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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, 6.000 replies - quite record this is!! Whoo Turtle


PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



(sellers pic)

I won an auction for an F2 Luxon lens for Braun Paxette, a quite rare lens. This model of Paxette did not have rangefinder coupling so I'm not sure if the lens is usable in that mode on another Paxette model.

edit: It appears to be a fairly interesting lens, with a design somwhat akin to the Meyer Primoplan 58mm lens, samples online show "character":

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hawkpeng2003/sets/72157623887814462/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/david_davidoff/albums/72157628188405051/

Japanese links can be read in english using Chrome browser:

https://spiral--m42-blogspot-com.translate.goog/2019/01/roeschlein-kreutznach-luxon-50mm-f2.html?_x_tr_sl=ja&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc
https://pakira3-sakura-ne-jp.translate.goog/wp/?p=103784&_x_tr_sl=ja&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc


Last edited by Alun Thomas on Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:43 am; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
WOW, 6.000 replies - quite record this is!! Whoo Turtle


...and counting Wink



Sigma mini-zoom 39-80mm f3.5 twin ring.
Looks like constant aperture maybe.
Will know more after a bit of a chance to shoot with it.
Cheap from a camera shop.
Given the short zoom range, it should perform.
The macro ring works very well.
It seems sharp mounted on the D-810.



Here it is again with a Tokina 80-200 f3.5-4.5 macro zoom bought at the same time and place.
Aperture is a bit wonky in the Tokina.
Tokina seemed very sharp at the 40 foot/12 meter mark.
I'll have a bit more on both after some shots are made.

-D.S.


PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alun Thomas wrote:


(sellers pic)

I won an auction for an F2 Luxon lens for Braun Paxette, a quite rare lens. This model of Paxette did not have rangefinder coupling so I'm not sure if the lens is usable in that mode on another Paxette model.

edit: It appears to be a fairly interesting lens, with a design somwhat akin to the Meyer Primoplan 58mm lens, samples online show "character":

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hawkpeng2003/sets/72157623887814462/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/david_davidoff/albums/72157628188405051/

Japanese links can be read in english using Chrome browser:

https://spiral--m42-blogspot-com.translate.goog/2019/01/roeschlein-kreutznach-luxon-50mm-f2.html?_x_tr_sl=ja&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc
https://pakira3-sakura-ne-jp.translate.goog/wp/?p=103784&_x_tr_sl=ja&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc

Congrats Friends

The Luxon is even more rare than the Quinon. Like 1 small


PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:


(sellers pic)

I won an auction for an F2 Luxon lens for Braun Paxette, a quite rare lens. This model of Paxette did not have rangefinder coupling so I'm not sure if the lens is usable in that mode on another Paxette model.

edit: It appears to be a fairly interesting lens, with a design somwhat akin to the Meyer Primoplan 58mm lens, samples online show "character":

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hawkpeng2003/sets/72157623887814462/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/david_davidoff/albums/72157628188405051/

Japanese links can be read in english using Chrome browser:

https://spiral--m42-blogspot-com.translate.goog/2019/01/roeschlein-kreutznach-luxon-50mm-f2.html?_x_tr_sl=ja&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc
https://pakira3-sakura-ne-jp.translate.goog/wp/?p=103784&_x_tr_sl=ja&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc


Quote:
Congrats Friends

The Luxon is even more rare than the Quinon. Like 1 small


Very nice indeed!


PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My latest is a Rikenon 50mm f2 m42.


PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New batch from Japan:

SMC Pentax 50mm 1:1.4 by The lens profile, on Flickr

SMC Pentax 50mm 1:1.4 by The lens profile, on Flickr
Early version of the SMC Pentax 50mm 1:1.4 with Thoriated glass

Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 55mm 1:1.8 by The lens profile, on Flickr

Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 55mm 1:1.8 by The lens profile, on Flickr
Didn't have this one yet in S-M-C (but the SMC version was the first vintage lens I bought).

Takumar 135mm 1:3.5 V1 by The lens profile, on Flickr

Takumar 135mm 1:3.5 V1 by The lens profile, on Flickr

Replacing a very stiff focussing first copy

SMC Pentax-M zoom 40-80mm 1:2.8-4.0 by The lens profile, on Flickr

SMC Pentax-M zoom 40-80mm 1:2.8-4.0 by The lens profile, on Flickr

Adding to my Pentax-M collection

SMC Pentax-F 35-105mm 1:4-5.6 by The lens profile, on Flickr

replacement for broken copy that was stuck at 35mm.


PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still in Japan. Just arrived at the warehouse today unexpectedly weighing over a 1kg. Super Sankor 2.5 inch 1.9 projection lens.

so now I have to create another package since it won't fit in the one I had meant it for. Looking for cheap lenses with free shipping in Japan I don't have yet and aren't utter crap eighties plastic zooms.

Couldn't find any Samples online, but this is for a 2.75 inch 1.9 version https://www.flickr.com/photos/60157365@N00/albums/72157664899135987


PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D1N0 wrote:
Still in Japan. Just arrived at the warehouse today unexpectedly weighing over a 1kg. Super Sankor 2.5 inch 1.9 projection lens.

so now I have to create another package since it won't fit in the one I had meant it for. Looking for cheap lenses with free shipping in Japan I don't have yet and aren't utter crap eighties plastic zooms.

Couldn't find any Samples online, but this is for a 2.75 inch 1.9 version https://www.flickr.com/photos/60157365@N00/albums/72157664899135987

Expect it will be more less the same. Like 1 small


PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
WOW, 6.000 replies - quite record this is!! Whoo Turtle


also 492433 views so far


PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Thought I was going to get away with it cheaper, but oh well :p still a good price. Can easily break even selling the YS -> FD adapter.

This is the Sigma Widerama 18mm f3.5. No inbuilt filters.

I'm guessing, + according to this thread http://forum.mflenses.com/spiratone-18mm-rectilinear-three-versions-t32670.html that this was the 2nd Sigma 18mm- the first one being the 'Pluracoat 18mm f3.5' with the 72mm filter thread. From what I understand from the internet, this is the first 'popular one' with widespread ownership.





Mine here might look a little grubby but it literally just looks like dust, certainly obvious with an overexposed shot. The focus markings don't look faded. The aperture markings look a tiny bit worn, but fun fact- that also happened to my mint Sigma 18mm f2.8 Filtermatic (non-XQ, 'last era').

Actually, me having an APS-C camera + Metabones Speedbooster Ultra is more interesting imo than a full frame comparison test. Whilst the Ultra has even less impact on IQ, improvements to tele centricity and the slight (1.1?? 1.05??) crop left over is best it can look. Also I can accurately adjust flange for best performance with the glass...


PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eggplant wrote:

This is the Sigma Widerama 18mm f3.5. No inbuilt filters.

I'm guessing, + according to this thread http://forum.mflenses.com/spiratone-18mm-rectilinear-three-versions-t32670.html that this was the 2nd Sigma 18mm- the first one being the 'Pluracoat 18mm f3.5' with the 72mm filter thread. From what I understand from the internet, this is the first 'popular one' with widespread ownership.



The pluracoat lens in the linked thread is actually the Tokina 17/3.5 rebadged to 18mm, some say it was rebadged because Spiratone had already sold the Sigma 18mm F/3.5 and F/3.2 lenses previous to that, and they wanted to keep the same focal length in their catalog, making the #1 lens actually the last released.

Sigma had 3 different 18mm lenses in that period, the release order was said to be F/3.5, F/3.2 then finally an F/2.8 model, the last of which was not sold by Spiratone as far as I am aware.


PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alun Thomas wrote:
eggplant wrote:

This is the Sigma Widerama 18mm f3.5. No inbuilt filters.

I'm guessing, + according to this thread http://forum.mflenses.com/spiratone-18mm-rectilinear-three-versions-t32670.html that this was the 2nd Sigma 18mm- the first one being the 'Pluracoat 18mm f3.5' with the 72mm filter thread. From what I understand from the internet, this is the first 'popular one' with widespread ownership.



The pluracoat lens in the linked thread is actually the Tokina 17/3.5 rebadged to 18mm, some say it was rebadged because Spiratone had already sold the Sigma 18mm F/3.5 and F/3.2 lenses previous to that, and they wanted to keep the same focal length in their catalog, making the #1 lens actually the last released.


Well, this is curious.

I don't believe this to be the case. I bolded the '72mm filter thread' part because I believe it's an earlier, a different lens:




It has a much larger front element than the Tokina SL 17mm f3.5, which has a 67mm filter thread too.

This is the later Sigma Pluracoat 18mm, which has a 67mm filter thread and smaller element like the Tokina, and the distance markings look closer to Tokina too:





However, this 1979 modern photography review claims the 72mm filter, 18mm f3.5 Pluracoat is the Tokina 17mm f3.5 SL:



Putting aside the styling, which may be more similar to the Tokina now: the front element size is clearly larger. They are different designs.


PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my Vivitar 17mm 3.5 (Tokina). Seems to be like the second one. Notice the IR mark position.

Vivitar 17mm 1:3.5 (Tokina) by The lens profile, on Flickr

Vivitar 17mm 1:3.5 (Tokina) by The lens profile, on Flickr


PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



It looks like the Tokina 17/3.5 lens was revised for the year 1980, as earlier versions did have a 72mm filter, as seen in this copy I sold a couple of years ago. My spiratone "18mm" lens has an 80#### serial, presumably from 1980, and a 67mm filter thread. Although I only sampled a single copy of each version, the 67mm version was far and away better then the 72mm version.


PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh- I see. That clears things up. Interesting there's this second version.

I will have to check my Tokina book but it seems to only include the second version, although well documented.


PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

on its way
Hexanon 200/3.5



PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Trioplan 50mm F/2.9


PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D1N0 wrote:
This is my Vivitar 17mm 3.5 (Tokina). Seems to be like the second one. Notice the IR mark position.

Vivitar 17mm 1:3.5 (Tokina) by The lens profile, on Flickr

Vivitar 17mm 1:3.5 (Tokina) by The lens profile, on Flickr


I think the Vivitar is identical to Sigma made. What distinguishes as Tokina?


PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

visualopsins wrote:
D1N0 wrote:
This is my Vivitar 17mm 3.5 (Tokina). Seems to be like the second one. Notice the IR mark position.


I think the Vivitar is identical to Sigma made. What distinguishes as Tokina?


37xxx serial signifies Tokina for Vivitar. Also the chrome ring with red dot at the mount is typical for Tokina lenses (although it was copied by some other companies, but mostly crap second/third rate lenses).


PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The serial number starting with '37' on a vivitar lens during that period is recognised as marking a Tokina made lens. The 'Σ' character on the earlier Spiratone lenses was used in that period by Sigma as a serial prefix for many (but not all) of their lenses.

https://www.apotelyt.com/camera-kit/vivitar-catalog
link to Vivitar serial number list.

haha see I've answered a question that was already addressed....


PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you! Like 1 Like 1


PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too many.

A few ones worth of mentioning.

Konica macro 105/4 with helicoid
Vivitar 90/2.8 (had Elicar and Panagor twins but never owned Vivitar)
Chinon 40-105mm Tamron?


PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KEO wrote:


I don't think I can say enough good things about this one. Wonderful.


One of my dream lenses...


PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miranda Auto MC 135mm f2.8 PK mount.

Thought I had a nice bargain until I just realized it can't focus to infinity 😪. Not great at f2.8: some aberrations and the bokeh leans towards being onion ring-like bokeh ballsy. But stopped down to f4 (it only stops down in full stop clicks) it is smoother. Sharpness is good and aberrations aren't a big issue after f2.8. I am hoping there will be a fix to the focusing as it is beating my other 135mm (Pentax-M).

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I also got an Ensinor 135mm f2.8 but it is absolute junk. Horrific IQ. Returning (especially as it also has a barely moveable focus ring).

Last week I got this big beast for a great deal: a Super Takumar 200mm f4 . Then I added a 2x teleconverter. This makes it a fun 600mm on my Fuji APSC camera...

Next up is a Super Multi Coated (radioactive) Super Takumar 55mm f1.8 which will hopefully come tomorrow.