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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

benadamx wrote:
got a grab-bag of stuff from the goodwill, containing a pentax-m 50mm/f2, a takumar (bayonet) 135mm/f2.5 (the taiwanese version, sadly), and a kiron 80-200mm ... not expecting a whole lot, but have been curious about the later k-mount pentax stuff for awhile (already had the pk-nex adapter, but these are my first actual pentax lenses for it)



As a kid, the Pentax M 50/f2 was my only lens for three years. You'll get no complaints from me on its performance.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1939 Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenon f:2,8. F = 5cm.


That's a fair size air bubble you can see top right of glass.

Originally thought to be from a 1946-49 Kodak Retina I, I dated the lens and using a process of elimination, concluded it is either from a Kodak Retina II, Type 142 (1937-'39) or a Retina IIa, Type 150 (1939-'41). I think it is likely from a Retina IIa, but it's just an educated guess.


Size comparison with a slide -



Rear -



I'm able to keep the shutter blades open through operating the levers in the right combination, which is a relief in terms of having to modify anything internally. And the thread mount is a fine pitch 25mm, which I have a 25 to 39mm adapter for. A 39 to 42 mm adapter then gets it on the 42/42mm helicoid -




@5.6 and lens hood. Fuji X-E1. Lots of PP. In fact the result straight out of camera was so bad I'm going to have a good look at the lens again.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sciolist wrote:
1939 Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenon f:2,8. F = 5cm.

I'm able to keep the shutter blades open through operating the levers in the right combination, which is a relief in terms of having to modify anything internally. And the thread mount is a fine pitch 25mm, which I have a 25 to 39mm adapter for. A 39 to 42 mm adapter then gets it on the 42/42mm helicoid -


How does that attach to the camera?


PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

uddhava wrote:
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How does that attach to the camera?



With a 4.5mm M42 Lens to Fujifilm FX camera Adapter.

Showing camera side of adapter.



25-39mm adapter, with 39-42mm screwed on to it.



PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!


PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently added to the collection :
Old aerial lens Industar-17 500mm/5
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With Spare front element?


PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one - 1.7/55 Auto Revuenon - a Chinon I think.
Had it.
Loved it.
Sold it.
Missed it.
Bought another
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
This one - 1.7/55 Auto Revuenon - a Chinon I think.
Had it.
Loved it.
Sold it.
Missed it.
Bought another
Laugh 1
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Not a Chinon. There is a Chinon Version, but the lens was made by Tomioka.


PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

D1N0 wrote:
Oldhand wrote:
This one - 1.7/55 Auto Revuenon - a Chinon I think.
Had it.
Loved it.
Sold it.
Missed it.
Bought another
Laugh 1
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Not a Chinon. There is a Chinon Version, but the lens was made by Tomioka.


Cool - that'll do.
Always thought it was a Chinon.
Doesn't matter.
I sold it when I needed the money to purchase something else, but missed it for such a time.
Glad to find another.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I'm apparently now the proud owner of a "Cavalier"..

😂



PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a well kept Praktica. Cavalier was the store brand for an old New York Camera Store, Willoughby-Peerless.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not exactly the latest acquisition, but a recent one ... my tiny collection of Konica F-mount lenses now consists of three lenses:


Interesting enough, the original outfit (FM plus 1.4/52mm and 1.8/85mm) came from the same rural area as the now acquired 2.8/35mm lens. And there's more to it - a F-mount Hexanon 3.5/200mm had been sold a few weeks earlier, also in the same area. However at that time I hadn't yet been interested in the F-mount ... Wink. I think that these "events" are related since it's the only time ever i saw Konica F mount lenses here in Switzerland.

I wonder where the corresponding Konica F is ... maybe it was thrown away many decades ago and replaced by a more reliable FM ...

Of course in the early 1960s (when the F was produced) there was no Konica agency in Europe, let alone in Switzerland. Japanese "high tech" cameras had to be bought directly in Japan or - maybe - in New York. The rural Swiss area where i bought my FM & lenses is well known for high tech engineering as well, and probably in the early 1960s a Swiss technician / engineer / salesman had been buying this camera and the lenses either in Japan or in the US.

Stephan


PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jmkmva wrote:
Looks like a well kept Praktica. Cavalier was the store brand for an out New York Camera Store, Willoughby-Peerless.


Thanks! I figured it was a rebadge for a retailer and just thought ironic to get a socialist camera sold for the US Market. It also comes with a Tokina 135/2.8 and a Cavalier 28/2.8 which looks like a rebadge Japanese 3rd party lens.. Will find out more once it all arrives..


PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So in an effort to "fund my habit" I've tried tried my luck with a couple of eBay lots that I've got for far less than their value..

So the first arrived today, a lovely old battered camera case filled With a load of paraphanelia, an Agfa Super Silette and a Praktica Super TL...

With a very late numbered Thorium Pancolar 50/1.8... 😆

Turns out the Pancolar is mint, and I've paid quite a bit less than its value.. And as a bonus the super silette is in excellent condition and I didn't realise it was a rangefinder version.. 💖

So it now begs the question, if one were to be selling a Thorium pancolar 50 which would you keep?

The mint condition late series one, or an earlier numbered version that'd a bit more yellow but sports the "1" quality badge on it? 🤔

The junks excellent as well, loads of flash bulbs, a huge old Agfa flash, a 50s or 60s flash slave unit and a couple of vintage tripods including a lovely brass one with a head n'all...


PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

visualopsins wrote:
With Spare front element?


Yes, because why not Very Happy


PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

100 pages at any moment! Should we celebrate somehow?

Friend's camera for test and sell, but nice visitor anyhow. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gott23 wrote:

So it now begs the question, if one were to be selling a Thorium pancolar 50 which would you keep?

The mint condition late series one, or an earlier numbered version that'd a bit more yellow but sports the "1" quality badge on it? 🤔




Sounds to me that you want to keep the one you shouldn't. Keep it. You'll only regret if you don't. Like 1


PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kansalliskala wrote:
100 pages at any moment! Should we celebrate somehow?

Friend's camera for test and sell, but nice visitor anyhow. Smile

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Good idea Wink ... my whole Mamiya 645 Classic family joins the fiesta!

Stephan



PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Sciolist"]
Gott23 wrote:




Sounds to me that you want to keep the one you shouldn't. Keep it. You'll only regret if you don't. Like 1


👍

After as an objective as possible look at the two of them, and hopefully one quick enough not to give me eye cancer, it turns out number 1 is indeed number 1. The new one is excellent mechanically and glass is nice apart from some cleaning marks. Number 1 is excellent apart from couple of tiny dust specks inside if that.
No. 1 is a bit stiff but aperture looks better formed at f/18-22. Other one looks a touch teardrop around that range. No brainer really.

So that's funded... A chrome f4 sonnar 135 exakta mount, and a pair of 50s; a Petri 50mm f2.8 and an Auto Mamiya Sekor 50mm f2..

All in time for the light getting a bit more interesting..

😂

If the other radioactive pancolar I've taken a chance on works out, then that might well be enough tobfund a wide angle super takumar n'all.. 😆


PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gott23 wrote:

If the other radioactive pancolar I've taken a chance on works out, then that might well be enough tobfund a wide angle super takumar n'all.. 😆



If you don't mind a slow lens, the Super-Tak 35 3.5 is really good in my opinion, the Super-Tak 28 3.5 however is a bit 'meh'.


PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sciolist wrote:
Gott23 wrote:

If the other radioactive pancolar I've taken a chance on works out, then that might well be enough tobfund a wide angle super takumar n'all.. 😆



If you don't mind a slow lens, the Super-Tak 35 3.5 is really good in my opinion, the Super-Tak 28 3.5 however is a bit 'meh'.


Who cares for slow lens meantime fast lenses are soft WO? Friends


PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kiddo wrote:

Who cares for slow lens meantime fast lenses are soft WO? Friends



Like 1 Kiddo.


PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Auto Rikenon 50mm f/1.7



I owned one of these previously, and I enjoyed shooting with it, but it had some alarming gouges in the rear element. Whatever happened happened before it came to me. It looked like it had been dropped butt-first on some rough gravel or something. Anyway, I ended up attaching it to a nice old Ricoh TLS and giving it to my friend's kids when they expressed interest in the ancient technology of film photography.

I'd been keeping an eye out for a replacement for a long time, and finally spotted this one with it's compelling serial number (005225). Turns out it's in extremely excellent condition - smooth focus, snappy aperture, and everything.


PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting Domiron find for only about 10 euro, but with fungus. I didn't know how big it actually is, almost like a 1.2 lens.
I've never actively looked for one but I'm glad I got it. Weird bokeh at f2 and good sharpness stopped down.
It would be nice to get a pro cla for it.


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