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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a Canon 100/2 LTM, 50/1.8 LTM and a Voigtländer VM 3,5/28 LTM on their way.

A nice trio for B&W film and my Monochrom v.1


PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week a friend gave me a Miranda Sensorex along with a bellows, closeup prism, and slide duplicator tube. All was in excellent working condition except the lens, which has a bad helicoid. Today I received a smoothly working Miranda 50mm f/1.8 to replace the faulty one.


PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
I can't imagine why anyone would want to take infinity shots at widest aperture.

I find this to be a very good predictor of lens overall performance.
Much more so than the shots made closer to the MFD.

Even a lens, which I would consider already unusable at waist portrait distance, will give you a sharp and pleasing image up close.


PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really bad at posting up my recent acquisitions, but this lens I think is interesting (but perhaps not exotic) and I wonder who can guess what it is. If it's easy then I'll be embarrased. Clues upon request. The 9v battery is for scale.

Clue 1. The tentative steps this new brand was taking at the time would lead to great things, back in the day.



PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only get to preset 35(?) , but I'm sure that some folks around here, would know exactly which one is the lens ,as there's so much knowledge in this forum (just as expected in the best mflens forum in the world) Thank You Dog


PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MF lens? By the size of it? The inverted triangle on a stick should be a clue.

Got me a slightly fungussy Auto Mamiya-Sekor 50mm f2 from ebay. Shipping more than twice the price of the lens itself Sad


PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a preset. Not 35mm, but close kiddo. It is MF.


PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MIR 37mm f2.8 ?


My latest lens is a Rollei Planar 1.8/50mm coming with its Rolleiflex SL35 E


PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see what you mean, but no, not Russian Olivier.

I hope you enjoy the Rollei.


PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

james wrote:
Have a Canon 100/2 LTM, 50/1.8 LTM and a Voigtländer VM 3,5/28 LTM on their way.

A nice trio for B&W film and my Monochrom v.1


I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on those two Canon lenses. I have recently begun delving headfirst into RF lenses using LTM and M-mount adapters with my Nikon Z6 and Z7. I read so many praises of the Voigtlander 35/1.7 Ultron, I had to try it. Despite all of the hype, I'm over the moon that the lens has managed to still exceeded my expectations. A few other acquisitions shortly thereafter have been a Leitz 9cm f/4 collapsible, a Nikon Nikkor-Q.C 13.5cm f/3.5, and the CV 50/1.5 Nokton. I've been selling off a number of my vintage SLR lenses as I have just fallen in love with the form factor and incredible performance of these RF lenses.

Had my eyes on those Canons you just picked up, especially that 100mm.



This was a shot I was making for fun - has an also recently acquired Contax Planar 85/1.4 and a not-so-recent Nikon W-Nikkor-C 3.5cm f/2.5 LTM.


PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sciolist wrote:
I see what you mean, but no, not Russian Olivier.

I hope you enjoy the Rollei.

Pentacon or Carl Zeiss Jena ?

I do enjoy the Rollei Planar. Smile


PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olivier wrote:
...Pentacon or Carl Zeiss Jena ?




Neither. But the mount is for a Dresden Camera.


PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bought this one for a friend who is going to use it on his Seitz Spinshot panorama camera. I couldn't resist trying it out.
#1


PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rybolt wrote:
Just bought this one for a friend who is going to use it on his Seitz Spinshot panorama camera. I couldn't resist trying it out.


Looks gorgeous. How do you like it's performance?


PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olivier wrote:
...Pentacon or Carl Zeiss Jena ?




Neither. But the mount is for a Dresden Camera.


PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

justtorchit wrote:
rybolt wrote:
Just bought this one for a friend who is going to use it on his Seitz Spinshot panorama camera. I couldn't resist trying it out.


Looks gorgeous. How do you like it's performance?


Great for small product work. Not so much for architectural. It works great on the Spinshot which is a 120 panorama camera that only uses 28mm lenses. They made them with Nikon, Leica R and contax mounts. My friend has the Nikon version but his lens is not in good condition.


PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sciolist wrote:
It's a preset. Not 35mm, but close kiddo. It is MF.


It's got to be Made in Japan.... I'm new into komura,Sun ,Accura etc.... Probably that's the way to go, even though lately I'm so surprised that big makers ,in a moment or other,might have tried something like these,at least in small batches....38mm ?


PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was made in Japan kiddo Like 1 .

Clue: It's a 28mm.


PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vivitar 28mm f2.8 preset


PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olivier wrote:
Vivitar 28mm f2.8 preset



Outstanding Olivier Like 1 .




Tokina made, around 1965 on (I'm not exactly sure). It also came in M42.


Early days for Ponder and Best's Vivitar brand, and, I think, early days for general 28mm's? 7/6 seems to be standard fare but 12 tiny blades harks back to earlier times I think. A crossover lens perhaps.


[And I really need to check my lenses are clean before putting any on the site. Lesson learned.]


Thanks for the contributions from kiddo and D1N0 in narrowing the field.


PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats for this nice Vivitar ! Very Happy


PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olivier wrote:
Congrats for this nice Vivitar ! Very Happy



Thanks Like 1 small .


PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking and probably rare Preset Vivitar ; what mount is it??


PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kiddo wrote:
Nice looking and probably rare Preset Vivitar ; what mount is it??


It's on an Exakta mount.


PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sciolist wrote:
kiddo wrote:
Nice looking and probably rare Preset Vivitar ; what mount is it??


It's on an Exakta mount.


That's funny,I thought I wouldn't have any lens in that mount; the Topcor I've got is sitting in the RE Super,waiting for the adapter to arrive....