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    M42 lenses on A850

    This is a great camera to put old M42 glass on! I ran around a little bit testing things, bothering pets, spouse, and the garden. I think I could use the M screen though...

    CZJ Flektogon 35/2.4: great little compact lens that focuses very close.
    At f/11, handheld, ISO 400 (or 320 perhaps).



    Crop shows how thin the DOF is! The lens does surprising well on the parts actually in focus... 1/40s, so perhaps there a little bit of shake, too.



    I remember this lens being crisp corner to corner on the Canon 1Ds2.

    Here's another closeup with the Flektogon.

    Last edited by Jan Brittenson; 24th January 2011 at 17:16. Reason: one more img

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    Re: M42 lenses on A850

    Here's one shot with a Russian Helios 44-2, a CZ Biotar 58/2 copy. At f/4 or maybe f/5.6 - hard to tell because the aperture dial and imprint are stopless and run in opposite directions!



    It has pretty good definition around the central parts. Excuse the noise, still trying to figure out how to process files from this camera. (ISO 400 I think.)



    Bokeh is that swirly Biotar stuff:


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