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Old Jan 2, 2007, 2:05 PM   #1
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Forgive me for asking so much of your time...last question. After buying the camera, flash, 17-40L, and other extras...my budget is busted for a while. I hear much talk about collectible classic lens that are so great, found in pawn shops, yard sales, ebay for reasonable amounts of money. Are there any lens for my camera I should be on the look out for...I am open to any. Thanks, Donna
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Old Jan 2, 2007, 2:18 PM   #2
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One really collectible lens is the Canon 50mm f1.0L (no longer manufactured). These things go for over $3000 if purchased in the used market. If ya spot one for $50 at a garage sale, don't even try to haggle the price...just buy it for the asking price before someone else notices the lens. :G
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Old Jan 2, 2007, 2:27 PM   #3
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... Are there any lens for my camera I should be on the look out for...I am open to any. Thanks, Donna
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Old Jan 2, 2007, 3:12 PM   #4
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Thanks, I did get the 50mm f/1.4 for free. Oh, and NHL, verycool website. Donna
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Old Jan 2, 2007, 9:09 PM   #5
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The best thing in budget classic lenses are M42 lenses used with a focus confirm adapter. The Pentax ones are best, especially the SMC ones.

You can do the same thing with Nikon manual lenses, which are a bit more expensive but still good value.
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Old Jan 4, 2007, 7:46 AM   #6
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Canon 50mm f1.0L ....I'd love to be the lucky one who found this in a Yard sale or Boot sale as the current price for this lens on ebay is $3999.00 USD

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Old Jan 4, 2007, 10:20 AM   #7
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so what lenses can be adapter to canon...not olympus...right? Donna
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Canon made a faster lens several years ago, but not the fastest though:
"The Canon 0.95 attracted a great deal of attention as a "dream lens", as it is four times faster than the human eye."
http://www.tet.uni-hannover.de/~kapa/Photo.html
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Sorry, If I have asked this questions already...but I was searching on the net for sharp, collectible lens and one that came up was the Series 1 Vivitar (their pro line from the 70's if think) 90mm macro, as one of the sharpest lens ever. Hmmm, looked into the series and found info that said these lenses were pretty nice. I saw a few going cheap on the web. any one familiar with these...Donna
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Hi D.Ann, here is a link to an article which may be of use:

http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/index-frameset.html?Lens-adapters.html~mainFrame

I have an M42 to Canon EF adapter with focus confirm, which I use to adapt my Pentax M42 lenses. I believe Nikon, Olympus and other manual lenses can be adapted. They must be manual and have the ability to operate the aperture manually. Most older lenses will do this, older meaning 60s, 70s, or early 80s.

Since Vivitar Series 1 were made in several lens mounts, you have a choice if you want one of these.




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