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boredverg 03.04.2017 11:46:14
User review for lens: Canon EF-M 15-45 mm f/ 3.5-6.3 IS STM

Period of use: 1 year

Strengths:

Small

Light

Smooth and silent focus


Weaknesses:

Small aperture


Comments:

This lens produced as a replacement for efm 18-55 lens kit but in many ways not good as his big brother in sharpness,  build quality and apertures the only advantage is wider focal




boredverg 03.04.2017 11:41:04
User review for lens: Helios-44M-7 58 mm f/ 2.0 MC

Period of use: 3 years

Strengths:

Very sharp and good quality

Nice bokeh


Weaknesses:

A little Heavy


Comments:

Love the bokeh at f/2

Very good sharpness at f/5 to f/8

Ideal for portraits




boredverg 03.04.2017 11:35:14
User review for lens: Canon EF-M 18-55 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 IS STM

Period of use: 3 years

Strengths:

Sharp lens

Smooth and silent focus ideal for video

Good is


Weaknesses:

Small aperture


Comments:

 sharp and good quality lens as a kit




boredverg 03.04.2017 11:25:14
User review for lens: Canon EF-M 22 mm f/ 2 STM

Period of use: 3 years

Strengths:

Very Sharp lens (best ef-m family)

Very small


Weaknesses:

Slow and noisy focus


Comments:

Very good quality and sharp lens




Tom_GER 02.04.2017 23:58:16
User review for lens: Sigma MF 100-200 mm f/ 4.5 Zoom-Kappa

Period of use: 7

Strengths:

mechanical quality

macro function

sharp at aperture 8 onwards


Weaknesses:

a little bit soft at aperture 4.5

complicated in macro handling


Comments:

A solid metal lense but complicated in handling due to macro switch. Its sharpness is low below aperature 8. But then it looks good.




teredactle 02.04.2017 22:22:23
User review for lens: Tamron SP 90 mm f/ 2.5 Adaptall-2 model 52B

Period of use: 2 years

Strengths:

Great glass, very sharp


Weaknesses:

Super heavy, especially with the 2x extension it makes the lens longer and puts a lot of strain on the camera body weight wise; my wrist hurts each time I use it for more than 15 mins, if I don't support the lens by the body


Comments:

Love the performance, picked this up for around $45, great macro!




vyoufinder 21.03.2017 07:46:41
User review for lens: Meyer Optik Gorlitz Primagon 35 mm f/ 4.5 V

Period of use: 2 years

Strengths:

Superb microcontrast for night photography.  Uses the Tessar design.  10 bladed aperture renders nice bokeh and sunsars/flares into sun.


Weaknesses:

No longer in production, finding one in perfect conditin is a little difficult sometimes.


Comments:

My favorite 35mm lens.




Kevin Macy 19.03.2017 14:45:13
User review for lens: Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro

Period of use: 3 days

Strengths:

I just bought this lens and I expected better than average results.  I was shocked to see how truly sharp this prime macro is.  The favorite thing I like about is that I can save a step of macro focusing by snapping the manual focus by pull/pull clutch on the lens, focus on my subject and expose the image quickly.

When photographing macro, the autofocus is not much good at less than 4 inches with small subjects.  The autofocus is fine for normal photography and I have noticed no trouble.  Sharpness is great and Bokeh is pleasing at smaller apertures.  Backgrounds are creamy, just the way I like them.  This will be a great portrait lens.

Distortion is minimal on my test charts when shooting with auto distortion correction off.  Contrast is great and I now consider this lens among my best.


Weaknesses:

A little noisy on autofocus.


Comments:

I will add photos soon.  Great lens!




Ferenc Boloni 18.03.2017 20:44:01
User review for lens: Tokina AT-X 280 AF PRO 28-80 mm f/ 2.8

Period of use: 6 months

Strengths:

Built from metal like a tank:) At daylight beautiful sharp photos .


Weaknesses:

Low lights conditions is just acceptable for me but not bad at all:) Heavy lens and considerable distortions wide open , but can be correct in programs .


Comments:

For zoom lens in his category is is quite ok in considerations for other offers.




Ferenc Boloni 18.03.2017 01:04:54
User review for lens: Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm f/ 2

Period of use: 1 year

Strengths:

Clear sharp at f/2.0 with 2x teleconverter become 90mm and the same sharp i buyed for 10$ and i will never sale it :)


Weaknesses:

It has no weakness just if some wanna nice bokeh too this is not that lens .


Comments:

Is one huge surprise for me this lens in his clear and sharpness and no money price . Close focus is from about half meter .




Ferenc Boloni 17.03.2017 20:40:42
User review for lens: Tamron 105 mm f/ 2.5 Adaptall model CT-105

Period of use: 6 months

Strengths:

Sharp at f /2.5 wide open . Excellent portrait lens . With the original Tamron teleconverter x2 remains sharp and become 210mm .


Weaknesses:

Rare lens hard to find. Close focus from 1,5 Meters


Comments:

Sharp wide open at f/2.5 . Excellent portrait lens . Rare lens hard to find . Close focus from 1.5 Meter .
 




Leo Koikov 09.03.2017 03:20:02
User review for lens: Spiratone 135 mm f/ 2.8 Tc

Period of use: 5 days

Strengths:

Excellent build, beautiful design and finish

Well balanced andnot too heavy (seems to be made of aluminum)

Buttery focusing with a perfect throw

Distinct sharp clicks of the preset aperture ring, excellent tactile feedback


Weaknesses:

Partially polished focusing ring does not provide secure grip


Comments:

My copy came with the passport in the original carboard box in mechanically perfect condition but infested with fungus. Needs to be cleaned before I can comment on opical performance.

T-mount had KE bayonet (Exacta) adapter

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/58-troubleshooting-beginner-help/133651-pentax-ke-mount.html




Marco Bensi 07.03.2017 22:49:19
User review for lens: Jupiter-21M 200 mm f/ 4

Period of use: 2 days

Strengths:
Are only two days I do photos and photo tests with this Russian goal and are already 'enthusiastic about his quality' optics.
I just seem to have given the assessment that other collectors and photographers ...
I think .not less than 4 stars.
Very good contrast.
Price paid 40 euro in excellent condition like new.

Weaknesses:

heavy weight and lack of screw to mount it on a tripod. We must aquiastare the 70mm ring for tripod.


Comments:

Recommended for analog and digital cameras mirrorless.
Uniting also a focal doubler, quality ', you can' have a nice paintings at reduced prices.



Tom_GER 25.02.2017 20:21:28
User review for lens: Revuenon 80-205 mm f/ 4.5 Auto MC Macro

Period of use: 1 month

Strengths:

Big zoom area

Easy in handling

Quite good sharpness

Solid quality

Nice bokeh


Weaknesses:

Aperture at 4.5 is a bit soft

Zoom is shifted automatically if you do not care about


Comments:

Not extremely sharp but well in handling. A solid quality  lens made from metal for beginners. I took some pictures with the lense adapted to my Canon EOS 60D at winter time, not the best time but good enough for testing...




Leo Koikov 22.02.2017 19:00:52
User review for lens: Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 55 mm f/ 1.8

Period of use: 10 days

Strengths:

All the PROs listed above are 100% true

Mechanically better than Super-Multi-Coated 7-element Tak 50 1.4 

Half-stops

Buttery smooth focusing with longer throw than the 50 1.4 and tactile feedback similar to the preset Tak 50 f4 macro. Semi-erotic experience...

Dirt cheap


Weaknesses:

None


Comments:

Stunning image quality on Fuji X-E2, pretty much a Leica territory. As someone said "this should be the legendary normal range Takumar, not the 50 1.4". I do like the IQ of the Super-Multi-Coated 7-element Tak 50 1.4 on Fiji X-E2 but the Super-Multi-Coated Tac 55 1.8 and Super-Multi-Coated Tac 50 4 macro are really special. I have K-mount Pentax-A 50mm 1.2, SMC Pentax-M 50mm 1.7, Pentax-FA 50mm 1.4 and while my copies are not bad lenses by any standards, they do not live up to their reputation neither on Pentax K-5 nor on Fiji X-E2. Those 2 Tacs certainly do!

s/n 4677887

Samples: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127536411@N03/albums/72157677091184834

no PP: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127536411@N03/33167162131/in/dateposted-public/ ,

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127536411@N03/33139251392/in/dateposted-public/




Marco Bensi 21.02.2017 01:14:14
User review for lens: Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135 mm f/ 4 (1)

Period of use: 2 months

Strengths:

Bello, robusto, solido e relativamente leggero (nella versione Alu).
Otticamente spettacolare.
Nitidissimo e con colori vivaci e contrastati .

Da quando lo uso con la mia Sony a5000...non faccio a meno di fotografare


Weaknesses:

Nessuno.


Comments:

Un grande e famoso biettivo nello stile Zeiss Jena.
Anche se non ha trattamenti antiriflesso SMC ...quelli che ha bastano ed avanzano.
Imperdibile per chi ama la fotografia vintage.
 




Leo Koikov 20.02.2017 06:14:51
User review for lens: Soligor 105 mm f/ 2.8 Telephoto

Period of use: 10 days

Strengths:

Very well built

Very well placed preset aperture ring

Compact, about 1/2 size of the Solitgor 105mm 2.8 Tele-auto


Weaknesses:

Grease in the focusing mechanism of this lens and its clones turns into cement, focus ring get stuck dead! Very common problem. 

Make sure it moves before bying online!


Comments:

My other than focus pristine 10-blades copy was made by Tokina (H4** ser.#).Chubby almost square (h = 54mm w/o the thread, 60mm total, d = 54mm). Feels "dense", will be nose heavy on MIRRORLES WITH AN ADAPTER.

A guy on EBAy complained about completely stuck focus ring on Vivitar 8-blades version.




Richphotoworks 07.02.2017 08:39:26
User review for lens: Tele-Takumar 300 mm f/ 6.3

Period of use: 1 month

Strengths:

Build quality, sharpness even at open apeture of 6.3. Reletively light weight for the era and at 300 mm focal length.

With 12 blade apeture good boque opportunity, works great in AP (apeture priority) setting on camera.


Weaknesses:

Long throw focus ring, potential CA's if shooting near the direction of the sun, must use the long-deep sun visor.


Comments:

I paid 22 dollars + shipping of 13.50 so about$36.00 invested making the value very good. Neat lens and fun to use with very good results with my APS-C DSLR.




Leo Koikov 05.02.2017 07:13:22
User review for lens: Mamiya Sekor 55 mm f/ 1.8

Period of use: 10 days

Strengths:

Well built

Rather compact and lighweight considering it is all metal. Aperture with half stops!

Very good grip of the aperture ring, not so good of the focusing

Stunning IQ in the absense of direct light. On a cloudy day colors and rendition very similar to Yashinon ML 50 1.7 (twin brother of Zeiss Planar 50 1.7 produced on the same plant)

Pleasant bokeh, especially for this price range and compact design

Widely underrated, so can be found for a decent price


Weaknesses:

Very prone to glow and strong veiling even with a long hood. As expected some flare but nothing dramatic

The focusing ring on a slippery side, the grooves are shallow and too tightly spaced

Cannot be used as a walkaround universal lens: amazing in dim or scattered light, close to terrible in bright sun = unpredictable results.

People online claim it is very sharp wide open - not my copy. F2.8 and up - yes


Comments:

I do not see any serious optical problems in my copy except for a light dust that shouldn't have such a dramatic effect on IQ. M.b. I got a lemon.

Bottom line - if the price is right, get one and try for yourself. Under right conditions it shines




Kevin Macy 26.01.2017 21:42:53
User review for lens: Mitakon 20 mm f/ 2.0 4.5x Super Macro

Period of use: 13 days

Strengths:

Incredible Close Up Macro - Sharp but short depth of field


Weaknesses:

Hard to light subject.
Short depth of field


Comments:

Althought this is not the easiest lens to use, it is fascinating and fun.  4X to 4.5X macro with manual focus.  Front element is small.  Reminds you of a microscope lens.

Hard to use but it's fun!





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