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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:08 pm    Post subject: Need help, don't know what I bought Reply with quote

Bought something online for 75€, now I am considering if I should go get it (300km away) or just ask for it to be mailed (chance of breaking the lens).



I think it might be a Leica or Leitz. I am certainly hoping so Very Happy


PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I don't see the picture on first post so here is another try.


PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it's likely to be Leica.
It's a long focal length lens with squeeze/follow focus similar to one made by Novaflex & the remainder of the gear seems to be Canon FD mount....


PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Devnull0, you bought a Novoflex Schnellschuss, type B-Grip with an 400mm lens mounted. They had 2 versions of the 400mm lens.

If the lens is marked: T-Noflexar, it will be the triplett head. The other 400mm head is just an achromat.

You are still able to buy all diffrent adapters for it, even MFT!

I will hope, the information can help you a littlebit


PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Need help, don't know what I bought"


Ah! A true lens collector. Welcome Wink .

[I thought I'd leave the wisecrack until you were sorted out].


PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never seen a lens like this before. This is a very unique lens. I will save it with my friend because he works as a videographer. He always explores new places to make videos and take pictures. He is also a very nice person. He always helps me. He is good at searching also and he shared https://writinguniverse.com/free-essay-examples/tv/ site me because I asked him to help me in writing an essay.

Last edited by NickIMesserly on Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:55 pm; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, indeed teh NOVOFLEX Schnellschuss-System; have it too ... somewhere Wink


PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, indeed teh NOVOFLEX Schnellschuss-System; have it too ... somewhere Wink


PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2022 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickIMesserly wrote:
I have never seen a lens like this before. This is a very unique lens. I will save it with my friend because he works as a videographer. He always explores new places to make videos and take pictures. He is also a very nice person. He always helps me. He is good at searching also and he shared writinguniverse site me because I asked him to help me in writing an essay.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2022 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lineagerqq wrote:
NickIMesserly wrote:
I have never seen a lens like this before. This is a very unique lens. I will save it with my friend because he works as a videographer. He always explores new places to make videos and take pictures. He is also a very nice person. He always helps me. He is good at searching also and he shared writinguniverse site me because I asked him to help me in writing an essay.


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Thank You Dog
Very unique indeed.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2022 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like y'all got the Novoflex part pretty much worked out. Nobody's mentioned much about the Canon stuff, so I thought I would. You have a Canon FD 50mm f/3.5 macro lens with a life-size adapter and the original box (a plus to collectors). The "life size adapter" is an extension tube. By itself, the lens focuses down to 1:2. With the adapter, it will focus down to 1:1. Is the camera included? It looks to be a 1st generation Canon FTb, a great workhorse. Black ones are worth somewhat more than chrome ones, especially if they're in clean condition.


PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2022 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the novoflex pigriff is excellent for steadying the long lens and while the T variety has a flatter field, the achromat will serve well paying attention to where you put the forcus point. I believe the Swiss lens expert writing under the name of stephan did post some pictorial examples.

I note that the picture shows the bellows at the rear; with those the closeup capability of the outfit is much better tahn just with the pigiff. You may wish to regrease the slioding mechanism off the handle: an easy task.Be careful not to force the mechanism with locking screws tightened.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2022 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would strongly advise against carrying this around with you near public events with hightened security (Royals, VIP politicians etc.).

I'm not kidding.


PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2022 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buying is one thing, but learning how to use it is another.)


PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2022 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

karnitine wrote:
Buying is one thing, but learning how to use it is another.)


For a change, this one looks rather intuitive. Which probably means it is anything but...


PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2022 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apart from steadying while releasing, no problems beyond looking after the locking screw settings. (and remember the field curvature when focussing if you do not use the T version).

Novoflex bellow rails are made of aluminium, so the racktracks at the lockimg point will disappear if the pinions are forced. I learnt this when once having lent a set to a less than careful user.

A footnote to the ADMIN, do add NOvofflex pigriff to the first post headline; since there is very little to find about this device just looking at MF heqadlines.
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