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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #330 on: February 08, 2015, 02:23:53 PM »
Recently picked up an old Zeiss Planar T* 1.7/50mm.  Still an amazing lens.

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I've gotten a number of unique images with it already.  There is just something about it...
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« Reply #330 on: February 08, 2015, 02:23:53 PM »

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #331 on: February 08, 2015, 02:41:29 PM »
I used to work with a Rolls Royce Aero engine designer, he said before CAD they wouldn't pre draw the pipework but give the roughed up engine to the senior fitters with instructions as to what went where, those fitters then worked out the best way to route all the pipework and their initial pipes were then taken off and drawn up and manufactured.

I always found that interesting.

I believe it, probably the fastest way to get to a solution with the least amount of waste and rework with the available technology.
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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #332 on: February 08, 2015, 04:17:58 PM »
First photo post here, not even made with a Canon camera, the shot is taken with a Fuji FinePix S2000HD. I'm glad I don't use this camera anymore it is good for nothing, I like this shot though.



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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #334 on: February 08, 2015, 06:00:52 PM »
First photo post here, not even made with a Canon camera, the shot is taken with a Fuji FinePix S2000HD. I'm glad I don't use this camera anymore it is good for nothing, I like this shot though.



I once shot up that same street in Jerusalem (2008, I believe).  It was one of my first photos to get Explored on Flickr, so will always be special to me.
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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #335 on: February 09, 2015, 01:08:30 AM »
I don't know why, but something about these appeals to me.  T1i with a piece of card (with a hole in it) for a 'lens'.  On thing about a pinhole lens is you see every speck on the sensor.  I don't think I could get this look with PP.

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #336 on: February 09, 2015, 01:42:13 PM »
canon 20d + tamron 19-35mm... back in 2007

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #337 on: February 10, 2015, 09:49:59 PM »
I guess we should try to stick with Canon equipment here, which limits me somewhat as my old cheap gear consists of lenses which I only use on non-Canon mirrorless bodies, and only one of those lenses is a Canon, an FD 55mm 1.2 which I seldom use because I haven't yet found an adapter I like using it with; and I won't claim that any of these are great, but here are five (I hope their self-explanatory labels will accompany them):


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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #338 on: February 10, 2015, 09:56:32 PM »
My cheapest old lens is a Vivitar 135mm 2.8, which came with its original leather case, all in excellent condition, for $30.  My most expensive is a Minolta 58mm 1.2, which cost rather more than that, but still much less than any current 1.2 lens.  Here are two via the former, one via the latter (an unintended grab of an unexpected sunset as I was leaving my apt. a couple of evenings ago).   I should probably not add any more non-Canon shots....

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #339 on: February 11, 2015, 01:55:44 AM »
I was having mirrorless fun too, last weekend. What a way to celebrate a good beer  8)

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #340 on: February 11, 2015, 09:49:02 AM »
Some great shots.  I love shooting with vintage glass.  My most recent toy is a vintage Zeiss Planar T* 1.7/50mm.  Really quite a beautiful lens, and very sharp when you nail focus.

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #341 on: February 12, 2015, 03:12:44 PM »
Some great shots.  I love shooting with vintage glass.  My most recent toy is a vintage Zeiss Planar T* 1.7/50mm.  Really quite a beautiful lens, and very sharp when you nail focus.

I share your enthusiasm, an enthusiasm I wouldn't have if mirrorless cameras hadn't made vintage lenses so easy to use; that's probably the chief appeal to me of the Sony a7 line - not the resolution, not the dynamic range, but the fact that they're so far the only FF mirrorless option.

I probably have too many c. 50mm lenses already, but you certainly make this one look appealing - then again, I suspect you could make any lens look good....  I love the colors (among other things) in this photo.

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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #342 on: March 01, 2015, 03:25:14 PM »
I love my Ti1 (500D) and I still miss it.  I'll not think twice using it together with my 6D.  I get it back from my Dad and just give him something from the G-series.  :)


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Re: Let's see some great shots taken with old, cheap gear!
« Reply #343 on: March 03, 2015, 11:46:01 AM »
Some great shots.  I love shooting with vintage glass.  My most recent toy is a vintage Zeiss Planar T* 1.7/50mm.  Really quite a beautiful lens, and very sharp when you nail focus.

I share your enthusiasm, an enthusiasm I wouldn't have if mirrorless cameras hadn't made vintage lenses so easy to use; that's probably the chief appeal to me of the Sony a7 line - not the resolution, not the dynamic range, but the fact that they're so far the only FF mirrorless option.

I probably have too many c. 50mm lenses already, but you certainly make this one look appealing - then again, I suspect you could make any lens look good....  I love the colors (among other things) in this photo.

The color rendition is a true strength of the lens.  It also has a very nice 3D quality.  I've taken to using it for my video reviews because I don't have a lot of time to spend on color grading.  It looks good out of the camera.
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