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    Some of the Canon EOS cameras don't seem to meter accurately with some adapters.

    My Elan IIe works fine with a focus confirming adapter for my Olympus lenses, but my Elan 7e doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    Thanks, all.

    It sounds too complicated. I think I'll just go with the Canon lenses, or those that fit it without adapter.

    I think this is a good plan. Much easier to use a Spotmatic with those Takumar lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchetman View Post
    I think this is a good plan. Much easier to use a Spotmatic with those Takumar lenses.
    Very true. I wouldn't bother with it if I wasn't shooting on a non-film camera. Lots of nice spotties out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikg View Post
    Very true. I wouldn't bother with it if I wasn't shooting on a non-film camera. Lots of nice spotties out there.
    Yes, I have a very nice Spotmatic too. But my eye sight is starting to fail me a little bit, so I wanted some help from the camera. The EOS 3 deal came along, and it was an easy decision.
    I've used the 50mm f/1.8 lens a fair bit, and like the results a lot. The print scan attached is from that lens, and I have no complaints.
    Foma 400 film in Edwal 12, silver print on Foma 112 in Ethol LPD, toned partially in Kodak sepia II, followed by Kodak selenium.

    If there's anything wanting from the print, it certainly isn't the camera's fault.
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    Nice pic up, Thomas! I used an EOS 3 with the 50mm f1.8 for several years in the early 2000s. It's a great combo! (I always wanted the f1.4 version for the quieter focusing but couldn't justify the price.)

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    50 f/1.8 is no bad lens, except the construction.

    New 40mm pancake is indeed a good performer and cheaper when compared with 50 f/1.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by baachitraka View Post
    50 f/1.8 is no bad lens, except the construction.

    New 40mm pancake is indeed a good performer and cheaper when compared with 50 f/1.4
    Tell me about this pancake lens.
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    Its not a fast lens whose max aperture is f/2.8, but its performance is very good from f/2.8-f/11.0

    Aperture is circular, expect bokeh little softer than 50 f/1.4

    Price falls around $190. Unfortunately, I only saw some jpegs from my friend.

    More over its very tiny compare to big plastic ugly barrel 50mm f/1.4

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    I was curious too, Thomas. Here is a link to the EOS Pancake Lens

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...G&Q=&A=details

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    I have the 50 1.4 EOS lens. I know it's more expensive, but the combination of the brighter image and the better build quality make it worth it to me.

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