Topic: Lens Collection: Buze
This is my lens collection so far. It was too big for the signature so I decided on a new trend! I will update this post, here, and I will just use a link to this topic in my signature !
Feel free to do the same for yours, and post queries/comments on mine here !
Note this is an early job, I need to add comments to plenty ! All lens are M42 unless explicitly noted otherwise.
Carl Zeiss Jena
Flektogon 20mm f2.8: Updated
Got it, didn't like it, took it appart, took 2 weeks, fixed it back again, and jury is still out ! Did a few satisfactory shots. But I'm not really convinced on this lens yet.
This is an OEM lens, "made in japan". Turns out it has the Zeiss colors, it it not *razor* sharp, but does a good jon anyway as my only 24mm.
Flektogon 35mm f2.4:
Really super 35mm, focuses very closely, has superb bokeh and is very sharp. A bit overpriced at the moment, but if you can find one cheap, jump!
Pancolar 50mm f1.8:
I didn't do a LOT of photos with this one. My copy arrived in very good condition overrall but filthy cosmericaly, I had to take it appart like twice to clean it up, and I have so many other great 50 I didn't really shoot it properly yet. Baad Buze. My various test shots are excellent tho. it appears to be really sharp, as expected. That lens seems quite rare.
Sonnar 135mm f3.5: Gallery
Well we all know that one. I must say prefer the Pentacon 135. I have 2 copies of this lens, one M42 and one Praktica B (Bayonet, with my Kadapter)
"Takumar" is a preset lens, all the other are "auto" lens with increasing coating quality from "Super Takumar" then "Super Multi Coated Takumar" to "SMC Takumar".
Super Takumar 28mm f3.5:
Easy to use (infinity at like 7 meters) nice sharpness but has some barrel distortion; not for panoramic I would think
Super Multi Coated Takumar 35mm f2:
Has "hot glass" in (same yellowing syndrome as the 50 f1.4). Haven[t really dug into this one so far, we didn't seem to "click" immediately.
Super Multi Coated Takumar 35mm f3.5:
Tiny little lens ! It is by far the smallest of the Taks. Kinda slow for a 35mm, but good, rectilinear and sharp.
SMC Takumar 50mm f1.2 (K mount): Gallery
This is my primary 50mm right now. Works really well even wide open, excellent contrast & colors, absolutely gorgeous lens.
Super Takumar 50mm f1.4: Gallery
Super Multi Coated Macro Takumar 50mm f4:
Super Takumar 85mm f1.9: New Brand new, got cleaned, needs testing.
Takumar 105mm f2.8: Gallery
Super Takumar 105mm f2.8:
SMC Takumar 135mm f2.5 (K mount): Updated
This one got shot, it doens't have it's own dedicated gallery, but I used it for real photos very successfully. Excellent results, just at f5.6 I had razor sharp photos. It's also a LOT lighter than the metal M42 one, and has a built in hood that is quite handy (like the Zeiss 135). Quite a Gem !
Super Multi Coated Takumar 135mm f2.5:
Super Multi Coated Takumar 135mm f3.5:
Super Multi Coated Takumar 150mm f4:
Takumar 200mm f3.5: Updated
This one got cleaned, and now performs very, very well, it's amazingly sharp as soon as f5.6, at f8 it's very, very sharp !
Super Takumar 200mm f4:
Mir 1B 37mm f2.8: Gallery
Excellent little 35mm (ish) it's very very easy to use, extremely sharp. Colors are exceptional from this little lens. One of my fav 35 ish mm, with the Zeiss !
Helios 44-2 50mm f2: On the repair tray
Helios 44M-4 58mm f2: In the cleaning queue
Industar 61 L/Z 52mm f2.8: Gallery
Volna 8 50mm f2.8:
Industar 50-2 50mm f3.5:
Jupiter 9 85mm f2: Gallery
Peleng 8mm f3.5 Fisheye: Gallery
Superb lens, absolutely fantastic fun to play with, highly recommented; get over the "fisheye" toy shots and learn to use the really powerful perspective ! This lens is very sharp stopped down, and is very good at having the shots postprocessed, corrected, then resharpened.
Oh, it flares like mad, but well, it's hard NOT to get the sun in the frame !
28mm f2.8: New
105mm f2.8: Gallery
Lydith 30mm f3.5:
Oreston 50mm f1.8:
Hanimar 135mm f2.8:
Skip that one, you don't need it !
135mm f2.8 Preset: New
Recent addition, very very similar to the Vivitar in looks it seems. Also a T mount; had quite good results with it in my preliminary testings...
50mm f1.2 AIS: Gallery
Nikkor-U 50mm f3.5: New Bronica S2A medium format lens; On it's way to me !
Nikkor-P-C 75mm f2.8: New Bronica S2A medium format lens
Bronica S2A, Agfa Super Isolette, Iskra, Rolleiflex. Leica M2, Bessa R, Zorki 1,3,3M and a few more...