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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