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Manual lenses presentation
Manual lenses presentation
Manual lenses presentation
Manual lenses presentation
Manual lenses presentation
Manual lenses presentation
Manual lenses presentation
Manual lenses presentation
Manual lenses presentation
Manual lenses presentation
Manual lenses presentation
Manual lenses presentation
Manual lenses presentation
Manual lenses presentation
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  • 1. Manual lenses Forgotten gems Petteri Hietavirta flickr.com/photos/pepez/ twitter: pethie
  • 2. Manual lenses are • Prime or zoom lenses without autofocus • Not necessarily the same system as the camera • Available at second hand markets • Cheap
  • 3. ... • Strong built • Possible to fix yourself • Primes are mostly ok, zooms not that great • Plenty of makers, some unknowns – Chinon, Tokina, Pentax, Pentacon, Helios, Jupiter, Soligor, Carl Zeiss etc...
  • 4. SMC Takumar 55mm f1.8
  • 5. Vivitar 35mm f1.9
  • 6. Amanda Deluxe 135mm f3.5
  • 7. Uses • Portraits • Landscape • Macro • Video • Experiments!
  • 8. What is required? • A simple £10 adapter in many cases • In some cases an adapter with a lens element • Knowledge about which lens works with your camera • Focusing screen
  • 9. M42 to Canon EOS Adaper (photo: CC chunghow33)
  • 10. Common camera systems System distance Canon FD 42.00 Canon EOS 44.00 Contax/Yashica 45.00 Leica M 27.80 Leica R 47.00 M42 45.50 Micro 4/3 19.25 Minolta MD 43.50 Minolta AF 44.50 Nikon 46.50 Olympus E-system 38.85 Olympus OM 46.00 Pentax K 45.50 T2 55.00 distance
  • 11. Canon EOS fitting with adapter without a lens Canon FD 42.00 Canon EOS 44.00 Contax/Yashica 45.00 Leica M 27.80 Leica R 47.00 M42 45.50 Micro 4/3 19.25 Minolta MD 43.50 Minolta AF 44.50 Nikon 46.50 Olympus E-system 38.85 Olympus OM 46.00 Pentax K 45.50 T2 55.00
  • 12. How to buy • Available at typical second hand market places • Check price level, certain lenses are high on demand and expensive • Beware of M42/T2 difference, similar looking but wont fit • Check operation - no deep scratches, smooth focus, no fungus, clean aperture blades • Radioactivity
  • 13. How to use • Use manual or aperture priority • Set aperture wide open, focus, set aperture for the photo – Preset focus lenses • Check focusing using live view with 5x magnification • Check how accurately the AF-confirm adapter works
  • 14. Amanda Deluxe 135mm f3.5
  • 15. Questions? Petteri Hietavirta flickr.com/photos/pepez/ twitter: pethie

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