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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phalbert wrote:
Is your new 300 the makinon made? I also have 2 of these. One is good enough for me. The other one bad. I'm trying to remember how many actual makers there were for the 300. There is a thread somewhere but if I remember well, the Makinon - although a hit and miss - is the better one.


it's not, it looks to be the same as the spiratone minitel 300mm and various others, but doesn't have the threading for rear filters, so very slightly different from the other ones i already have.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this lens compatible with a Canon Kiss x5 Rebel?


PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almaza321 wrote:
Is this lens compatible with a Canon Kiss x5 Rebel?

Yes but you will need the right adapter. With most mounts no problem, but if the lens mount is for the old manual Canon FD, or Minolta MD or for Konica AR, your adapter will have a glass element to allow for infinity focus. These adapter are generally considered being of poor quality. You can remove the glass element. You will loose the infinity focus and a 300mm lens should then have a maximum focusing range of about 15m. But I'm not sure of that at all.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sankyo Kohki Komura 200mm 1:4.5 It was just 10 euro's and I could pick it up nearby. The lens body is just as long as the compact tele-takumar 200/5.6 but 2/3 of a stop brighter. I'll show a pic tomorrow when I have daylight.

Sankyo Kohki Komura 200mm 1:4.5 by The lens profile, on Flickr

Sankyo Kohki Komura 200mm 1:4.5 by The lens profile, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minolta MC I 58/1.4

Already have the MC II version, but was curious. Also was not expensive. Focus is very stiff, but that was understood up front. Glass looks like new. Lacks the yellow glow of the MC II version Smile


PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knudsen wrote:
Minolta MC I 58/1.4

Already have the MC II version, but was curious. Also was not expensive. Focus is very stiff, but that was understood up front. Glass looks like new. Lacks the yellow glow of the MC II version Smile


Yep. An most probably your MC-I 1.4/58mm will behave differently as well. As far as I know, the AR/MC-I lenses have a different optical construction; the MC-II seems to have been "optimized" using either new glass, or the (at the time) new "large computer" at Minolta, or both!

S


PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, all!

I've learned a tremendous amount from this forum and all of you over the years, and I thought it was finally time to quit lurking and make a post or two, especially as I've recently been focusing on building out my collection of vintage lenses.

Here's a fun one that just came in the mail: a Mosler "Photoguard" 35mm f2.8 preset with an Exacta mount. Squeaky clean and built like a fine watch.

From my various searches I've learned that these were standard kit in old film-based security cameras often found in banks. Never seen a 100% ID on who made them, though. This one was especially appealing as it's a preset model which makes it more ideal for adapting to video, and because it looks basically brand new!

Also, Mosler Safe Co. was founded and headquartered in my hometown of Cincinnati Ohio!

Haven't had a chance to put this lens through it's paces yet but I'll update with some images when I do. I'm a little hindered at the moment as my primary stills camera has an m4/3 sensor and I always hate testing vintage lenses with that crop factor.





PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevemark wrote:
Knudsen wrote:
Minolta MC I 58/1.4

Already have the MC II version, but was curious. Also was not expensive. Focus is very stiff, but that was understood up front. Glass looks like new. Lacks the yellow glow of the MC II version Smile


Yep. An most probably your MC-I 1.4/58mm will behave differently as well. As far as I know, the AR/MC-I lenses have a different optical construction; the MC-II seems to have been "optimized" using either new glass, or the (at the time) new "large computer" at Minolta, or both!

S


Thank you for your comment sir!

I think it was last Wednesday, I took a few photos with this lens. I wish I had a pipe wrench to use on the focus ring !!!

Sadly, on the same walk, I noted quite a discrepancy with my MC II 58/1.4 It seem to have a looseness in the focus ring... sloppy focus Sad So I now have 2 lenses to repair Sad


PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome hapgood


PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Turtle here hapgood!


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Welocme here hapgood!
Welcome Turtle


PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knudsen wrote:

I think it was last Wednesday, I took a few photos with this lens. I wish I had a pipe wrench to use on the focus ring !!!
Sadly, on the same walk, I noted quite a discrepancy with my MC II 58/1.4 It seem to have a looseness in the focus ring... sloppy focus Sad So I now have 2 lenses to repair Sad


I haven't been servicing either of them, but - if you have the necessary tools, cleaning agents (e. g. propanol or beter acetone) and finally a proper lubricant at hand - it should be quite doable.

S