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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:02 am    Post subject: Mamiya/Sekor 55mm f1.4 Reply with quote

I got this a couple weeks ago at a Goodwill store in Arizona. $15 during their half off sale.



PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeiss 100 mm Makro-Planar (ZF.2-version)

Decent performance wide open...


Screen time by scepticswe, on Flickr

Singular by scepticswe, on Flickr


PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

August was good for me, a lot of bargains!

Fuji photo film fujinon 55mm 1.8 - photo from the web


Mamiya sekor E 50mm 1.7 - photo from the web


Canon 35mm SSC F2 non concave - photo from the web


Canon 85mm SSC F1.8 - photo from the web


Hasselblad Sonnar 150mm f4 - photo from the web


X-Fujinon-SW 24 mm f/ 2.8 DM EBC with its hood - photo from the web


Konica AR 135mm 3.5



Now lot of work to test all of them...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canon Macro FD 50mm f:3.5 S.S.C.



Auto Revuenon MC 50mm f 1.4 -K-mount.



PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bausch & Lomb UNICUM, Clean glass, aperture blades not rusty and moves smoothly. Shutter sometimes gets stuck halfway opening, not too sure how to repair this. Currently adapting it, threaded a M42 perfectly into the block to line upright, needs a few more Macro tubes to make it usable.

Local Camera Store, $25.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ERA-14 2.8/135mm highest resolution lens (2nd copy)



PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyPham7 wrote:
Bausch & Lomb UNICUM, Clean glass, aperture blades not rusty and moves smoothly. Shutter sometimes gets stuck halfway opening, not too sure how to repair this. Currently adapting it, threaded a M42 perfectly into the block to line upright, needs a few more Macro tubes to make it usable.

Local Camera Store, $25.

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Unicum is the name of the shutter, not the lens, which is probably a Rapid Rectilinear type.


PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
ERA-14 2.8/135mm highest resolution lens (2nd copy)



Congratz! Which serial number?


PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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kds315* wrote:
ERA-14 2.8/135mm highest resolution lens (2nd copy)



Congratz! Which year of production?


PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BurstMox wrote:
BurstMox wrote:
kds315* wrote:
ERA-14 2.8/135mm highest resolution lens (2nd copy)





Congratz! Which year of production?


1985, #2


PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a lot of bycatch lately. Not that I'm complaining, I won't exactly be making a loss when I sell it off.

Anyway, these two are staying, at least for a while:


Pentax K28/3.5



Minolta MD28/2 ("MDIII" version. AFAIK, same optics as the AF 28/2 but with floating elements which Minolta didn't manage to implement in the AF version)


PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here I am content with my beat up Zeiss 135,, f3.5,missing screws and kacked up focus Helicoil Smile


PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incredibly, I got one of these! Just need to buy an adapter to try it on m4/3 where it will become equivalent to a 100mm F3.6. Might fix that pinhole in the IIB shutter curtain before then, though - then I'll run some film through it. I only have an adapter allowing macro focus but already I see it has very good colour and saturation, mid contrast wide open under daylight. Flat field almost by F5.6 on m4/3. Not so unimpressive, considering that this is a lens designed with a MFD of 0.9m. Wink

The condition of mine is very good, and I didn't pay a fortune like the listed prices. If only it also said Leica on the badge, it probably would sell at those prices... and then I wouldn't be able to afford one. Laughing



PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jupiter 3, 1952. I think I got lucky with a excellent copy, Nothing is loose in the build, grease/wax for focusing ring is perfect, nearly no dust inside, made before 1954 so it may have Zeiss glass, body has no aluminum pitting, no oil on aperture blades, I don't see haze or fungus under flashlight. Only issue is glass is very yellow, maybe because of its coatings or the fact that it's very old?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks amazing AndyPham.
Can't wait to see your results with it
Tom


PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt it has Zeiss glasses.
They used them on the ZK and first Jupiter-3 from 1950 and 1951. In 1952 it should be soviet glasses already.


PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schneider Componon 135mm f5.6
Apart from a little Schneider-itis - it looks pretty good.
Can't wait to use it with my Besseler and 4X5's
T


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uv Topcon 200mm F4

Now I have to find the correct Topcon To NEX mount



PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

willy35 wrote:
Uv Topcon 200mm F4

Now I have to find the correct Topcon To NEX mount



You can contact the owner of this group on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/topcon/

He made mine as well:
UV Topcor lenses and NEX adapter by René Maly, on Flickr


PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you ! Like 1 small


PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just arrived: Neewer 35/1.7 (80€ on amazon, you can find it also under Meike lenses)
Solid all-metal build (mount and front/rear lens cap are made in metal too), native NEX E-mount, very smooth focusing ring. Aperture ring doesn't have real stops but it's free from f/1.7 to f/22, it's very smooth and that should be useful to videomakers.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LEITZ WETZLAR SUMMICRON-R 2/35

1982 (II) - 6 blades - MDF 30cm - ∅55mm



PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest scores and purchases

Canon 50mmf1.8 FD
Yashinon-DX 50mm f1.7 M42 w/ camera
Helios 44m 50mm f2 M42
Auto Sears 50mm f1.7 Pentax
Zenit ME1 50mm f1.7 M42
Helios 103 50mm f1.8 Keiv

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



My new toys - Sony A7 II, 7artisans 1.8/25mm und the Leitz Wetzlar Focotar 4.5/50mm for my VNEX.


PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2nd copy of ERA-15 4.5/125mm