Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,300   Posts: 1,535,845   Online: 917
      
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16
  1. #11
    Obtong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    97
    I have used the Mamiya Sekor C 55mm for landscapes an for my taste, 40mm on a 645 would be too wide. If you get the zoom lens you'll probably end up bringing your 35mm and 210mm as well, so I don't think you'd be saving much space/weight by doing so. You'd also lose the ability to shoot beyond f4.5 if you got the zoom.

  2. #12
    tomalophicon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Canberra, ACT.
    Shooter
    Sub 35mm
    Posts
    1,562
    Images
    24
    You can actually change the aperture in less than full stop incremements. Listen and feel for the click. In the original instruction book that came with it mentions it too.

    I have the 45mm f/2.8 and it's the lens I use most often after the 80mm.

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    10
    I've not had any luck finding any detent on the aperture ring for any of the lenses between full stops. I seem to be able to put the ring between stops but I don't sense any 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments. Seems solid enough if I really feel like I need to make a small tweak to an exposure but I think I'll be happier if I just relax and learn to work with the system. Thanks for helping me get my feet back on the ground!

    Sadly, the 35mm lens I bought doesn't seem to be working properly. I can't select F/22 on the ring, it stops at F/16 and won't turn any farther. Also, no matter what I do I can't get the lens to actually stop down as I can with all the others. The aperture blades just never start to close down. I'm going to need to send it back, or else shoot nothing but F/3.5 I'm easily able to see the other lenses stop down in several different ways so I'm pretty confident the lens is faulty and not the operator. Gives me excuse enough to switch to the 45mm though so I suppose it's a blessing in disguise. The 35mm is certainly wide enough to qualify as a special purpose lens, at least in my eyes.

    You have all be extremely helpful. I have rather a glut of lenses right now and after a few hikes I'm sure I'll quickly sort out which lenses make it out of the bag and which don't. The less weight I have to carry the better in the long run and it sounds like many of you have only one or two lenses that see any sort of regular use as well. Thank you!

    Robert

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Mundelein, IL
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    993
    Images
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by topslakr View Post
    Sadly, the 35mm lens I bought doesn't seem to be working properly. I can't select F/22 on the ring, it stops at F/16 and won't turn any farther. Also, no matter what I do I can't get the lens to actually stop down as I can with all the others. The aperture blades just never start to close down. I'm going to need to send it back, or else shoot nothing but F/3.5 I'm easily able to see the other lenses stop down in several different ways so I'm pretty confident the lens is faulty and not the operator.
    Sounds like maybe someone who didn't know what they were doing took it apart and put it back together wrong.

    Give you $20 for it :-)

    Duncan

  5. #15
    NJS
    NJS is offline
    NJS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    125
    $50!

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    10
    Sorry all, the lens is being returned for a refund. I missed the return window at KEH but they are such a great company they are going to accept the return anyway. Such a relief for me, since I spent quite a bit more then $50 for it!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin