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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have acquired a couple more vintage telephotos. I had an example of the sankor made 400mm f5.9 in 2015 (see this thread ) but the rear element was hazed. This one is fine - unusual Amanda De Luxe nameplate, came with a real leather case. However the first pics I took were awful. Then I noticed the nameplate was scratched, and loose. Sure enough, I removed the front element, gave it a clean and replaced it the other way round - bingo.



I also bid on and won a rare(ish) tamron 400mm f8 to add to my little collection of tamron 1960's telephoto primes - soligor nameplate. This is actually different to the old web tamron archive listing see here - that looks like, but not quite the same, as the 400mm f7.5. This is a rather simple, basic lens, no hood or TM, probably 3 or 4 elements, non-preset aperture, 12 blade itris, MFD is too long at 10m. But resolution looks quite good.
I'll be adding some pics to my original sankor 400 thread.



PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That last one almost looks like a gun sight.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusBMG wrote:
I have acquired a couple more vintage telephotos. I had an example of the sankor made 400mm f5.9 in 2015 (see this thread ) but the rear element was hazed. This one is fine - unusual Amanda De Luxe nameplate, came with a real leather case. However the first pics I took were awful. Then I noticed the nameplate was scratched, and loose. Sure enough, I removed the front element, gave it a clean and replaced it the other way round - bingo.



I have that very same lens branded Sankor. Do you mean "Amanda Deluxe" is the brand name of yours?
I'm happy with the center sharpness, but it's heavy. Enjoy.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phalbert wrote:
I'm happy with the center sharpness, but it's heavy. Enjoy.


There are always exceptions, but preset lenses like this one generally indicate a manufacturing era in which at least one of the halves of the focus helicoid was made of brass.

If you have ever serviced old lens heliciods you won't be surprised that depending on the lens, a brass helicoid can make up a substantial portion of the overall weight of the lens. There is a reason brass helicoids are rarely used in modern lenses... Wink


PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today two Tamron adaptall 28-50mm 3.5-4.5 07a have come in. I hope at least one of them is ok. Also a side catch super-takumar 55/1.8. I already had that, but this is the first version, with slighty different optics (recognisable by a ridged but not knurled aperture ring).

Tamron adaptall-2 28-50mm 1:3.5-4.5 CF Macro 07A by The lens profile, on Flickr

Super Takumar 55mm 1:1.8 v1 by The lens profile, on Flickr

Super Takumar 55mm 1:1.8 v1 (v2 on the left) by The lens profile, on Flickr


PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D1N0 wrote:
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Super Takumar 55mm 1:1.8 v1 by The lens profile, on Flickr

Super Takumar 55mm 1:1.8 v1 (v2 on the left) by The lens profile, on Flickr


Edited:

Gerjan says the new-to-you lens is model I (pp. 131, 2ed)

Serial number id gives late batch of https://takumarguide.weebly.com/1--18--55-345-5.html


Last edited by visualopsins on Fri Jul 15, 2022 11:08 pm; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

visualopsins wrote:

Gerjan says the new-to-you lens is model II (pp. 132, 2ed)

Serial number id gives late batch of https://takumarguide.weebly.com/1--18--55-345-5.html

The two lenses shown together may be the same model -- check at https://takumarguide.weebly.com/


It is a late model one, (the one on the right) the other one is a model II. The IR mark is on different position. It is exactly on F4 on model II (also on my SMC 55/1.8 and SMC Pentax 55/1.8 ) and between f4 and f8 on model 1. (also on my 55mm/2 super tak which is also model 1).


PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2022 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Four lenses and a PKA adaptall-2 adapter came in in one package from Japan

Sigma 28-50mm 12.8-3.5 pretty rare as sigma's go. Damaged front coating and aperture sticky, it closes about a stop.
Sigma Zoom-mju 1:2.8-3.5 by The lens profile, on Flickr

Sigma Zoom-mju 1:2.8-3.5 by The lens profile, on Flickr

smc Pentax-m zoom 28-50mm 1:3.5-4.5. It looks new, but there is some partial haze somewhere inside. By far the best built of all the 28-50's I received.
SMC Pentax-m Zoom 28-50mm 1:3.5-4.5 by The lens profile, on Flickr

SMC Pentax-m Zoom 28-50mm 1:3.5-4.5 by The lens profile, on Flickr

Auto Yashinon-dx 50mm 1:1.4 aperture won't close down at all. It was sold with a filter that "couldn't be removed" and the silver nose that would come off. I removed the filter no problem and screwed in the nose tight easily. Also a tiny hazy spot somewhere in the middle. It's not the same as the Tomioka since it has a convex rear element (and it's 50, not 55 :p) A lot bigger than the Takumar 50/1.4 though.

Auto Yashinon-dx 50mm 1:1.4 by The lens profile, on Flickr

Auto Yashinon-dx 50mm 1:1.4 by The lens profile, on Flickr

Tamron adaptall-2 35-70mm 1:3.5-4.5 09A
Can't see anything wrong with it an looks pristine

Tamron adaptall-2 35-70mm 1:3.5-4.5 09A by The lens profile, on Flickr

Tamron adaptall-2 35-70mm 1:3.5-4.5 09A by The lens profile, on Flickr

Like new PKA adaptall-2 adapter
Tamron Adaptall-2 pka adapter by The lens profile, on Flickr

It probably lived in it's box all of it's life
Boxes by The lens profile, on Flickr


PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2022 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D1N0 wrote:
Four lenses and a PKA adaptall-2 adapter came in in one package from Japan


Auto Yashinon-dx 50mm 1:1.4 aperture won't close down at all. It was sold with a filter that "couldn't be removed" and the silver nose that would come off. I removed the filter no problem and screwed in the nose tight easily. Also a tiny hazy spot somewhere in the middle. It's not the same as the Tomioka since it has a convex rear element (and it's 50, not 55 :p) A lot bigger than the Takumar 50/1.4 though.

Auto Yashinon-dx 50mm 1:1.4 by The lens profile, on Flickr

Auto Yashinon-dx 50mm 1:1.4 by The lens profile, on Flickr



Yes, not the same design as the 55mm f1.4 from Tomioka, but it may have some Tomioka in it - either design or build or both.
Regardless, it is a splendid lens and a favourite of mine
Tom


PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2022 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meyer Helioplan 10.5cm
#1


PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2022 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
Meyer Helioplan 10.5cm
#1

Good little gem. You will love it. Wink


PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="calvin83"]
Oldhand wrote:
Meyer Helioplan 10.5cm

Thank you Calvin.
I'm hoping for some nice portraits from it
Tom


PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
Meyer Helioplan 10.5cm


Looks nice. Where was this lens originally used on, Tom?


PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vivaldibow wrote:
Oldhand wrote:
Meyer Helioplan 10.5cm


Looks nice. Where was this lens originally used on, Tom?

I don't know.
At first I thought it might be an enlarger lens, but I'm not so sure of that.
If anyone else can shed some light on its origins I would be grateful
Tom


PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Helioplan 75mm 4.5 that came on an old enlarger, a sturdy thing I wanted to use as a camera stand for digitising my old filmstuff.
The lens has no screwfitting, but is was a compressed fitting, 34mm.

I have not yet tried the lens on a camera. No adapter for this at hand.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
vivaldibow wrote:
Oldhand wrote:
Meyer Helioplan 10.5cm


Looks nice. Where was this lens originally used on, Tom?

I don't know.
At first I thought it might be an enlarger lens, but I'm not so sure of that.
If anyone else can shed some light on its origins I would be grateful
Tom


Yes, as far as I know they're enlarger lenses. Arne Croell has written about them:
https://www.arnecroell.com/eastern-block-new.pdf

They are Dialytes and uncoated and therefore very low contrast in many situations. I have 4 of them:
Helio-centric view by simple.joy, on Flickr

I love how they look and their rendering seems nice but I haven't used them all that much. Here are two shots:

Singing solo! by simple.joy, on Flickr

Can you guess what color I am? by simple.joy, on Flickr


PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice.
Thank you for the feedback
Tom


PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 4:09 pm    Post subject: Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50/1.8 Reply with quote

I just got my third Pancolar 50/1.8. Love these lenses.



PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SMC Pentax 105mm 2.8, K mount.


PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2022 5:29 am    Post subject: Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50/1.8 Reply with quote

[quote="quidam"]I just got my third Pancolar 50/1.8. Love these lenses.

Could you do another photo of the name ring without the blown-out highlights?

There was a late 70's attempt here to market camera lenses and rifle scopes under the "aus Jena" brand.
They did not stay on the scene long- less than 6 months.
They were trying to compete with Vivitar, and other 3rd party names.

-D.S.


PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



I grabbed a pair of badly photographed, siezed cameras for GBP 13.50, mainly to get an early type Haiou-64 biotar type lens. The attached Seagull Camera is in probably quite rough condition but I hope to see if it can be returned to working condition also.


PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2022 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alun Thomas wrote:


I grabbed a pair of badly photographed, siezed cameras for GBP 13.50, mainly to get an early type Haiou-64 biotar type lens. The attached Seagull Camera is in probably quite rough condition but I hope to see if it can be returned to working condition also.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2022 8:45 am    Post subject: Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50/1.8 Reply with quote

Doc Sharptail wrote:


Could you do another photo of the name ring without the blown-out highlights?

There was a late 70's attempt here to market camera lenses and rifle scopes under the "aus Jena" brand.
They did not stay on the scene long- less than 6 months.
They were trying to compete with Vivitar, and other 3rd party names.

-D.S.


All three together.




PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2022 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, I have the right hand and left hand versions, not sure if I have the middle version. All are great lenses of course.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2022 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iangreenhalgh1 wrote:
Nice, I have the right hand and left hand versions, not sure if I have the middle version. All are great lenses of course.


I've got the radioactive version with 8 blades. I've been thinking about trying to pick up another version just because it's damn tough to completely de-yellow the hot inner element.