The Moon Catcher

Collection of Vintage Lenses

Hüseyin Yilmaz
Mar 18, 2016 · 2 min read

by Hüseyin Yilmaz

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I’m a big fan of old but gold lenses. I spent many time to experiment with M42 Lenses. I got tons of photos from Helios44M-7, S-M-C Takumar, Canon FD 50, Jupiter-11 and much more.
Every time if I use one of the old lenses I’m amazed of the high quality and mechanics.
I mean look at this beauty:
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8 Silver M42

I think my favorite M42 is the S-M-C Takumar 50mm f1.4
Very high quality and maybe because of this curious story:
Video: RADIOACTIVE! Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 m42 japanese lens

So I’ll start with reviewing of telephoto lenses.
I would be pleased if you tell me what you think about old lenses and what kind of lenses do you have at home.
Leave a comment and if you want a link to your website, flickr account…

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Voigtländer Vitomatic II

By the way check the attachment. Bought this Voigtländer Vitomatic II on the flea market for 20 Euros. I think they weigh maybe 800 grams. It feels right.


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