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    Quote Originally Posted by Peatmoss View Post
    I also got to try this beast out at the sigma booth. The $30000 200-500mm. Really amazing lens. The autofocus was insanely fast, and the electrical assist on the zoom and focus was amazing:
    Can't go wrong at that price unless you're car shopping.
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    I finally got my adapter so I can use my new helios!

    I got the 44-2 M42 58mm f/2, recommended by Butch. (Thanks for the help choosing my first Russian lens. )
    Here are a couple of quickies that actually turned out really nicely after a bit of re-touching in CS5.


    This one is a little blurrier, but it at least looks pretty sharp at 800 x 573.


    I can't wait to use this lens more tomorrow. I want to try to get that neat swirled bokeh effect the lens is apparently known for.

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    Sorry for the double post.

    I managed to get one kind of swirly bokeh effect. It's find it very hard to do! The aperture has to be opened a lot, which makes everything such a shallow dof, which makes it harder to focus.

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    Cool shots Devon, really like the swirledness (don't think that's a word but it fits here ) in the last photo!

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    Thanks Andrew! Haha.

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    Devon,

    Very cool shot.....

    It seems there is a "sweet spot aspect ratio" to get the swrilies....

    you can increase the depth of field if you increase the distance to background and get the effect....
    Ive read for portrait shots, have the bg about 7-11 feet behind subject and it will have the swirl

    ummm sometimes

    I find that even while using aperture priority mode, I still need to adjust exposure compensation for nearly each individual application. But this seems true with using any vintange and my older Canon XSI
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    I think peat has ordered one as well.... and of course we have Crissy....

    (She is the one who deserves the credit for introducing me to them, she can do some amazing stuff with hers)

    Keep an eye out for a 28mm vivitar close focus wide angle next, amazing lens....
    be sure it says "close focus", there are many variants.... if it doesnt say close focus, pass on it.


    They are more commonly found/cheaper in Canada and UK, not so common in the states.

    Then snag a nice Russian Jupiter-9
    It has blades out the ying yang, and its another prewar iron curtain zeiss
    With those, I think the best are early 1980's manufactured, look for one with serial number staring between 80 and 86. They changed the coatings in 87 and seemed to have lost something in the process.

    Some say get the early 1960's silver colored models, but there are some that have wrong mount... and those are just so old imho. I love my 1985 model. I got it old stock, new in unopened box for under 175USD.
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    Thanks for all of the help, Av. Maybe I'll get myself the 28mm lens for Christmas.

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