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favorite camera + adapted lens combo(s)

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by kevistopheles, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles SC Regular

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    Jan 2, 2015
    I was looking through my images yesterday and I was noticing that there are some camera+adapted lens combinations that seem to keep popping up. I believe that some lenses match up well with some cameras. I'm not sure why that is, perhaps it's because the rendering characteristics of the lens suits the way a particular sensor captures an image but for whatever reason here are some combinations that I really like.

    NEX (any model) and Canon FD 50/1.4 SSC
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    shifting gears
    by kevin dixey, on Flickr

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    warm
    by kevin dixey, on Flickr


    Fuji X-E1 and Minolta 28-105/2.8-3.5 macro
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    blue
    by kevin dixey, on Flickr

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    still
    by kevin dixey, on Flickr


    Olympus OMD E-M10 and Konica 40/1.8
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    faaancy
    by kevin dixey, on Flickr

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    sleeper
    by kevin dixey, on Flickr
     
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  2. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles SC Regular

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    Jan 2, 2015
    I also think the Pentax SMC 50/1.4 is making its case for pairing with the Olympus

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    frenzy
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  3. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    great shots all of them - perhaps we should go with bad shot combos
     
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  4. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles SC Regular

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    Jan 2, 2015
    I actually prefer the way the Konica and Pentax render images with he OMD than the native lenses I have tried.
     
  5. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles SC Regular

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    Jan 2, 2015
    LOL, I have those too...I think my least favorite combo is the Olympus OM24/2.8 with the Fuji. It's a well regarded lens and I have used it with some success on m43 but it never worked for me on the Fuji. I clearly didn't use it in a way that played to its strengths. That said I really like the OM28/3.5 better.