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    guide to vintage lenses

    I'm on a GH2 as well, and I'm doing more video that stills by a long shot. While I'd love to get more cinematic lenses, the price difference is so drastic (I didn't spend more than $40 or so on any of those above lenses) that I figured I'd use the vintage lenses for a bit at first, at least as my training wheels until I got the hang of it. I have a lot of video production experience but this is my first foray into DSLRs and I wanted to know what I was doing before I spent hundreds (if not thousands) on a lens. That said, are there any in particular that you'd recommend for video?
  2. Does anyone know a good site that rates/reviews/values/has information on a wide variety of vintage lenses? Sort of like DPREVIEW.com but for older lenses? I've accumulated a few old lenses from digging around at my parents place, craigslist, and ebay, and am trying to figure out what to keep and what to ditch. I probably don't need all of these, but want to keep the best ones. Here's what I've got if anyone has any tips: vivitar 24mm f2.8 Pentax SMC Takumar 35mm f3.5 Canon Super-Canomatic 35mm f2.5 Canon FD 50mm 1.4 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f2 Helios 44m-4 58mm f2 Jupiter 9 85mm f2 Pentax SMC Takumar 150mm f4 Olympus Zuiko PEN-F 50-90mm auto-zoom f3.5 Thanks! Noah
  3. well, I guess ideally for the interview purposes as mentioned above, I'd like to know the basement level option (under $100?), the all out best option regardless of budget, and then something in the middle ($300-$500?). as for staying away from the 14-42, what's a good cheap (~$100) versatile lens to learn the ins and outs camera? Sort of new to the DSLR world. Pardon me if the above is terribly uninformed.
  4. [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Hello all![/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]New to here. Very excited about my new GH2 body. Apparently a lens is needed though. How about that? I purchased my GH2 mainly as a B-camera to use when shooting interview for close-up, beauty stuff to complement my medium wide (using the Panasonic AC130 as my A-cam), but hope to eventually learn to flex its muscles on more interesting stuff.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]I'm looking for some lens recommendations. These are kind of two separate questions, but what would be best for my needs and then what would be cheapest but workable? My research seems to point me to the Voigtlander 25mm, but it's a little pricey for me right now. I plan on getting the cheap kit lens (14-42) just for the purposes of learning the camera, but it seems the kit lenses aren't quite going to deliver me that nice shallow DOF look I'm hoping for. Any budget options that'll do the trick for me, putting it on a tripod and getting close up, blurry background, b-camera interview beauty stuff?[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Thoughts?[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Much appreciated.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]-Noah[/font][/color]
  5. Hello all! New to here. Very excited about my new GH2 body. Apparently a lens is needed though. How about that? I purchased my GH2 mainly as a B-camera to use when shooting interview for close-up, beauty stuff to complement my medium wide (using the Panasonic AC130 as my A-cam), but hope to eventually learn to flex its muscles on more interesting stuff. I'm looking for some lens recommendations. These are kind of two separate questions, but what would be best for my needs and then what would be cheapest but workable? My research seems to point me to the Voigtlander 25mm, but it's a little pricey for me right now. I plan on getting the cheap kit lens (14-42) just for the purposes of learning the camera, but it seems the kit lenses aren't quite going to deliver me that nice shallow DOF look I'm hoping for. Any budget options that'll do the trick for me, putting it on a tripod and getting close up, blurry background, b-camera interview beauty stuff? Thoughts? Much appreciated. -Noah
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