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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
Excellent Oliver.
And you have the 6X6 mask as well. Mine comes in 6X9 only.
Also a 1959 camera like yours.
Cheers
T


Yeah, me too. No mask. Olivier's is in remarkable condition too. Mine shows fairly heavy wear along the edges and exposed bits, although everything works as it should.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:16 am    Post subject: Silver Soviet lenses Reply with quote

So I am not alone.. Laugh 1 I love shining beautiful lenses, and they are also excellent optics. The only black one is a very rare Chinese Great Wall brand Arriflex standard mount cine 35mm F1.28 lens.




PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:50 am    Post subject: Re: Silver Soviet lenses Reply with quote

[quote="kievuser"]So I am not alone.. Laugh 1 I love shining beautiful lenses, and they are also excellent optics. The only black one is a very rare Chinese Great Wall brand Arriflex standard mount cine 35mm F1.28 lens.

WOW! Great collection! I am glad i am not the only one with the addiction Smile I also bought a Jupiter 6! What is the lens between a Tair 11 and and Jupiter 11 (at the back) in the first picture?
I guess every family has a black sheep Smile i have a black Jupiter 12


PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: Silver Soviet lenses Reply with quote

[quote="tomasg"]
kievuser wrote:
So I am not alone.. Laugh 1 I love shining beautiful lenses, and they are also excellent optics. The only black one is a very rare Chinese Great Wall brand Arriflex standard mount cine 35mm F1.28 lens.

WOW! Great collection! I am glad i am not the only one with the addiction Smile I also bought a Jupiter 6! What is the lens between a Tair 11 and and Jupiter 11 (at the back) in the first picture?
I guess every family has a black sheep Smile i have a black Jupiter 12


I guess it's a Jupiter-9.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is an amazing set of beautifully machined lenses. I almost need sunglasses just to look at them.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some great shiny collections here! What do you use to polish the barrels?


PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Silver Soviet lenses Reply with quote

[quote="tomasg"]
kievuser wrote:
So I am not alone.. Laugh 1 I love shining beautiful lenses, and they are also excellent optics. The only black one is a very rare Chinese Great Wall brand Arriflex standard mount cine 35mm F1.28 lens.

WOW! Great collection! I am glad i am not the only one with the addiction Smile I also bought a Jupiter 6! What is the lens between a Tair 11 and and Jupiter 11 (at the back) in the first picture?
I guess every family has a black sheep Smile i have a black Jupiter 12


Thanks! Laugh 1 That lens is a KMZ made Jupiter-9(1958) in LTM mount. My other two silver J-9 for Kiev cameras all have a black nose.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Silver Soviet lenses Reply with quote

[quote="BurstMox"]
tomasg wrote:
kievuser wrote:
So I am not alone.. Laugh 1 I love shining beautiful lenses, and they are also excellent optics. The only black one is a very rare Chinese Great Wall brand Arriflex standard mount cine 35mm F1.28 lens.

WOW! Great collection! I am glad i am not the only one with the addiction Smile I also bought a Jupiter 6! What is the lens between a Tair 11 and and Jupiter 11 (at the back) in the first picture?
I guess every family has a black sheep Smile i have a black Jupiter 12


I guess it's a Jupiter-9.


That is right. Like 1 small


PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cooltouch wrote:
That is an amazing set of beautifully machined lenses. I almost need sunglasses just to look at them.


Lenses will never be made like these again, or they could be very expensive like Leica cameras.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TrueLoveOne wrote:
Some great shiny collections here! What do you use to polish the barrels?


I use steel wool and some polishing paste, but this method needs to at least partly dissasemble the lens.

http://forum.mflenses.com/viewtopic,p,1487731.html#1487731

Tomas


PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TrueLoveOne wrote:
Some great shiny collections here! What do you use to polish the barrels?


I did not polish them deliberately, but used a piece of chamois leather that was sold in equipment shops for cleaning lenses, cameras, etc. Chamois is a deer like animal but much smaller in size.They are easy to find in southern China's mountain areas.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest lens came with Contax 137 MD and Sigma 75-300 f4-5.6 : Carl Zeiss Planar 1.7/50mm T*.
After CLA and homemade reskined with leather wastes :



Got all this with box, pouch, back and front lens caps, 3 Cokin gradual filters and a bag. For 80.


Last edited by Olivier on Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:58 am; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is a Kodak Ektanor 105mm f/4.5 enlarging lens.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just picked up these three. Two of the same as one of them has a deep scratch on the rear element.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a rare Chinese zoom lens,a 24-100mm F3.5 made by Changchun Nr.2 Optical Factory in 1993 a couple of days ago. What is remarkable is that it can focus down to just a few centimeters at 24mm focual length. I briefly tried it, and it perfomed about the same as a Ricoh 28-100mm F4 well beaten lens that I own.

The two 35-105 zoom lenses are talked about at other forums that I bought some months ago. One is a Canon FD and the other is a Zuiko.I prefer the Canon FD for its light weight.



PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kievuser wrote:
I bought a rare Chinese zoom lens,a 24-100mm F3.5 made by Changchun Nr.2 Optical Factory in 1993 a couple of days ago.


Interesting, please show it! What mount does it have?

The Seagull DF-1 with newer version Haiou-64 lens arrived yesterday:



PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not rare but a focal length that I use a lot, and of which I have several different lenses from different makers.
This focal length is probably my favourite along with the nifty fifty.
Nikkor-S 35mm
T


#1


PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TrueLoveOne wrote:
kievuser wrote:
I bought a rare Chinese zoom lens,a 24-100mm F3.5 made by Changchun Nr.2 Optical Factory in 1993 a couple of days ago.


Interesting, please show it! What mount does it have?

The Seagull DF-1 with newer version Haiou-64 lens arrived yesterday:



The one on the left in the first picure is the 24-100mm F3.5 in MD mount. I have seen many zoom lenses with a macro feature, but no one can focus this close. I have also tried a few of my Chinese 58/2 lenese of various brands, and they all performed about the same. I also comprared them with a FDn 50/1.4, a Zuiko 50/1.4 s/n 11xxxxx, and a Minolta MD 50/1.4 at close distance and at F5.6, it is hard to tell the difference. You could expect your new Haiou-64 perform the same.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
Not rare but a focal length that I use a lot, and of which I have several different lenses from different makers.
This focal length is probably my favourite along with the nifty fifty.
Nikkor-S 35mm
T


#1


It looks in excellent condition. Congrats


PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kievuser wrote:


The one on the left in the first picure is the 24-100mm F3.5 in MD mount. I have seen many zoom lenses with a macro feature, but no one can focus this close. I have also tried a few of my Chinese 58/2 lenese of various brands, and they all performed about the same. I also comprared them with a FDn 50/1.4, a Zuiko 50/1.4 s/n 11xxxxx, and a Minolta MD 50/1.4 at close distance and at F5.6, it is hard to tell the difference. You could expect your new Haiou-64 perform the same.


Thanks i must have missed that! Tried to google your 24-100 zoom, i guess it really is very rare!

When the weather gets better here (just rain now) i'll make some samples with this Haiou-64 and post them.


PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject: Last month finds: tele's Reply with quote

I always liked focals 80mm to 150mm. Especially portrait and macro lenses.
In the last month i found a few nice ones. A couple were well positioned in my imaginary wish list.
Being on a tight budget, i couldn't go for mint optics. Now i hope that the risk i've taken will pay...
After acquiring for a decent price a Trioplan N 100mm with problematic diaphragm (that i will try to convert to M42 or PK),
i found another lens i craved for. Same nice price, same fu****up iris Smile
It's a Pancolar f/1,8 80mm, in its PB incarnation: Prakticar 1,8/80mm.
It has been crudely converted to PK. I'll see if the diaphragm can be fixed...






My mania for Soligor primes continues.
This time it's a Soligor C/D f/2 135mm, that will very likely outperform the Porst 1,8/135mm (made by Mitake) and the Raynox Polaris 1,8/135mm (made by Yoshida Industries/Raynox)
I found different opinions on the Web. I'll see myself if i'll like it or not...




My other mania are Enna lenses.
Here is a fairly uncommon Tele-Ennalyt f/3,5 135mm in black & white trim. It should be the intermediate step between the all aluminium finish and the zebra ones.
I have zebra's either with large or narrow stripes, and i have a couple of the later ones with matte crinkled finish, but none with this kind of barrel.
I think it's beautiful




Then two lenses of my favorite brand: Asahi Pentax.
One is the Super Multi Coated Takumar f/4 150mm.
The other is the Pentax-A 645 f/4 120mm Macro.






In the same focal range i've also found a Komura KMC 2,5/135mm, but i think i'll start a new thread.
It seems it's missing both rubber rings, and i'm looking for a picture.
I want to try to restore it as close as possible to the original. I love late Komuranon optics!

cheers

Paolo


PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Auto Rokkor 58mm f1.4.



PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rybolt wrote:
Auto Rokkor 58mm f1.4.

Congrats
That is a nice old lens!
My oldest is a lot more recent and starts the serial number with 58..
No chrome nose; alu aperture ring.
The SR7 camera was an expensive dream in my highschool time.
So I started SLR photography with a SR1 and 53mm 2.0 Wink


PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject: Minolta Rokkor-TD 1:2.8 f=45mm The REAL Rokkor pancake Reply with quote

Picked this up recently. They are available but not common so the $450 collector range price wasn't a surprise. Still, it is in excellent condition and fills out my Rokkor kit. Unlike the Rokkor 2.0/45 Hockey Puck that people insist on calling a pancake this one is actually thin. The adapter is a bit deeper than the lens.

It is a nice Tessar design with an 8 blade aperture. Good, sharp photographs with Minolta's excellent colors and decent bokeh. I would compare this lens favorably with the Zeiss C/Y Tessar 45mm pancake.

Still, unless you are collecting Rokkors I wouldn't recommend the lens due solely to the cost.










PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Minolta Rokkor-TD 1:2.8 f=45mm The REAL Rokkor pancake Reply with quote

newst wrote:
Picked this up recently. They are available but not common so the $450 collector range price wasn't a surprise. Still, it is in excellent condition and fills out my Rokkor kit. Unlike the Rokkor 2.0/45 Hockey Puck that people insist on calling a pancake this one is actually thin. The adapter is a bit deeper than the lens.

It is a nice Tessar design with an 8 blade aperture. Good, sharp photographs with Minolta's excellent colors and decent bokeh. I would compare this lens favorably with the Zeiss C/Y Tessar 45mm pancake.

Still, unless you are collecting Rokkors I wouldn't recommend the lens due solely to the cost.


Congrats!! That is the real Minolta pancake indeed! Nice! I'd love to see how it performs, any samples yet?

Cheers, René.