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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting information Stephan.

I had this lens in the back of my mind for a while, as it seems to be pretty good value. Even at Ebay pricing, although I payed much less for it.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't believe this topic was kicked to page 2

Surprise delivery because it came with a different service than announced... Auto-Sankor 35mm 1:2.8 Hoping for some vintage effect shots with this one.

Auto-Sankor 35mm 1:2.8 by The lens profile, on Flickr

Auto-Sankor 35mm 1:2.8 by The lens profile, on Flickr


PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NikonD wrote:


Two great lenses!


PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

caspert79 wrote:
Two great lenses!


Indeed they are... slowly falling in love with hexanon lenses again haha...


PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NikonD wrote:
caspert79 wrote:
Two great lenses!


Indeed they are... slowly falling in love with hexanon lenses again haha...


Hard not to.
I don't have a lot of Hexanons, but there isn't a bad one among those that I do have
Tom


PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NikonD wrote:
caspert79 wrote:
Two great lenses!


Indeed they are... slowly falling in love with hexanon lenses again haha...


The Hexanon AR 1.8/85mm has similar characteritics as your Hexanon AR 2.5/135mm - low contrast wide open, but very little CAs and a high contrast stopped down. Other lenses to try are of course the ubiquituous AR 3.5/28mm and AR 1.4/50mm, the AR 4/21mm, the AR 2.8/100mm (quite different character than the 1.8/85), and maybe the AR 3.2/135mm and AR 3.5/200mm.

The AR 4/200 has lots of CAs and can't compete with the nFD 4/200mm IF or the Minolta MC/MD 4/200mm (1st computation). The same aplies for the later AR 3.5/135mm.

The 1.8/28mm and 2/35mm both have horrible aberrations wide open (others call it "character"), but the Nikkor 1.4/35 has the same problems ... The AR 1.4/57mm is a very nice "vintage" normal lens with surprisingly well balanced performance. Very well suited for portraits.

The new versions of the 21mm, 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm lenses are more "modern" (smaller, more lightweight, and generally a "cleaner" rendition than their precedessors). Those are more collectior items - not bad at all, but much more expensive than other lenses with a similar (or better) performance ...

S


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevemark wrote:
NikonD wrote:
caspert79 wrote:
Two great lenses!


Indeed they are... slowly falling in love with hexanon lenses again haha...


The Hexanon AR 1.8/85mm has similar characteritics as your Hexanon AR 2.5/135mm - low contrast wide open, but very little and high contrast CAs stopped down. Other lenses to try are of course the ubiquituous AR 3.5/28mm and AR 1.4/50mm, the AR 4/21mm, the AR 2.8/100mm (quite different character than the 1.8/85), and maybe the AR 3.2/135mm and AR 3.5/200mm.

The AR 4/200 has lots of CAs and can't compete with the nFD 4/200mm IF or the Minolta MC/MD 4/200mm (1st computation). The same apllies for the later AR 3.5/135mm.

The 1.8/28mm and 2/35mm both have horrible aberrations wide open (others call it "character"), but the Nikkor 1.4/35 has the same problems ... The AR 1.4/57mm is a very nice "vintage" normal lens with surprisingly well balanced performance. Very well suited for portraits.

The new versions of the 21mm, 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm lenses are more "modern" (smaller, more lightweight, and generally a "cleaner" rendition than their precedessors). Those are more collectior items - not bad at all, but much more expensive than other lenses with a similar (or better) perormance ...

S


I'm waiting for 50/1.7 and 24/2.8 to arrive... next on the list is 200/3.5


PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2022 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


(sellers pic)

speaking of Hexanons...


PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alun Thomas wrote:

(sellers pic)

speaking of Hexanons...


Looks like an F-mount lens, not an AR mount?


PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sigma YS 2.8/200mm - another of YS lineup (I already have the YS 2.8/135mm).



A huge and heavy beast with decent performance wide open (quite a lot of sperical aberrations, but relatively well controlled CAs). Very smooth bokeh, and very good performance at f8 (almost as good as the Nikkor ED 2.8/180mm on 24MP FF).

Should be a good portrait lens at f2.8, and a good landscae lens at f8!

S


PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevemark wrote:


Looks like an F-mount lens, not an AR mount?


That's correct, the F mount lenses, as far as I know, all were labelled Konishiroku instead of Konica, and had that very distinctive font used. Some of the early AR lenses also had the same font, but were labelled Konica.


PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok this is an AF-lens but it has a full manual mode being a macro:

SMC Pentax-FA 100mm 1:2.8 Macro Looking good after I investigated and it is not missing a front element. Glass is just very receded into an incorporated hood.

SMC Pentax-FA 100mm 1:2.8 Macro by The lens profile, on Flickr

SMC Pentax-FA 100mm 1:2.8 by The lens profile, on Flickr

SMC Pentax-FA 100mm 1:2.8 by The lens profile, on Flickr

SMC Pentax-FA 100mm 1:2.8 by The lens profile, on Flickr


PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Dino: once looked into one of these. Should be a very strong performer.


PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's very sharp across the frame at 2.8 already. My copy seems to have some haze in it, causing loss of contrast in backlight situations. But still useable.


PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 28-50mm zooms. The first one arrived today. a Vivitar 28-50mm 1:3.5-4.5 MC Zoom. (also incoming A Pentax, Tamron and Sigma)

Vivitar 28-50mm 1:3.5-4.5 MC Zoom by The lens profile, on Flickr

Vivitar 28-50mm 1:3.5-4.5 MC Zoom by The lens profile, on Flickr

Vivitar 28-50mm 1:3.5-4.5 MC Zoom by The lens profile, on Flickr

Looks like new. Zoom action is very stiff, but focussing and aperture go smooth and snappy. Front group seems very wobbly.


PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mail man always rings twice (or there were two of them) because these arrived from Japan today (bundled for me by Zenmarket):

SMC Pentax 135mm 1:3.5 (cheap because of problematic aperture, stuck at F32. I don't think it is really stuck just somehow decouple. The lever also doesn't move with the aperture ring but does have springy action).
SMC Pentax 135mm 1:3.5 by The lens profile, on Flickr

SMC Pentax 135mm 1:3.5 by The lens profile, on Flickr

SMC Pentax 35mm F3.5 also cheap, don't know why glass is pristine, so is focus and aperture. Front element was a bit loose, but that was just the name ring not screwed all the way in.

SMC Pentax 35mm 1:3.5 by The lens profile, on Flickr
SMC Pentax 35mm 1:3.5 by The lens profile, on Flickr

Mamiya/Sekor SX 135mm 1:2.8 Also cheap on a broken Asahi/Pentax SV with a lot of pretty wear. It had fungus but only on the outside. Also dented filter ring, but I could vise it out Have to file of part of the aperture ring first to use it.

Mamiya/Sekor SX 135mm 1:2.8 by The lens profile, on Flickr

Mamiya/Sekor SX 135mm 1:2.8 by The lens profile, on Flickr


PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice lenses D1NO!


PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out on a work trip today but managed to find time to do a couple of charity shops and found a nice clean copy of the Canon FD 28-85 f/4. It's been my favourite FD standard zoom for 25 years but the body is fragile - I snapped my first copy at the mount a few years ago when I dropped my T90 from a fairly low height - so it's nice to get a spare for a really good price. Also came with a very clean Hoya Pro1 UV filter which will be useful as I have quite a few 72mm lenses.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canon nFD 35mm f/2

For another listing, I saw an FD 35mm/2 and thought it was the radioactive version. But after asking for the sn, I found it is not. Looks like the radioactive version is quite rare.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Konica FS-1 with hexanon 100/2.8 and 24/2.8



PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NikonD wrote:
Konica FS-1 with hexanon 100/2.8 and 24/2.8



I’ve always been curious about the Hexanon 100/2.8.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's one of the few Hexanons I don't have. I do have the earlier 100mm in F mount which is pretty good.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Nikon 2-A bellows unit with Slide copying attachment.
Shown here with two personal favorites~ Nikkormat FT-2 and Micro-nikkor 55mm p.c. f3.5.







Not much for markings on it.
I had to look it up on the MIR site to find out what it is.



It also came with the BR-2 reversing ring- which has minimal threads on it ...



One of the first images taken with it on the D-810.
I had to use a 12mm extension ring to get it on the camera.
Even then, clearances were a bit touch and go.

I do have some work to do on it. The staking came off the lens locking pin a long time ago, on the front standard. I'll have to find a way to re-secure it. In the meantime, it's still usable. Removing lenses does get interesting though.

-D.S.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vivaldibow wrote:
Canon nFD 35mm f/2

For another listing, I saw an FD 35mm/2 and thought it was the radioactive version. But after asking for the sn, I found it is not. Looks like the radioactive version is quite rare.


While there are less of them than of the convex SSC version, but I'd not describe it a particularly rare either. Over my years of using FD gear I've seen quite a few and owned it a couple of times too. There seem to be less of them around these days because, like many good lenses mirrorless FF has made it usable again and, like many good FD lenses, they just aren't coming up as often.