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The Manual Lens Village


The Manual Lens Village

The place for those to post images and discussions on manual lens use. The purpose is to be helpful and informative. Does not matter if you share or just have questions. The "focus" is on manual lens use.

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Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2012


Whether you use them, want to use them, or even wonder about using them - this group is for you. It's about sharing in order to promote and expand the use of the manual lens. The attitude here is not about being a member of an exclusive club of special users, the attitude is about people working together in an environment of sharing information and helping one another like good neighbors. Think of this as a friendly village of people devoted to the manual lens....Feel free to start discussions or just provide your own equipment list of lenses used.

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Obsolete technology, ignore it or use it.

Started by Fusion - Ian Kydd'Miller Oct 16, 2010. 0 Replies

How quickly technology become outdated these days. Should this mean we ignore or abandon tried and trusted technologies in favour of newer more up to date flavours of the month. That being said AF…Continue

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Comment by don carnes on May 1, 2012 at 12:51am

Anyone know of lenses that simply have on them "IMAGE MC AUTOMATIC " mine is a 135mm 1:2.8 FD mount made in Korea. I have another IMAGE MC 80-200 1:4 lens made in Japan

Comment by Fusion - Ian Kydd'Miller on October 16, 2010 at 4:36pm
These images were all shot with the Nikkor 135mm f2 on a Kodak DCS620 (2MP) early digital pro camera based on the Nikon F5.

MF lenses are still very capable of good, and in some cases extremely good, results.
Ian Kydd'Miller ©
Comment by Fusion - Ian Kydd'Miller on October 16, 2010 at 4:30pm
I use a number of manual focus lenses, mainly Nikkor that I had from my days shooting with the F2 and F3 Nikons. I have a couple of Nikon digital cameras that they work fine on (D1H and D1X) and I also have adapters for use with my Canon cameras. My fav's are the Nikkor 135mm f2 ( a very expensive lens in its day) which give superb results on digital and also the 300mm f4 IFED. Why waste good glass just because you have to do some work when using it. Manual focusing is a little more difficult with digi cams as their viewfinder screens are not as well adapted as those on the earlier cameras specifically designed of MF.
Comment by Sarah Ashley on September 8, 2009 at 2:22am
I use M42 lenses on my DSLR's. Mainly I use the Asahi 50mm 1.4 but I also have a Asahi 17mm & a Carenar 135mm moded for starburst bokeh. & of corse a lensbaby.

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