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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi every !

One of my lastest finds : Angenieux Alfitar 90mm f/2.5 for Alpa camera. Body needs to be cleaned but glasses are very clean Like 1 small






The last two images are a quickly test with enlargement for the last.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Several ones...

AF:
Sony FE 2.0/28 & WW-Konverter
Samyang AF 2.8/35

MF:
7artisans 1.1/50
LensBaby Composer Pro & Sweet 50
LensBaby Twist 2.5/60
Altix: Meyer Primagon 4.5/35, Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 2.8/50, Meyer Telefogar 3.5/90
M42: Meyer Primagon 4.5/35, Primotar 3.5/50
EXA: Meyer Lydith 3.5/30, Pentacon 3.5/30
3D-Print-Adapted to Sony: Schneider-Kreuznach Radionar L 2.8/45, CZJ Tessar 2.8/50, Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 3.5/45, Agfa Apotar 3.5/85, Rodenstock Trinar-Anastigmat 4.5/105

and

Voigtländer Hyper Wide Heliar 5.6/10


Plus, a "classic" Fuji X100.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Primoplan 1.9/58mm M42 Reply with quote

I found this Primoplan, on a nice old Praktica, with case and accessory viewfinder (black).
The lens looks infested by fungus and haze, and possible a couple of scratches. Difficult to assess from the pics, the fungus practically covers all the glass.
Current prices are quite crazy, the M42 version gets sold on Ebay for 300 to 450 euros.
This would be way cheaper, but I'm not sure it would clean to a decent condition.
Here are a few pics, what do you think?





cheers

Paolo


PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to tell Paolo, looks a lot of work to restore. Possibly the glass is already eaten into?

I picked up a nice copy 1978 44M attached to a faulty Zenit EM, with a Hoya rubber hood and 81B...and..an ex++ Kodak Retinette 1B type 037 all for £10/€12. The Kodaks all working, including the meter, with a clean coated Rodenstock Reomar triplet.


PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh and i bought a Jack Hannes im/ex 5.5/300 the other day for £20/€25 which was a bit too much for me for this, impulse purchase. M42, preset, tripod collar. Tested on a 5D, suprisingly sharp, low CA. If i keep it i plan to use it on a E-P2 with IBIS as a pseudo 600mm but im not so into long lens pictures that much.

Minimum focal distance is 20feet 6meters Smile


PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



15 USD

first shot



a7 + Helios-103


PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!
Nice sample sergtum. How did you adapt it?


PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of sigma 400's in excellent condition to compare.



PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

uddhava wrote:
Congratulations!
Nice sample sergtum. How did you adapt it?


The picture was taken with a temporary "adapter" (Scotch tape + macro ring M39 + M39-NEX). the camera was bought for the manufacture of the adapter Kiev-NEX (see here http://forum.mflenses.com/q-about-adapting-helios-103-t78618.html). but the camera was in excellent condition. I did not dare to make out this beautiful thing and I left Kiev in the collection untouched. now I'm thinking about the adapter.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two new lenses to share.

First, a new lens from China, marketed by 7Artisans. It is a 1.2/35 in native Sony E Mount. An APS-C lens. Here mounted on my A6500. These are available on Amazon, in Sony (and other crop mounts I believe) for around US $170.



And second, a 1970s era Carl Zeiss Ultron, 1.8/50 with a concave front element and M42 mount. These lenses aren't rare but they are expensive in the US, generally being offered for around USD $800. I just accidentally came across this beauty shortly after it was listed on Ebay for a USD $399 BIN price. The photos looked so good I couldn't resist it. Lucky for me. It was just delivered today and is in beautiful condition. It is working great on my A7II with the TAP.



PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eager to see results from the 7artisans 35/1.2!


PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MC APO Telezenitar-K 300/4.5 with fluorite element (1991)


PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A cheapo zoom I couldn't pass up. It's a Korean-made Albinar 70-210mm f/3.9 -- constant aperture. I became curious about it because I have owned copies of the Albinar 80-200mm f/3.9 and I wasn't aware that a 70-210 with the constant aperture of f/3.9 existed. So I decided to buy it (it was cheap, found it at shopgoodwill.com for like $6). It's in Canon FD mount and in excellent overall condition. I plan to do some comparison photos with it and the Albinar 80-200 to see just how different these two lenses are from each other. They look the same, except for the different focal lengths.

The Albinar 80-200mm f/3.9 was the first zoom lens I ever owned. I bought it back when I was a complete neophyte to photography, and my attitude then was a zoom was a zoom was a zoom. I didn't know from optical quality. Fortunately for me, that old Albinar was capable of some excellent results, especially when stopped down some. So I'm curious to see if this 70-210 is as capable as the old 80-200 I used to own (and own again -- my first one was in Canon FD mount, the one I own now is in Nikon F mount).

Here are a couple of pics of the 70-210: