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Old 05-08-2010   #26
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not a lens....but a 903swc camera...
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Old 05-09-2010   #27
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On a number of occasionsI have decieed on a bad looking lens when in the market for one. I shoot street and prefer using gear then thats looking harmless, old and abused
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Old 05-09-2010   #28
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I buy ALL my photo gear because its good looking ! And when I walk around in the streets it really suits me and I look good too! Too bad, that my pictures don't look as good as my lenses do !
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Old 05-09-2010   #29
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Well, all my film cameras got female alias, no doubt that they must look good I've sold them recently but Zuiko lenses and OM-1 were bought to be beautiful.
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Old 05-09-2010   #30
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Well, all my film cameras got female alias, no doubt that they must look good I've sold them recently but Zuiko lenses and OM-1 were bought to be beautiful.
Your mentioning this reminds me of what an ex (a Japanese photog) said when I first hunted for an Olympus Pen F(V). She said they were well known as the "girl's camera" because of the nice looks.

Well, she's gone, but I still have the FV.
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Old 05-09-2010   #31
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Nope. Its an interesting concept. I have always found the company of beautiful women infinitely more pleasurable. My cameras are for taking photographs!
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Old 05-09-2010   #32
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I admit a longing for CZJ zebra normal lens in M42. I have no need for it ...
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Old 05-09-2010   #33
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NO, never based solely on looks, but aesthetics do come into play for me...
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Old 05-23-2010   #34
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Yes and no. I´ve a VC 35f/1.2 on loan, and I can´t bring myself to put it on the R-D1. The R-D1 isn´t the smallest of RFs, but that lens is a monster, I use the VC 35/f1.4 instead. The 28/f1.9 is nearly as big as the bigger 35, but just small enough to handle well on the camera.

When looking for a compact 90 in the f2-4 range I ended up with the Konica M-Hexanon 90/f2.8 as a result of good write-ups, but also due to its good looks and compact good build.
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Old 05-23-2010   #35
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I have never bought a lens for its looks.
I have been interested in some women over the years because of their looks.
I married my wife because of who she was.

I agree with the SWC choice ....
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if it weren't for the fact that I ALSO like the way it performs and that its small size is very handy, I might lump my 35/3.5 Summaron in this category.

It's smaller than the Kobalux VF on the M8 in the background.



Lousy image courtesy a 10-yr old Leica/Fuji Digizoom.
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Hmm. I did just recently buy a 40 summicron because I wanted a small lens to plop on my M8 when I want to travel light.
Of course, I wouldn't have purchased it if I weren't also convinced that it is a great lens.
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Old 05-24-2010   #38
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Yes, i did. A Summarit 1,5/50mm.



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Wait, you mean ugly lenses take pictures too?
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Old 05-24-2010   #40
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I fortunately never considered buying a lens just because it looked good. And I consider myself very-very lucky to have that line of thought.
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