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Old 18th June 2013
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Some lenses i picked up for next to nothing

I've had my m4/3's camera for a few weeks now and i've been bitten by the old lens bug, i'm having lots of fun trying old film camera lenses on it.

I picked up a Praktica MTL-3 camera on the car boot 2 weeks ago for 2 pounds, it had an Ensinor 28mm f2.8 lens on it, i've attached this via a converter on to my camera and i'm loving it here are a couple of efforts...

Last week i picked up some more film cameras for next to nothing, i think in total i have 5 camera bodies and i've got about 5 lenses now, for less than £20, including a 'Mitakon 75-150 zoom', and a 'Chinon 50 f1.4' both in mint condition, the Mitakon is Canon FD fit, and the Chinon is Pentax K, so i'm waiting on converters to arrive before i can test these lenses, what a joy it is to use these lenses though.

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Re: Some lenses i picked up for next to nothing

It's great playing with cheap old lenses. I've tried loads in my time, many Konica Hexanons which are sharper than you might think, and a lot of Tamrons.

Like the cat picture - taken from the correct height ..

Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.

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