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Old 13-04-2018, 11:26 AM   #1
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Vintage telephoto lens

A while back I was looking for a around 70-200mm lens to adapt to my A6000. However life got in the way before I made a purchase does anyone have any recommendations? I previously remembered there was a website doing comparisons on vintage lens but can't seem to find it.. also is eBay still the best place to buy? Or are there any local retailers that sell those lenses.
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Old 18-04-2018, 11:45 AM   #2
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I found the website comparing old lenses

https://phillipreeve.net/blog/afford...ii7rii-and-7s/

I have the helios 44-2 with its trippy swirley bokeh effect
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Old 09-05-2018, 06:45 PM   #3
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Both the a7 and a6x00 are e mounts right? I'm thinking of getting some of the lense featured inside....

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Old 09-05-2018, 08:41 PM   #4
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Both the a7 and a6x00 are e mounts right? I'm thinking of getting some of the lense featured inside....

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Yes. The A7 series mount is also called FE mount (full frame emount?) you can use FE lenses on the A6K series (E mount) but not the other way as you probably get vignetting ( dark corners in your photo).

Those vintage lenses just need a cheap adapter that is basically a plastic tube to be compatable with sony E, FE cameras

Not sure which telephoto lens to get and I don't really know any other places that sell them appart from ebay.
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:48 PM   #5
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Yes. The A7 series mount is also called FE mount (full frame emount?) you can use FE lenses on the A6K series (E mount) but not the other way as you probably get vignetting ( dark corners in your photo).

Those vintage lenses just need a cheap adapter that is basically a plastic tube to be compatable with sony E, FE cameras

Not sure which telephoto lens to get and I don't really know any other places that sell them appart from ebay.
Ah so you haven't gotten them yet? I got the kit zoom, now thinking of the 50mm F2, if its really thst cheap.

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Old 09-05-2018, 09:05 PM   #6
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Ah so you haven't gotten them yet? I got the kit zoom, now thinking of the 50mm F2, if its really thst cheap.

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Yep. I get purchase paralysis given so much choises

You may want to consider the helios 44-2.
It got a cool swirly bokeh effect
when shot wide open. available for quite cheap as plenty of them were made

If you are lucky you can get one that says made in the USSR

There are way more manual lenses available than those shown in the list from a prevous post.

Another lens I am also considering is the jupiter 11

I have the "fujian 35mm Cmount CCTV" lens also have a unique bokeh effect and it is just wide enough to not show vignetting on the crop sensor sony's

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Old 09-05-2018, 10:21 PM   #7
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Yep. I get purchase paralysis given so much choises

You may want to consider the helios 44-2.
It got a cool swirly bokeh effect
when shot wide open. available for quite cheap as plenty of them were made

If you are lucky you can get one that says made in the USSR

There are way more manual lenses available than those shown in the list from a prevous post.

Another lens I am also considering is the jupiter 11

I have the "fujian 35mm Cmount CCTV" lens also have a unique bokeh effect and it is just wide enough to not show vignetting on the crop sensor sony's
Hahaha ikr. The helios look good, how much did you get it for, inclusive of adaptor? Might work as an artsy portrait lens. �

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Hahaha ikr. The helios look good, how much did you get it for, inclusive of adaptor? Might work as an artsy portrait lens. �

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$49, lens adapter (M42 to NEX) I bought from aliexpress
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$49, lens adapter (M42 to NEX) I bought from aliexpress
where did you buy the helios from?
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where did you buy the helios from?
Some Ukrainian seller on ebay
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I tried and sold those vintage lens

if u very free and dont mind taking photos that are stationary....

or u very poor... beacuse vintage cheap and good
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I tried and sold those vintage lens

if u very free and dont mind taking photos that are stationary....

or u very poor... beacuse vintage cheap and good
Most of the photos I take with the 35mm lens are landscape or shots of buildings. The longer focal length one I use with a macro extension tube. Before getting the Helios,I used the sigma 60mm f2.8 for macro shots. It was a pain without manual controls.

Sony cameras have focus punch in and peaking that make shooting with manual lenses childs play
I suggest you try out manual focus on your auto lenses first to get used to it before jumping into full manual lens and regretting.

unless your idea of photography is to leave the camera on auto, press the shutter and if needed apply a Instagram filter on the JPEG then probably those vintage manual lenses aren't for you

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Old 10-05-2018, 10:43 AM   #13
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$49, lens adapter (M42 to NEX) I bought from aliexpress
Wah. That is cheap! More than worth it to get to play!

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Old 10-05-2018, 10:47 AM   #14
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I tried and sold those vintage lens

if u very free and dont mind taking photos that are stationary....

or u very poor... beacuse vintage cheap and good
Ah drat, I don't suppose you have any left? �

I used to take sports/event pics on a nikon FM, 300 mm prime, max iso 1600, so really shouldn't be an issue. It's more a matter of getting used to it maybe. I do agree that it is much easier to just spend the money and get an original lens ment for the camera itself, but like you said, I very poor so no choice, need to target cheap and good.

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Most of the photos I take with the 35mm lens are landscape or shots of buildings. The longer focal length one I use with a macro extension tube. Before getting the Helios,I used the sigma 60mm f2.8 for macro shots. It was a pain without manual controls.

Sony cameras have focus punch in and peaking that make shooting with manual lenses childs play
I suggest you try out manual focus on your auto lenses first to get used to it before jumping into full manual lens and regretting.

unless your idea of photography is to leave the camera on auto, press the shutter and if needed apply a Instagram filter on the JPEG then probably those vintage manual lenses aren't for you


u must see mah... if u take photo of your kids or whatever is moving... then auto lens is more preferred

of cos landscape. .... manual lens is no problem.... it just stay there
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