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Great thread...  did not know about this lens. Just picked one up for 12 pounds....  Just waiting for the adapter ring and I'll see how i do with it!

Do you know of any other great M42 lenses that would be good on a 5D mKIII?

Just depends on what you're looking for.

For me, getting M42 lenses was more about getting character lenses than finding affordable alternatives as I have all my FLs covered with current lenses.

If you are in the same boat, take a look at the Helios 40-2 (85/1.5) as well. It has the most pronounced swirling bokeh/unique look I have seen yet from any of my M42 lenses. There is also the Zenit 50/1.7 with the square bokeh (optical formula believed to be copied from Leica) which is my second favorite.

As far as the Helios 44 models, I have the 44-2, 44m-4, 44m-7, and the 77m-4. While the latter two are newer, the swirly bokeh is definitely still present and the resolution is noticeably higher. All four have been used with both a 5D3 and 6D without issue.

The multi-coated Takumars are also very nice. Although I don't find that they offer anything unique over my modern lenses which is why they get mounted the least.

Thanks...  some great info there!  I have most covered with my EF lenses, but i find the character of these old lenses are great! :)

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Great thread...  did not know about this lens. Just picked one up for 12 pounds....  Just waiting for the adapter ring and I'll see how i do with it!

Do you know of any other great M42 lenses that would be good on a 5D mKIII?

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Great re-16-35 IS!

I bought a 17-40 in December for a great price...  I don't use it that much here, but maybe in a couple of years i'll upgrade! :)  New lenses are always good....  The 10-18 too....  nice price too!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Interested in Hasselblad?
« on: May 12, 2014, 09:30:15 AM »
Come on Canon....  Get stuck in...  though i see PhaseOne or Sony over Canon, as CR already suggested....  :(

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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 09, 2014, 08:46:05 AM »
This is a great video...  for how to rationalise purchases to the other half!  :)

i'm kind of in agreement re the focal length leaps...  I have a 24L, a 50 (1.8) and want a 100L at some point down the line (70-200 is doing ok at the moment).

Strangely enough, I rarely use my 50...  hence why i have never up-graded it! :) I tend to go wide or long, normal is just too, well, normal! :)

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Lenses / Re: so finally
« on: May 09, 2014, 08:39:20 AM »
Congrats! :) Enjoy your new toy! :)

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Lenses / Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« on: May 09, 2014, 08:19:50 AM »
Damn fine kit there...  :) Congrats....  Lets hope canon are listening and bring out a few new toys to tempt you out of your 'retirement'! :P

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16-35 f/4 IS is interesting...  wide angle with IS...  good range for crop and UWA for FF... 

Anyway, it will be expensive...  I will see how it does when it is in the wild before i would consider buying it, and even then i would wait 6 months - year after it is announced for the price to stabilize!

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Lenses / Re: More Wide Angle Lens Speculation [CR1]
« on: May 06, 2014, 10:23:13 PM »
I'm no longer anxious about this...I purchased a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 to hold me over.

+1 but 17-40!

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:GreyCat/Gear_Acquisition_Syndrome

Well that clears it up...  in which case i have a 5 month chip and counting...  one day at a time!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Safety Line for my camera
« on: May 05, 2014, 09:51:44 PM »
ScubaX - thanks, that was exactly the info i needed/misread! If i get it it will be those...  but as Dukinald said the PD strap has a smaller footprint. I can imagine buying one and butchering it for the locking mechanism and dongle bits! Could be very nice indeed! :)

Drad-man - thanks for the info, I do infact have a couple of Lockstars already. BR kindy sent them to me after my camera came loose. They also paid for my lens repairs, which was very nice of them. This is why i still use their products!

Thanks guys...  this was very useful for me! :)

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Mr Surapon,

Have fun with your new toy and enjoy your trip! :) Also, good luck on the DIY filter holder, there appears to be some pressure from our peers! ;)

I think I am missing something, i don't get what GAS means? I'm i just being dim? Could someone explain the pun/joke to me please? :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Safety Line for my camera
« on: May 05, 2014, 12:28:01 PM »
mackguyver - thanks, i did not know that company! I'll check them out!

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Software & Accessories / Safety Line for my camera
« on: May 05, 2014, 03:58:41 AM »
Hi all,

I have a BR sport...  my camera came unclipped and lens damage followed (BR kindly paid for the repairs, great company). i have since attached a leash between the strap and my camera as a secondary safety line. However, this makes it a semi-permanent fixing and not easy to undo if i want to have my camera without a strap/change strap.

I was going to get the OP/TECH uni-loop system as this would solve the problem. It is said to have a 15lbs/6.8kg tensile strength... (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/485769-REG/OP_TECH_USA_1301062_System_Connectors_Set_of.html/prm/alsVwDtl)

However, i also noticed that OP/TECH also make the smaller Mini Quick-Disconnect Loops.  These have a 44lb/20kg tensile strength and are a lot smaller.  (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/736105-REG/OP_TECH_USA_1301082_System_Connectors_Mini_QD.html/prm/alsVwDtl)

Has anyone much experience with the latter as compared to the first...  The leash would ideally be able to hold my 5DIII + 70-200 if the BR should come undone again.

Thanks

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Email to Lexar didn't prove to be useful.  All they did was say there weren't aware of any problems with this card and offered to replace.

Sounds useful to me!

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