Nice travel kit and a nice travel shirt too.
The Techart works great within the 20mm and 60mm range of lenses. Under 20mm and lenses 60mm need slight fine tuning, but the AF will always be spot on when using the the Techart adapter!That A7ii is not bad looking camera at all. I have a very unhealthy interest in this model at the moment. How usable is it with MF Nikon mount lenses and the Techart Pro? I have a 58/1.4 and a 105/2.5 I would like to use. I imagine it's fun?
The close focus ability of the TAP comes in handy especially with the rangefinder lenses that are small, but have very long MFD. I went through a few copies of the 85mm f/2 and never found it very sharp. The 85mm 1.8 Ai either K or factory Ai, are all very sharp, but tend to be heavy. To be honest I haven't really found a good compromise lens in the 85mm range that works well with the TAP. It's hard when using the legendary 105mm 2.5 AI-S as a reference lens for performance!Performance is good at F2.5. OOF is nice. I haven't really shot it much.
I also just picked up an AI 85 F2.
I think it's the combination of longer focal and faster aperture but I'm liking the images from the 85 more.
Can't beat the size, weight and price of the 75 tho.
I'm going to sample the 75, 85 and 100e together when I get a chance.
All pretty nice light affordable short tele options for the A7ii.
And I really dig the close focus with the TAP. ( :
I heard there were good copies floating around, so you might have scored! Pentax made a M42 85mm Takumar that is relatively small.I was hesitant to try the 85 f2. The census on the web agrees with you and I remember you having one for a bit.
I guess my tolerance level is low?
I'm finding the 85 sharp with really nice contrast and color.
The size is nice. My ais 24mm 2.8 might be larger/heavier.
Here's a sample I took as soon as it arrived. At F2.
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