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  1. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    At the risk of being labeled a heretic in this Canon/Nikon crowd I offer a couple pics taken with a Panasonic G1. This camera allows one to use most any old film camera lenses with the appropriate adapter.

    I took the same shot with a Minolta Rokkor 55/1.7 & a Pentax Super Takumar 55/1.8 set wide open. I set the ISO @ 100, the lowest for this camera & shooting in aperture priority the shutter speed was flashing red @ 1/4000s indicating over exposure. They were shot in jpeg with the camera white balance set to shade & are presented here unaltered except for resizing.


    Minolta Rokkor 55/1.7

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    Pentax Super Takumar 55/1.8

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    I find the Takumar to have more vivid colour & definition.

    I have more legacy lenses coming in the mail to experiment with.
     
  2. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    In the final analysis, all that matters is the image. What you used to make the image is irrelevant.

    On a side note: Old is easier to type than legacy.;)
     
  3. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Now why did this old hunt & peck guy not think of that?

    There are folk that claim some old glass is as good as today's bulky lenses with auto-focus motors built in. My first SLR, a Minolta, was manual focus so the fact these old lenses require manual focusing is not an issue for me. I actually don't mind @ all.

    On the subject of Quality; I have a Vivitar series 1, version 2 by Tokina, 70-210mm f4.0 coming in the mail that I cannot wait to play with. Some say it is a pro grade lens. :D
     
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    coreduo TPF Noob!

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    All things equal, it all depends on the photographer, Ron! Good job!
     
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    Sachphotography TPF Noob!

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    A lot of older glass is just as good. IMO.
     

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