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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:35 pm    Post subject: Japanese lenses and cameras Reply with quote

CANON lenses and cameras

submitted by LucisPictor ( EOS Digital Photo Guidebook for Professionals )
http://www.usa.canon.com/content/eos_guidebook/index.html

submitted by LucisPictor ( Leica R lenses on Canon EOS )
http://nemeng.com/leica/002f.shtml

submitted by hacksawbob ( Safe old flash for Canon EOS cameras )
http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html

submitted by Orio:
Flash photography with Canon EOS cameras:
http://photonotes.org/articles/eos-flash/

submitted by hacksawbob:
canon manuals Including older film cameras
http://www3.canon.de/pro/bda/fot/eos/

submitted by LucisPictor:
Canon 40D image quality shootout
http://wyofoto.com/40D_Image%20quality/40D_shootout.html

Canon (new) F1 review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP0882_CanonNewF1.pdf

Canon A1 review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP0479_CanonA1_LabReport.pdf

Canon FD camera manuals and more
http://www.canonfd.com/choose.htm


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:36 pm    Post subject: CHINON lenses and cameras Reply with quote

CHINON lenses and cameras

submitted by montecarlo: Chinon manuals
http://www.butkus.org/chinon/chinon.htm

Chinon CE-4 review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP0480_ChinonCE4_LabReport.pdf


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:37 pm    Post subject: FUJINON & FUJICA lenses and cameras Reply with quote

FUJINON & FUJICA lenses and cameras

submitted by montecarlo ( Fujica cameras and Fujinon lenses )
http://www.pentax-manuals.com/fujica/fujica.htm
http://www.butkus.org/chinon/fujica.htm
http://kevincameras.com/gallery/fujinon?page=3

Fujica AX5 review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP0381_FujicaAX5_LabReport.pdf


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: MAMIYA lenses and cameras Reply with quote

MAMIYA lenses and cameras

submitted by montecarlo
http://mamiya-ze.joerg-mueck.de/
about Mamiya ZE SLR system

submitted by montecarlo
About Mamiya 35mm SLRs , lenses ... (see menu on the left)
http://freenet-homepage.de/stauber/mamiya-nc/index.htm
and M42 lenses
http://freenet-homepage.de/stauber/mamiya-nc/m42_lenses.htm

submitted by montecarlo ( Mamiya manuals )
http://www.butkus.org/chinon/mamiya.htm

Mamiya ZE review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP0181_MamiyaZE_LabReport.pdf


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:39 pm    Post subject: MINOLTA & KONICA lenses and cameras Reply with quote

MINOLTA & KONICA lenses and cameras

submitted by SuperTak
Using M42 lenses on Sony/Minolta cameras.
http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_topics.asp?FID=18
from http://www.dyxum.com

submitted by montecarlo: Minolta manuals
http://www.butkus.org/chinon/minolta.htm
Minolta (Konica-Minolta) camera manuals: http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/index.html (not only manual cameras)
Minolta related datas : http://www.rokkorfiles.com/ (many informations!!!)

submitted by Spaetberufener : More datas about Minolta
http://minolta.eazypix.de/index.html
http://members.aol.com/xkaes/slrlens.htm

submitted by montecarlo KONICA cameras and lenses
Konica cameras and lenses !!! (little database)
http://buhla.de/Foto/Konica/eKonicaStart.html

submitted by j.lukow:
There's this Minolta site specializing in the older non MF stuff and I believe rangefinders too.
Its called the Min man site
http://members.aol.com/manualminolta/index.htm

70 years with Minolta
http://www.photoclubalpha.com/minolta-history-seven-decades/

Konica Hexar RF review
http://www.popphoto.com/pdfs/1201/top_cameras/AE_35mm_range/konica_hexar_rf.pdf

Konica Autoreflex TC review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP0777_KonicaAutoReflexTC.pdf

Minolta XD-11 review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP0179_MinoltaXD11.pdf

Minolta XK review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP1175_MinoltaXK_Lab.pdf

submitted by jopenmx : about XE series of Minolta
http://www.geocities.com/mikkonis/xemain.html


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:41 pm    Post subject: NIKON lenses and cameras Reply with quote

NIKKOR & NIKON lenses and cameras

submitted by Attila ( Nikon AI conversion )
http://www.aiconversions.com/

submitted by Attila ( Ultra Nikkor lenses )
http://homepage2.nifty.com/akiyanroom/redbook-e/index.html

submitted by LucisPictor ( Nikon/Nikkor lens overview )
http://www.prezzifotousato.it/5-TabelleA/tab_Nikon_1grand.htm

submitted by montecarlo ( Nikon lenses and camera compatibilities and more about the Nikon F mount/bayonet )
http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/lenses.html & http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html subbmited by bawang ( Nikon Lens Serial Nos/Manufacturing Date, Quantity, etc. )
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/nikortek.htm#f
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikon_F-mount
http://www.zi.ku.dk/personal/lhhansen/photo/fmount.htm
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/fefm.htm
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/htmls/models/htmls/slrmain5979.htm

submitted by Orio:
Nikkor lenses evaluations by Bj?rn R?rslett
http://www.naturfotograf.com/lens_surv.html

submitted by Seymore:
Nikon Lens Nomenclature - a study in frustration
http://www.nikonlinks.com/unklbil/nomenclature.htm

Thom Hogan - The Nikon area is divided into four sections:
http://www.bythom.com/nikon.htm

submitted by montecarlo:
Well, something I didn't know that exists: Nikon medium and large format lenses
http://www.nikonlinks.com/equipment_lenses_prime-medium_large.htm
CLICK_EBAY_ITEM (this looks an interesting camera - like old ones)
http://shinsaku.homeip.net/priv/camera/mednikkor/index-e.html

submitted by Richard_D:
More Nikon reviews (sorry folks it includes AF as well as manual Wink )
http://www.verwoerd.info/nikon/

submitted by LucisPictor: "Used lenses and what to check"
at Nikonians: http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=146&topic_id=25422&mesg_id=25422&page=

Nikon lenses - tests (but not only)
http://www.pbase.com/carpents/equipment

Nikon FM3A review
http://www.popphoto.com/cameras/336/nikon-fm3a.html

submitted by Lucis Pictor : Nikon gear database
http://www.zi.ku.dk/personal/lhhansen/photo/fmount.htm

Nikon FM review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP1177_NikonFM.pdf

Nikon F3 review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP0481_LabReport_NikonF3.pdf

Nikon cameras http://apphotnum.free.fr/N2B41.html

submitted by kds315* Nikon manuals as pdf
http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13948#Anchor-lenses


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:42 pm    Post subject: OLYMPUS lenses and cameras Reply with quote

OLYMPUS lenses and cameras

submitted by stingOM:
OM ZUIKO LENSES on E-1 BODY
8mm to 500mm samples
http://www.biofos.com/cornucop/omz_e1.html

http://homepage3.nifty.com/3rdpartylens-om/english.htm
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=ja&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=ja%7Cen&u=http://homepage3.nifty.com/3rdpartylens-om/LensTest.htm&prev=/language_tools
(Translated from Japanese, please follow the links where you can find various lens tests)

Olympus Zuiko OM 50mm f/1.4 (via Four-Thirds adapter)
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/lenses/olympus_50_2/index.htm

OMZ LENS PERFORMANCE SURVEY RESULTS
http://www.photozone.de/active/survey/querylenstxt.jsp?filter=%22brand='Olympus%20Zuiko'%22

The 50 mm, F/1.8 Zuiko
http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/oly-e/e300-omz.html

This site voted the performance of Zuiko 24mm f2.8 lens as legendary! + Other lenses
http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests/
http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests/24mmcup/final/24mm_final1.html

Gary Reese's list of OM lenses with performance ratings and auction prices
http://members.aol.com/olympusom/lenstests/default.htm

Very comprehensive guide to Zuiko optics:
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/shared/zuiko/index.htm

Olympus hardware resource page
http://olympus.dementia.org/Hardware/

Peter Gilbert's Olympus OM Photography Site
http://www.zuikoholic.com/omlibrary/

Olympus VisionAge Magazines Index
Classic
http://www.zuikoholic.com/omlibrary/vIsionage_index.html
Modern version
http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/cp/olympus/index.jsp

The Unofficial Olympus Sales/Technical Information File - Excellent sites - A+++
http://vanveluwen.nl/eSIF/
http://esif.cjb.net/

OM links
http://www.xs4all.nl/~wiskerke/html/olylinks.html

Photodo Lens rating
http://www.photodo.com/products.html?manuid=9&name=Olympus

Also, I just found out today that the site has been updated to include many more OM lens tests, brochures , etc...

Peter Gilbert's Olympus OM Photography Site
http://www.zuikoholic.com/

If you prefer a hard copy of the lens guide like me, then you will have to keep an eye for this book in eBAY. Sometimes you can get it cheaper than this advert.
Click here to see on Ebay

submitted by LucisPictor ( Olympus OM bayonet lens lists )
http://homepage3.nifty.com/3rdpartylens-om/3rd-party-list.htm
http://homepage3.nifty.com/3rdpartylens-om/

submitted by montecarlo:
MF lens on digital Olympus (4/3):
http://oly43club.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=229&pid=2913&st=0%EF%BF%BDentry2913
http://oly43club.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=230&pid=2916&st=0%EF%BF%BDentry2916
http://www.hemy.me.uk/Miscellany/IS%20test/index.html

submitted by Attila: Great Olympus OM resource
http://zuserver2.star.ucl.ac.uk/~rwesson/eSIF/om-sif.htm

Olympus OM-2N review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP1079_OlympusOM2N_lab.pdf

Submitted by Attila : Olympus OM service materials and more (Excellent!) Smile
http://olympus.dementia.org/Hardware/olympus_hw.html

Submitted by Farside :
OM focusing screens and suitability for various lenses.
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=ff102328d92b80ae8c9e7c56ba37815fb15b8672ce0d41a9#


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: PENTAX lenses and cameras Reply with quote

PENTAX & TAKUMAR lenses and cameras

http://forum.takumar.org/ a great site from our member Zewrak


submitted by Jigt ( Takumar Lens )
http://whitemetal.com/pentax/index_pentax_lenses.htm

submitted by montecarlo ( Pentax lens compatibility chart )
http://www.mosphotos.com/PentaxLensCompatibility.html

submitted by montecarlo ( Some K Pentax lens review )
http://www.pbase.com/steephill/mtf_data

submitted by montecarlo ( Russian lenses for the K Pentax )
http://zenit.istra.ru/catalog/catalog-lenses-90.html

submitted by montecarlo ( Pentax resouces & manuals & more )
http://www.pentax-manuals.com/literature/literature.htm
http://mcfaddenphoto.com/pentax_library.htm
http://fockert.xs4all.nl/~pentax/html/folders.html
http://www.aohc.it/indexe.htm
http://www.bdimitrov.de/kmp/

submitted by montecarlo ( Pentax 110 with 110 film format )
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/110_film
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentax_Auto_110
http://www.cameraquest.com/pentx110.htm
http://www.pentax110.co.uk/

submitted by LucisPictor:
An excellent site about Pentax:
http://www.robertstech.com/pentax.htm

submitted by montecarlo:
M42 adapter to K Pentax cameras
CLICK ON...
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/97561-REG/General_Brand__Pentax_K_Body_to_Universal.html
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/70648-REG/Kalt_NP11112_Pentax_K_Body_to.html
http://www.fotoandmore.de/cgi/websale6.cgi?shopid=photo-and-more&language=deutsch&act=product&prod_index=00030501&referer=idealo

The original: http://www.bdimitrov.de/kmp/lenses/adapters/screw.jpg
On camera:
http://www.jr-worldwi.de/photo/images/adapter_in_body_small.jpg
http://mac.tidings.nu/PinkyPentax/Images/Pentax/Lenses/Fisheyes/Peleng8mm/M42Adapter.jpg

There are other branks like Kenko and Kood.

submitted by Super Tak:
Just realised this is not posted.

http://stans-photography.info/

submitted by montecarlo:
Another address: http://mcfaddenphoto.com/ Pentax manuals & literature and more

Converting lenses to K Pentax too
http://forum.mflenses.com/viewtopic.php?p=29132#29132
(translation needed )

submitted by Super Tak:
Archive of the Pentax mailing list.
http://www.mail-archive.com/pdml@pdml.net/maillist.html

submitted by montecarlo:
How to change the focusing screen on a Pentax K10D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSOgeVtCpok

Translation of a above present link:
These look interesting: MC ZENITAR K-1.4 / 50 , MC Zenitar K-2.8 / 20 , MC-1 K Zenitar 1.4 / 85 , MC APO Telezenitar K-2.8 / 135
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fzenit.istra.ru%2Fcatalog%2Fcatalog-lenses-90.html&langpair=ru%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Some K Pentax cameras http://kitatoma.pepo.jp/hobby_room/1_camera/Camera1.htm (japonese)

Takumars:
http://www.m-fortytwo.info/ViewAllTakumars.php
http://members.aol.com/dcolucci/takumar.htm
http://whitemetal.com/pentax/index_pentax_lenses.htm

Pentax & Takumar lenses (but not only) tests
http://www.pbase.com/carpents/equipment

Submitted by Nesster :
Historical TAKUMAR site, excellent photos... and articles on the 85mm, comparing to other brand 85's:
http://www.taunusreiter.de/Cameras/Pentax_main.html

Pentax ME review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP0378_Lab_PentaxMe.pdf

Pentax Spotmatic review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP1074_PentaxSpotmaticF.pdf


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:44 pm    Post subject: RICOH lenses and cameras Reply with quote

RIKENON & RICOH lenses and cameras

submitted by montecarlo ( Ricoh manuals )
http://www.butkus.org/chinon/ricoh.htm

submitted by montecarlo: Ricoh/Rikenon datas
Ricoh / Rikenon K Pentax mount equipment (not complete Sad ):
http://butkus.org/chinon/ricoh/ricoh_slr_systems/ricoh_slr_systems.htm
Lens list:
16mm f/2.8 Fish Eye T
18mm f/2.8
24mm f/2.8
28mm f/2.8
35mm f/2.8
50mm f/1.4
50mm f/1.7
50mm f/2.0
135mm f/2.8
200mm f/4.0
300mm f/4.5 APO
600mm f/8 Reflex

35-70mm f/3.5
70-150mm f/4.0
See also
http://butkus.org/chinon/ricoh/ricoh_slr_systems/body28.jpg for more data.

Ricoh XR-1 review
http://www.popphoto.com/assets/download/PP0878_RicohXR1.pdf

submitted by Nesster Guide to Ricoh cameras and Rikenon lenses
http://www.drricoh.de/Rikenon/index.html


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: TOPCON lenses and cameras Reply with quote

TOPCON & TOPCOR lenses and cameras

About Topcon cameras:
http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Topcon#Exakta_lens_mount

It seems there was a K mount model too: http://www003.upp.so-net.ne.jp/Topconclub/fpslr5.htm

About converting TOPCON RE mount to K pentax ( http://forum.mflenses.com/japanese-lenses-and-cameras-t7157.html#59307 )
http://topconconversion.blogspot.com/


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:47 pm    Post subject: YASHICA lenses and cameras Reply with quote

YASHINON & YASHICA lenses and cameras

submitted by jutei: ( User reviews and specs of Yashica equipment: )
http://www.cdegroot.com/cgi-bin/photowiki/YashicaEquipment

submitted by montecarlo ( Yashica manuals )
http://www.butkus.org/chinon/yashica.htm

submitted by Cobalt60
Great feature of the site: anybody can leave a comment (with further information) below any entry.
Only on German right now, but hey, it's mostly technical anyhow
http://yashica.org/

submitted by montecarlo
Yashica lens ( Yashinon ) data base (M42 I think): http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~coreya/yashica/yashlens.html

submitted by hacksawbob:
fixing Yashica rangefinders http://www.yashica-guy.com/

submitted by lahnet : Yashica Electro 35 GSN Review
http://www.kenrockwell.com/yashica/electro-35.htm

submitted by LucisPictor: [Yashica 35mm Rangefinder Chronology & Specifications]
http://yashica-guy.com/document/chrono.html

Submitted by Cobalt60 : forum to yashica.org page
http://forum.yashica.org


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:23 am    Post subject: KIRON & KOMURA Reply with quote

KIRON & KOMURA lenses

KIRON MC 28mm f/2 Wide-Angle Tested March 1981
http://homepages.caverock.net.nz/~bj/zuiko/00100312.htm

submitted by jopenmx : nice review of Kiron lenses with some pictures as well data of them (in German)
http://www.nikon-foto.de/templates/mystuff/3rdparty/KIRON.html

submitted by estudleon : komura catalogo
http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/komura_1.html


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nikon 1001 Nights - enchanting discussion of various Nikkor designs, histories, optical formulas, and subjective evaluations (check out the AI Nikkor 50mm f/2 article for a true appreciation of lens characteristics, the most empathetic and wise I've read) by Haruo Sato and Kouichi Ohshita

http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/technology/nikkor/index.htm


PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:04 pm    Post subject: Bronica Reply with quote

Discussion forum (just beginning) and info about Bronica MF equipment

http://bronica.org


PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this (perhaps it's known, but if not. . . .a very interesant site)

http://www.allgeektome.com/pentax/85's/

A lot of pentax 85 comparision.


PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to recall that there was a site dedicated to Tomioka lenses, but when I Googled this morning, it appears to be gone.

It may be that the site is still there, but all my bookmarks are on the Mac at home and I'm in the office.

It had a stylish front page, and the various sections appeared when you rolled-over the aperture values on the lens.

Am I completely crazy, did the site actually exist at all??? Embarassed


PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mal1905,

Is this it?
http://www.tomioka.de/


PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks dude, that's the one!

Kathmandu wrote:
Mal1905,

Is this it?
http://www.tomioka.de/


PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a horrible site. You have to wait ages for the pages to load, then find the links in the dark. If your cursor strays off the links just a millimetre it disappears and you've got to find it again. The galleries take ages to load, at first I didnt think you got a large image, and if you nudge your mouse the 'large' photo disappears.

Too much fancy code and hidden links and not easy to use. Some of the text is a weird square font that I cant make any sense of as its so small

I do not criticise in public and my attitude is that if you haven't anything good to say then don't say it. But for this site I make an exception unapologetically. Style over substance.

He mentions analogous photography (according to Google translate) Interesting concept