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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nikon 17-55mm 1:2.8 AF-S Nikkor DX SWM ED IF Aspherical lens. Cost me nothing, a friend gave me it because the mount broke off. I've fixed it by remounting it for M4/3 and fitting an aperture ring. Wow is it good, sharper wide open than most other lenses I own are stopped down. MSRP is $1,499.95 so quite a bargain.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/camera-lenses/af-s-dx-zoom-nikkor-17-55mm-f%252f2.8g-if-ed.html


PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyPham7 wrote:
Latest scores and purchases

Canon 50mmf1.8 FD
Yashinon-DX 50mm f1.7 M42 w/ camera
Helios 44m 50mm f2 M42
Auto Sears 50mm f1.7 Pentax
Zenit ME1 50mm f1.7 M42
Helios 103 50mm f1.8 Keiv

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I have had all of those lenses in the past at one time or another.
All of them will produce fine images.
My favourite from among these is still the Yashinon DX.
Tom


PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last Sunday on flea market:

Vivitar Ser.1 135mm f2,3, $15.-
Vivitar Macro 100mm f2,8, $5.-
Hexanon AR 80-200mm f4 $10.-
Yashica MC 35-70mm f3,5-4,5 $5.-
Minolta MD 70-210mm f4 $20.-
Some unknown to me Prospec MC 28-70mm f35-4,5 $5.-

All in good to excellent shape.

It was a great day!


PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paulius wrote:
Last Sunday on flea market:

Vivitar Ser.1 135mm f2,3, $15.-
Vivitar Macro 100mm f2,8, $5.-
Hexanon AR 80-200mm f4 $10.-
Yashica MC 35-70mm f3,5-4,5 $5.-
Minolta MD 70-210mm f4 $20.-
Some unknown to me Prospec MC 28-70mm f35-4,5 $5.-

All in good to excellent shape.

It was a great day!


That was a great day! Seems like a nice flea market.


PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, the best in Connecticut! My lenses pile is growing, it is like obsession, but how can you stop if the prices are so ridiculous and lenses are so good and plenty?


PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Traded a week ago against some of my lenses and a little cash:
- collapsible 1957-vintage FED/Industar 50mm 3.5
- Meyer Optik Görlitz 29mm 2.8
- Super Takumar 50mm 1.4
and ordered a 1952 Jupiter-3 Very Happy


PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have waited a long time to find one of these in this condition.
It will go on my Nikomat FT2
T


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A beauty Tom, congratulations! Happy Dog


PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 1952 Jupiter 3 is in, used it, and love it Whoo Turtle


PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canon FD 50mm/3.5 macro


PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not exactly a bargain ... both the Minolta Auto Rokkor 100mm 1:2 as well as the MC Rokkor 100mm 1:2 are not that often to be found in a like-new condition. And neither is the Minolta SR-2, Minoltas first SLR (1958).

The Auto Rokkor 2/100mm is from the collection of a good friend, the SR-2 was owned by a photographer from Chur (Switzerland) who brought it from the US, and the MC 2/100mm comes from a Zurich charity sale, together with its original box, with hood and the original receipt from 1973.



Picture taken with a Sony A900 and Minolta AF 2.8/200mm APO G HS.

Stephan


PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
I have waited a long time to find one of these in this condition.
It will go on my Nikomat FT2
T


#1


wonderful find, congrats!!


PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally received a helicoid M42 adapter, played a little with it & my recently received mint MC Volna-9 (by the looks of it never used). Seems a very good macro-setup.

Maybe interesting to do a comparison with my near-mint Leica Macro Elmarit-R 60, a lens I love/hate.... (love the colors, hate the bulkiness....)... and the Industar 61 LZ MC I just ordered... maybe a nice way to kill some time during winter Idea


PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Edgar and Klaus.
I have been very busy with our forthcoming exhibition, and have had only brief moments for making images recently.
The Nikkor-SC was a lucky find considering I was not busy looking for it.
Can't wait to make some images with it.
Tom


PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing unusual, or really exciting. In fact I already have a Zuiko Auto W 28 / 2.8, and the Auto T 135 / 3.5. And my stock of Auto S 50 / 1.8 has reduced to three after I sold two a few weeks ago, but I had to have all three of them. For 99 Pence each it was too good to turn down, and they are all in virtually unused condition, better than the ones I've already got. I gave the lady in the charity 5, she was happy and so was I Like 1


PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lloydy wrote:
Nothing unusual, or really exciting. In fact I already have a Zuiko Auto W 28 / 2.8, and the Auto T 135 / 3.5. And my stock of Auto S 50 / 1.8 has reduced to three after I sold two a few weeks ago, but I had to have all three of them. For 99 Pence each it was too good to turn down, and they are all in virtually unused condition, better than the ones I've already got. I gave the lady in the charity 5, she was happy and so was I Like 1


Like 1 Like 1
Ha! I just bought a Zuiko Auto S 50/1.8 for $30 and thought it wasn't a bad price. It also came with a jammed Om10 camera
which isn't worth much if anything.

Congratulations.


PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lloydy wrote:
Nothing unusual, or really exciting. In fact I already have a Zuiko Auto W 28 / 2.8, and the Auto T 135 / 3.5. And my stock of Auto S 50 / 1.8 has reduced to three after I sold two a few weeks ago, but I had to have all three of them. For 99 Pence each it was too good to turn down, and they are all in virtually unused condition, better than the ones I've already got. I gave the lady in the charity �5, she was happy and so was I Like 1


That is a great find David. Hope you post some images made with these - I am always interested to see how photographers use their lenses and you are good with yours.
Cheers
T


PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:32 pm    Post subject: New tuff Reply with quote

I've taken a sabbatic from this forum, but now i'm back, browsing with curiosity the acquisitions of other forum members.
Since my last post, i have bought a few new lenses, but i'm even happier about previous acquisitions that have been successfully CLA'ed and converted to PK mount.
Now i have a Leitz Canada Elmarit M 2.8/135mm that shares the Leitaxed adapter plus Viso helicoid with the Summicron 2/90mm of similar vintage/provenience, but i'm enjoying even more a Meyer Trioplan N 2.8/100mm, finally cleaned and successfully converted to PK. Iris works a charm and infinity corresponds to the mark on the lens barrel. I thank Mr. Tartarini for the masterful conversion.





I have also found two lenses i wanted since long, the Tamron 2.5/180mm "Anniversary" and the Tokina-made Soligor C/D Macro 2.8/00mm





Two more Pentax lenses, one long awaited, and the other found at a BIN price that i couldn't pass. FA 1.7/77mm Limited and 2.8/105 K:





Last one, a Voigtlander Super-Dynarex 200mm in M42 mount:



Cheers

Paolo


PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pearl River 80-200/4.5 zoom lens. A sought after collector's lens. It is a lucky find in this condition.



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also bought a few Japanese standard zoom lenses of good reputation. The Yashica lens cost only about 1/3-1/4th of those Nikon ones. They all feel solidly built.



PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CV Macro Apo 2.5/125mm Nikon mt.
Nikkor-O lookalike 1.2/56mm in M39
Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar MC 2.8/200mm M42
Carl Zeiss Jena Visionar 1.6/109 + 1.9/119mm


PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really wanne see this " Nikkor-O lookalike 1.2/56mm in M39 " Wink


PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nordentro wrote:
Really wanne see this " Nikkor-O lookalike 1.2/56mm in M39 " Wink


It is a copy made by some optical company when Nikon did not make this anymore. there is another company who also made a copy of this lens, as some US gov agency went to the market with a tender to make an identical lens. One of them is supposed to be even sharper than the orginal!!

I will soon have all three lenses here, able to do some comparison test then... Wink


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kievuser wrote:
Also bought a few Japanese standard zoom lenses of good reputation.


From these three i only know the AiS Nikkor 3.5/35-70mm (62 mm filter thread); i certainly is a good lens (much better than the later AF Nikkor 2.8/35-70mm).
I occasionaly use it for architectural work, since the lens has <1% distortion over the entire zoom range. There are very little CAs as well, and corners are sharp, at least on 24MP FF.

Marco Cavina has some interesting information about the two 3.5/35-70mm Nikkors on his site, albeit in Italian:
http://www.marcocavina.com/articoli_fotografici/Zoom_Nikkor_second_wave/00_pag.htm

These lenses were derived from the earlier Canon FD 2.8-3.5/35-70mm which was groundbreaking indeed ("2 group zoom").
The Canon in turn was based on a huge (and never commercialized) Nikkor Zoom from the early '60s, the Auto Nikkor Wide Zoom 2.8-4/3.5-8.5cm.

Stephan


PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevemark wrote:
kievuser wrote:
Also bought a few Japanese standard zoom lenses of good reputation.


From these three i only know the AiS Nikkor 3.5/35-70mm (62 mm filter thread); i certainly is a good lens (much better than the later AF Nikkor 2.8/35-70mm).
I occasionaly use it for architectural work, since the lens has <1% distortion over the entire zoom range. There are very little CAs as well, and corners are sharp, at least on 24MP FF.

Marco Cavina has some interesting information about the two 3.5/35-70mm Nikkors on his site, albeit in Italian:
http://www.marcocavina.com/articoli_fotografici/Zoom_Nikkor_second_wave/00_pag.htm

These lenses were derived from the earlier Canon FD 2.8-3.5/35-70mm which was groundbreaking indeed ("2 group zoom").
The Canon in turn was based on a huge (and never commercialized) Nikkor Zoom from the early '60s, the Auto Nikkor Wide Zoom 2.8-4/3.5-8.5cm.


Stephan


Many thanks Stephen for those interesting backgroud input. I wish I had learned Italian so that I could read those interesting articles by Mr. Marco Cavina.

I also saw a 25-50/4 the other day at the same location for about 4 times of the price as that of my Ai 35-70/3.5 (about $300 USD). And decided to find more information about it before paying that serious amount of cash.Smile

Zhang