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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pentacon Prakticar 50mm 2.4, second version plastic construction pancake model.
Brand new!


PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 50mm f/2.8 from 1962


PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minolfan wrote:
Pentacon Prakticar 50mm 2.4, second version plastic construction pancake model.
Brand new!


I have sometimes wondered about this lens.
It will be interesting to see how it performs
Tom


PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kuribayashi C.C. Petri 1:3.5 f=135mm

M42. Preset. 4 Lens 3 Groups with a thick doublet in the middle.

Looks like a Soligor?






PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blazer0ne wrote:
Kuribayashi C.C. Petri 1:3.5 f=135mm

M42. Preset. 4 Lens 3 Groups with a thick doublet in the middle.

Looks like a Soligor?


Kuribayashi made their own lenses as far as I know, unlike Soligor which was a brand name for so may different lens suppliers.
Perhaps Kuribayashi also made for Soligor
Tom


PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
Minolfan wrote:
Pentacon Prakticar 50mm 2.4, second version plastic construction pancake model.
Brand new!


I have sometimes wondered about this lens.
It will be interesting to see how it performs
Tom


I've tested it here:

http://forum.mflenses.com/prakticar-50mm-f-2-4-many-samples-t79654.html

Cheers!


PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blotafton wrote:
Oldhand wrote:
Minolfan wrote:
Pentacon Prakticar 50mm 2.4, second version plastic construction pancake model.
Brand new!


I have sometimes wondered about this lens.
It will be interesting to see how it performs
Tom


I've tested it here:

http://forum.mflenses.com/prakticar-50mm-f-2-4-many-samples-t79654.html

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found this beauty for a steal. Original front cap included.



PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fdlenses wrote:
Just found this beauty for a steal. Original front cap included.

Make me cry, how much did you pay for it? Very Happy


PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like new Soligor 400mm 6.3 preset.
I want to make some pictures of little birds (and a mouse) on the feeder in my little garden.
From behind the glass, because otherwise everything but the mouse is fled as soon as I open a window.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My second lens lens in the same series(Photo from the seller).



PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minolfan wrote:
Like new Soligor 400mm 6.3 preset.
I want to make some pictures of little birds (and a mouse) on the feeder in my little garden.
From behind the glass, because otherwise everything but the mouse is fled as soon as I open a window.


If that's the same as my Lentar 400 6.3 preset, it's a pretty nice lens. It's a Tokina, FWIW.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nFD 135/3.5


PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

calvin83 wrote:
My second lens lens in the same series(Photo from the seller).



Steinheil Macro Quinaron 2.8/35mm !!! WOW! Whoo Turtle


PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
calvin83 wrote:
My second lens lens in the same series(Photo from the seller).



Steinheil Macro Quinaron 2.8/35mm !!! WOW! Whoo Turtle

Spot on! Like 1 small

I can finally try the marco series(my macro quinon has hazy and non-working aperture from day 1).


PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:

Kuribayashi made their own lenses as far as I know, unlike Soligor which was a brand name for so may different lens suppliers.
Perhaps Kuribayashi also made for Soligor
Tom


i think the other way around yes, i have a sears-branded 50/1.7 "C.C. Auto" that is clearly a petri/kuribayashi


PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

finally did it


#1


PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

benadamx wrote:
Oldhand wrote:

Kuribayashi made their own lenses as far as I know, unlike Soligor which was a brand name for so may different lens suppliers.
Perhaps Kuribayashi also made for Soligor
Tom


i think the other way around yes, i have a sears-branded 50/1.7 "C.C. Auto" that is clearly a petri/kuribayashi


Yes.
I agree
Some Kurabayashi lenses are quite wonderful
Tom


PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benadamx wrote:
finally did it


#1


Probably a nice lens and excellent weaponery on the streets.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
benadamx wrote:
Oldhand wrote:

Kuribayashi made their own lenses as far as I know, unlike Soligor which was a brand name for so may different lens suppliers.
Perhaps Kuribayashi also made for Soligor
Tom


i think the other way around yes, i have a sears-branded 50/1.7 "C.C. Auto" that is clearly a petri/kuribayashi


Yes.
I agree
Some Kurabayashi lenses are quite wonderful
Tom


Cannot agree more Tom!


PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olympus OM 21mm f/3.5, attached to an OM-2SP for about £120 which (even being the SC version) was a nice find...


Olympus OM-2 spot/program with 21mm f/3.5 by Barry Reid, on Flickr

To add to my recent OM-4Ti and 40mm f/2...


Olympus OM-4Ti with 40mm f/2. by Barry Reid, on Flickr


PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fdlenses wrote:
Just found this beauty for a steal. Original front cap included.



NICE !! Could you maybe inform us what "a steal" means here ...?

Thanks Wink

S


PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lumens pixel wrote:
Probably a nice lens and excellent weaponery on the streets.


this one is actually quite light!

i've a giant rexatar mirror lens that feels like its made of cast iron, the MTO's look like they'd be the same way


PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#1


#2


I received the Sears / Sigma 135/3.5 in the center, to go with the 35/2.8 I posted earlier. Also picture is an Accura / Sigma Accu-rapid 200/3.5 also posted earlier. I wonder what else is out there from that period.

The 135/3.5 has front cell focussing, unusual in this focal length, at least for that period. I tried, but could not get, any bubble bokeh at varying focal distances.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been looking for a wide to use on my Nikon. I picked this Cosina 20mm f3.8 up for a song. Its minty condition and is surprisingly good
It's got a little pincushion distortion and a slight CA in the corners. But I'm really pleased with it. Its sharp too.



I also got a Sigma fisheye 12mm f8. This is fixed focus and has three waterhouse stops for the aperture f8, f11, f16. Better than I imagined. I was looking for a good wide for my Pen FT, wides for half frame aren't that wide. As this is a T mount lens it fits perfectly to the Pen. It blurs somewhat at the edges of the image circle. But if you use the ring that comes with it you get a perfect circle with all the blur cut off. I think it will be great for my half frame



Some pics taken yesterday first with 20mm







The Sigma 12mm




This picture was taken about 10cm from the subject. What DOF!






In all, the Sigma fisheye doesn't perform as well as my 7artisans 7.5, but it can be used on my film cameras unlike the 7artisans. Not a lens I'd use every day. but its definitely a keeper