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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="stevemark"]
blotafton wrote:
Interesting stuff.


The first one is a Mamiya Sekor E 2.8/35mm. Should be a great lens! It's one of the two Sekor E lenses i've never owned myself (the other one is the Sekor E 4/300mm).

Stephan


Indeed! I was surprised that there was an adapter available for it.

Do you have have reviews or photos taken with the other lenses in the system?


PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got a radioactive Pancolar 50mm f/1.8 as part of a set with a Praktica Super TL; has a tiny bit of fungus round the edges of the front element but that doesn't appear to be affecting it..

Tried a few shots at lunchtime and WOW. Sharpness is amazing; tried it at around f/8 and it's pin sharp - no sign of the fungus affecting contrast or sharpness. Tones are also quite warm out the box as such..

It also came with a Pentacon 29mm f/2.8 multi coated version with a tiny bit of fungus as well; but that might require attention compared to the Pancolar...


PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="blotafton"]
stevemark wrote:
blotafton wrote:
Interesting stuff.


The first one is a Mamiya Sekor E 2.8/35mm. Should be a great lens! It's one of the two Sekor E lenses i've never owned myself (the other one is the Sekor E 4/300mm).

Stephan


Indeed! I was surprised that there was an adapter available for it.

Do you have have reviews or photos taken with the other lenses in the system?


No, since i don't have an adapter! I have been shooting with the common Sekor E lenses quite extensively (2.8/28, 3.5/28, 1.4 and 1.7/50, 3.5 and 2.8/135, 4/200, 3.8/80-200), back in the 1980s, but i've never compared them on digital cameras.


PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So some quick shots with the radioactive Pancolar 50;


20 secs at f/22, ISO 50



Rest are around the f/8 mark..









No PP other than exposure as needed and a slight shift in WB to offset the yellow tint..

and a crop for the detail:



PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gott23 wrote:
So some quick shots with the radioactive Pancolar 50;


20 secs at f/22, ISO 50



Rest are around the f/8 mark..









No PP other than exposure as needed and a slight shift in WB to offset the yellow tint..

and a crop for the detail:



You should try it with a helical or extension rings forma macro,it should work pretty good, the pancolar i've tried was very sharp3 lens


PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kiddo wrote:


You should try it with a helical or extension rings forma macro,it should work pretty good, the pancolar i've tried was very sharp3 lens


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And guess who also got some cheap Pentacon extension tubes recently.. Laugh 1

I'm figuring to have a bash with them at the weekend and was thinking of trying my Sonnar 135mm f/3.5 but I might as well try the Pancolar as well while I'm at it.. Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Till now,i've only tried flek and it has impressed me a lot with the rings,great potential for macro in FF,maybe i should try Pentacon 50mm....


PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A SMC Pentax 150mm f/4 is probably arriving today. Anybody any experience with these?


PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

caspert79 wrote:
A SMC Pentax 150mm f/4 is probably arriving today. Anybody any experience with these?


I have the Super-Takumar 4/150 which is quite exceptional.
I think that the SMC Pentax is the same optics but with better coatings.
Tom


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a nice picture. I guess you used some close-up rings to make this picture?


PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

caspert79 wrote:
That's a nice picture. I guess you used some close-up rings to make this picture?


No, it's a big flower Smile
Tom


PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
caspert79 wrote:
That's a nice picture. I guess you used some close-up rings to make this picture?


No, it's a big flower Smile
Tom


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Gorgeous shot tho!

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OK, this is NOT an MF picture but.. I'm not quite sure at what point macro starts turning into microscope... o.0





I'll have a try with my extension tubes at the weekend and see if I can get this level of detail via an MF lens as well.. (Obviously shooting full frame does give you the benefit of a much greater level of detail..)


PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest lens is a Kamero Auto 35mm f2.8 in m42 mount. Nice clean example with am switch.
This is the Mitake made version. I can't wait to try it out.

Forgot to mention this is my lens for the month of Febuary. Sense it was only $16 shipped, I might add one more then lens this month.


PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

walter g wrote:
Latest lens is a Kamero Auto 35mm f2.8 in m42 mount. Nice clean example with am switch.
This is the Mitake made version. I can't wait to try it out.

Forgot to mention this is my lens for the month of Febuary. Sense it was only $16 shipped, I might add one more then lens this month.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Hexanon AR 28/3.5 and it produces very nice images - Pine Logs is a sample.
Recently I found a Hexanon AR 35mm f2.8 and am hoping it is as good.
T


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Zorki 4 with a black Jupiter 8 2/50mm lens.
Camera is also working.


PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I got another random ebay lot and there's mystery lens with it..

So any ideas what it could be?

All I can figure is that it's an f/2.8 and a 135mm or longer.. I'm presuming its an M42.. For context it was with a Praktica TL and a couple of obviously Pentacon lenses.



PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^ Looks like a Beriflex.

No name ring?


PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's in the post, so not had a hands-on with it yet.. though, I think you're right. Just checked it at allphotolenses and it's pretty much a match..

http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_4353.html


PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gott23 wrote:
It's in the post, so not had a hands-on with it yet.. though, I think you're right. Just checked it at allphotolenses and it's pretty much a match..

http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_4353.html



Rather than the retail name (I think I've also seen it with another name), it might be interesting to track down the manufacturer/factory it came out of. There may be a nice surprise. You never know.


PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gott23 wrote:
So I got another random ebay lot and there's mystery lens with it..

So any ideas what it could be?

All I can figure is that it's an f/2.8 and a 135mm or longer.. I'm presuming its an M42.. For context it was with a Praktica TL and a couple of obviously Pentacon lenses.



My Topcor 58mm is same colour with black rubber grip , the only gray lens i have


PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sciolist wrote:
Gott23 wrote:
It's in the post, so not had a hands-on with it yet.. though, I think you're right. Just checked it at allphotolenses and it's pretty much a match..

http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_4353.html



Rather than the retail name (I think I've also seen it with another name), it might be interesting to track down the manufacturer/factory it came out of. There may be a nice surprise. You never know.


Manufacturer unknown at this time. The lens was sold under atleast a dozen different names.
Serial number will start with a 6 or 7.


PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kiddo wrote:


extension rings


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That's approximately 10mm from top to bottom.. Very Happy

(at 33% of original: https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7869/46422764704_5a57fb0c59_o.jpg )

That was with a flektogon 35/2.8 - but I've been a bit sick with a bad back and not had much chance to play with it too much more.

Great for abstractions though:







PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those could be pretty awesome as a large print.


PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nikkor 105/2.5 coming my way😁😁😁😁