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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:52 am    Post subject: Fairly Recent Inventory of My Hoard...Time to Thin Out? Reply with quote

An only slightly-outdated pic and inventory...since this pic and inventory was taken, I've lost (literally, weep...) the Canon 40D used to take this, along with the Sigma 10-20mm and Canon 35/2. They've been replaced with a used Canon 5D classic, and a Canon 50/1.4 (a great lens...). Also added yet another pre-war Exakta mount 5cm/2.8 Tessar, and a Nikkor-H 85mm.

I only really use about 8 or 9 lenses...whilst it's cool to have 5 pre-war 5,8cm Biotars...I can only use one at a time...and not even on the 5D, only one of the Canon film bodies.

I was lucky to have aggregated these before lens prices have risen. Maybe if I sell all of them I can get an Ernostar!

See inventory detail below the pic:


row 1
Isco-Gottingen Westar 1:2.8/50 314249

row 2
Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar f:2.8 F=5cm 1373037 Exakta mount
Ludwig-Dresden Victar 1:2.9 F=5cm 503961 M40
Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 1:2,8 f=5cm 2054651 Exakta mount
Jhagee Anast. Exactar 1:3.5 f=5.4cm 917483 Exakta mount

row 3
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 1:2 f=5.8cm 3269473 M42
A. Schacht Munchen Albinar 1:4.5/13,5cm 17388 Exakta mount
Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 1:2/50 2497865 Exakta mount
Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon f:2 F=5cm 1465868 M40
Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon f:2 F=5cm 1220464 Exakta mount

row4
Canon EF 35/2 AF
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 1:2 f=5.8cm 2826694 Exakta mount
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 1:2 f=5.8cm 2824563 Exakta mount
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 1:2 f=5.8cm 2464289 Exakta mount
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 1:2 f=5.8cm 2244848 Exakta mount
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 1:2 f=5.8cm 2009202 Exakta mount
Meyer Gorlitz Primoplan 1:1.9 f=5.8cm 836939 Exakta mount

row5
Isco-Gottingen Westar 1:4.5/100 348909 M42
Yashica DSB 135mm 1:2.8 159856
Yashica Yashinon-R 1:2.8 f=3.5cm 282818 M42
Yashica ML 50mm 1:1.7 A26120438
Carl Zeiss Distagon 2,8/28 T* 6351052
Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4/50 T* 8443527
Pentacon Prakticar 1:2.4 f=50mm MC 3168696
Yashica Yashinon 1:2 f=5cm 329455 Auto M42

Row6
Sigma DC 18-125mm 1:3.5-5.6 (missing, used to take the pic!)
Sigma EX DC 10-20mm 1:4-5.6 HSM
Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 1:4,5 f=15cm 985109
Jupiter-9 2/856603344 M39
Zenitar-M 2,8/16 Fisheye MC 017136 M42
Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Oreston 1,8/504981525
Pentacon Auto 1,8/50 6696772 M42
Isco-Gottingen Westagon 1:2/50 416714 M42
Portragon 1:4 100mm T Mount

Row7
Lentar 1:3.5 f=135mm 61743
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotessar 1:2.8 f=13,5cm 12332341
Canon FD 50mm 1:1.4 171137 M610
Canon FD 50mm 1:1.8 4846226 W312
Vivitar Auto 1:2.8 f=100mm 40814880 Nikon
Nippon Kogaku Micro Nikkor-P 1:3.5 f=55mm 601109
Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-S 1:1.2 f=55mm 208139
Nikon Nikkor-S.C 1:1.4 f=50mm 1358951
Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-O 1:2 f=35mm 693494

row8
Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 1:1.4 f=58mm 5597050
Minolta MC Rokkor-PG 1:1.2 f=58mm 2561463
Minotta MC W-Rokkor-SI 1:2.5 f=28mm 1558860
Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-P 1:2.5 f=105mm 265467 ('sonnar')
Nikon Nikkor 105mm 1:2.5 884213 'gauss'
Nikon Nikkor-N.C 1:2 f=28mm 313622
Nikon Nikkor-N 1:1.4 f=35mm 367581

Cameras
Polaroid ZX-70 Land Camera Alpha 1 H71AM
Canon FTb QL 345298
Praktica LTL
Minolta SRT 101 1779449
Canon F-1 158141
Nikon F Photomic TN 6820887
Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 512/2 6x9cm F24649 with a Novar Anistigmat 1:4.5 f=105mm (coated) & Prontor-S 1-250 + B
Zenza Bronica S2 72376 with a Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-P 1:2.8 f=75mm


Last edited by eggboy on Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:51 pm; edited 2 times in total


PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is quite a collection with very nice cameras and lenses between. Shocked
Five Biotars seems a bit exxagerated indeed.
Is one Ernostar so exciting? Rolling Eyes


PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is Schneider-KREUZNACH, correctly written on the lenses I hope Twisted Evil

So row 2 is a secret?? Wink


PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@kds315L I blame dyslexia for the ue/eu mistake! Row 2 is there, just didn't have a line break in there. Corrections made and thanks for pointing out the error...I see I've done the same thing in my Lightroom metadata sets. Darn.

@Minolfan-there's actually SIX Biotars including the early post-war M42 mount one. And have you ever seen one of the 10cm/2 Ernostars in person! Shocked


PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought at first look this is a seller stand on a camera fair Smile Congrats!!!


PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, there are too few.

You are missing many longer lenses, for one thing.

You need to fill up another table.


PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eggboy wrote:
@Minolfan-there's actually SIX Biotars including the early post-war M42 mount one. And have you ever seen one of the 10cm/2 Ernostars in person! Shocked


Worse .... I even never had a Biotar in my hands! Embarassed


PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the corrections! Nice collection overall!

I fully understand the lust for an Erneman Ernostar "hunk of glass",
but these have gotten quite expensive, so you'd need to sell quite a
bit to get you one, I would guesstimate... Crying or Very sad


PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@luisalegria: the reason I am missing long lenses is I can't count past 135 for some reason...

@Minolfan: I wound up with them originally when I decided to get a passel of old Exakta bodies with different lenses, 'cos they look so cool and I thought it would be fun to shoot with them.

I wound up selling the old Exakta bodies...much prefer the F-1 (I've one of the original Exakta/Canon FD adaptors) or my now-sold Contax RTS II. Old Exaktas etc. (as we all know) were really cheap 5-10 years ago.

I wound up keeping the various lenses: Biotars, Primoplans, Xenons, Xenars, Tessars and Exaktar Anastigmats...

@Klaus: I'd actually should sell most of these, as I find I only use a few. Then get a big old Ernostar and then file for bankruptcy!