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    Best 35mm Lens under $70? Super-Takumar 35mm f3.5 vs Vivitar 35mm f2.8 (tokina)

    Hello, I'm looking for a cheap (under $70) lens for M42. After searching through the Internet I think my two candidates for purchasing are Super-Takumar 35mm f3.5 and Vivitar 35mm f2.8 (tokina). Which one would you prefer and why? If you used only one of them, tell me about it. Are there any...
  2. Scott Murphy

    M42, M43 and NGC 1975 Nebulae

    Found in the "Sword" of the Constellation Orion. 500 light frames and 40 each dark, bias and flat frames stacked in Deep Sky Stacker and post processed in Photoshop Nikon D500, 400mm f/2.8 ED IF AIS Nikkor, 1 sec @ f/2.8 @ ISO 1250
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    New to photo and need a "start gear list" to start and learn nude photography...

    Hi everyone, disclaimer: I am French! and i know gear is "not that important" but i want to start well! i am new to photography, i learn fast (because i love to learn new artistic skills an i have ideas) (i know it takes time...). I want to make boudoir photography, nude photo and erotic...
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    Nikon and vintage lenses

    Hi all I recently picked up a used Nikon D300 (which is now my favourite thing in the world!) along with a functional AF 70-300m lens. So far, although I’ve a lot to learn, I’ve taken some reasonable shots as I get to learn how this camera works. One of the reasons I decided to dive into...
  5. MariaDolore

    Retro lens with adapter bumping in to mirror

    Hi! I have a problem, i have a retro lens from the 60s (Super-Takumar 55/1,8) with M42 mount adapter (simple adapter, no glass) witch I use on my Nikon D7200. When i focus the mirror bumps into it. Witch adapter should I use? (sorry for my bad english)
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    Need your advice on m42 to eos adapters

    hi guys. I'm looking to buy an adapter for my canon Rebel t3i. I have two lenses Pentax super takumar 50mm 1.4f and mamiya sekor auto 200mm 3.5f which I would like to use with my camera. I found two fotodiox m42 to eos adapters - V.1 and V.2. Could you please explain me what the difference...
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    Jupiter 11A / 1972

    Hello I have registered to this forum to seek help. I am quite new to Russian lenses. They are beautifully build but also VERY old sometimes. I am currently looking for a tutorial for disassembling the lens in subject. Mine need I guess a good cleaning and lubrication. Any tip or reference to...