Post by belgiumreporter on Oct 16, 2016 17:25:14 GMT -5
I've been experimenting with some old glass, in this case the pentax takumar M42 (not smc) 50mm 1.4, yes the one with the radioactive thorium elements. Even though it can't be focussed at infinity on the D3 it gives incredible image quality for portraits (putting the perspective on FX aside)
This shot at f4 was sharper than the higly praised sigma 50 1.4 at 5.6.
Amongst other vintage glass i've tried the Meyer Görlits 50 2.8 but i haven't got the right adapter, this is a wonderfull lens but more on that later.
I've found a crate full of old primes, in time i'm gonna try them all...
Wish I could find a Noct Nikkor in my lens collection. Your posts go to prove that some older lenses perform very well on digital. If one want to sacrifice the mod cons of auto focus and matrix metering etc there are some very good pieces of older glass still available. .