This could drive up the cost of your old 35mm manual focus lenses

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Mainecoonmaniac, May 17, 2013.

  1. Mainecoonmaniac

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    Maybe so. I still like manual focus lenses. BTW If you took a manual focus lense and focus on a car would that become auto focus?

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    I don't get your point. You linked to a review of one certain lens. How could that crank up 35mm prices (wheter you refer to focal length or format)?
     
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    I don't understand why they put up an opinion article from a guy that has only ever owned one lens. Not that you have to own them all in order to have an opinion, but why should I care about this guy's perspective on the subject?
     
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    Show yourself out... :laugh:
     
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    No risk, the main part of the di*it*l camera users don't give a bag of beans about MF lenses, and the few that does, probably already have a quite nice collection of gear.

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    Wait a minute. Someone makes auto-focus lenses? Maybe I should start buying newer gear?
     
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    It is amusing to note that the writer of the article has come to the startling conclusion what generations of 35mm photographers have known all along. I have considered the 35mm focal length to be my normal lens and actually have two of the f:2 Nikon variety of this focal length. It is also interesting that he does't even shoot film, only digital.
    I am not losing sleep over the possibility of prices rising in analog gear as I have more than I need at this time ;-).


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    No, you'd have to focus from the car.
     
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    No, don't waste the time and money. They'll never catch on.
     
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    Not only that, but some of the Canon EOS film cameras have the eye control focus. Mine works very well. But I find I like the look of my M42 Russian glass better.


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    Actually, some of the latest generation of "mirrorless" d!git@l cameras have interchangeable lenses with very short registration distances. That makes it fairly trivial to make adapters for older manual lenses and I see lots of talk about people doing that. No doubt some will adapt because they already have lenses in hand. I don't have any idea whether the number of people using those cameras deciding to run out to acquire such lenses would represent a visible bump in demand. I think a lot of those cameras are acquired to use as high end P&S.

    (Time will tell!)
     
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    Sage advice. I love this forum.
     
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    Perhaps I should buy one and head out to a beach on a warm day to see which photos are in focus?
     
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    Where the link mentions a 35mm lens, what is the format size of the DSLR it is being used on? Without knowing this I can't follow what he is trying to say.
     
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    One of the first things I thought of. It's a Nikon D3s with a 24x36 sensor.
    Just think, that lens has been waiting 31 years for him to discover it. Damn nice lens, too.
     
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    If that's the case what does this statement in the link mean?

    "In terms of composition, the 35mm lens is the closest to the focal composition of the human eye."
    Read more at http://petapixel.com/2013/05/16/the...in-35mm-lens-photography/#72BOdoDHUMaBFOty.99
     
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    It means he's a kid enthusing over a new toy, and wouldn't do very well at all with a camera that required thought and knowledge to use.
     
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    I wonder what lens the author normally uses if he thinks the 35/1.4 is "Small, Light and Compact".
     
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    It is, compared to the ubiquitous kit zoom.
     
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    Groan now, you'll be telling it.
     
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    Nah, true auto focus can only be achieved by very self centric people....
     
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    Which could explain why uncle Otto loves to be the center of attention. :grin:

    For moving subjects, auto focus is a blessing. I find that for still work, I can get a better focus manually.


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    You haven't seen how big many modern 35mm format lenses have gotten, have you? Google Sigma 50mm f1.4...
     
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    How do you be come a photo writer without ever having used a 35mm lens? Man, what has become of online gear reviews nowadays?!

    On a side note, Ive had the 35mm 1.4 nikkor for a little while and its a nice lens and really smooth to use, and is in no way light or compact haha. The reviewer should try the cv nokton 35mm 1.4, now thats what I call a compact 35.