Any other 75mm lenses for 35mm cameras?

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    Outside of the 75mm lens in Leica, and the current screwmount Voigtlander for RF's, was there any other production for 35mm cameras, RF or SLR?
     
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    I think there is a pentax 75mm limited
     
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    There was the 75mm/f4 Pantar (made by Rodenstock) for the Zeiss Contaflex Alpha/Beta/Prima SLRs in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
     
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    I kinda see where you are going with this Wayne. 85mm gets you too close sometimes and 50mm allows for distorted perspective when up close.

    Have you tried a 58mm lens like the minolta rokkor or canon fd?
    8mm doesn't sound like a big difference, but its 15% longer than a 50mm.
     
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    There was a Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm f/1.5 which was supposed to be exceptional...
    (Exakta, Praktina & M42 mount)
     
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    Actually there's just something natural about the perspective of a 75mm lens for me. I tried different focal lengths with a zoom at one time and the 75 seemed to emulate what my eyes see. Also whenever I use a 100mm lens I sometimes have problems with dof because I tend to shoot at short distances, 18ft or under. The 50mm's tend to take in too much extraneous landscape, and the 100mm's are a little too long especially concerning dof in the shorter ranges. Interesting enough in LF, some of the guys keep their lens progression at a 1.4 multiplier. In 35mm. if you keep the same 1.4 multiplier you wind up at 75mm from the 50mm focal length, and I have thought about getting a multiplier for my Canon, Pentax or Minolta, but I'd prefer better resolution. Of course at smaller prints it's probably nothing to worry about.

    Overall I ask as I really want a prime and prefer to stay away from the bigger zooms which tend to make me too lazy. But on the RF's dof is by lens markings and I would prefer one on a SLR. The 70 limited on a Pentax might work but the cost is too high.

    I think I'll see if I can find a zoom lens I have thats marked such that I can approximate something around 58mm. I've always wondered about them. Good idea.
     
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    I just checked Ebay for the heck of it. Pricier then I thought.
     
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    keh has a panatar 75mm f4 on sale for $39
     
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    Pentax has the DA 70/2.4 Limited (no aperture ring) and the FA 77/1.8 Limited (with aperture ring). The 77 is more expensive than the 70, but is a real work of art. The 77 will work with all the k-mount cameras, while the 70 will require one that can set aperture from the body (most of the AF cameras will do this, I think)
     
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    $770 at the FleaBay.
     
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    Actually, 1.4 will get you to 70mm. 1.5 will get you to 75mm.
     
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    I use a 75mm on 35mm quite a bit. It is a natural if you have a Bonica ETR series as the 75mm is the "normal" lens for the 645 format and then you just slap on the 35mm back. I also find the 75mm lens with 35mm to be a very good all around combo when I do not want to travel heavy.
     
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    There was probably at least one TLR which had a 35mm adapter and a 75mm lens.
     
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    I've got a Tamron 28-75 for my Nikon N80 that is very sharp and not much bigger than a prime lens. It doesn't have an aperture ring so it can only be used with a later af body. It's my event lens, I can go from portrait to group shot without changing lens. Auto-focus is a little slow, but for groups and portraits I don't need speed. Too slow for grandkids.
     
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    You can also get a new Voigtlander 75mm f/1.8 in Leica M Mount.