Old lens in new light

Discussion in 'Flora' started by Rob MacKillop, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Elmar 90 f4.jpg

    I put this 1956 Elmar 90mm f/4 lens on the Leica Monochrom with a screw-mount to m-mount adapter, and I must say I like its softness. These images contrast favourably with the more digital-looking Q shots I did a few days ago. So, I like these old lenses on modern digital cameras. And they are a LOT cheaper than modern Leica lenses, that's for sure!

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  2. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    Very nice Rob.
    I especially like the first one (of the rose, that is).
    I vigorously agree with the main tenet of the post, though. I bought an adapter to use my old Pentax lenses on a Canon and I was immediately captured by the results. Since then, I have had over 50 strays follow me home from those rare trips when the nurse has let me out.
     
  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Oh, I don't think I'll stretch to 50...that's a lot! You're nuts! :D
     
  4. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    Apart from 3 or 4 'specials', I've never spent as much as 30 quid on a lens.
     
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  5. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    They do look good, really like the first one. They do have an "old school" still life look to them.
     
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  6. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Cheers, Dave. Enjoyable to do.
     

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