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Old 12-03-2018   #8321
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Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED (enough semi-meaningless initials from Nikon, huh?), used. For my D600 - can't wait to play with this lens!

I'm used to fairly light lenses, and this one's hefty, for me, at least: 2.61 lb / 1185 g - I'll be using my tripod, definitely - has a sturdy mount
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Old 12-03-2018   #8322
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A Vivitar 285 for $2.95
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Old 12-03-2018   #8323
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Old 12-03-2018   #8324
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A Leofoto PC-90 smartphone clamp that I will modify to use with a Kodak Brownie.
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Old 12-04-2018   #8325
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Nothing photographic, however l have just added three fountain pens to my small collection, a Parker Slimfold, (1964/5), a modern Jinhao 750 and a parker demonstrator, (circa mid 90's), with see through green ink chamber
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Old 12-04-2018   #8326
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Nothing photographic, however l have just added three fountain pens to my small collection, a Parker Slimfold, (1964/5), a modern Jinhao 750 and a parker demonstrator, (circa mid 90's), with see through green ink chamber
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Old 12-04-2018   #8327
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A Vivitar 285 for $2.95
a bargain price for a classic
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Old 12-04-2018   #8328
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Old 12-04-2018   #8329
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Two Enna Sockel lenses for my Exakta VX: a 24mm f/4 and a 135mm f/2.8.

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Nothing photographic, however l have just added three fountain pens to my small collection, a Parker Slimfold, (1964/5), a modern Jinhao 750 and a parker demonstrator, (circa mid 90's), with see through green ink chamber
Uh, oh.... another fountain pen guy....
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Old 12-04-2018   #8330
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Old 12-05-2018   #8331
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It's absolutely not unusual that there's no half stop between f/22 and f/16; this was standard until recently, erm 1970s, or so, before microchip-nonsense and cheapo plastics were built even into expensive lenses. —— Roger Hicks could explain the reason why, do you have any of his books? I think it's explained in his book «A History of the 35mm Still Camera».
On Pentacon lenses from the 70's half steps are normal. They occur on my 50mm, 29mm and a 135mm I received yesterday from ebay, which has a half step between f22 and f16. The aperture rings on all three lenses have aperture indents that are a bit lighter than on many other makes and the slight stiffness of the ring on the 29mm sometimes gives the impression that its half-step going from f22 to f16 isn't there, going f16 to f22 slowly shows it is.

Here's a pic of the Pentacon Electric 135mm lens I received yesterday:



It's in very good condition but the focusing ring is a bit stiff, I hope it'll loosen up with use.
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Old 12-05-2018   #8332
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On Pentacon lenses from the 70's half steps are normal. They occur on my 50mm, 29mm and a 135mm I received yesterday from ebay, which has a half step between f22 and f16. The aperture rings on all three lenses have aperture indents that are a bit lighter than on many other makes and the slight stiffness of the ring on the 29mm sometimes gives the impression that its half-step going from f22 to f16 isn't there, going f16 to f22 slowly shows it is.

Yes, you're right. Just tested my "zebra" Exakta lenses: half stops all the way! Well, then, the East Germans were ahead, they managed to implement equidistant f-stops on their aperture collars, years before open-aperture TTL light meters were a topic...
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Old 12-05-2018   #8333
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Old 12-05-2018   #8334
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Old 12-05-2018   #8335
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Mamiya C220 w/ 55mm f/4.5

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Old 12-07-2018   #8336
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The holidays are at hand and I always pick-up a little something for myself, because I know what I want ; ) Friday I found the following second hand...

NIKON Ai Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8 S with PN-11 auto extension ring

The lens focuses from infinity down to 1/2 life-size (1:2) and with the PN-11 auto extension ring from 1:2 to 1:0.88. The pair will be attached to my Nikon F3 / F3P (with K Screen). You can still buy these new-off-the-shelf, but used (in excellent condition) was a steep discount. Happy Holidays.
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Old 12-07-2018   #8337
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Just got my 12th Nikon FE (I think 12). I use them for a year or two then give it away to a newbie to film. Why? They are the perfect first film camera. Sturdy, simple and cheap. Just paid $37 for the current one.
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Old 12-07-2018   #8338
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Old 12-08-2018   #8339
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Old 12-12-2018   #8340
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A very clean Canon 50mm f1.4 LTM with filter,hood & M adapter for $200
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Old 12-12-2018   #8341
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Old 12-12-2018   #8342
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Just been building my kit of late as Leica saving is on hold again but lately I have bought another Konica Pop and a couple of books on photography including HCB's New Horizons.
About a month back I also invested in some more Russian LTM lenses as I wanted to experiment with 35mm focal lengths and my original Jupiter 8 is getting a bit rough.
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Old 12-12-2018   #8343
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How about that, the Canon 50 1.4 LTM I just bought, came with a long slot adapter for 35. No big deal since i have a 50mm adapter. A bonus because I can use my lenscap-sized 35mm f 3.5 Elmar.
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Old 12-12-2018   #8344
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A Leica M3, Jupiter 8 and 3 broken Leicameters on the off chance I could get them working. No luck yet.
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Old 12-12-2018   #8345
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Got a Olympus Mju II 35/2.8 on ebay! Hopefully it comes before christmas
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Old 12-12-2018   #8346
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Found an excellent condition Peak 2000 focuser for €25. Best deal in quite a while.
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Old 12-12-2018   #8347
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I bought at RFF a Nikon D700. It is my first DSLR.
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Old 12-12-2018   #8348
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I just got a Nikon 50mm 1.8S for my Z6, spectacular lens, best 50 Nikon has ever made by quite a margin.
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Old 12-12-2018   #8349
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Just bought a Kiev 88 with a lens a 2 magazines. My SL66 if on its way to Harry Fleenor afte it was dropped by accident.

Been curious about the Kiev 88 for years. Lets see how it turns up.
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Old 12-12-2018   #8350
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Canon Serenar 35mm f2.8 for my CL after seeing the same set up by someone else in a thread here. Can’t wait
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Old 12-12-2018   #8351
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I came upon this handsome little devil. An Ennalyte 95mm f2.8 by Enna of Munchen dating to 1962. It is such an unusual focal length that I had to have it especially as I have a soft spot for short to medium long and tele lenses particularly in the 100mm range. I have seen it referred to as a simple triplet design like, one supposes, the Triotar but I have also seen optical diagrams showing a 4 element layout - still not got to the bottom of this discrepancy - a possible design upgrade at some time in its history perhaps.........?

Sharp enough when stopped down (soft when open as expected) but still definitely more of a portrait lens. I love how it looks and it even has some more sophisticated elements - like click stop aperture (many lacked this simple refinement) Its M42 but with T mount so amenable to adapting to just about any mirrorless and some SLR cameras.

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Old 12-13-2018   #8352
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I am TRYING to purchase a Leicaflex SL from mwclassic.com but boy, are they unresponsive...

Sent three emails already (over four days) asking for their bank data and haven't heard back from them at all.

I get the feeling this is going to be the same situation as a year ago, where I purchased a rare FED-S from them and after payment it took them a week to tell me it 'sadly wasn't available anymore' and another two weeks to refund me...

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Ah, MW Classic, the Bermuda Triangle of photographic equipment orders. I ordered three things from them in October last year, one of which was a Christmas present for a friend, and after three months of chasing, put in a Paypal refund request. Funnily enough, that went through within a day or so.

Just bought a Zeiss Jena 50mm f1.8 Pancolar and a Nikkor 85mm f2 AI. Both from West Yorkshire Cameras, which gets most of my business as they are well described, reasonable and exceptionally prompt in sorting out any issue (rare in my experience).
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Ah, MW Classic, the Bermuda Triangle of photographic equipment orders. I ordered three things from them in October last year, one of which was a Christmas present for a friend, and after three months of chasing, put in a Paypal refund request. Funnily enough, that went through within a day or so.

Just bought a Zeiss Jena 50mm f1.8 Pancolar and a Nikkor 85mm f2 AI. Both from West Yorkshire Cameras, which gets most of my business as they are well described, reasonable and exceptionally prompt in sorting out any issue (rare in my experience).
Ha, that does it, nowhere near as much patience as that on my end, Charles!

I'll see if I ever get a response, and if I still feel like purchasing when I do...
Too bad really, it was a very nice Leicaflex...
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Old 12-13-2018   #8355
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Ah, MW Classic, the Bermuda Triangle of photographic equipment orders. I ordered three things from them in October last year, one of which was a Christmas present for a friend, and after three months of chasing, put in a Paypal refund request. Funnily enough, that went through within a day or so.
I had the same experience just a week or so ago ... waited four weeks for a supposedly shipped Mamiya Sekor 65 mm (been looking high and low for a non-dinged, non-hazy one for a good while now) for my TLR.

Nothing, no communication, no lens and ... uhh ... nothing except an automatic email that they received my order (and took my money). Eventually I filed a paypal complaint and yes, money back within a few days. Where the lens went (if they ever actually shipped) I don't know.

They can have all the golden Leicas and whatnots for all I care - not going to buy there again.
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Old 12-15-2018   #8357
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A7RII, Tech Art Pro and Canon 50 1.2 LTM. Kind of amazing to use most of my MF lenses with autofocus. This is the Canon after I cleaned the elements and degreased the iris.





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I've been out of photography for a while and recently decided to jump back in with a Harman Titan 4x5 pinhole camera and DDS from Walker Cameras. As long as I'm going back to shooting film, might as well go big.

I have a big box of darkroom equipment a friend of mine gave me a few years ago that I need to sort through to determine what I really need to purchase vs. what I already have, but I did splurge on a Rondinax 35U in good condition from the auction site so I can develop 35mm without having to set up a full darkroom.

I have no intention of getting any new 35mm or MF cameras beyond what I already have (Vivitar SLR with 50/1.7, a Fuji Natura S Black 24/1.9, and a Lubitel 166U), but I'm definitely on the hunt for a 4x5 field camera and suitable normal-ish length lens.
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