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Old 08-10-2018   #401
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I like these a lot, Kevin, and certainly they show how crisp the Nikkor is.
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I like these a lot, Kevin, and certainly they show how crisp the Nikkor is.
Glad you like the pictures I shared. W-Nikkor 35 1.8 is sure an incredible lens. I like its rendering, colors, and its bokeh. It's a classic lens that will never get you bored.
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Thanks loads Jonmanjiro... much appreciated ��
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Old 09-30-2018   #405
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HU for an unusual W-Nikkor-C 35mm 3.5 lens on eBay:

https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Rare-Nikon-N...QAAOSwlulbahid

It has a beauty ring that is far more forward placed, although that can be because it needs screwing down? But, it has markings 'Nippon Kogaku Tokyo', instead of 'Japan', signalling an early lens. And, there's a number on the mount that puts it in line with the early 5cm 1.4 lenses marked 'Tokyo', which are sought after.
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Old 09-30-2018   #407
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Jon, these shots are just beautiful. The flare around the highlights gives a good effect. I prefer the second shot because it is sharper and there are people on it.


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HU for an unusual W-Nikkor-C 35mm 3.5 lens on eBay:

https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Rare-Nikon-N...QAAOSwlulbahid

It has a beauty ring that is far more forward placed, although that can be because it needs screwing down? But, it has markings 'Nippon Kogaku Tokyo', instead of 'Japan', signalling an early lens. And, there's a number on the mount that puts it in line with the early 5cm 1.4 lenses marked 'Tokyo', which are sought after.
Looks like a bog standard early W-Nikkor 35/3.5 to me, Johann. What am I missing?

Edit: Ok, I think I see what you mean now. Looks like there's no filter ring (which is possible with the early lenses) or the beauty ring is not pressed in all the way.
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Jon, these shots are just beautiful. The flare around the highlights gives a good effect. I prefer the second shot because it is sharper and there are people on it.

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Great pics, Jon. Tons of atmosphere!
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Jon, these shots are just beautiful. The flare around the highlights gives a good effect. I prefer the second shot because it is sharper and there are people on it.
I agree with Erik, those photos are excellent. Yet - I much prefer the first shot because the perspective is much nicer (and not closed as it is on the second shot) and it really allows the spectator to have a dream.

The composition of the first shot is really better too, with the symmetrical buildings and the virtual horizon line being at the lower 1/3 of the picture (not just in the middle of the short side of the frame as it is on the second shot).

Not taken from the open air but - very probably - from behind a dirty glass, those photos cannot be sharp and haven't to be so the extra bits of sharpness doesn't help the second shot to look better. I prefer photos with people on them too, in general. But in this case, the total lack of anything alive makes the first shot even better.
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I agree with Erik, those photos are excellent. Yet - I much prefer the first shot because the perspective is much nicer (and not closed as it is on the second shot) and it really allows the spectator to have a dream.

The composition of the first shot is really better too, with the symmetrical buildings and the virtual horizon line being at the lower 1/3 of the picture (not just in the middle of the short side of the frame as it is on the second shot).

Not taken from the open air but - very probably - from behind a dirty glass, those photos cannot be sharp and haven't to be so the extra bits of sharpness doesn't help the second shot to look better. I prefer photos with people on them too, in general. But in this case, the total lack of anything alive makes the first shot even better.

Thanks Nicolas! You are spot on in assuming that the photos were taken through a window. I pressed the filter on the lens up against the glass to avoid reflections and to act as a tripod. The glass was fairly clean, but it would have certainly affected sharpness. It was pouring rain when I took these shots, so getting sharp crisp images was not my intention. The glow in the highlights is actually mostly from the mist created by the rain bouncing back off the roof etc., not due to the lens.
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Old 11-09-2018   #414
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A couple of recent pics with an LTM version of this lens.


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Old 01-05-2019   #417
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Love using this lens on the Nikon Z6, even when shooting toward the sun, it still performs nicely.


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Old 06-11-2019   #422
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One of my favorite lenses. Mine is quite beat up, which is the only reason i own one haha. I got it for a good price i could not refuse. Sent it for a CLA and its working beautifully. I need to post more images with this lens.
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One thing i did notice though... it does not seem to carry the same magic on digital. I finally bought a Sony A7ii to be able to use certain lenses like this one that can't be used on my M bodies. And theres just something different about it. Ill have to post some images of that too.

Heres a recent scan of mine from this lens.

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Old 06-11-2019   #423
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And here is my beat-up copy that i got for cheap. I'm so happy to own this lens. It is such a great performer on film. The image above is with Kentmere 100, which is usually a flat grey kind of film, and it delivered some really nice contrasty images.

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Old 06-20-2019   #424
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My first copy of this lens was an M-mount converted reissue version bought from RFF member that I eventually sold. I've since been hoarding copies of this lens and doing my own conversion to M mount. I now have 4 copies coverted to M-mount.





The most recent conversions I did also included close focus modification, allowing close to 0.8m focus. Here are a couple of samples at the 0.8m minimum focus distance.


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awesome! I'd love to use mine on my M2...

Is it a permanent or reversible mod?
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Is it a permanent or reversible mod?

Nice mod indeed. I'd be interested to learn the answer to this question too!
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awesome! I'd love to use mine on my M2...

Is it a permanent or reversible mod?
It is semi-permanent in that I Super Glue or E6000 adhesive to keep the RF coupler in place. Much force would be needed to remove the added metal RF coupler and any remaining adhesive would have to be cleaned off. In one of the four I used double-sided 3M tape so that one will be easier to reverse. The M adapter used is the one available from eBay. I just sanded it to remove the brand (Pixco) and give it the zebra look.

The metal part I use comes from an aluminum tube I found on eBay. It has a diameter slightly larger than necessary so I usually trim off a little bit. Here are detailed pics:





Typical steps in doing the conversion:
1. Check overall focus of the lens. I found that there is a little bit of variation on the infinity focus of the lenses. If possible I do not to modify the original infinity focus.
The infinity focus is taken care of on the adapter side.
2. Adjust adapter for infinity focus. The adapter from eBay is usually thicker than necessary so sanding it to the right thickness is the first necessary step. I do this with my Sony A7.
3. Unscrew rear element. Remove RF coupler.
4. Remove rear element from its housing. File and trim off excess thickness of rear element mount to make sure it can clear RF cam.
Glue rear element on the modified mount.
5. Cut off an aluminum ring about the necessary thickness. Cut the ring on one side and trim off excess to get necessary diameter.
6. Make a notch on the aluminum ring to match the screw. This ensures it stays in the right place. Use tape to keep it in place temporarily.
7. Try everything on an M camera. Make adjustments for infinity focus, then on close distances. Repeat until acceptable focus on all distances is achieved.
8. Glue the metal RF coupler in place.

The bulk of the work is filing and sanding parts into the correct thickness.
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Here is an attempt at using the lens on digital. I admit the lighting conditions were not great. But i want to try to use the lens as much as possible now that i have the right digital body to use it on. I guess i have to keep trying in different lighting situations and work on the post editing as well. Currently i am also going through a roll of Kodak Gold 200 for the first time to see how my copy handles color film.

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4. Remove rear element from its housing. File and trim off excess thickness of rear element mount to make sure it can clear RF cam.
Thanks for the details! So it's reversible, but not non-destructive. I guess that's unavoidable. The only other way would be to make a new retainer ring for the rear element.
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Two recents shot on a S2 - using just the camera viewfinder for framing.

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sharing some more. I really love this lens + Nikon SP 2005 combo





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Got a copy of this lens with aperture blades removed as a few of them were damaged. Six of the nine aperture blades were usable so I placed them back in the following aperture configuration:



This makes for an interesting triangular bokeh:
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Keeping this thread alive, I own one of kirio's converted lenses. First outing with it on my M240. After using an UC-Hex 35/2 this basically cured my desire to own another, this lens simply is amazing.





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