Thread: Poor man's Angenieux - Tokina AT-X-Pro 28-70mm F2.6-2.8

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    Thanks for testing! ive been told that, with vintage lenses, its often impossible to get infinity focus on the XL
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    I tested XL in a local camera shop with Tokina 28-70/2.8 and Summicron-R 50/2 and it was perfect with infinity focus and Tokina was parfocal. I contacted with Metabones, hope they send me another copy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JordanWright View Post
    So I ordered a Tokina 28-70mm 2.6-2.8 EF from eBay but after testing it, it seems that it doesn't reach anywhere close to infinity focus on the wide end. does anyone know of a fix to this or will I have to return? Im using a GH5 with a Speedbooster XL. Here is a comparison between 28mm and 70mm

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    You shouldn't be able to achieve infinity focus inside your kitchen unless its Richie Rich big. Can you focus close, how close? When you can't achieve infinity it means the flange depth is too great and the lens begins to behave like a macro.

    Removing the Speedbooster optical cell doesn't conclude anything, the Speedbooster is not meant to be a purely mechanical adapter.

    There are a few online sources for properly adjusting the optical cell. I'd check them out before crying foul.

    Good Luck.
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    A different kind of question for the owners of the 28-70mm:
    I just ordered a 28-70mm f2.6-f2.8 Pro II (bayonet) lens. I am wondering what tele lenses will match (closely). I have a Nikon mount, and prefer a small prime lens at around 100mm. The Nikkor 105mm f2.5 is on my list. Any other ideas? What do you guys use? (Hopefully other options than the Sigma 70-200 APO that Frank uses )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruben de Boer View Post
    A different kind of question for the owners of the 28-70mm:
    I just ordered a 28-70mm f2.6-f2.8 Pro II (bayonet) lens. I am wondering what tele lenses will match (closely). I have a Nikon mount, and prefer a small prime lens at around 100mm. The Nikkor 105mm f2.5 is on my list. Any other ideas? What do you guys use? (Hopefully other options than the Sigma 70-200 APO that Frank uses )
    Angenieux 70-210mm f/3.5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuff View Post
    Thanks for the quick reply. That's actually more than I'm willing to spend. Any alternative?
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    SUCCESS!

    Just to update you guys!, I replaced the eBay purchased Metabones XL with a new one. The new one had much tighter tolerances and even a weather sealed gasket on the back. I had to adjust the infinity focus a small amount but now my XL and Tokina 28-70mm work great together!

    Thanks for the help guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruben de Boer View Post
    A different kind of question for the owners of the 28-70mm:
    I just ordered a 28-70mm f2.6-f2.8 Pro II (bayonet) lens. I am wondering what tele lenses will match (closely). I have a Nikon mount, and prefer a small prime lens at around 100mm. The Nikkor 105mm f2.5 is on my list. Any other ideas? What do you guys use? (Hopefully other options than the Sigma 70-200 APO that Frank uses )
    You don't like the Sigma 70-210 APO?
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    Oh yeah, I do! But it's way to heavy. I'm doing my best to keep everything small and lightweight. The Sigma is around 1.5kg if I recall. (Quite a number of times I use my bicycle to get to a job if it's around town. I can't get there by car because of the "no car policy" here, haha. So lightweight is very handy.)
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    That is why I like Angie 70-210: it gives a creamy picture and twice as lighter than similar lenses. I tried to find a similar lens but cheaper without success.

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    Angenieux 70-210 F3.5 + 5dmkII.

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