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This Old Lens: Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.7

I love a good deal.

3 of 3 C/Y mount posts.

Recently picked up one heck of a deal in a camera. Seems appropriate to find deals when it comes to lenses for it. I typically get three primes when I purchase a film system. A normal. A portrait. A wide. This is the normal. The Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.7.

Why did I buy it?

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This Old Lens: Yashica 135mm f/2.8

I love a good deal.

2 of 3 C/Y mount posts.

Recently picked up oneĀ heck of a deal in a camera. Seems appropriate to find deals when it comes to lenses for it. I typically get three primes when I purchase a film system. A normal. A portrait. A wide. This is the portrait. The Yashica 135mm f/2.8.

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This Old Lens: Soligor 28mm f/2.5 (C/Y Mount)

I love a good deal.

1 of 3 C/Y mount posts.

Recently picked up one heck of a deal in a camera. Seems appropriate to find deals when it comes to lenses for it. I typically get three primes when I purchase a film system. A normal. A portrait. A wide. This is the wide. The Soligor 28mm f/2.5.

Why did I buy it?

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Contax 137 MA Quartz Part 3: Photo Update

My first post about the Contax 137 MA Quartz was a leap of faith.

Faith in the Contax name. This is my fourth (35mm) Contax and each has been rock solid.

Faith in KEH.com bargain grade. Have purchased many an item bargain grade from KEH and each has been rock solid.

My second post was about the new covering I put on it. Very happy with that.

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Ah. Lenses. Purchased the excellent normal Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm <inhales> f/1.7 with the camera.

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When not awful is a high compliment: Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

What are you looking to get out of your next lens?

Me? I wanted a superzoom. Why? After a few times carrying around two camera bodies with two zooms to cover near anything that came my way that got old really quickly.

What to do? Superzoom! One huge problem. From everything I have read superzooms are usually awful or mediocre at best optically… and big and heavy… …and typically expensive. That is not a good combination. But I really wanted some of that one lens does all action. Continue reading When not awful is a high compliment: Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS