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Sorry, by "converter" I was referring to the M-to-M4/3 converter you were using for your 35cron.

post #2612 of 2662

Ah!

 

Vello's: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/743382-REG/Vello_LA_MFT_LM_Micro_4_3_To_Leica.html

 

Honestly, though, I don't remember paying that much for it.  Fits tight on both the camera and lens with no perceptible play.  I think if I changed lenses more often, I would get the OE Panasonic or Voightlander adapter but my other M-mount lenese are 90 and 135mm which are effectively too long for what I want to do with MFT.

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RRS head. Really good stuff
post #2614 of 2662
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RRS head. Really good stuff

Except for the price.  I've got way too much invested in just plates!

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Anyone try lens adapters before?  Thinking about mounting k lenses on my nikon.

 

Macro is all I care about, I really do not need metering either.

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Except for the price.  I've got way too much invested in just plates!
Hahaha. The phrase "You get what you pay for." is so true with photo gear.
post #2617 of 2662

I've only been talking about it for a year but I finally cashed in some Amazon points after an appropriate price drop on the lens itself:

 

 

 

and a 100% crop from a 1/5 second handheld exposure:

 

 

 

I'll be spending more time with this lens going forward.  It's certainly larger than the old 35/2 but should still make a good walkabout lens.

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I've only been talking about it for a year but I finally cashed in some Amazon points after an appropriate price drop on the lens itself:

 

 

 

and a 100% crop from a 1/5 second handheld exposure:

 

 

 

I'll be spending more time with this lens going forward.  It's certainly larger than the old 35/2 but should still make a good walkabout lens.

 

Niicee..  Congrats. I sure wish my 85L II had IS; if so, that's all I would ever carry..

post #2619 of 2662

Congrats! I'm also waiting for a price drop over here. Are you planning to get the hood for it?

post #2620 of 2662

Yup.  When I buy a lens from Amazon, I always wait for my points to come in before buying any accessories for it.  In this case, it'll pay for more than half the price of the hood.  Makes the overpriced nature of the hood easier to swallow.

post #2621 of 2662

So I guess nobody has tried lens adapters before... or maybe you guys are Nikon haters! haha

 

I think the D5100 at $375 is a better value than a similar Pentax.  They really don't get cheap, even on CL

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So I guess nobody has tried lens adapters before... or maybe you guys are Nikon haters! haha

You could try your question in the Nikon thread....

post #2623 of 2662

This place is quiet compared to that-other-not-Canon thread, lol.

 

Anyway, I picked up a Phottix tripod collar for my 100L. At one fifth the price of the Canon version, it is a bargain. As far as I can tell, build quality is good. The entire construction is metal, the tripod mount and bushing seems strong enough, and the insides of the collar is lined with a soft material to protect the lens from scratching.

 

The fit is quite tight though, so it will take more effort to rotate between landscape and portrait orientation.

 


(please don't mind the frankenplate in the shot, lol)

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This place is quiet compared to that-other-not-Canon thread, lol.

 

Anyway, I picked up a Phottix tripod collar for my 100L. At one fifth the price of the Canon version, it is a bargain. As far as I can tell, build quality is good. The entire construction is metal, the tripod mount and bushing seems strong enough, and the insides of the collar is lined with a soft material to protect the lens from scratching.

 

The fit is quite tight though, so it will take more effort to rotate between landscape and portrait orientation.

 


(please don't mind the frankenplate in the shot, lol)

 

Which rail is that and how much?  Is it pretty stable when camera is cranked to the end?

post #2625 of 2662

That's the Manfrotto 454 micropositioning plate (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/554343-REG/Manfrotto_454_454_Micrometric_Positioning_Sliding.html).

 

Can't really comment on stability of the plate alone, because currently I have it mounted on a Manfrotto 498RC4 and the old version 055ProB tripod -- not really the most stable combination in the world. The legs are the weakest point, certainly doesn't make it suitable for any sort of focus stacking.

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