  • Compact design with a 52mm diamenter front filter thread
  • Seven aperture blades
  • All made of metal but not heavy
  • CRC - Close Range Correction, it is corrected for close focusing
  • DOF scale

Weaknesses:

  • Manual focus lens
  • Full stop aperture clicks
  • Some amount of vignetting wide open, goes away at f/5.6

Comments:

A nice 28mm lens.

Mine is in good shape.

It is the ideal companion for a 50mm lens. Sharp wide open, at f/5.6 it rocks, with good contrast and color rendition.




Kevin Pinkerton 23.03.2021 21:23:47
User review for lens: Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100 mm f/ 2.8 (new)

Period of use: 3 months

Strengths:

The coatings on these new Meyer-Optik lenses, including this one, are much better and allow me to shoot directly into the early morning sun without being washed out. The older version of this lens will flare and wash out such that you cannot even see to focus.

The minimum focus has been shortened on this new lens.


Weaknesses:

It pretty much has the same optical characteristics as the previous versions.


Comments:

I see no reason to ever use my older Trioplan 100mm now.




buslig22 15.03.2021 23:03:33
User review for lens: Fujinon XF 55-200 mm f/ 3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

Period of use: 2 years

Strengths:

Fast and silent autofocus,good image stabilization,super optical capabilities (colors+contrast),good zoom range 55-200mm,no zoom creep,lightweight


Weaknesses:

Mechanical zoom operation its slow, hard to get quick zoom, no inner zoom operation like Canon 70-200mm f4,no weather sealed, aperture ring without f marks, 62mm filter size, close focus only 1.1m , hight price.


Comments:

Good zoom lens, but for action photography get the 50-150mm f2,8 version.




buslig22 15.03.2021 22:40:35
User review for lens: Fujinon XF 18-55 mm f/ 2.8-4 R LM OIS

Period of use: 2 years

Strengths:

I think one of the best ever made APS-C kit lens in the market. Small and compact,lightweigt,sharp image+good contrast,natural splendid colors, full metal construction,4 fe image stabilization,fast maximum aperture of f/2.8,smooth linear motor-fast autofocus,very good close focus, 58mm filter size,good for video work,best travel and family lens.


Weaknesses:

No weather sealed,continues apeture ring function without f scale on the ring,in the corner on 18mm f11 not so sharp,little bit distorsion appear,price. Overall lens rating in this site not correct,real point for me is 4,30 !!!


Comments:

In many situation go to lens for everyday use.




buslig22 15.03.2021 22:18:16
User review for lens: Fujinon XF 56 mm f/ 1.2 R

Period of use: 1 year

Strengths:

One of the best ever made portrait lens! Sharp on f1.2,precise inner auto focus,compact size,full metal construction,lightweight,excelent colors,very good bokeh,made in Japan.


Weaknesses:

Close focus only 70cm, little bit slow autofocus,not so large usability,no weater sealed,price.


Comments:

When I shot portrait, only this lens its on my Fuji X-H1!




buslig22 15.03.2021 22:06:33
User review for lens: Fujinon XF 35 mm F/ 1.4 R

Period of use: 1 year

Strengths:

Uniqe-super color caracter,excelent close focus,sharp on f1.4,compact size,good for portrait work,full metal construction,unique parasolar and lenscup,large usability / all around lens!


Weaknesses:

Outside focus contruction,no weater resistant,to slow manual focus operation,average auto focus speed,loud operation,no good for video work.


Comments:

Most used focal lenght this lens with uniqe color rendition.




Bartlomiej 14.03.2021 15:14:39
User review for lens: Tamron SP 85 mm f/ 1.8 Di VC USD

Period of use: 2 years

Strengths:

beautiful smooth bokeh, neutral color rendering, excellent sharpness, very good af performance, solid build, weather sealed, good contrast, vibration compensation (VC) - this is only one 85mm prime lens for dslr with optical stabilization.


Weaknesses:

Well sometimes you can see a chromatic aberrations, purple fringing on metal elements for example, it is sharp however you have to take into account a callibration via tamron tap console because of front-focus, very rare - lower contrast when you have a sun in the frame. 


Comments:

I used this prime lens on D750, with this body everything works very well even in low light situation. I recommend this lens to everybody who likes a typical portraiture photography. This optical formula was so good that on the basis of it Batis 85mm f1.8 was created by Zeiss. When I skipped from Nikon to Sony mirrorless camera I really regretted that cannot use this lens for Sony body...there is no exist native mount for Sony...you can use adapter Sigma MC-11 when you buy version with Cannon mount but it is not a native mount.




Bartlomiej 13.03.2021 14:28:31
User review for lens: Zeiss Batis Sonnar T* FE 85 mm f/ 1.8

Period of use: 1 year

Strengths:

Lightweight, microcontrast, bokeh, sharp wide open, color rendering, optical stabilization, excellent zeiss multi- coating, excellent af performance


Weaknesses:

overpriced, f1.8


Comments:

It`s overpriced f1.8 prime lense...however it is only cons. This fast prime lense gives you beautiful color rendering, 3d pop and bokeh...it is very sharp across all frame from f1.8, af almost never missed but in low light situation will hunt, works marvellous with eye af. I hesitated between Batis 85mm f1.8 and Sony 85mm f1.8 and I choose this first.




takkub21 25.02.2021 08:49:19
User review for lens: Voigtlander Septon 50 mm f/ 2

Period of use: 3 months

Strengths:

Vintage Color

Soft B&W


Weaknesses:

close focus is far same LTM lens mount.


Comments:

I like it.

Full Review
https://pantip.com/topic/40538110

 

Full Flickr Album

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmUoMCNe




takkub21 25.02.2021 08:42:04
User review for lens: Topcor-S 50 mm f/ 2

Period of use: 3 months

Strengths:

Vintage Color

Good B&W


Weaknesses:

Rere


Comments:

I love it.Have mini review in Thai language.
https://pantip.com/topic/40413584




NerveNet 03.01.2021 11:55:19
User review for lens: Canon EF-M 22 mm f/ 2 STM

Period of use: 2 years

Strengths:
  • Very compact and light
  • Bright f/2.0
  • Handy 22mm focal length for general usage
  • 7 rounded aperture blades
  • Fulltime manual focus
  • Metal lens mount
  • Front element doe not rotates during focusing

Weaknesses:

  • A bit slow focus speed stepping motor compared to existing USM variants
  • Uncommon 43mm filter diameter
  • Small and expensive lens hood
  • No optical image stabilization
  • Not weather sealed, front element simply moves out/in during focusing operation

Comments:

This is in my opinion a must have fixed lens that everybody should have for their Canon EOS-M cameras.

This 22mm covers about the same visual field of an fullframe 35mm lens. Its fast f/2 aperture helps in low light condition or for providing some amount of background blur.

The only dranwback is the relativly slow stepping motor that moves the focusing the internals. Not a problem in most situations but I prefer the quick USM variants.

The image quality this small prime delivers is very good for the prize.




Aravier Batiz 18.12.2020 00:09:18
User review for lens: Jupiter-8 50 mm f/ 2

Period of use: 2 years

Strengths:

Extremely Sharp when stepped down, light in weight, very small compact built compared to other 50mm lenses, With the use of the Leica M39 adapter makes for a ver compact option for the Sony A7III, it has a good dynamic range, the color rendition is amazing, the black and white renditions are rich and with a wide range of tones of grays, it is cheaper compared to its original cousin formula Carl Zeiss Sonnar, the breathing is acceptable and it does produce a very emotional look, with a magic 3D pop and smooth blur in non focused areas


Weaknesses:

When shot towards a light source looses a lot of contrast real fast as the source is stronger but it has cool star gosts when stepped down and the flares and glares are pleasing and good looking when they apear. When fully open only the very center of the image is sharp, and it suffers from a glow, the rest of the image will have that glow all over softness and chromatic aberration. It also suffers from a little radial distortion easily corrected in post. 


Comments:

Love this tiny lens it has a lot of character, people ask constantly what kind of lens is it because of the shinny silver look it is powerful and compact, with a maximum aperture of f/2 it is a balanced lens but not as fast as a f/1.4 or f/1.2 though it will give an awesome 3D pop and cool separation with a soft creamy delicate bokeh.





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