The ten quid lens thread.


mowog

Link Posted 30/10/2010 - 16:35
I'd like to see that Soligor on here, when you get the chance, Tony.

Sam. Yes, any Pentax lens is way too good to belong here, but a nice little result for you.
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amilner

Link Posted 31/10/2010 - 19:36
mowog wrote:
I'd like to see that Soligor on here, when you get the chance, Tony.

You will have to wait until Christmas I am afraid... I return on 18/12
Tony Milner
Super A, ME Super, MZ6, K5II, Ricoh GR & lenses from 8-500mm
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Last Edited by amilner on 31/10/2010 - 19:36

testbloke

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 20:40
I know you will rule it out but my Pentax M50 F2 was 8 delivered from ebay, everyone avoided it as seller said it had small amount of fungus ... still not seen any
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Anvh

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 20:46
What about this

http://www.diyphotography.net/homemade-lenses-whats-all-the-fuzz-about
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

mowog

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 21:03
Testbloke.
Yep... Definitely disqualified!

Stefan.
Very interesting and clever. But... Disqualified on the grounds of not being 'proper' manufactured lenses.

Come on People! - Most of you aren't even trying!

Here is my latest. 50p from ebay. Full of fungus and filthy!

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Anvh

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 21:35
Well you did ask for no name lenses and you can't disagree that it isn't a lens

Her are some more DIY lenses http://www.diyphotography.net/build-your-own-lenses
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 03/11/2010 - 21:43

gregmoll

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 22:17
For free, KASHIMURA DIANON 135mm f2.8 Preset, originally came with a Minolta mount now T PK mount.








A nice lens but I never use it as I have the Pentax equivalent.

Greg

mowog

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 22:50
Ahh! - That's more like it!

Not one I've ever heard of, either. Looks like a very nicely put together, heavy lump of a lens.

Top marks, for you, Greg! - What's the image quality like?
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Dangermouse

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 23:00
I may get into hunting weird old M42 lenses after putting a test roll through my new Spotmatic - want to make sure it's metering accurately before I go rushing to buy lenses which don't have open-aperture metering on my other bodies.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 04/11/2010 - 01:01

Now you're talking!!
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

mowog

Link Posted 12/11/2010 - 19:10
Here is the latest addition to my quickly growing stable of sub Ten quid lenses.

An Auto Albinar 135mm f2.8 'Special'. - 2.70, ebay bargain!

A very handsome lens, don't you think? A bit of a Takumar look-a-like!
It is beautifully made, all metal and heavy. 12.8 ounces, or 363 grammes.
I really am very impressed with the build quality of this lens. In fact, most lenses of the period that this one is from, even cheapies like this, are made to a much higher standard of mechanical construction than even the best modern lenses. This lens is probably the best part of forty years old, but it still looks quite new, and I have no doubt that It could easily be around in another forty years. Yes... They made things tough, in those days!

Although it looks a bit like a Takumar, It is not in the same optical class, as one. Today, I took test shots with this lens and a 135mm f3.5 Super Takumar. Both wide open and both at f8. Identical shots, with identical crop. Unsurprisingly, the Takumar is noticeably better, both in sharpness and contrast.
So.. It's no Takumar rival, but not bad at all.




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petrochemist

Link Posted 12/11/2010 - 23:46
I'm sure some of mine will count, but some are a little less clear cut...

The first two should qualify:
Photax Paragon M42 28mm f2.8 5 (even with a skylight filter & case)
Cosina PK 35-70 zoom FOC - with camera too!

Then there's some telconverters (do they count?):
Clubman PK macro focusing 3* TC 4
APS M42 VARIABLE AUTO TELEPLUS 2X-3X lens & tube 8.60
Neewer 52mm filter mount 2* TC 10

Finally there's the ones that need non standard mounts (mainly for use on bellows):
35mm Vario bellows lens 5 (with free fungus)
50mm enlarger lens 6
Sun zoom YS60 60-135 f3.5 2 (Incomplete mount)
75mm vintage lens with flange ~3 (with more traces of fungus)
40mm Telescope eyepiece 7 (used as macro filter)

I've used the telescope eyepiece (for the 'Knot macro' in my portfolio) & the Clubman TC recently & find both excellent.
The Neewer doesn't seem as good as a rear mounted TC - although it does enable the lens to keep any auto functions.
The remainder are still untested, and may need some attention first...
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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mowog

Link Posted 13/11/2010 - 14:02
The Photax Paragon certainly qualifies. The Cosina?... Well. Cosina are a quite well respected lens maker, having made many fine lenses. Indeed, many of the big camera makers own lenses were actually made for them, by Cosina. I know for sure that Nikon's FG and EM cameras, as well as the E series lenses for them, were made by Cosina. And of course, Cosina make the highly regarded (and expensive) Voigtlander lenses.
But... As it's you, I'll stretch a point and allow the Cosina, too.
Teleconverters don't count, and the other lenses don't qualify on the grounds that they are not specifically mountable on Pentax cameras, without adaptation.

Right, then... Cosina and Photax. - Let's see 'em!.
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Last Edited by mowog on 13/11/2010 - 14:06

petrochemist

Link Posted 13/11/2010 - 18:28
It seems the rules have changed a little from the 3 you listed initially:

'Join the Ten quid lens club - Only 3 Rules.

1. The lens must not have cost more than ten pounds, excluding delivery.
2. It must be a 'No name' cheapie.
3. All images of the lens, and those taken with the lens, must be made on a Pentax camera.'

Enlarger lenses are usually M39, & M39 - M42 adapters or M39 to PK are both available for ~5.
Surely if the adapter & lens are under 10 it should count.
Stefan's Link should too (and the DIY tilt & shift I've nearly completed...) but only with images taken on a Pentax camera to comply with no 3.

Perhaps they don't meet with the intended spirit of the thread but they do with the listed rules. (Whilst if Cosina are as good a name as you say that one shouldn't).

However since this is your thread I'll stick to your decision and perhaps start another for 10 cross mounts & extras that don't qualify here, when I finally get my project tidied up a bit. {That could take a while, but I made good progress today so may-be it won't be past next year)
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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mowog

Link Posted 13/11/2010 - 19:31
Yeah, that's right... It's my club and I don't want no hairy faced loon polluting it with enlarging lenses and Heath Robinson jobs, made out of driveshaft gaiters and jubilee clips!. MINE, d'ya hear. ALL MINE!!. I can make the rules up as I go, if I want. I'm the Boss!.... MWAHAHAHAHA!!!
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